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[豆知识] 【整理】2011-01-02&01-08 四分钟了解200个国家过去200年的发展 (1/2)

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So here we go, first, the axis for health, life expectency from 25 years to 75 years. And down here an aixs for wealth, income per person, 400, 4000 and 40000 dollar. So down here is poor and sick and up here is rich and healthy. Now I'm going to show you the world 200 years ago in 1810.

Here come over concretes, Europe brown, Asia red,  *green, Afica and South *are blue and the America is yellow. And the size of the country bulb shows the size of the population. And in 1810, it was pretty crowded down there, wasn't it? All the countries were sick and poor, life expectencies were below 40 in all countries and only UK and Netherlands were slightly better off, but not much.

And now astound the world, industrial revolution makes concretes in Europe and elsewhere move away from the rest. But the colonized countries in the Asia and Africa, they are stuck down there. Eventually the western countries get healthier and healthier.

And now we slow down to see the impact of the First World War. And the spanish flu epidemic. What a catastrophe!

And now I speed up through the 1920s and the 1930s. And inspite of the great depression, western countries *towards the wealth and health. Japan and some other stride to follow. But most countries stay down here.

Now after the tragedies of Second World War, we stop a bit to look at the world in 1948. 1948 was a great year, the war was over and Sweden top the medal table at the vental Olympics and I was born. But the difference between the countries of the world was wider than ever. United States was in the front, Japan was catching up, Brazil was way behide, Iran was getting a little richer from oil but still has short lifes and the Asia giants, China, India, Pakinstan, Bangladesh and Indoesia, they are still poor and sick down here. But look what is about to happen.
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