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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)

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 proposal, 400, 4000, and 40000 dallars. 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 all the countries, Europe brown, Asia red, Mideast green, Africa, south of Sahara blue and the Americas yellow. and the size of country bubble shows the size of population. and in 1810, it is pretty crowded down there, wasn't it? all countries were sick and poor, and the life expectancy was below 40 in all countries. along the UK and the Netherlands were slightly better off, but not much.
and now, i'll start the world. industrial revolution makes countries in Europe and else where moved away from the rest. but the colonized coountries 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 fluepidemic. what a catastrophe.
and now i speed down through 1910 December to 1930s. and in spite of the depression, western countries forge on towards great wealth and health. Japan and some others tried to follow, but most counties stayed down here.
now, after the tragedy 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 metal tablets in the Winter Olympics and i was born. but the difference between  the coutries of the world was wider than ever. The United States was in the front. Japan was catching up. Brazil was way behind.Iran was getting a little richer from oil but still has short knives. and the Asian giants China, India, Pakistan, Banglo,Indonesia, they were still poor and sick down here. but look what is about to happen?

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