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Year, GDP, GDP Per Capita
2010, $100 Billion, $1000
2015, $200 Billion, $2000
2020, $400 Billion, $4000
2025, $700 Billion, $7000
2030, $1 Trillion, $10000
Ha ha. Just as I expected. Damn I'm good. Goldman-Sachs should make me their CEO.
I've said repeatedly in the past, here on AF and in real life, that Vietnam will take about 50 years to modernize and catch up with the West. I based my projection on the respective time-lines of Taiwan, S. Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore. All these countries, cities, city-states, have taken about 50 to 60+ years to become wealthy. They've all enjoyed peace since 1945 (Singapore, Hong Kong), 1949 (Taiwan), S. Korea (1952).
Japan is a special case, simply because they industrialized in 1858. Like Germany, they recovered very quickly after WWII. By the 1960's they were essentially rich again.
But all of these countries enjoyed massive American assistance, both directly (cash, technology) and indirectly (living under the umbrella of the Yankee Empire).
Lastly, S. Vietnam compared very, very well with Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and S. Korea during the 1960's and 1970's while it lasted, despite the raging war.
BTW, I thought Vietnam's GDP was already $250 Billion like 3 or years ago?