Overpopulation & Africa

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    For most of our history, the human population grew slowly. Until new discoveries brought us more food and made us live longer. In just a hundred years the human population quadrupled.
    This led to apocalyptic visions of an overcrowded earth. But the population growth rate actually peaked in the 1960s. Since then, fertility rates have crashed as countries industrialize and develop. World population is now expected to balance out at around 11 billion by the end of the century.
    But the big picture conceals the details.

    Let us look at one region in particular:
    Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019 it was home to a billion people living in 46 countries. Although its growth rate has slowed down in the last few decades, it is still much higher than in the rest of the world.
    While some projections expect around 2.6 billion people others reckon with up to 5 billion by 2100.
    Such growth would be a huge challenge for any society. But Sub-Saharan Africa is also the poorest region on earth.
    So is Sub-Saharan Africa doomed? And why do the projections vary by 2.4 billion people?

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Vor year
CANTOCGI
CANTOCGI

please talk about ireland more please this is one of the only time you did so please and thanks

Vor 8 Stunden
Ash. Bl.
Ash. Bl.

can you make a video about demographic change? The problem that all developing countries have and at some point they too whole world with a too low birth rate

Vor Monat
Michael Sebsbe
Michael Sebsbe

I am from Ethiopia and within the few seconds of your mention of Ethiopia, the visuals were very accurate, the black lion statue the churches, the buildings in the background (The African Union Headquarters), the dress the lady was wearing with the traditional pattern and the smiling boy on our currency (birr) was Truly impressive. Thank you guys for doing intensive research on your amazing videos!

Vor 2 years
MemeAnt
MemeAnt

You get a subscription my good sir

Vor 5 Tage
Moss monster
Moss monster

@lester chua my dad got deployed go Djibouti for 10 months recently, place is crazy.

Vor 13 Tage
Abdurezak Mohammed
Abdurezak Mohammed

I am too from Ethiopia 🇪🇹 and I feel like about this video

Vor 28 Tage
Trendy Gamer
Trendy Gamer

@Robloxegy I am not sure about Ethiopia, but right beside in Eritrea, we take English classes, you can also just learn the language leisurely. Also, Internet cafes Also, in case this came of as me being rude, I write this just to inform you of a different country

Vor Monat
rice farmer
rice farmer

Yo here is a joke what the diffrence between an ethiophian AND a tennis ball ,2grama

Vor 2 Monate
HAPIIIe memes
HAPIIIe memes

My mother : 11 siblings My dad 17 siblings Me none Yup that's bangladesh

Vor year
Micha
Micha

My grandmother (born 1912): 12 siblings My father (born 1940): 1 sibling Me (born 1971): 1 sibling Germany. Been through the same madness as every place on this world.

Vor 2 Tage
Locomotive Train Station
Locomotive Train Station

I only live with 1

Vor 10 Tage
Locomotive Train Station
Locomotive Train Station

@Mr. Hat me: 3 siblings

Vor 10 Tage
PhoenixAura81
PhoenixAura81

One of my closest friends is from India (but also Bengali), and his family is a bit similar. His dad had I think 14 siblings, his mom had 9 siblings, and he has no siblings.

Vor 15 Tage
Milladur Rahman Mubin
Milladur Rahman Mubin

Well, it's felt very good to see my country, Bangladesh, has done a lot on reducing population growth, educate people, providing better helathcare. I appreciate the praise your channel give to my country.

Vor 11 Monate
Parthib Hayat
Parthib Hayat

@Ant A no visa??

Vor 6 Tage
Sandal_Thong
Sandal_Thong

@SCP Foundation Thanks. Looking it up it's 1265 inhabitants/km², while Africa's #2, Rwanda is 440.8. As for a previous comment, Africans need to be assured that if they "only" have 2-3 children, they will all survive to adulthood. The malaria vaccine of 30% effectiveness is a good step forward.

Vor 4 Monate
Solarity
Solarity

I praise the methods in Bangladesh- Their not harmful or forceful, and they help reduce population growth!!

Vor 5 Monate
ultimate deatrix
ultimate deatrix

@AfricanQueen It's funny you should be talking considering your name suggests you are from Africa where there seems to be a resource distribution issue. Again, would you rather have 7 children live a miserable short life or 2 children with a comfortable life? The math isn't that hard, at least asian countries like Bangladesh have figured it out by now.

Vor 5 Monate
Spider Person
Spider Person

Bangladesh is awesome!

Vor 5 Monate
StarFox
StarFox

Can we talk about how beautiful these characters look and how they really do reflect the multitude of different looks of Africa? I know it's small but the attention to detail is worth the praise.

Vor year
Stephy World
Stephy World

@Banana Hat exactly!

Vor 2 Monate
Banana Hat
Banana Hat

@Guilherme Veloso Are white Americans/Australians not actual Americans/Australians then?

Vor 3 Monate
Guilherme Veloso
Guilherme Veloso

@Banana Hat Yeah you have a point, but still bro like, black people, even if were born/moved to Europe, still aren't actual europeans.

Vor 3 Monate
Biplab Dey
Biplab Dey

No

Vor 5 Monate
σ
σ

something important when looking at life expectancies is that poor countries do not necessarily have lower life expectancy in general, but a lot of infants dying early. Once a child is about 5 years old, it can basically certainly reach 70 or more yrs, but the average life expectancy is brought down by the high infant mortality.

Vor 8 Monate
wonderstruck
wonderstruck

This was also the case in Medieval Europe. Sure, they didn’t have modern medicine and health care, but people didn’t just all drop dead at 30.

Vor 14 Tage
Timothy Matthews
Timothy Matthews

Simon Eminger You're wrong. there are fewer middle aged and old people in developing countries.

Vor 6 Monate
Aesya Mazeli
Aesya Mazeli

@Amanda it's fine, it just strengthen the overall human gene

Vor 6 Monate
Francisco Fragoeiro
Francisco Fragoeiro

Even in some parts of Europe there was a huge demographic shift since the 50s. My father has 12 siblings. I have one sister.

Vor 2 years
Erin Musty
Erin Musty

Yeah even in the Uk, my grandparents both had more than 6 siblings and I only have 1 only 2 gens later

Vor 4 Tage
Rubix Cube
Rubix Cube

Even in America. My grandfather has 12 siblings and I have 1.

Vor 14 Tage
Marius - TS17
Marius - TS17

wow

Vor 3 Monate
panagiotis douvris
panagiotis douvris

My father in Greece have 9 simblings.1 have 1 brother

Vor 3 Monate
Dalton Buchholz
Dalton Buchholz

A different problem will arise

Vor 5 Monate
MS. RECIPE
MS. RECIPE

"In the 1960's an average Bangladeshi woman would had 7 children" Me, a bangladeshi with 5 aunts and 1 uncle : Thats true I guess.

Vor 8 Monate
David Z2
David Z2

Bangladesh has brought that down from 7 per woman in the 60s to 2 per woman now.

Vor Monat
Kaushal Batavia
Kaushal Batavia

@Random Class 465 dude look at population of UP, Bihar , Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, etc their population is way too much . That all can't be immigration. TFR of UP , Bihar and Jharkhand is still around 3 which is higher than national average of 2

Vor 2 Monate
Random Class 465
Random Class 465

@Kaushal Batavia we've had the lowest in south asia since independence , alot of our 70s and 80s growth was triggered by immigration. (also from bangladesh but from nepal and sri lanka aswell).

Vor 2 Monate
This
This

1:6 boy:girl ratio in your grandparent's family? Damn unlucky

Vor 3 Monate
ᜑ̰ᜀᜈ̟ ᜄ̊ᜇᜌᜏᜈ̟
ᜑ̰ᜀᜈ̟ ᜄ̊ᜇᜌᜏᜈ̟

In my town here in the Philippines, my mom said that families before like to have many children because they thought that having many children is good luck and will make their future better since many will take care of them when they are old.

Vor 10 Monate
Aimless Drifter
Aimless Drifter

@Jacob Johnson we immigrated from Russia.

Vor 12 Tage
Jacob Johnson
Jacob Johnson

@Aimless Drifter - Where did she bring you from? Bangladesh?

Vor 13 Tage
David Z2
David Z2

That's the sort of thinking that needs to change.

Vor 3 Monate
Bologna
Bologna

And then they got the older kids raising the youngest smh

Vor 3 Monate
Touma Koushik
Touma Koushik

As someone who's from Bangladesh, I'm really happy to see my homeland getting some attention at last.

Vor 10 Monate
Suryanshu Singh
Suryanshu Singh

It took only 14 years for the fertility rate to fall by 50% (from 3 to 2) in India, whereas in Bangladesh – globally acclaimed for birth control – a similar fall took 17 years.

Vor 3 Monate
Kapling Nag
Kapling Nag

@Pão de Jogo yeah it honestly sucks so bad but my friends and i are not and my lgbtq+ friends and I can be openly gay in our friend group so atleast some change is happening :D Im bangladeshi btw

Vor 4 Monate
Am I Enabled?
Am I Enabled?

@Pão de Jogo why would you hate a country being based?

Vor 5 Monate
Vansh Kulkarni
Vansh Kulkarni

@Pão de Jogo it's good to be homophobic

Vor 6 Monate
Gamer Cat
Gamer Cat

_“We won't include the whole of Africa, otherwise the video would be an hour long”_ I'd see that more as a gift

Vor 11 Monate
Febrian 007
Febrian 007

@Alan Ivar the animator would launch their own workers revolution against kurzgesagt bourgeoisie

Vor 7 Monate
Alan Ivar
Alan Ivar

the animators wouldnt 😂

Vor 8 Monate
Michael Zheng
Michael Zheng

South Asian nations in the 1970s: Let’s gradually and indirectly shift the children birth rate so that our society can adapt China in the 1970s: One, take it or leave it.

Vor 2 years
wynny jim
wynny jim

good ol' mao

Vor Tag
Alan Ivar
Alan Ivar

@i promote democracy while overpopulation is merely a myth (or rather, an incorrect archaic hypothesis), breeding is still one of the single worst things an individual can do for our future, and for the planet evolution, particularly in social species such as humans, relies on the community, not the individual. natalism is one of the most ineffective and counterproductive ways you personally can help. its a lazy, false-egoistic hand wave, a virtue signal. others will have children. your personal genes have no reason to be passed down, humans are already so ridiculously genetically similar, particularly for a creature with such a high population count (recent bottlenecks mean nothing when you have a frontal lobe), and genetic engineering will only make this even more obsolete. all humans are our ancestors, our siblings, or our descendants, albeit not directly. we are one species, a familial link is not important in establishing the connectedness of any two unique individuals

Vor 8 Monate
Alan Ivar
Alan Ivar

@Jeff Bridges africa was fine before colonisation. literally ever single problem it has, the reason its not identical to america and europe, is BECAUSE of colonisation

Vor 8 Monate
Alan Ivar
Alan Ivar

@Jeff Bridges liberia was colonised by african-americans and ethiopia WAS colonised(have no clue whats up with that myth) just around the world wars not the 1800s. theyre all still colonised: colonisers were always corporations, (VCC), not other countries. who owns all the resources? western corporations

Vor 8 Monate
Masibulele Simayi
Masibulele Simayi

I think in South Africa, the birth rate has decreased for the most part. My mom had 12+ siblings, dad had 7. I only have 1.

Vor 9 Monate
BonsuBigWhale
BonsuBigWhale

@Suryanshu Singh That is projected for the continent. The individual countries have varying populations. Each will determine for itself how its society moves forward. It will not be based on what outsiders plan for us. Especially when they themselves have benefitted from their own population dividend. Like India and China have.

Vor 3 Monate
Suryanshu Singh
Suryanshu Singh

@BonsuBigWhale Will pass India in next year and China around 2025

Vor 3 Monate
Suryanshu Singh
Suryanshu Singh

@BonsuBigWhale Yes so they can avoid issues if there is no population explosion no need for anyone to help 🤷

Vor 3 Monate
BonsuBigWhale
BonsuBigWhale

@Suryanshu Singh The Chinese changed their policy due to too many of them dying alone in old age without family resources. But that is their issue. Has nothing to do with Afrikans. No need for us to follow a similar path only to arrive at the same conclusion later. If there is any population question that should be directed to India, China, Indonesia, south-east Asia. What percentage of the planets human population is found in that part of the world. How do those numbers compare to Afrika as a continent? And they rather increase their numbers? Afrikans will determine their own numbers. If it causes them issues that is for them to deal with. It is not as if the world is going to feed them. They can focus on their own destiny. If it is an issue of so-called aid then better that the world keep its money for other populations. We will survive.

Vor 3 Monate
Suryanshu Singh
Suryanshu Singh

@BonsuBigWhale Chinese fear about the population collapse (sudden decrease in population rather than slow decrease) which has different disadvantages. Similarly fast growing population also makes condition worse.

Vor 3 Monate
Nasimul Haque
Nasimul Haque

Its really amazing that you guys often use Bangladesh as a example in many videos. Really I see a bright future for my country 😊. Anyways I am also a single child of my parents.

Vor 11 Monate
RockCheeks
RockCheeks

@Sandal_Thong Did someone bit you on your lips mate?

Vor 6 Monate
Sandal_Thong
Sandal_Thong

It's a wonder that 700,000 Rohingya refugees didn't cause the economy to collapse. I see a tsunami in Bangladesh's future.

Vor 7 Monate
Alan Ivar
Alan Ivar

8th most populous country

Vor 8 Monate
Meester Writer
Meester Writer

Since this video released in 2019 the population of Africa has gone from 1.3 to 1.4 billion. So nearly 8% in 2 years.

Vor 6 Monate
Iriga Richard
Iriga Richard

A very accurate depiction. And thank you for not treating Africa as one country, a very common and unfairly illiterate perception by many foreigners

Vor 5 Monate
Ali
Ali

As I'm living in Namibia I can say "investments" from other countries will go straight to the president and politicians' pockets, not the economy. Corruption is law here and in SA

Vor year
Hog rider Killer
Hog rider Killer

Its not just in Africa. Dont worry. Here in Bulgaria a "second world" country its the same.

Vor 26 Tage
Carolina Pacheco
Carolina Pacheco

Out of curiosity, does corruption work the same way everywhere? beacause down here in argentina (south america) corrupt politicians (witch is practicly everyone) keep power by filling all the empty spots in the goverment whith family members or political fanatics, it's getting better tho and i hope things get better for everybody else who live in countryes as fucked up if not more than mine

Vor Monat
Naveed
Naveed

They really have done their research. I only have 1 brother but my mom had 14 siblings while my dad had 9. Being from Bangladesh 🇧🇩 I can tell you that while growing up in the 90s we used to always study overpopulation as number one problem our country is facing. Slowly over time the heated topic got lost and we forgot about it but when we think back it's due to the steps taken by the then somewhat capable govt.

Vor year
NoVisionGuy
NoVisionGuy

@Bob Jones Countries don't really need big populations, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Vietnam have lower populations than Bangladesh but they are thriving.

Vor 5 Monate
Rafa
Rafa

@Bob Jones not actually. Population boom only brought problem and misery in Bangladesh

Vor 9 Monate
Bob Jones
Bob Jones

It was that population boom that increase Bangladesh’s wealth from the poorest country on earth.

Vor 10 Monate
Salah Abdalla
Salah Abdalla

A big problem in Africa is that it gets heavily exploited whenever it takes a serious step in the right direction Like Libya, got invaded by NATO for cheaper oil when it was the most prosperous nation in Africa😭

Vor Monat
svenoxia
svenoxia

I mean no??? I'm pretty sure its mostly US fighters and Turkish support in Libya (if that) and the Libyan Civil War is more about the government vs the army as far as i'm aware. Gaddafi was assassinated yes, but he wasn't a good leader, he was a dictator.

Vor Tag
Martin Røger
Martin Røger

So true

Vor 7 Tage
Zottorus
Zottorus

yeah, exactly. nobody cares enough to defend them because it wouldn’t benefit them.

Vor Monat
Dj Kalis
Dj Kalis

Agreed, the topic is very complex so that short video was really awesome for what it could tell. But I wish I could learn more on what allows the pattern of corrupt leaders and warlords consistently coming into power around Africa. A lot of countries around the world have had their fair share of absurdly corrupt and even outright evil leaders but somehow in the recent century they've proliferated in the continent and they do so much damage to their countries and the people in it. They sooner or later fall from grace, but then are replaced by others. I'm not an expert but it's plain to see that if this could be remedied, a lot of good will come of it. Of course I won't ask it of Kurzgesagt owing to its controversial nature, but if anyone can share their knowledge and expertise on the matter I would appreciate it. I'm truly curious and I hope I can get some sincere perspective.

Vor 5 Monate
Bruh sound effect #2
Bruh sound effect #2

Even just as an American Catholic, I can heavily relate to this demographic change that has occurred over the past 50 years. All of my Grandparents had at least 5 other siblings, and one having 8 at the most. Their's was the last generation to have any noticeable child mortality rate, with half of my grandparents having lost at least 1 sibling in childhood. My Father had 7 siblings, and my mother 4. Then with my generation and most other kids I know it is only 1 or 2 others in the family, me having 1. I will probably only have 2 or 3 kids if I ever decided to settle down.

Vor year
Ag J
Ag J

7:15 "Sub-Saharan Africa does not need pity or gifts, but attention and fair investment." This is my favorite statement.

Vor 2 years
David Z2
David Z2

Education & contraception as well.

Vor 3 Monate
Yann Mouy
Yann Mouy

@Edmonton1704 yea right, but just to say rwanda is an autocracy or anything like that is completing wrong, you could not go agaist the government true, but you can appoint social and economic problems and discuss with them how to resolve it . Never less there is a parliament and power sharing with 11 political parties, but if you want I could explain you in detail

Vor 4 Monate
Edmonton1704
Edmonton1704

@Yann Mouy It’s Africa, ofc it’s not perfect. But at least it has opportunity and it’s not an autocracy. That’s more then most get

Vor 4 Monate
Yann Mouy
Yann Mouy

@Edmonton1704 and they have less life expectancy,similar unemployment rate of rwanda.........then rwanda is more of a dictatorship, is a complex system of its own

Vor 4 Monate
Trash Can B0T
Trash Can B0T

I love how you guys use real information that we can trust from scientists before you post the video. It shows you really want to spread good information

Vor 5 Monate
Revamp
Revamp

That's really good news and my hat off to anyone assisting in their development and bringing their quality of life to a decent acceptable level.. Go people you can do it..

Vor 9 Monate
MR2
MR2

We also need to recognise that sending material Aid, like huge shipments of second hand clothes to Africa can destroy local economies. Free clothes makes their textile economy crash and destroy jobs, which lead to more poverty. As it was very briefly said in the video, only Infrastructure, Education and Healthcare aid is actually useful and non-destructive. (Exception to this rule is after a natural disaster, people need aid, for obvious reasons).

Vor 10 Monate
The Monster Club Corporation
The Monster Club Corporation

Again, a great video! But will better life circumstances not also increase the populations since people with better life conditions - which should be a right for everyone - become older as well?

Vor 10 Monate
Hyunsung Jung
Hyunsung Jung

Coming from South Korea here, this video has a very legitimate point in my family history. My grandfather had 6 siblings, and 3 of them died before reaching adulthood. My father has 2 siblings, all of whom are alive and with children today. I am an only child, and I seem to be alive right now. Education wise, My grandfather finished only middle school, even though he was the eldest son and got more resources(none of his siblings received any education). My dad went to college, and now I am aiming for a degree. My, how times change.

Vor year
Neverol
Neverol

ㄹㅇㅋㅋ

Vor 3 Tage
Insider
Insider

와 한국인 안녕하세요 Am half korean too But mainly spent my life in india And it is a story here too My grandpa had 7 siblings 💀 My father had 2 I am a single child The Indian cities are really on power or even better than the rest of Asia but it mainly is the rural areas which are holding the country back As a delhite i hope we are able to redevelop our cities, male them slum free and clean Ensure that the poor get richer and the rich don't get too rich and dominate Ensure that more people join the middle class Ensure that the rural towns and villages also develop Invest in our infrastructure, education, societal mindset, healthcare and a peace treaty with China and Pakistan If we do all the above (and buy a bit of rangpur from Bangladesh to better connect the northeast by widening the Siliguri corridor) we may as well be a developed nation🤩

Vor 5 Tage
wonderstruck
wonderstruck

@jelly orwhat natural resources can be a trap for developing countries. They can generate quick wealth, which breeds corruption and mismanagement. Whoever controls the resources controls power. Just look at North Korea. It was expected to become more developed than the South, because the North had all the coals and metals (including trillions of $ worth of rare earth metals) while the South was mostly farms. Yet the opposite happened. The South’s prosperous economy today is now mostly specialized manufacturing and services, while the North is too corrupt to even make use of its resources.

Vor 14 Tage
Bellaen
Bellaen

Same shift in Europe. I'm a 23 year old woman, and just graduated university. I only have one brother, who is also going to uni. My mother adn father both had 3 and 4 siblings, but all at least finished education even after high school. My grandparents however, had no option to get higher education. The women went to something called "household school" where they were taught to sew, cook, and clean. No matter how intelligent they were. They all came from families of 10+ children (thanks catholic church), of which at least two or three didn't make it into adulthood. Because we lived far away from the cities, even my grandfathers did not get a high level of education after high-school level education stopped at 16. They did some form of agricultural school for one or two years, and then started working. It's wild to hear stories of how my grandma did not have a toothbrush until she bought one herself when she was 18, and had to share a bed with two siblings. And that only 70 years ago in the Netherlands.

Vor Monat
XeniSyst
XeniSyst

@jelly orwhat You cannot compare Korea problems to Africa. European colonial powers drew up borders with no consideration of the hundreds of tribes living within those lands whom did not get along with each other hence the civil war between South Sudan and North Sudan that split the country apart or the 1994 Rwanda gencide between Tutsi and the Hutu. You lot seem to think Africa is somekind of monolithic place when in reality its not. Africa has over 3,000 languages and cultures all distinct from each other. Pan-Africanism is a joke and a fantasy some delusional people have. Also, most of the infrastructure you are talking about were railway roads linking to the mineral rich mines to the ports to export back to Europe to feed their industries and the few roads along said port towns. There was no real development in the colonies connecting towns, villages etc to important economic hubs. Only those that were considered white settler colonies had any kind of development put into them like South Africa. Most of the infrastructure you see now like in Nigeria was built by Africans not colonial powers.

Vor 2 Monate
Matt Smith
Matt Smith

I love videos like this and I really admire your level of transparency. Especially including links to all of your sources with a full access To information.

Vor 2 Tage
Ericka Franzin Dugos
Ericka Franzin Dugos

I never thought i could learned so much in just 7 minutes of my life, this is such a big help as a life-long learner thank you!

Vor 6 Monate
Philip Bredenkamp
Philip Bredenkamp

I live in South Africa. Been working in a few other southern African countries. And the sentence "it's complicated" sure is accurate. If not understated. That rabbit hole goes deep. Corruption being a major contributor. It Can't even get fair investment. It all vanishes.

Vor 6 Monate
Your Friendly Neighborhood Writer
Your Friendly Neighborhood Writer

Thank you so much for this! Mine is a fairly amateur opinion since I haven’t done anywhere near as much research, but for anyone interested in issues/topics like this, give Hans Rosling’s book Factfulness a good look.

Vor year
Th3MoN
Th3MoN

I just loved when he said: "Sub-saharan Africa doesn't need pity or gifts, but attention and fair investments..."

Vor year
Hetian
Hetian

@Empyrean Can you please read someone else's posts properly before making assumptions? I have never denied the advancements made by Arabs and Asians, nor did I ever say Europe "got the way it did on its own." I acknowledge the past efforts of them, but my argument was in the present. I simply could not care less about the ancient past, my point was that Eurocentrism, or at least my version, apply practically in the last 100-200 years, to this very day, mainly due to the West's role in the tech industry. Besides, shitting on someone's pride by making assumptions is pathetic. European pride has been inflated due to their own advancements, but that discredits their actual contributions, and besides, I can take the most extreme form of pride from a culture, pretend it's the actual majority view, and shit on it. "Oh, Muslim bad because beat woman!"

Vor 4 Tage
Empyrean
Empyrean

@Philopator- Yes. It was more difficult for Africa. Not because of itself mainly. But foreign toxicities stalling development. Asia was treated with better trading. Despite being more forcible. Unlike Native American, and African people that just got ransacked. European colonialism was the greatest, and most relevant expansionist in human history. After the transatlantic slave trade is discontinued. Lead by Western Europe. Including bribed pawns(African traders) making it easier. Shortly later. Africa became imperialized from European powers between 1881-1914.

Vor 5 Tage
Philopator
Philopator

@Ugli PurrltatoTM What the F. Yes we are talking about 500 years, because the 16th century was the time of extended contact between Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. Was Africa leading the world 500 years ago? Um, no. So how come they would suddenly rise to power, as you said? We aren't talking about thousands of years because that's not the time Europe supposedly "exploited" Africa. Bruh, you can't just cange topic like that, lmao. Europe always existed. In fact, Europe was the very first continent in which every country had a form of writing in every corner. Africa didn't have that, they hardly had any alphabets 200 years ago even. The oldest European civilization is 4500 years old, that's only 500 years after Egypt and Sumer. And as I said, civilization spread the fastest across Europe. I don't even get your point here, nothing of what you said makes any sense. Asia and Africa would NOT lead the world. Don't forget it was Asians that constantly invaded Europe since 375 AD. Hunns, Mongols, Tatars, etc. all invade, and still I don't act as the victim because of that.

Vor 5 Tage
lonely guy
lonely guy

Ik the Kurzgesagt team works equally hard. But the soothing voice of the narrator and the animations are what makes this channel for me

Vor 8 Monate
Lamin Balajo
Lamin Balajo

I have always dreamt of making Africa a multi cultural and a wealthy place but I thought it was impossible But you made me believe it is possible

Vor Monat
Izak de Villiers
Izak de Villiers

Looking at the comments, the first challenge would be to convince the Africans that this quest actually isn't racist or a colonial plot of genocide but a means to help them. This is a "white man racist solution" seriously, how ignorant are you??? Second challenge is the very VERY real issue of corruption in all departments of government.

Vor 5 Monate
Zabaglione
Zabaglione

they blame everything on da white man

Vor 5 Monate
Smort Boi
Smort Boi

Honestly it says a lot that whenever I hear other people talk about Bangladesh, it’s about it’s rapid improvement from being pretty much one of the poorest countries in the world. I have literally seen a visual improvement of Bangladesh from when I was a kindergartener to now as a high schooler. Now, if only the streets didn’t smell like shit (from actual cow shit).

Vor year
Trần Mai Quỳnh
Trần Mai Quỳnh

I am from Vietnam whose population has witnessed huge declinations in population growth due to better contraception and education as mentioned in the video. My grandmother had up to 8 siblings (including the youngly dead ones), each of my parents have 4 siblings who all managed to live until now. And me: just 1 younger brother, I feel really OK with this. My society is far more comfortable when talking about sex, condom and family planning, cultivating early awareness of population growth among residents (GREATTT ONE!!). Really feeel proud of my nation, Vietnammmm

Vor 11 Monate
Kevin Eusebio • ᜃᜒᜊᜒᜈ᜔ ᜌᜓᜐᜒᜊ᜔ᜌᜓ
Kevin Eusebio • ᜃᜒᜊᜒᜈ᜔ ᜌᜓᜐᜒᜊ᜔ᜌᜓ

@Sandal_Thong you're not thinking deep enough. Even military spending will also suffer with less taxes to play with. All budget on all sectors will scale down as working population shrinks

Vor 5 Monate
Sandal_Thong
Sandal_Thong

@Kevin Eusebio • ᜃᜒᜊᜒᜈ᜔ ᜌᜓᜐᜒᜊ᜔ᜌᜓ Spare us. Budget for military: blank check; budget for social services: "We're broke."

Vor 5 Monate
Kevin Eusebio • ᜃᜒᜊᜒᜈ᜔ ᜌᜓᜐᜒᜊ᜔ᜌᜓ
Kevin Eusebio • ᜃᜒᜊᜒᜈ᜔ ᜌᜓᜐᜒᜊ᜔ᜌᜓ

@Sandal_Thong yeah that's the problem. With less population paying taxes to support social security, the greater the financial strain it would be for the government to support its senior citizens. It's not like they have unlimited borrowing capabilities. Japan is already at the top of the debt to gdp ratio charts and in 30, 40 years it's gonna be worse for them as they continue to lose adult age workers. China has way worse fertility rate than Japan but at least for Japan it happened naturally and they industrialized slowly along the way. China is still a medium income country and they're running out of time to figure it out. They just had the lowest population growth in decades and all this is coming before they even got to G7 level of household income. Money is not gonna be there to support their aging population and it's a country 11x larger than Japan

Vor 5 Monate
Kevin Eusebio • ᜃᜒᜊᜒᜈ᜔ ᜌᜓᜐᜒᜊ᜔ᜌᜓ
Kevin Eusebio • ᜃᜒᜊᜒᜈ᜔ ᜌᜓᜐᜒᜊ᜔ᜌᜓ

@Sandal_Thong Japan's rural cities are dying as younger people move into cities and young people are working harder than ever. The only thing that's off-setting their economic loss due to birth decline. China still hasn't seen the worst part of their declining birth rates. In the future, a single adult has to support his parents and 4 great grand parents. That isn't sustainable if that is gonna be the same for the entire working class population. There are already abandoned parents living now on rural areas and the government isn't taking as good care of them like Japan does.

Vor 5 Monate
Hasibur Rahman
Hasibur Rahman

Well, I am from Bangladesh. And one thing I would like to share that Bangladesh is already a developing country by 2019. And yes thanks for adding Bangladesh in your list.

Vor year
Jordan Dixon
Jordan Dixon

Has recently watched Poverty Inc. in a Religion and Sustainable Development class, glad how far in depth these videos go to see all the perspectives

Vor 8 Monate
Simon Johansen
Simon Johansen

watching Kurzgesagt videos have made me much more optimistic about humanity, or at least taught me quite a bit about how humans have more agency in the world than I used to think

Vor 4 Tage
Mike Rix Wolfe
Mike Rix Wolfe

"without generalizing, this video would be an hour long" *hour long kurzgesagt video when*

Vor 2 years
Mike Anthony Angeles
Mike Anthony Angeles

Also the video: 7:42 minuites

Vor Monat
I can’t Think of a name
I can’t Think of a name

Animators: *heart attack*

Vor 6 Monate
NightStar
NightStar

I'm waiting myself

Vor 6 Monate
Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka

Animators on suicide watch

Vor 7 Monate
CaribouOrange
CaribouOrange

please , hour long!

Vor 9 Monate
zouroman
zouroman

It's very True education really does have an enormous effect on the population and have an impact both on the age of marriage number of offspring, while my grand parents we're married at a relatively young age with 8 children 2 of them died at birth , my parents were married a bit older with only 2 children, and here I am now expecting not to get married until a bit later then my parents.

Vor year
mrin
mrin

the animations are very resource/time consuming but maybe a separate channel for hour long podcasts? would love that!

Vor year
Michaelangelo Aboyade-Cole
Michaelangelo Aboyade-Cole

I honestly thought this video was going to be derogatory, was going to place the blame on Africans and the video was going to present Sub-Saharan Africans as homogenous but it was very informative and the information was very accurate. Great job.

Vor 10 Monate
sudhir Vlogs
sudhir Vlogs

Fertility rate of India is dropped below 2 children per woman Some states has near 1

Vor 4 Monate
Tanweer Mahdi Hasan
Tanweer Mahdi Hasan

As a Bangladeshi, I would like to thank Kurzgesagt for mentioning the progress Bangladesh has been making over last few decades. I would like to add one thing. Bangladesh went through a devastating war and genocide in 1971, yet it was able to not let itself crippled by the consequences. I am certain that Sub-Saharan African countries too will show same extent of resilience toward progress.

Vor year
tinker bell
tinker bell

💜💜

Vor 29 Tage
Xlightzeathx D. ROBLOX and more! 🍢 🧋
Xlightzeathx D. ROBLOX and more! 🍢 🧋

@The Insomniac Scientist he no spell

Vor Monat
David Z2
David Z2

@Shaheen Shad What isn't what?

Vor 2 Monate
Doc
Doc

I like how you subtly included the paper clip character in the video. Genius! (For people who are too young to remember, it was the help character in early MS Office versions)

Vor 8 Monate
naqib farhan
naqib farhan

I am from Bangladesh. Feels nice to finally hear something good about our country. 😅

Vor year
मुकेश कुमार
मुकेश कुमार

@Prannav Gopinath it's nothing compare to Indians 😎

Vor 8 Monate
MR.g
MR.g

@HYC ok

Vor 8 Monate
HYC
HYC

@MR.g He is fooling you. He is definitely from South Korea. I am Korean I know it. We Koreans just like to pretend to be Chinese and Japanese when we do something bad. And you believe him 🤣

Vor 8 Monate
HYC
HYC

@임도현 종주국의 노예는 종주국인 척 해서는 안 되며, 개는 주인인 척 해서는 안 된다.

Vor 8 Monate
Shaun Dreclin
Shaun Dreclin

5:25 Unpopular opinion: Some culture is just *wrong* and we should not look the other way just because it isn't politically correct to criticize them. I'm all for people being true to their cultural roots, but when you use culture to excuse oppression (usually of women, minorities, and lower "classes"), you're a bad person and you can't convince me otherwise.

Vor 10 Monate
refragerator
refragerator

I'm looking forward to growing old and marvelling at the wondrous potentials that were first freed then used in all of Africa. My niece being from the Côte d'Ivoir, I know that there are cultural differences in a lot of things but nothing is ever so opposite that we as humans couldn't find common ground to stand on. One question, even though this might be a couple of years too late @Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell: Weren't a good number of South-East Asian countries colonized by European powers too? What made it easier for them to stabilize and transition into more peaceful and economically successful countries (especially considering that there are definitely war hawks in the area, big global players)?

Vor 7 Monate
Ville
Ville

”This video would be about 1 hour long.” I would not mind that but the animators would probably commit not living anymore.

Vor 2 years
ZaraMツ
ZaraMツ

@Neal Kelly exactly

Vor 3 Monate
Daniel Ku - 顧仲文
Daniel Ku - 顧仲文

maybe Kurzgesagt should do a podcast

Vor 6 Monate
Peter Coates
Peter Coates

Commit ded

Vor 8 Monate
Micky Deery
Micky Deery

i'd rather short videos and having them publish more then twice a year(~300 hours to make a 8-10 minute video, so about 4 1/2 months to make a one hour video if it scales directly)

Vor 8 Monate
The110678
The110678

I would give 1,000,000 likes to this comment if I could.

Vor 8 Monate
Allen Williquette
Allen Williquette

I don't comment on many videos, but this one was powerful, and really resignated with me. Thanks for making it!

Vor Monat
Birdiez
Birdiez

Africa: Everyone is afraid of overpopulation The Indian subcontinent with more population than all of Africa, with a growing population still:

Vor 3 Tage
Cruel Crisis
Cruel Crisis

Lol i live in india and in just 250 metres more than 150 people live

Vor Tag
Llama Del Fid
Llama Del Fid

My grandma was born in the late 1920s/early 1930s, at the time life was hard for an average Sarawakian (which is now a part of Malaysia). She didn't have proper education, married my grandfather and had four children. My dad is the 3rd offsprings, he received education only up to high school. He was poor so he couldn't continue his study. I was born in the year 2000, I have 4 sibling and I'm the youngest of them. I'm now on my third year of higher education for degree holder. Time has changed, but I do think it will take another 30 - 50 years for Malaysia to be a major power in the world, now we are a growing economy country, quite modest on the ranking but we would need more time to punch it up to utilise our asset.

Vor year
Sandal_Thong
Sandal_Thong

Talking about Asian countries having solved the problem of population growth is either misleading or overly-optimistic. Malaysia still has over 1%/year population growth. I can't see how increasing from 10 million in 1970 to over 30 million today is a good thing. Eliminating malaria and development, yes.

Vor 7 Monate
Kahm
Kahm

I’ve always wanted to see y’all make a video about time travel, atleast the viability of its creation or theories of the possibility of inventing it? That would be really interesting!!

Vor 7 Monate
Zaee Shah
Zaee Shah

I love how they warned us that they may not be completely correct at the beginning Shows that our education is more important than looking right

Vor 2 years
Random Task
Random Task

Hmmm, I think part of the problem is that the scientists they consulted were all birds 1:34

Vor 2 years
sqerdomoonlight
sqerdomoonlight

@Zarozapa CnJ no, a good video is objective. Doesn't matter if your opinion aligned with the video, if the video is subjective is bad (because it is presented as objective).

Vor 2 years
Wander With Purpose
Wander With Purpose

@Jeff what a modest proposal.

Vor 2 years
Anden P
Anden P

@waterbottle No, eat the rich!!!!

Vor 2 years
Deltapollyonik
Deltapollyonik

The Finnish Sniping Kirb at least we get to clean the gene pool and have less people to feed. Nothing of value would be lost.

Vor 2 years
NickduPlooy
NickduPlooy

There's a massive difference between South Africa/Namibia and the rest of "sub Saharan Africa". Keep in mind that only a few decades ago we were considered first world. Once we retain control of our borders & weed out the rampant corruption, we'll be back on top in no time. Our future is bright in my estimation

Vor Tag
TheTheshreyasraj
TheTheshreyasraj

A correction: Bangladesh wasn't a nation in 1960s, it was a part of Pakistan. It got separated in 1971.

Vor 6 Monate
Agar
Agar

Watching Ethiopia grow is the type of content I like to see 🥲

Vor 7 Monate
Евгений Харитонов
Евгений Харитонов

Amazing channel! Watched near a 30 videos already. Just became a patreon. Thank you ❤️

Vor 10 Monate
Fatman311
Fatman311

'This topic is too complex to summarise in a few sentences so we'll make a whole video about it in the future' Just that. That drive to educate us. It's one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard and I wish we had so much more of it in the world. Never change, Kurzgesagt.

Vor 2 years
Nerd#4137.
Nerd#4137.

EXACTLY!

Vor 7 Tage
Skull
Skull

« Sponsord by bill and melida gate foundation »👀

Vor 5 Monate
Blank Blank
Blank Blank

littlecatholicman Always have been

Vor year
Barack Obama
Barack Obama

@Bob wehadababyitsaboi what hurts me is that you still argue that global warming isn’t an issue IN 2020! I thought we were passed this idiotic mindset.

Vor 2 years
David Ochieng
David Ochieng

Thank you, this was certainly very informative.

Vor 3 Monate
Joseph Larrivy
Joseph Larrivy

I’d like to go on record that I’d be completely fin with this video being an hour long!

Vor 8 Monate
vintagechild 44
vintagechild 44

Summary- educating the women is the key! Allow sub-Saharan Afrika to develop independently without theft of resources. Their resources make the western countries rich leaving them in poverty.

Vor 5 Monate
Kaushik Biswas
Kaushik Biswas

Being a Bangladeshi I never really realised how important these 3 things mentioned here are. Without implementing those, the scenario here must have been worse. Also, I must appreciate the hardwork of the animation team for finding out details about Bangladeshi culture. Most people mistook Indian culture to represent Bangladesh. But, here you guys have done a tremendous job. I'm totally amazed at the flowers and paper fan animation at 3:25. You can hardly find them in any other culture.

Vor 9 Monate
kovona
kovona

As I read it, Africa actually has a lot of arable land and has the capacity to feed itself, but mismanagement and lack of infrastructure means they can't utilize it to the fullest.

Vor 2 years
Rapechamp
Rapechamp

@Chelsea Comps lol

Vor 6 Monate
FalconGamer58
FalconGamer58

@Chelsea Comps sus

Vor 6 Monate
Chelsea Comps
Chelsea Comps

@FalconGamer58 Black Americans weren’t even considered fully fledged citizens legally until the 1960s 😂😂. Your lack of knowledge is showing on full display

Vor 6 Monate
FalconGamer58
FalconGamer58

@Chelsea Comps more equality under the law, yes

Vor 6 Monate
Ravin Chowdhury
Ravin Chowdhury

Beginning in the 1960s, Bangladesh started a family planning program. Bangladesh: independent in 1971. Me: Visible confusion.

Vor year
fancy ngandwe
fancy ngandwe

am in Zambia southern Africa and this video is 90 to 96% correct, in my country there is no mineral that is absent. the reason for our slow development and failure are due to corruption illiteracy and most of all tradition

Vor year
ketan patil
ketan patil

Education is best way to uplift any society, educate yourself and give education to as many people as you can in the your society.

Vor year
J Comandante
J Comandante

My great grandmother had 16 siblings. My grandmother had also 16 siblings but 5 of them died young due to poor healthcare. And my grandma only had a child which is my dad, probably because she was busy working for the family and, had bad relationships. And my dad procreated only 3 children.

Vor 5 Monate
Akaz
Akaz

I'm disturbed that you're centering your solution to the growing population across sub Saharan Africa on inducing fertility decline via family planning, instead of positively centering your narrative on innovative, people oriented strategies to cater to the growing population which in my opinion isn't a bad thing no matter where they're born

Vor 7 Stunden
Kaleli Kiluva
Kaleli Kiluva

Yes, this was going to be a sensitive topic no matter what. I'm from Kenya and in a nutshell, agree with everything said. I understand the need to generalise and give approximates because honestly not even an hour is enough time to get through all the specifics. Objectively speaking, there shouldn't be any outrage towards this video of any kind. This video was a starting point to a conversation we (for those it concerns and would like to make it their concern) should be having. Great job.

Vor 2 years
mjolnir
mjolnir

@TheGreatOne If you cant afford education for your children, they will be worse off than you. And after all, that should be every parents major concern.

Vor 4 Monate
Rebel
Rebel

@SonOfThaSoil _ lol what? Its not genocide to have a reasonable number of kids. Especially when you can't afford to have as many kids as you want. There's too much poverty to keep on having way many kids

Vor 5 Monate
masterpalladin
masterpalladin

@Asain lots of women welders bartenders, fabricators, sheetmetal workers, janitors, machinists, firefighters, prison staff, warden, prison guards etc.

Vor 11 Monate
Tor Nordmark
Tor Nordmark

Sweden has a very good example of this 100 years ago a normal family in the countryside working farms could be around 8 kids, the parents, the parents brothers/sisters that didn't move to another farm, and their own parents. My dad, born in the late 50s was one of 9 kids. I am one of three. Early 1900 the average fertility rate was a bit over 4 Now it is at 1.6

Vor 7 Monate
Maryam Hesham
Maryam Hesham

I can relate to the demographic shift, my grandfather has 11 siblings ! my mom has 6. I only have one.

Vor year
mjolnir
mjolnir

I wonder if the best western countries can do to help is simply supplying schools with means to have free education and free meals.

Vor 4 Monate
Cordo
Cordo

I just lately found myself within a YouTube commentary section where people wanted to make a point, that the demographic situation would be THE main reason for refugees… I always wonder how to even talk to those people

Vor 10 Monate
ma•kko
ma•kko

As an African, I can relate with the huge demographic shift. Both my parents have 7+ siblings while I only have 2 edit: some of these replies are rude and toxic, so please avoid them

Vor year
Linda Tullos
Linda Tullos

@3Dsxhol My grandmother in USA had 11 children (standard for the time-nothing to do with race either). My mother had 7 children. I had 1 child. I think my daughter will have 1 child by choice. City life and exposure to other ways of life and education make these decisions for less children more likely. Religion will have some effect especially if they are anti- contraception. But no matter what since the 1960's the population everywhere has been cut in half per woman even in areas that you would think would stay the same. So as Africa becomes more citified and it is , the birth rates per woman will decline. despite religion and cultural mores because most women are getting access to i phones and information to decide for themselves.

Vor Monat
Cherian KC
Cherian KC

@Think Tank not at all

Vor 2 Monate
Kamlesh Kumar Mishra
Kamlesh Kumar Mishra

@3Dsxhol don't do 3. It will increase the population. You can adopt the 3rd

Vor 2 Monate
Skoci
Skoci

You need to have only one give him education.

Vor 2 Monate
Symbol Spade
Symbol Spade

@Sean Brummfield Ok mister Ohio

Vor 3 Monate
Angus Yang
Angus Yang

Don't forget the immense corruption and income disparity that infects most of Africa, which divert investment and aid away from people who need it to offshore banks and luxury yachts.

Vor 7 Monate
Gamerman775
Gamerman775

Really good video, glad to see you do something on such the... interesting continent which I live

Vor 7 Monate
TH
TH

As a Bangladeshi I can confirm that everything Kurzgesagt said about Bangladesh, Is true

Vor 2 Monate
Ahsanur R
Ahsanur R

Same me! Our country needs less population

Vor 2 Monate
Anand Bhojane
Anand Bhojane

I live in India and I think my country is very overpopulated , there are just too many people

Vor 3 Monate
totallynotstaff00
totallynotstaff00

especially mumbai

Vor 2 Monate
Jules Erkens
Jules Erkens

I want to say how much I appreciate how Kurtzgesagt handles the information they use and provide. Giving a full reference list and putting in so much effort even when having to deal with a time limit is something to be immensely proud of in a world of clickbait hot takes. Most channels would either not mention having to simplify, or mention it but then not put in the research. Kurtzgesagt goes the extra mile tenfold over.

Vor 2 years
Gold Ingot 555
Gold Ingot 555

@i hate anime Do you just hate anything with power? By that logic, since I only have 5 subscribers, I am honest.

Vor 2 years
Chartsy
Chartsy

Watch "Tom Scott" too if you like watching stuff like this.

Vor 2 years
DaBlaSit
DaBlaSit

@Kira Slith did you at least check the sources they provided for those predictions? Because they're not linear. Just because you see them linear in the video's graphics doesn't mean anything. Those animations are not to be taken at face value, because their point is showing a concept (growth) not an actual slope you can calculate and say "WOW that looks too linear y'all!".

Vor 2 years
mozkito life
mozkito life

@John Buffalo I am 97 That will help some mothers and fathers in Africa now in the short term but doesn't prevent the children from existing in the first place in the long run.

Vor 2 years
Revolve!
Revolve!

Amazing graphics. Its Beyond me how people do this. I can't even draw a horse without it looking like a llama.

Vor 2 years
Chris T.
Chris T.

Το ότι δεν γίνεται αναφορά στο βίντεο, προφανώς σκόπιμα, της εκμετάλλευσής των πόρων της Αφρικής από τον κόσμο της Δύσης, δηλαδή του ανεπτυγμένου κόσμου δεν με εκπλήσσει. Όταν σταματήσει η εκμετάλλευση θα γίνουν όλα αυτά που αναφέρετε στο βίντεο. Μέχρι τότε καλή ανάλυση.

Vor Tag
Kapil Krishna Sarma
Kapil Krishna Sarma

I find one thing incorrect. There was no Bangladesh in 1960. In 1972 Bangladesh was liberated.

Vor year
Masindi
Masindi

I very very much appreciate the admission that some issues are too complex to squeeze into a short video.

Vor 5 Monate
poopupupu
poopupupu

I think you would fined that a couple countries from sub- Saharan countries aren’t that different from the rest of the world, take it from me, I live there

Vor 9 Monate
Mbongeni Mlalazi
Mbongeni Mlalazi

As an African I can tell you there is very little chance we will replicate Asia. Reason being the abundant corruption that plagues our countries. As long as our countries are ruled by liberation parties that believe they are owed for the years the fought for ‘“liberation’ and also charismatic leaders, a small African elite will benefit from any economic investment. We need to rid ourselves of the ruling elite and put forward selfless educated young minds. This will create the knock on effect that will lead to economic development and everything suggested by this video. Unfortunately our leadership is here to stay and the west and China are happy doing business with them. There is more to this and as u said it’s complicated. The only way out I think is mass revolutions

Vor 2 years
Frenetic
Frenetic

You hit nail on the head 👏

Vor 2 Monate
heyaytlg no
heyaytlg no

@leo de salis you oughta look more into what happened to countries after it had its revolution and compare it to how it was before. Also foreign intervention has been causing the majority of the problems(political assasinations, genocides, colonialism)

Vor 5 Monate
leo de salis
leo de salis

@heyaytlg no no I didnt that's why I said foreign intervention would most likely be needed, no point the people rising up in civil war to replace one dictator with another which tends to happen whenever there's some form of revolution, look at Russia, Cuba, Sudan, Angola, Zimbabwe, south Africa, Vietnam, Venezuela. need I go on there's probably literally hundreds. One dictator leaves another replaces him without proper education and foreign (most likely military) intervention the cycle just repeats itself.

Vor 5 Monate
heyaytlg no
heyaytlg no

@leo de salis dude said just vote out fascists LMAO

Vor 5 Monate
T P
T P

Thank you for not oversimplifying the colonization part — looking forward to that video!

Vor 8 Monate
lakulo27
lakulo27

somehow while you try to not avoid talking about "difficult topics" you never once mention religion.

Vor 4 Monate
Susan
Susan

My grandparents from mom side have 7. Out of that 7, they have 15 grandkids. Out of 15 we have 7 great grandkids. My parents have 4, and only one grand kid from my sister 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 the other 6 from my cousins 🤦

Vor year
Kayin Scholtz
Kayin Scholtz

Lovely video. The question of whether people want to reduce population is complex. I see international proponents for boosting domestic population growth (1 billion Americans etc.) as a means of ensuring economic growth. I think these are wrongheaded but it can be difficult to discuss family planning in Africa when it can be framed as population control for Africa, popultion growth for others.

Vor 5 Monate
Peter Parker
Peter Parker

I genuinely thank our first PM Jawarlal Nehru who brought together hundreds of Individual states to a single country India and maintained the Union. If he was anything like African leaders, India would be the worst place.

Vor 10 Monate
Carmo Fantasmapiù
Carmo Fantasmapiù

The union of India in a single state gives enormous benefits to coordinate development

Vor 6 Monate
Sandal_Thong
Sandal_Thong

Hmm. I thought Mahatma Gandhi opposed the breakoff from India of Pakistan and Bangladesh. Certainly it's caused a lot of war, migration and suffering and may lead to more with the never-ending conflict over Kashmir. If they were one country would they even need nuclear weapons? What a waste of resources.

Vor 7 Monate
Peter Parker
Peter Parker

@Potidaon Indians can kick any leader out of power. The best thing about India.

Vor 9 Monate
Dusty Hendrix
Dusty Hendrix

Notice how Ethiopia, one of the only nations in Africa that wasn’t colonized, is doing really well. I’m glad that this video didn’t gloss over the effect of colonization, because it is 100% responsible for keeping these nations in poverty traps.

Vor 2 Monate
YoungInsane
YoungInsane

100% ? lol no

Vor Monat
Mike Magic
Mike Magic

I think that soon or late the cheap labor industries in today Asia will be transferred to Africa, with Asia becoming more specialized. Same happened with Japan, S Korea, and now China (next Vietnam, and so on).

Vor 5 Monate
Raisul Raj
Raisul Raj

My Dad :13 siblings My Mom :11 siblings Me :0 siblings (I'm alone 😛) Well, welcome to present day Bangladesh . 🙂

Vor year
Winta Assefa
Winta Assefa

I live in *Ethiopia* and I was actually discussing a tough housing project with my partner little before watching this video. Over the months, we architecture students have gotten to the point of fighting when talking about how to make houses for the poorest slum dwellers in the city. THERE'S JUST SO MANY PEOPLE. And they just keep increasing, not just by natural birth but also by rural to urban migration from the 80% rural population. I took part in the T2D rural to urban migration project and found that what exists is not just a housing problem. I participated in an AU youth conference and found that it's not just a social/tribal/ethnic issue at hand either. *The fear, stubbornness, and selfishness that aggravates everything on every level of this society are not unique to this part of the world.* But it manifested itself on an intense level here. _(p.s. You can subscribe to my channel to follow up on videos in which I talk about this context.)_ So, thank you Kurzgesagt for even beginning to tackle a problem that feels like it's taken the form of an unbudging monster. Don't be afraid to state the problems and factors that I know you found in your research when it comes to the Sub-Saharan context. I'll go back to work on my assignment with an extra burst of energy, I think.

Vor 2 years
Padraig Tomas
Padraig Tomas

@Nah mate Can you provide a citation? I would like to know how you know that African countries have been given 5 trillion in aid.

Vor 2 years
Stevemeistzor
Stevemeistzor

I live in South Africa and I can tell you that rural housing isn't an architecture problem, it should be an engineering problem, but unfortunately it's an Africa problem. Architects dwell in the subjective, engineers actually solve problems and Africa isn't interested in either of those. It IS unique to this part of the world. Africa is doomed if left to it's own devices, unless we can start having an open and honest conversation about genetics.

Vor 2 years
Rolf W
Rolf W

Kudos for being an architecture student where it is really needed! Yes, I've heard that the trend (worldwide, not just Africa) is for cities to house more and more of a country's population. -Rolf

Vor 2 years
Bob
Bob

@Sudan Nutella Sudan's goal should be a getting a freezer full of food.

Vor 2 years
Winta Assefa
Winta Assefa

@Manuel Camelo province of Parma. Man, i never heard of the place till now.

Vor 2 years
Mashoor Araf
Mashoor Araf

I am from Bangladesh. My grandfather had 9 children(1960-70's) and then the next generation my father has 2 children (2000).

Vor 11 Monate
Roger Waite
Roger Waite

The Earth's population could stabilize at 11 billion according to the video. Yet, the video expressed concern that Sub-Saharan Africa might be over populated with 4 billion or 36% of Earth's total. Sub-Saharan Africa has about 25% of the habitable land on Earth. That would be 690 people for every square mile. How does that compare to say, China or India, today? 90% of China's population lives on 40% of the land within its borders or about 820 people per square mile. India is over 1000 per square mile. I think the concern about Africa's future over population is misguided and influenced by racial bias.

Vor 9 Monate
Roger Waite
Roger Waite

@Surcal I appreciate that you read my comment. Perhaps cultural bias would be another way of saying it. My main point is that western culture tends to view 'Africa' as a backward, backwater place, needing rescue and packages dialogue with that perspective.

Vor 9 Monate
Roger Waite
Roger Waite

@Surcal nope, rarely post about such things.

Vor 9 Monate
Surcal
Surcal

Or you just try to bring racist in every topic

Vor 9 Monate
D. R
D. R

"lets aid africa" every empire ever.

Vor 5 Monate
pebble laroque
pebble laroque

the best part of this video is going into the comments and seeing people from different countries talking about how they love kurzgesagts visuals and accurate information about them

Vor 5 Monate
Lumi
Lumi

Being a zoomer Bangladeshi, I can confirm the rate of reproduction has decreased. In fact, its quite taboo to have more than 2 children in the cities : Most will blame you as an illiterate or just someone 'in the past'. I personally have a little brother. My father, born in 1962, has 7 brothers! The change is in fact, quite drastic.

Vor 2 years
Rafa
Rafa

@Lumi hi i am a Bangladeshi atheist too.

Vor 9 Monate
muslimproudtobe
muslimproudtobe

@Ananta Dev Datta I haven't bypassed anything and we are about Bangladesh only

Vor 2 years
J Ali
J Ali

Ananta Dev Datta I’m a Muslim and I understand this problem. This is culture and it is not islam. In the Quran it says to bad transgress upon those non believing so these lot beating people cus of their beliefs are not following the Quran really

Vor 2 years
muslimproudtobe
muslimproudtobe

@Ananta Dev Datta Look how little their population is and your friends fb group check how many people from their are from bangladesh first.

Vor 2 years

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