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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 goFirst as axis for health, life expectancy. From twenty five years to Seventy five years.
And down here an axis for wealth, income per person.
Four hundred, Four thousand and Forty thousand dollar.
So down here is poor and sick, and up here is rich and healthy.
Now i am going to show you the world two hundred years ago.
In 1810,  here come over countries.
Europe brown, Asia red, Middle East green, Africa Sub-sahara blue and the Americas yellow.
And the size of country bubble show the size of the population.
And in 1810, it is pretty crowded down there, wasn't it?
All countries were second poor, life expectancy will below forty in all countries.
And only UK and Netherlands were slightly better off but not large.
And now i start the world.
Industrial revolution makes countries in Europe and else where move away from the rest. But the colonized countries in Asia and Africa, they are stuck down there. And eventually the western countries get healthier and healthier.
And now we slow down to show 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 in spite of the Great Depression, western countries forge on toward its greatest wealth and health.
Japan and some other strike to follow but most countries stay down here.
Now after the tragedy of the Second World War. We stop a bit to look at the world at 1948.
1948 was a great year, the war was over, Sweden toped the metal table at the winter Olympic and I was born. But the differences between the countries of the world was wider than ever.  United States was in the front, Japan was catching up, Brazil was way behind, Iran was getting a little richer from oil but still had short life.
And the Asian Giants, China, India, Pakistan,Bangladesh Indonesia, they were still poor and sick down there.
But look what is about to happen.
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