|Country||Year||Years of Negative Growth|
|Liberia||1980||17 (Civil War)|
|USA||1873||5 (The Long Depression)|
There are more. The Great Depression (which was a double dip), the Irish Famine, the Black Death, etc.
Prior to globalisation and the Industrial Revolution, recessions were more severe than now, says Professor Ritschl, because they were more difficult to ride out and often sparked by catastrophic events which killed millions.Huh. Never thought the BBC would have something good to say about globalization.