What I’m really worried about is war. Will the former rich countries really accept a completely changed world economy, and a shift of power away from where it has been the last 50 to 100 to 150 years, back to Asia?

Hans Rosling

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“Asia’s Rise — How and When?” TEDIndia 2009. Nov. 2009. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Asia's Rise -- How and When?" TEDIndia 2009. Nov. 2009. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from global health expert and data visionary Hans Rosling's 2009 TED Talk in which he predicts that India and China will soon become the world's dominant economies, usurping the United States' position. The quote means that Rosling fears that the U.S. and other formerly rich Western countries will wage war against Asian countries in order to prevent them from becoming dominant economies. Watch the full TED Talk here: Hans Rosling - Asia's Rise -- How and When