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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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So,here we go. First the axis for health: life expectancy: from 25years to 75years. And down here the axis for wealth : income per person. 400, 4000, and 40000 dollars. So down here, is poor and sick; up here, is rich and healthy. Now, I’m going to show you the world 200years ago, in 1810. Here comes all the countries: Europe brown; Asia red; middle east green; Africa south….blue and American yellow. And the size of the country bubble shows the size of the population. And in 1810 It was pretty crowded down there, isn’t it? All countries were sick and poor, life expectancy were below 40 in all countries, and only the UK and Netherlands were nearly better off . But not much.
And now,….the world! The industrial revolution make the countries in Europe and elsewhere move away from the rest, but the colonized countries in Asia and Africa stucked down there. And eventually, the west countries get healthier and healthier. And now, we slow down to show the impact of the first World War and the Spanish…academy. What a catastophy! And now I speed up through the 1920s and the 1930s, despite the big depression, west countries froge on towards wealth and health, Japan and some others strike to follow, but most countries still stuck down here. After the tragedies of the 2nd world war, we stop a bit to look around at 1948.
1948 was great year, the war was over, Sweden top the metal tablet of Olympics, and I was born. But the differences between countries was 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 has short lives. And the Asian grants----China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, they were still poor and sick down here. But look what is about to happen!
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