Our ancestors lived in a world where there was a dearth of essential objects for their livelihood. We do not quite acknowledge their contribution to providing a better life for us. We have illustrated eight countries that look so different after 50 years. They have developed in every field: economic, social, health and education, and thus, enabled their citizens to live a more comfortable lifestyle.
These 8 countries look so different after 50 years that you won’t believe in your eyes.
The city that opened its heart out to everyone has transformed itself in the past 50 years into one of the foremost tourist attractions in the world.
2. South Korea
A country of refined people, South Koreans have seen a tremendous rate of growth in all areas. A country in ruins in the middle of the last century, it has progressed enormously and is home to giant corporations. Driven by a high literacy rate and a phenomenal work culture, it is a powerhouse in the industrial world.
Even half a century ago, UAE was primarily a trading outpost with a forlorn and desolate look. But progress has come at a price. As the riches flowed in, primarily due to petroleum exports, it has created a super-rich class that has left no place for the poor.
The land of the free is the promised destination for many. We are enthralled by the thriving lifestyle and its natural beauty and resources. It is, in every way, the destined land for migrants from around the world. It is a country that has progressed due to the contribution of its immigrants. The quality of life is among the best in the world, though large sections of society still continue to face racial discrimination.
Few would have imagined that Germany, ruined after the Second World War and divided into two, would rise phoenix-like and transform itself into one of the biggest and most vibrant of economies. It has managed to absorb the ruined economy of East Germany during unification in 1990. It can truly claim to offer the best life possible to its citizens.
Only a visit, at least once, will acquaint us with the charm and magic that this fabled land has to offer. It is an amalgamation of both European and Asian cultures and straddles both continents.
A country which is the size of a city, Singapore welcomes everyone with open arms who come in search of a better life. It has perhaps the best healthcare in the world and also one of the cleanest.
Like Germany, Japan rose from the ruins of World War 2 and through their resolve transformed this island nation into one of the leading countries on earth. An industrial powerhouse, Japan offers the best in education and healthcare. It is a place to visit for people who wish to see the cutting edge of technology and how the nation has succeeded in transforming the lives of its people through its industry.
These nations have been able to offer a better life for their citizens with each succeeding generation. However, for some, progress has come at a high price. It still shouldn’t hinder us from visiting these places, at least once!