Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell

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  • I think you should consider making this video:What if all the nations united to form a country or a faction

  • Why does israel despite been a developed nation still have a high birth rate which is increasing?

  • South Africa had 120000 teenage pregnancies this year, 5000 of those were between 10 and 14 years old.

  • Thank you for make the video.

  • God, please deliver us from these unwashed hordes

  • *Before pressing play* ... feeling highly critical already. The combination of source & topic is has me a bit anxious.

  • Your worldview is very very "Westren-centric"

  • One word. Satisfaction.

  • Maybe this study should take a look at sub-Saharan Chicago.

  • I was about to say, as someone with a immune deffect (in which my memory cells decease after a way to short time) i can't get vaccinated, so i envy those who can get vaccines. My body allways handles the littlesest of disease like a new one and has to fight them at point zero, hence i'm getting sick as easy and often as a new born. (and got mumps more than once, an illness normaly said you can get only once and then you are immune) So for me personally, if more and more people get anti vaccers, i gonna have a bad time like the poor measels baby

  • I didn't know Kurzgesagt was neo-malthusian. Big deception

  • i like how you guys say that you should be subjective and on the same breathe express a completely one sided arguement

  • Just nuke em

  • Oh yee, let's give them aids, geee i wonder what could go wrong?

  • I'm grateful for this video!!! Thank's veeery much!!!

  • So being ethnically heterogenous is a bad thing. They are trying hard to avoid saying diversity is a bad thing outright.

  • Tech advancement and modernization of every country on earth isn’t the move. It’s not sustainable we need to start thinking of new ways to help countries of the future instead of the same broken system that leads to environmental exhaustion and depletion of natural resources. It’s a good cause, but the wrong answer.

  • Every problem with africa was also true about south korea.

  • Who are the people that put 9k dislikes.... This yt channel is just spitting facts

  • We also haven't found Wakanda yet

  • Weeeell south east asia also suffered from colonisation and many countries had horrific wars after they gained independence. That's not different than sub-saharan-africa.

    • South East Asia stopped with the civil wars sooner.

  • Africa countries in general have allot of corruption, more than that it as allot of cultural challenges that slow down improvement

  • I wasn't expecting to see my country Kazakhstan to be mentioned in this video😅 you guys even put a word "which one" next to it in Kazakh language well that's cute^^

  • Africa is a shithole I live here so I'm allowed to say that, the people here in power are absolutely retarded

  • It's probably due to IQ

  • People live with the thought that some people, or countries, never change. In fact Africa might be one of the best places to invest at the moment. Unless something finishes us off, Africa might be a big player in the future

  • but the education system in various countries such as Indonesia is too concerned with score, competition, and graduation, rather than developing creativity, awareness, mental, social, and curiosity. Albert Einstein are said: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

  • I can’t express how much I love this channel, and videos like this honestly make my life so much better. I think everyone can benefit from most of your videos.

  • The less of us the easier it is for you to control us , that's why you are preoccupied with the overpopulation in Africa, White people you'll become a minority and we will overwhelm you in a near future

  • Give them access to porn it'll decrease the amount of offsprings

  • Will there be a reprint of the book? Seems to have sold out already!

  • The turn-around is already happening. I'm living in Mainz (Germany) and we've got an Africa themed restaurant, right there where an Asia themed restaurant should be.

  • The most efficient strategy would be to nuke Africa and the Middle East and start all over again, bring 'em some of that American "freedom". Problem solved.

    • If you include USA in the bombing as well, I'm in.

  • wrong and racist video. Not surprising form this channel.

    • This has been debated a million times! only idiots with an agenda want to post this! There is no over population in Sub-Saharan Africa. Do some real research and not from a video like this.

    • Cry all you want snowflake. There is nothing even remotely racist in this video or about Kurzergast, you fucking idiot.

    • It's really not tho

  • I feel most people are doomsday prophecies because they aren't educated. Statistics and psychology is difficult to grasp so people tend to use emotions, news headlines and worse: fictional stories; to drive their conclusions

  • My grandmother married at 16 and had 9 children. My mom has 2 I won't have any, I'll just adopt some Korean kid

  • we can't even treat our own kind right....so...

  • "The reasons for this are complicated, and we won't cover them here" In other words, they might have to say something that is guaranteed to trigger a gang of religious/ethnic/language/economic privilege nuts

  • "hey this sounds a lot like *COMMUNISM* "

  • RAPE

  • Africa is nothing but bunch of low iq people who can never build a country the only reason why why got this far was because of Europe

    • At least their average IQ is higher than yours.

  • They don’t even know how many people would watch a full Kurzgetagz documentary!!! Please consider it, especially on an important topic like this. Even if it’s just interveiws with some animations mixed in

  • If you're able to support large families go ahead. But if you can't don't make the other children watch their siblings die.

  • The one who plays me. He must be enjoying making my life worse or an inexperienced player. What good is all of this technology if you are inexperienced in making my life better? Just click in the money button.

  • The 90s were for Latin America, and we have a lot yet to go, the 2000s and 2010s are Asia's and they've done way better, but the next decade is of Africa, I can't fathom what they'll go towards

  • Government is corrupt and wastes tax payer funds, thats why state is unable to provide consistent birth control at state hospitals and clinics, already two major shortages this year. Ministers and president have blacked out merc convoys and sell out our countries resources to get tenders for themselves, so that is what is happening in Namibia anyway and that's why we are broke. Public schools are overcrowded so education is shit and no industry to employ highly skilled workers, whom all leave for Canada or New Zealand or the US. My country is poor and it is because of the corrupt leadership. Tribalism still rules Africa.

  • Or as my country likes to solve it. Tax the fuck out of people, make healthcare expensive af, cut budgets from education system and take loans to further depreciate the economy all while being slowly colonized by China

  • Ok boomer

  • I really needed to hear that, thank you

  • Where is the subtitle !? So sad :(

  • That thumbnail face could literally be a meme😂😂

  • Good video but dont even try convince me poor people dont spend their money on booze and tobacco come spend a day in the hood

  • So Nuking Africa would be mercy

    • Lol, no. Radiation poisoning is not mercy. Just stop sending free food; dying of starvation would suck really hard, but it's better than your organs dying and rotting from the inside out due to radiation poisoning (considered one of the most painful ways to die).

  • 'But not speaking about an issue will not help solve it'. Yet mentions religion not even once.

  • Nice sources, so referenced XD

  • *_Ok Boomers._*

  • Kurzgesagt: Without generalizing, this video would be an hour long. Me: and...

  • I'm more concerned about the many endangered species living in Africa, in a place with low infrastructure it's incredibly hard to protect them from poachers

  • This is such a brilliant concept and i hope i live long enough to see at least one tether come into existence ...

  • How do you say this channel name, I don't read minecraft enchanting table

  • Proper education is the key to many things in life. So long it's not backward BS religious brain washing

  • 2:48 doctor who

  • There is a simple explaination though: IQ

    • are you really qualified to be talking about IQ Mr. Grand Wizard?

  • Fucq Africa. No Wakanda there. White farmers are being kicked out or killed while you cry about fake racism in America.

  • Poor, uneducated, cultures rich in chauvinism which encourages men to impregnate as many women as possible, and exploited by Europe...

  • African leaders don't care

  • France should leave Africa alone, and then everything is gonna be alright.

  • I have to say that, I'm very greatfull for this video <3

  • If you are not capable of feeding your own children, and lack the common sense to stop having them, mother nature will punish you via starvation. She does not want to infect humanity with dysgenic dna. Along comes a genius like Bill Gates who feeds those kids to subsistence (& no more) you end up with billions of literally useless human beings who cannot feed themselves & contribute nothing to humanity. We can barely feed the hundreds of millions of Africans here today, what do you think the world will look like with 4 or 5 billion. Like a swarm of locusts, they will migrate to where the food is, they will be forced to take what is not freely given. We are looking forward to a humanitarian disaster unprecedented in history. And these Globohomo fools demand we stop having children in the west, and tell us we have to stop eating meat, that we should be eating bugs or human corpses. That is like dropping a pinch of salt in Lake Bakal and expecting it to turn into an ocean. Nature is survival of the fittest. We are now a post evolutionary species, it will be the extinction of us

  • I'm looking forward to a video when Africa's challenges are addressed with an international policy lens. Otherwise, those challenges briefly mentioned here come across as accidental at best. I suggest adding information about France's currency manipulation, the Berlin Conference, the politics of the Monrovia group vs. Casablanca group with regard to a unified and potentially federated states version of Africa with it's own sovereign currency. Trends in health, development, etc. arise from socioeconomic conditions and the degree to which governance and monetary policy represents the native population.

  • Maybe the only thing this video missed in the comparison of Africa and Southeast Asia was the role of the Green Revolution, that is the development of large scale industrialised agriculture in the 60s. Besides being well-educated, people needed to be well-fed first and less farmers could produce more food for growing urban population.

  • @Kurzgeasagt I can not hear properly could you give me auto captions, they are actually so good: understand everything by reading them and they are the same as your seach

  • I'ma be honest this one didn't interest me that much

  • I’m confused, why do you need contraception to make having a kid a choice? Are there other ways of getting pregnant without sex? Or better question, are there ways that you can become pregnant without consent? I mean the only one I can think of is rape, but contraception won’t help against that. Or some psychotic person somehow gets you pregnant with lab equipment while your asleep. Contraception is mainly for 1st world countries that want to enjoy the luxury of sex without any of the consequences.

  • Instead of shipping them food ship them condoms

  • and this is why i’m not having children

  • Thanos, you taking notes yet?

  • I kind of wonder if this is part, a situation of people being fearful of "suddenly" having "someones"/something attempt to wipe them out...it's hard to get rid of any earth dweller if they have numbers on their side...I kind of wonder if that is the same for other places who got dealt the same fate in history....

  • The fact is that we've flushed our world down the toilet with barely 2.5 billion living "modern" life (education, clean water, health care - all requiring infrastructure and resources). You want 11 billion to live that way for the population to balance out? Earth is already fucked, now you're just raping the corpse.

  • How many hours of work do you need for a video?

  • These countries need to redraw borders along ethnic lines.

  • So, when you say our personal freedoms have to be protected, you’re including the right to bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment of the US Constitution, right? After all, that freedom was specifically added as a way to help protect the freedoms of the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

  • Another stupid White Man who think his voice is audible in Africa, Just go away we know your history in Africa.

    • Fuck africa then!!!.....leave those fools to their own devices and see what happens........Darwin was right.

    • its always funny to see a negro calling a white man stupid.


  • I would rather be in the epicentre of nuclear explosion than even 10km away. Instant death is better than slowly dying. So in the case of nuclear war remember - dont hide in shelters. Youll die anyway.

  • scientists know this because theyve already done it.

  • And are all of you gullible enough to think that by giving UBI that people will use it wisely and we will all live happily ever after? Haha I guess you people don't know how gang and drug minds work.

  • Stop deleting my coments Jewtube.

  • If only someone could bless the rain...

  • I know absolutely nothing about the state of africa, but there needs to be a cultural shift to push less children without forcing people to give up their babies. I feel like if the birth rate was matching the rest of the world it'd help solve problems

  • I’m from the USA. I have no children because they’re expensive and would eat up all of my time. I have enough difficulty just trying to sustain myself. Our healthcare sucks.

  • Poorest region in the world but the richest in elements and natural resources. Makes you scratch your head 😤

    • @Arpad Jones Corruption, and contract with America, actually

    • IQ problem.....or lack thereof....

  • Thank you for emphasis on the pity thing... Care and pity are different

  • Since the colonisation and slave trade left most of Africas places without men, in exchange for guns which made wars more violent and basically by the end of, let's say mansa musas era, every thing just fell apart

  • Women are the key

  • A very, very difficult video to produce. On he one hand you have to avoid the appearance of white preaching whilst at the same time avoiding mentioning religion (oops, damn it!), government corruption, corporate corruption, institutional corruption, etc. All that before the diverse cultural, tribal and ethnic differences. I remember in 1983 as an office junior helping on the paperwork to export a huge amount of Drambuie Liqueur to the government of an African country which was being highlighted nightly on TV and n the press as being in the grip of famine and disease at the time. That opened my young eyes!

  • Right on. This is what I learned when researching broader categories of poverty. Donations of clothing and just bringing poor countries stuff doesn't help them much at all. Investing in the local communities, letting their industries develop, working with them and passing in knowledge and experience is what truly helps to overcome most of these problems.

  • Sorry to be that person, BUT: I understand that from a demographic and scientific point of view, women are what gets studied when measuring fertility, but in reality unwanted pregnancy should not be the responsability of women when it comes to contraceptives. Its BOTH the man and the woman responsability. Im from a third world country and only in recent years things have started to change by making the men responsible too as a society, but before that men would have sex, accidentally get the girl pregnant, and family members and friends always blamed the girl for getting pregnant. They would say the man "Se jaló una torta" (Made an oopsie) and to the woman they would say "Eso le pasa por andar de calenturienta" (That's what you get for being horny). Sorry to take this to sexism, but i suspect other third world countries suffer from this and if people fail to see it as a problem then the culture arround contraceptives is not going to change.

  • This is one of the most incredible and moving things I’ve seen, we all take our bodies and how they work for granted

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation kicked out of India by INDIAN GOVT...LoL