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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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Well, here we go. First axis for health-life expectancy , from 25 years to 75 years. And down here, an axis 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 all the countries, Europe brown, Asia red, Middle East green, Africa and south * blue and the Ameicans yellow. And the size of the country bubble shows the size of the population.

And in 1810, it was pretty crowded down there, wasn't it? All countries were sick and poor, life expectancy all belowed 40 in all countries and only UK and Netherlands were likely better off but not much.

And now,* industrial revolution makes countries in Europe and * 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 it spent a few epidemic. What a catestrophy!

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

Now off the trageties of second world war, we stop * to look at the world in  1948. 1948 was a great year. The war was over, Sweden * and I was born. But the differences between the countries of the wolrd was wider than never. United States was in the front, Japan was catching up, Brazil was way behind, Iran was getting a little rich from oil but still had short lives. 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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