Greece's Geography Problem

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  • Published: 16 October 2018
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    References:
    [1] pdx.edu/econ/country-geography-data
    [2] ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docgener/studies/pdf/montagne/mount4.pdf
    [3] Equation is y=-4.239E-6x+.4774 based off of ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docgener/studies/pdf/montagne/mount4.pdf
    [4] grida.no/resources/5032
    [5] Equation is y=-5.987E-5x+51.489 based off of statpedia.com/stat/Average_Yearly_Temperature_by_Country/HJd7OcGK
    [6] worldview.stratfor.com/article/geopolitics-greece-sea-its-heart
    [7] visitgreece.gr/en/greek_islands
    [8] pwc.com/gr/en/publications/greek-thought-leadership/infrastracture-in-greece-2016-en.pdf
    [9] ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/sites/taxation/files/study_and_reports_on_the_vat_gap_2017.pdf
    [10] globalports.com/globalports/about-us/our-industry-overview/container-market/key-russian-gateways#Black%20Sea%20Basin
    [11] data.worldbank.org/indicator/MS.MIL.XPND.GD.ZS?locations=GR
    [12] wttc.org/-/media/files/reports/economic-impact-research/countries-2018/greece2018.pdf
    [13] tradingeconomics.com/greece/tourist-arrivals

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Comments • 5 920

  • Wendover Productions
    Wendover Productions   11 months back

    Hey everyone! You may notice the numbers in brackets that pop up in the lower left-hand corner of this video. Those are a long-requested addition to the channel: references! Just look in the description for the corresponding number to see where different info comes from.

    • Cadet Garcia
      Cadet Garcia  5 days back

      Im subscribing and liking, I wouldn’t do that usually but I think it’s important to reward that type of responsible behavior

    • Themuscle79 Nik
      Themuscle79 Nik  4 weeks back

      DaDARKPass who the fuck cares about the fucking muslims ,and fucking Arabs ,and specific IRAN Shithole!!!

    • Darrell Hagopian
      Darrell Hagopian  2 months back

      Pretty cool, thanks!

    • Benjamin Christensen
      Benjamin Christensen  2 months back

      Next, please also use Metric for the 7 billion people who use that... Or at the very least put it in brackets..

  • Samuel Evans
    Samuel Evans  24 hours back

    Greece just proves that Democracy for everyone just doesnt work. In warm climates, some people just doesnt have the genetics to make sound decisions

    • Dan H
      Dan H  2 days back

      Ireland, 5th wealthiest country, really?

      • Joku Toinen
        Joku Toinen  2 days back

        Finland mountainous? Really? Whoever told you that must've been pulling your leg. Most of the Finland I've ever been to has been FLAT, apart from the occasional (low) hill. There are some mountains in the north (Lapland), but economically that area is rather insignificant.

        • aSmallDot
          aSmallDot  2 days back

          "Greece is poor, considering it's in a very rich area" above Greece are the Balkans.

          • John Miguel King
            John Miguel King  2 days back

            It must've forced Greece to the "sea", not the "ocean". There were very few Greek colonies beyond Gibraltar, namely modern Cádiz (Gades for the greeks).

            • Giorgi Katsitadze
              Giorgi Katsitadze  3 days back

              Firstly, thank you for your video but 7:58 ! The map of Georgia is incorrect. Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region are inseparable parts of Georgia but not according to your maps. You should make changes. Mistakes like this simply are unpardonable for the level of your channel. I appreciate your time and thank you in advance.

              • Leonhard Pauli
                Leonhard Pauli  3 days back

                Hi i m austrian😊🇦🇹🇦🇹

                • Michael Bell
                  Michael Bell  4 days back

                  I was in Greece in febuary 2013

                  • Caleb V
                    Caleb V  4 days back

                    *geopolitical clout*

                    • ybet1000
                      ybet1000  4 days back

                      Lets make a mountain correlationship. It is close to 0 what should we do? Take out the outliers Swiss and Norway.... hows the correlationship number now... it's above 0.5 .. that will do... present the hypothesis... ..start the presses.... swiss .. no sea ports.. land locked... not even a eu member..... but it has high mountains!.. so.. =p

                      • Bryn Price
                        Bryn Price  5 days back

                        This is a small detail but Switzerland and Norway are not in the EU, hence their exclusion in the anecdote

                        • Andy Gray
                          Andy Gray  5 days back

                          Did....did y'all use gameplay or a trailer from assassins creed odyssey?

                          • Saul Adan Garcia Martinez

                            The worst video ever. Lots pf missinformation. So in that case Bangladesh would be soooo rich and Japan so poor.

                            • H Eck
                              H Eck  6 days back

                              Greece has a bunch of Islamic barbarians full of semen floating across the sea ready to rape and pillage!

                              • 西南森神コート
                                西南森神コート  7 days back

                                Japan is both hot and mountainous, bit that does not inhibit on its wealth.

                                • Pepis Tony
                                  Pepis Tony  1 weeks back

                                  Lol us dutch are literally the opposite of mauntainous so get rekked

                                  • Neo Axelsson
                                    Neo Axelsson  1 weeks back

                                    11.31 No youre breathtaking!

                                    • John Laurens
                                      John Laurens  1 weeks back

                                      So from all these videos iv learned, im goin to point nemo because you haven't said it is has bad geography

                                      • Amon Ra
                                        Amon Ra  2 weeks back

                                        Finland dosent have mountains

                                        • anouki
                                          anouki  2 weeks back

                                          Hey, love ur videos, but I want to inform you that the territory of Georgia, you’ve contoured on 8:02 isn’t right, we will be happy if you do some research because this topic is emotional for us, Georgians. ❤️❤️🇬🇪

                                          • Ramadan Iljaz
                                            Ramadan Iljaz  2 weeks back

                                            Everyone forgets that the geography and its geopolitical position gave greece the teritorry it has today , europe wanted to have europe only for christians and not muslims so they gave maximum land to greece taken from turkey in that time and so they kinda made greece a shield against muslim invasion in europe , if u think about it the only countries that fall in debt are greece , spain and italy and they were all helped only bc they kinda serve as a shield against possible muslim invasion if someone from central europe was in same position (ex. Czech R.) they would not give a f**k about them , so i think the geopolitical position of greece is their strength

                                            • dave kahn
                                              dave kahn  2 weeks back

                                              Greeks are also pretty lazy and sleepy. they don't like to study and in general lacks work ethic
                                              s. Israel is also a country with little flat areas, huge defense budget and 60% of it is barren desert but their people are number one in the amount of engineers and scientists per capita. they based their economy on their brains and innovations and work hard for it

                                              • SAPOU
                                                SAPOU  3 weeks back

                                                Athens is not the biggest city by far as you said... thessaloniki is 2nd and its close

                                                • Harry-Matakios
                                                  Harry-Matakios  2 weeks back

                                                  That's bit true actually, Athens has like 4 million people while thesaloniki has like 1.5

                                              • João Manuel Araújo
                                                João Manuel Araújo  3 weeks back

                                                On video’s about EU use Euros, the metric system and degrees Celsius

                                                • Giradox
                                                  Giradox  3 weeks back

                                                  4:30 PROVING. You aren't proving jack shit.

                                                  • PasaNosos
                                                    PasaNosos  3 weeks back

                                                    Greece's Geographical problem is just the same as Poland's. We have always been sandwiched by nations that wanted our land. And never REALLY had any credible allies. So...

                                                    • Astral'o Pithecus
                                                      Astral'o Pithecus  3 weeks back

                                                      Colder countries are a lot less populated than warmer ones. Scandinavia, Russia and Canada have minute populations compared to their huge areas, while Italy, Greece, Spain and so on are incredibly dense.




                                                      You might argue that Russia is poor (compared to the EU and North America) but this only because of corruption, criminal organizations and the vast areas that don't have adequate infrastructure, education, business etc. If Putin along with all the Russian millionaires didn't exist, and honest politicians governed the country, Russia would be one of the richest nations considering all the natural resources and huge agriculture potential it has.

                                                      • taxiarchs_9000
                                                        taxiarchs_9000  3 weeks back

                                                        Ancient Greece was destoyed because of civil wars. This kind of happens also in our days

                                                      • Pancake_With_A_Katana
                                                        Pancake_With_A_Katana  3 weeks back

                                                        When you realize if Metaxas was still around Greece wouldn't be so poor






                                                        Or corrupt

                                                        • Harry-Matakios
                                                          Harry-Matakios  2 weeks back

                                                          Of he was still around he would also have been like 150 years old lol

                                                      • nightvvisher
                                                        nightvvisher  3 weeks back

                                                        It will all be solved when Greece liberate Constantinople and asia minor from muslim occupation!

                                                        • nightvvisher
                                                          nightvvisher  3 weeks back

                                                          @Tengku Aliff whats not clear? When Greece liberate its lost territories: Thrace, Asia, Pontus, Anatolia, Cappadocia, Syria, Palestinea, Aegyptus, Cyraenica and so on... all problems are going to be solved!

                                                        • Tengku Aliff
                                                          Tengku Aliff  3 weeks back

                                                          What

                                                        • PasaNosos
                                                          PasaNosos  3 weeks back

                                                          That will NEVER happen, bcause Europe America and Russia, always prefer to do business with the Turks. That's a fact.

                                                      • bonbonoof oof
                                                        bonbonoof oof  3 weeks back

                                                        *flat justice*

                                                        • Philipp W
                                                          Philipp W  4 weeks back

                                                          Austria is also mountaines and rich

                                                          • Ch Uk
                                                            Ch Uk  4 weeks back

                                                            Greece is paradise...I live there last 20 years....I had saw all eu countries but nothing close of greece any of by living standard and climate .and girls are very beautiful....and islands

                                                            • Nefeli M.
                                                              Nefeli M.  1 months back

                                                              Make a video about correlation between climate and GDP

                                                              • Arthur Morgan
                                                                Arthur Morgan  1 months back

                                                                Feels like you have read that page from "Prisoners of Geography" and were heavily influence by it, completing neglecting Greece's actual problem: Corruption. Bad effort mate, simply bad.

                                                                • ThePhilosorpheus
                                                                  ThePhilosorpheus  1 months back

                                                                  Ancient advanced civilizations were all from warmer climates. Countries in cold climates could never count on agriculture reliably to survive. The shift to an industrialized economy changed this. Countries in cold climates invested more in industry and this pushed them ahead of countries that still depend largely on agriculture. Its not climate, its the economic model tied to the climate.

                                                                  • DMadManos
                                                                    DMadManos  1 months back

                                                                    Well, the only major geographical problem of Greece is that it neighbors Turkey, a bandit nation with a leader similar to Kim Jong Un.

                                                                    • VagMan MTB
                                                                      VagMan MTB  1 months back

                                                                      Unsubscribing, mountsins nor heat has a thing to do with wealth. Shit hoax videos..

                                                                      • my name is nobody
                                                                        my name is nobody  1 months back

                                                                        Tou forget to mention that Sweden although it has mountains. That they're mostly located in the north. The most of the country is flat.
                                                                        And Norway has a lot of oil. Norway would be poor without the oil. And it has in fact been poor the most of its history

                                                                        • Doik
                                                                          Doik  1 months back

                                                                          Finland is mountainous??? Well I'll be damned.

                                                                          • Doik
                                                                            Doik  1 months back

                                                                            angshent grease

                                                                            • Gun Van
                                                                              Gun Van  1 months back

                                                                              CLOUT @8:29

                                                                              • Franz Moeller
                                                                                Franz Moeller  1 months back

                                                                                This correlation between flatness and wealth is bullshit!

                                                                                • Graham Clayton
                                                                                  Graham Clayton  1 months back

                                                                                  First time I've heard about the possible correlation between geography and economic development.

                                                                                  • Evaggelia Georgiou
                                                                                    Evaggelia Georgiou  2 weeks back

                                                                                    May because you live in a friendly environment. Greece neighbors are not similar to germany, france or holland's ones. they have the lowest education in europe along with corruption. Human trafficking, drugs guns etc. Racist, hate greece but of course most of them are immigrant and live here in greece. Of course this affect country sability. Only one country has survived economically in these situations and this is israel. We have to follow what israel does and the army is the number one priority

                                                                                • Philip Staudigel
                                                                                  Philip Staudigel  1 months back

                                                                                  "and Greece" at 0:15. Shows extent of Alexander the Great's Macedonian empire.

                                                                                  • .
                                                                                    .  4 weeks back

                                                                                    He also said italy to rome so...

                                                                                • Zoran Sekulovski
                                                                                  Zoran Sekulovski  1 months back

                                                                                  The map you used to show the allegded "Greek Empire" in the begining is totally off! The empire that you want to call "Greek" includes ancient Macedonia territory that is now called North Macedonia with a reason. That territory was rulled by Phillip II Macedon and was never conquered by any greek army. So, a basic intelligence question is - how can it be a Greek Empire when it includes ancient Macedonia, while the evidence say Macedonia was never conquered by a greek king/army. Macedonia was not greek, but greece was conqured by the Macedonian King Phillip II Macedon. He conquered them. The story the greeks want to sell is that he united them. Yeah, by force and killing them on the battlefield. I call that conquering. And you dont conquer something that belongs to your people, but to enemies. So, that empire you want to call greek, you should forget about it. A greek empire never existed. A greek civilization did exist, along with greek science and philosophy. But they were not warriors, except the famous spartans that were not conquerors. The empire was Macedonian and in the honor of the most advanced conquered civilization - it spread their culture and language - it was the most advanced at the time. You should not spread misinformation on your channel. Or maybe you were misinformed too. To all the greek raging keyboard warriors - come and get it! I don't give a fuck about a country ruined by politicians and criminals.

                                                                                  • bart hill
                                                                                    bart hill  1 months back

                                                                                    Moron the debt is linked to geography? the fake debt is linked to crooked world banks.