The Global Village at the start of the new millenium

What the world would have looked like at the beginning of the millennium if it were reduced to a village of 1,000 people?

  • There would be 584 Asians, 124 Africans, 136 North and South Americans, 95 Eastern/Western Europeans, 55 Russians.
  • 520 would be female, 480 would be male.
  • 330 would be children.
  • 650 would lack a telephone at home. 500 would never have used a telephone. 500 would have to walk two hours to the nearest telephone.
  • 335 would be illiterate.
  • 333 would lack access to safe, clean drinking water.
  • 70 would own automobiles.
  • 10 would have a college degree.
  • 1 would own a computer.

– taken from an EC newsletter of 1999.

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The Global Village at the start of the new millenium

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