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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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[Homework]【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)

Homework
So here we go, First, an axis for health:life expectancy,from 25 years to 75 years,and down here an axis for wealth:income per person,four hundred, four thousand and forty thousand dollars.So down here is poor and sick,and up here is rich and healthy.
Now I am going to show you the world 200 years ago,In 1810,here come all the countries,Europe brown,Asia red,Mideast green,Africa South of Sahara blue and the Americas yellow,and the size of the country bubble show the size of the population.And in 1810, it is prety crowded down there,wasn't it? All countries were sick and poor, life expectancy was below forty in all countries,and only in UK and the Netherlands were slightly better off,but not much.
And now I start the world.The industrial revolution makes countries in Europe and elsewhere 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 though 1920s and 1930s,and in spite of the Grear Depression,Western countries forge on toward greater wealth and health. Japan and some others try to follow,but most countries stay down there.
But after the tragedies of the Second World War, we stop a bit to look at the world in 1948.1948 was a great year,the war was over,Sweden topped the medal table at the Winter Olympics and I was born.But the differences between the countries of the world were 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 and Indonesia,they were still poor and sick down here,but look what is about to happen.

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