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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 for 25 years to 75 years, and down here, an axis for wealth, Income per person, 400, 4,000, 40,000 dollar. So down here is poor and sick, and up here is rich and health.
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, the Americas yellow, and the size of the country bubble shows the size of population. And in 1810, it's pretty crowded down there, wasn't it? All countries were sick and poor, life expectancies were below 40 in the countries, and only UK and the Netherlands were slightly better off, but not much.
And now, widely start the world. In industrial of 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 Spanish flu epidemic. What a catastroph! Now, I speed up through the 1920s and the 1930s. and in spite of GreatDepression , Western countries forge on towards the greater 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 in 1948. 1948 was great here, the War was over, Sweden topped the medal table at the Winter Olympics and I was born. But the difference between the countries of over the world was wider than ever. United State was in the front, Japan was catching up, Brazil was the way behind, Iran was getting a little richer from oil, but still had short lives, and the Asia 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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