For those of you interested in such things here is a chronological chart I just made up for my upcoming History of Ancient Israel course. The flow chart basically shows the growth and prosperity (or lack thereof) of ancient Israel at any given time during her history. A quick glance will produce mostly gibberish to the onlooker (as my wife rapidly informed me when I asked for her opinion), however, I think a chart such as this can be a valuable tool for anchoring biblical history into one's mind.
This chart can show you two basic things relative strength (comparing Israel and Judah) and overall historical flow. So without further ado here is this afternoon's work.