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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 per person. Four hundred, four thousnad and forty thousand dollars. So down here is poor and sick, and up here is rich and healthy.
Now, I am go to show years the world, two hundred years ago, in 1810. Here come over countries, Europe brown, Asia red, Mideast green, Africa South of Sohara blue and the Amricas yellow. And the size on the country bubbles show the size of the populartion. In the 1810, it is pretty crowd down there. What is it? All countries was sick and poor. Life expectancy were below 40 in the all countries, and only UK and the Nevertherlands were slightly better of, but not much.
And now, I start the world. The 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 on 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 the Great Depression, western countries forge on towards great wealth and health, Japan and some others follow, but most countries stay down here.
Now, after the tragidies of the Second World War, we stop a bit to look at the world in 1948. 1948 is a great year. The War was over, Sweden topped the medal tableat the Winter Olympic and I was born. But the diffenrecs between the countries of the world was wider than nether. United States was in the front, Japan was catching up, Brazil was way behind, Iran was getting a little rich from oil, but still have short life. And tha Asian giants, China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia, they were still poor and sick down, but look what is go to happen.

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