India's Geography Problem


Comments • 17 708

  • mikepodella
    mikepodella  2 hours back

    India is 1.4 billion people living in a total shithole.

    • Md. Modassir Hassan
      Md. Modassir Hassan  1 days back

      And now we are failing 😥🇮🇳

    • infinitecanadian
      infinitecanadian  1 days back

      India already has a problem: it is a shithole.

      • Sreajan Agrawal
        Sreajan Agrawal  2 days back

        Don't know why West always shows only poor pictures of India....
        Are you all 9 years olds????

        • Anonymous
          Anonymous  1 days back

          i completely agree but thats what our majority of the population is,and BJP has failed to look up on our poor people and instead tried to focus on many other international things rather than doing something for us.

      • aditya pandey
        aditya pandey  2 days back

        India was a united country under the rule of Mughals from whom britishers won major part on battlegrounds. Before that gupta dynasty and maurayan dynasty have had united all land.

        • Banibrata Chowdhury
          Banibrata Chowdhury  2 days back

          Worst kind of video I ever came across relating to Indian history. So worthless

          • Gamer YON
            Gamer YON  2 days back

            make on for Bangladesh please

            • Being Pahadi
              Being Pahadi  3 days back

              That's like when a fool assume that he knows everything and what he is speaking is the truth.

              • Red John
                Red John  3 days back

                Completely nonsense.. India did not have navy?? Lol

                • Sithu Hlaing
                  Sithu Hlaing  3 days back

                  Myanmar is a different country and culture, not part of India. It was only ruled as part of the British Raj.

                  • XDOX XD
                    XDOX XD  3 days back

                    We indian knows that, love from ódíshá(india)

                • amu sonu
                  amu sonu  3 days back

                  tum bahut jhut bol rahe ho ...
                  bahut jhuta h ye

                  • Ashay Dwivedi
                    Ashay Dwivedi  3 days back

                    Only if India had a lesser population, it would have such great living standards

                    • amu sonu
                      amu sonu  3 days back

                      to hell with your GDP ... NOW ON ... NATURAL RESOURCES IS GDP ... INDIA IS WAY AHEAD THAN CHINA

                      • amu sonu
                        amu sonu  3 days back

                        lier you will go in hell

                        • amu sonu
                          amu sonu  3 days back

                          bahot jhut bol raha h ye

                          • Vijay Simha
                            Vijay Simha  3 days back

                            India's Geography problem will be solved once both Pakistan and Bangladesh are erased from the world map

                            • Vijay Simha
                              Vijay Simha  3 days back

                              While the Indian Subcontinent makes perfect geographical sense and India occupies a continental proportion of the lands in it, India’s own geography is not perfect. While it has the highest mountain range in the world to its north, the Indian Ocean to its south, dense jungles on its eastern border, its borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh don’t make any geographical sense at all. While both the borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh cuts across two prominent states Punjab and Bengal without any geographical barriers, in the case of Pakistan, India also has to contend with a nuclear armed rival within its own geography … its own realm.

                              The creation of Pakistan divided the most prominent plains in Northern India into two. Thus there are no natural geographical barriers between India and Pakistan. The people on both sides of the border share the same culture, languages and origins but are divided by an artificial boundary created due to religious fanaticism. The presence of a hostile Pakistan blocks India in its own geographical backyard, has caused a bitter insurgency in India’s Northernmost state and seriously hampers India’s capacity of projecting power outside South Asia, which in turn has a direct bearing on India’s great power aspirations.

                              The region of Pakistan and Afghanistan make a very smooth geographical transition into Central Asia and West Asia, as such this region has the potential to work as a conduit of land based trade from the west, which may grow in hundreds of Billions if India, with its huge Economy, can initiate land based trade through the region of Pakistan. Throughout history, every major kingdom in north western India and every pan Indian Empire had both Indus and the Gangetic plains within its border. The Kushanas, the Mauryas, the Guptas, the Delhi sultanate and the Mughals and the British had both the Indus and Ganges river systems with their realm - Not so the Republic of India.

                              This facilitated trade with the central and west Asia as the western frontiers of South Asia were linked to the heartland of South Asia.

                              In the present time due to the presence of a hostile Pakistan, India’s access to strategically important central Asia or, in other words, the center of Mackinder’s strategically important Heartland is cut off. India tried to out-maneuver this geographical bottleneck by building an airfield in Tajikistan and by linking the port of Chabahar in Iran with Afghanistan through road.

                              However, these measures can only partly mitigate the disadvantages that India faces when it comes to projecting its influence and power throughout Central and West Asia.

                              As India cannot afford to be locked-up within South Asia forever, especially with China making deep inroads into the heartlands of Mackinder as well as in the Strategic Indian Ocean region, a better understanding of geo-strategic implications and impediments has to be ingrained into the foreign policy to remove or outmaneuver the artificial roadblock to its western border.

                              Geography was wronged in 1947 when Indian Subcontinent was partitioned without any geographical sense. Geographical logic would be established only when all the regions of South Asia are well connected and integrated with each other in a seamless manner. It is India which should lead this endeavor and remove the geographical roadblocks that it faces to the west which could bring about an era of regional integration in South Asia. Geography, ethnic characteristics and history by themselves do not determine the events of the future but they have profound influence on the human endeavors and thereby they shape future geopolitical events.

                              Understanding geographical implications and their significance for the India’s Pakistan policy in the 21st century will go a long way in chalking out successful strategies to not only strengthen India’s geopolitical position in South Asia but also contribute to the economic and political stability of the region.

                              • Ajin Ajayan
                                Ajin Ajayan  4 days back

                                Before British India there was akhand bharat.. Ever heard that term???

                                • Jhingur
                                  Jhingur  5 days back

                                  bhenchod what?

                                  • ATTIQ ALBANIAN
                                    ATTIQ ALBANIAN  5 days back

                                    Where are My Pakistani Boys And Girls at Come on Guys 🇵🇰 ❤✌

                                    • Mak1
                                      Mak1  5 days back

                                      Some facts for your information only

                                      • Mak1
                                        Mak1  5 days back

                                        Sorry, dude! but a lot of facts which you mentioned are wrong.

                                        • Mak1
                                          Mak1  5 days back

                                          But don't forget above all India alone is having 27% of poverty of the world

                                          • MIDKNIGHT FENERIR
                                            MIDKNIGHT FENERIR  4 days back

                                            DumbAss The Poverty in India have decreased a lot from the past

                                        • S D
                                          S D  6 days back

                                          Dude full of wrong information 😓😓

                                          • Christopher Herrera
                                            Christopher Herrera  6 days back

                                            Wow! You have some very very informative well done videos. Your videos, topics are goo enough for the History Channel and the Smithsonian channel. Good job and thanks.

                                            • Pritesh Mathur
                                              Pritesh Mathur  6 days back

                                              हमने चीन को बुद्ध दिया... चीन ने हमे युद्ध दिया

                                              • 橙色黎明
                                                橙色黎明  7 days back

                                                The word no problem, your fucuking American make problem all over the word and enjoy it.

                                              • Mahesh M V U
                                                Mahesh M V U  7 days back

                                                BS Video. Skip it.

                                                • Theolich
                                                  Theolich  7 days back

                                                  A fine example of how the British (somehow intentionally) left messes everywhere as then cleaned up what's left of their colonial empire.

                                                  • Azaz Ali
                                                    Azaz Ali  7 days back

                                                    India is the mother of terrorism . From kabul afghanistan

                                                    • Dhurav Singh Chauhan
                                                      Dhurav Singh Chauhan  1 weeks back

                                                      Misconceptions miss inception

                                                      • Chian Yee Lee
                                                        Chian Yee Lee  1 weeks back

                                                        I feel like the british created a lot of harm to the world.

                                                        • Sleepy Sartorialist
                                                          Sleepy Sartorialist  3 days back

                                                          It’s true. *sighs in Indigenous*

                                                        • T.L. Watkinson
                                                          T.L. Watkinson  4 days back

                                                          Interesting your feelings are not consonant with fact. But then, facts don't care about your feelings.
                                                          The world economy was better integrated in 1913 than in 2013 and the British were largely responsible for that.
                                                          One of the legacies of empire, is the pervasiveness of the English language around the world.

                                                      • Matt
                                                        Matt  1 weeks back

                                                        india is gross

                                                        • Manoj Kumar
                                                          Manoj Kumar  1 weeks back

                                                          Not exactly factually correct...but still a good job

                                                          • Tayyibah Shahadat
                                                            Tayyibah Shahadat  1 weeks back

                                                            India before the Mughal and British didn't exist, it was a list of smaller countries

                                                            Thanks to Mughal who united all these states currently known as India

                                                            Mughal India was richest in the world

                                                            British India was left the poorest in the world

                                                            • Love Is Life
                                                              Love Is Life  6 days back

                                                              Before mughal. India was also known as GOLDEN BIRD .

                                                          • Yamin Shaikh
                                                            Yamin Shaikh  1 weeks back

                                                            Indian transportation is great even in 2017... What r u walking about??

                                                            • Lost in Atlantic
                                                              Lost in Atlantic  1 weeks back

                                                              British tried to unite india,hahahahaha.
                                                              India has a weak transportation system..are u stupid?? We have more railroads than any country in the world.this video was made just by some local research on said unfortunately,british rule ended,wtf??????

                                                              • Chetanya Singh
                                                                Chetanya Singh  1 weeks back

                                                                MADARCHOD ANGREJ SAALE

                                                                • dishant sharma
                                                                  dishant sharma  1 weeks back

                                                                  Very poor knowledge of subject matter !!
                                                                  1) Railways and roads were not build to integrate Nation but to allow british goods, build in british industries to reach and replace indigenous products in far flung areas
                                                                  2) Yes there were fragmented states all over , but the concept of whole territory being a Single nation existed even before the CE and the Indian Nation was called "Bharatvarsha"
                                                                  3) India had a strong navy till 10-11th centuries and naval expeditions by Chola Kings (Southern Indian Kingdom) were as far as China, Indonesia Cambodia, Malaysia. Even till the Britishers arrived Indian had some big Ship building centers in Surat and Bengal. These were eventually destroyed by britishers by giving british made ships monopoly over trade routes from and to India.
                                                                  4) India did had relations with China over its history with some ex being Silk Route from China through India to middle and central Asia, and propagation of Buddhism from India to China, propagation of Cotton from India to China and even to Japan , and propagation of Silk from China to India.

                                                                  Dude next time make a video after doing some research !

                                                                  • chandan sinha
                                                                    chandan sinha  1 weeks back

                                                                    dishant sharma ya true india was fragmanted but all of them called them self bharat varsha nivasi
                                                                    These brits always want to take all credits

                                                                • Zayn
                                                                  Zayn  2 weeks back

                                                                  British presence is the reason why Indian economy is growing fast today 😂😂 what the hell this motherfucker is saying.
                                                                  India's share of the world economy went from 24.4% in 1700 to 4.2 in 1950.infact Britain's thrive was premised on the very loot and destruction in funny it is to exploit, loot, torture, and kill people for years and then celebrate they are growing faster after it 😂 and according to this motherfucker English has brought development..but Chinese do not speak English so according to his logic china must not be developed as it is now. And India is not federation but Union of States. chutiya maderchod😂.I had just subscribed u , and I have just unsubscribed u asshole

                                                                  • Hungry Estonian
                                                                    Hungry Estonian  1 weeks back

                                                                    he didn't say that, he even said the British did a lot of damage to the economy but because of the english language literacy western countries are outsourcing jobs to India because Indians learned English from the British

                                                                • djinn Man
                                                                  djinn Man  2 weeks back

                                                                  India won't fail. It has FAR too many intelligent people and is too use to navigating chaos to do so. Whether it can sustain and reach its intended goals is another issue.

                                                                  And that said, I disagree that India's problems are purely or largely Geographical.

                                                                  Rather :

                                                                  1) China also had massive rural population at same start point in the 1980s( If not more). The reason China has been able to get ahead is not just cheap labour which India and other nations can provide but LOGISTICS and INFRASTRUCTURE. It can get goods to market quickly and efficiently. Contrast India's roads and railways (improving but not at similar pace)

                                                                  2) Partially this is due to India's large democracy. Partially bc India has also inherited and propogated enthusiastically British Colonial Bureaucracy.

                                                                  Its political system (as oppose to China ...itself having other faults) means things do not get done as quickly and are often log jammed. See infrastructure. This is more so a cultural thing than any geographical dictate.

                                                                  3) India's education lags not bc of rural /urban divide but other factors including less equality for women (as oppose to China...unless you are a Ghandi) and of course the Hindhu cultural baggage of the caste system.

                                                                  But things are slowly changing for the good here.

                                                                  None of these issues are weighted down by Geography.

                                                                  4) One other thing is the border with Pakistan. I would think the Thar dessert is as much a benefit to Indian defense as the populated area on the Pakistani side is a risk to Pakistan.

                                                                  More so again the issue of getting on with each other is again cultural (and irrational) rather than any geographical dictate. This is again due to Indian politics (and Pakistan) where Nationalist like to stoke the fear of the other side to gain power.

                                                                  Indian oceans are as much an advantage for the sub continent as it is any impediment. Indian traders use to exchange knowledge with the Arab world in the golden age (7th and 8th century) with the monsoons as much as they did with South East Asia (see Hindhu temples in Vietnam, Indonesia and Buddhism)

                                                                  5) And as much as the Himalayas are an impediment, it did not stop Chinese monks from crossing over before Christ to bring Buddhist text to East Asia or indeed an Indian monk to make positive impact with the Shaolin Temple.

                                                                  Again there is no issue with linking China and India (Roads on the Chinese side and rail all already highly developed)

                                                                  The issue is rather again cultural. Indians love a good bargain and they are holding back on territorial settlements for more favourable outcomes in the future.

                                                                  • BHANU PRATAP SINGH
                                                                    BHANU PRATAP SINGH  2 weeks back

                                                                    We are not that bad at HTML

                                                                    • Alan Zapp
                                                                      Alan Zapp  2 weeks back

                                                                      My quibble with Wendover: all the vids focus on war/conflict/strife. The graphic and production quality is impressive but the endless "if so-and-so launches a Thing, then geography dictates that the other tribe will likely launch their Thing." Every single Wendover vid devolves into war-games theory.

                                                                      • Bhavik Shah
                                                                        Bhavik Shah  2 weeks back

                                                                        I am still waiting for your response
                                                                        Or eale I need to move this issue to Government of india and YouTube

                                                                        • Sangram Chore
                                                                          Sangram Chore  2 weeks back

                                                                          Caucasian s love to define India which they can not and will not.

                                                                        • agni mitra
                                                                          agni mitra  2 weeks back

                                                                          Bull crap video with a guy reading out bull crap. Promoted video.

                                                                          • Kindrêd dōj
                                                                            Kindrêd dōj  1 weeks back

                                                                            @Raheel Abeed Alam lol what too scared .😂

                                                                          • Raheel Abeed Alam
                                                                            Raheel Abeed Alam  2 weeks back

                                                                            Or you're just too scared to accept the truth, like most Indians.

                                                                        • king arthur
                                                                          king arthur  2 weeks back

                                                                          "India has forgiven, but it should not be forgotten"

                                                                          Before the arrival of British, India had a world GDP share of 23%. By the time they left, it was down to 4%.
                                                                          The 200 years rule of British has changed the course and status of Indian history of being the richest to the poorest country when Britishers left.

                                                                          It will take India a painstaking hundreds of years to recover from the economic losses incurred.

                                                                          So, it can't be said that British ruled only for a few period.

                                                                          • Utkarsh Yadav
                                                                            Utkarsh Yadav  2 weeks back

                                                                            your fact is absolutely wrong india was never a hindu state , india was not seprated as a Request of hindu state only pakistan was seprated & made an islamic or muslim state ... after that indian politians n people wanted it to be a hindu state but it never went to become as Mahatma Gandhi ji believed its diverse n wanted it to be secular .. so since indipendence & partition india has never been a hindu state & now as well

                                                                            • Utkarsh Yadav
                                                                              Utkarsh Yadav  1 weeks back

                                                                              @Md. Ali i think you are not enough with your knowledge 😂
                                                                              Gazwa e hind has happend Centuries ago 😂 that's what pakistani are tought .. & its still isn't able to develop their facilities in its basic requirements 😂 hope some day you become well educated & one day work for advancement & in technical fields of your country to make it modern after 20 years as india is now in the developed world 😅😂👏
                                                                              Don't be ashamed but because of your islam religion you both countries ain't able to develope & grow properly ... so sad ... that's why your people are eager to come india because a daily living is fatisfying here 😅😂

                                                                            • Md. Ali
                                                                              Md. Ali  1 weeks back

                                                                              Haha😂 and thats how we took two islamic countries from you fool hindu indian just back in 1947.😂
                                                                              We both are islamic state (pakistan and bangladesh).
                                                                              And no hindu, can become prime minister or president in our country thats clearly mentioned in our Constitution 😂.
                                                                              And you are secular country that gives me great hope that one day we all Muslims of subcontinent including Indian will finish dream of Prophet MOHAMAD Gazwa e hind.
                                                                              😂 Secularism Mubarak.
                                                                              We dont need Secularism here in our Islamic Pakistan and Kashmir is coming you ENDIA 😂