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Superpower Theory

Rostow's (1960) `take off' model (modernisation theory)

This shows how a country moves from relative underdevelopment to a state of
high mass consumption. Countries in the 5th stage are postindustrial
economies which focus on services however they usually have very high
ecological footprints.

China are at the `drive…

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17701850 cotton and steam engine technologies created the industrial
revolution in the UK and in the 19451990 cold war era, white and consumer
goods created the rise of Japan and the Asian tigers.


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