India and China have so many people today because they’re good for farming and big, but they’ve always been that way, so they’ve actually had a huge proportion of Earth’s people for thousands of years. Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! Thanks also to our supporters on ___________________________________________ If you liked this week’s video, you might also like: A very detailed map of world population density: about world population growth: _________________________________________ Subscribe to MinuteEarth on YouTube: Support us on Patreon: And visit our website: Say hello on Facebook: And Twitter: And download our videos on itunes: ___________________________________________ Credits (and Twitter handles): Script Writer: Alex Reich (@alexhreich) Script Editor: Kate Yoshida (@KateYoshida) Video Illustrator: Qingyang Chen (@QCVisual) Video Director: Emily Elert (@eelert) Video Narrator: Kate Yoshida (@KateYoshida) With Contributions From: Henry Reich, Ever Salazar, Peter Reich, David Goldenberg Music by: Nathaniel Schroeder: ___________________________________________ References: Eraly, A., Khan, Y., Michell, G. & Saran, M. 2008. India. DK Publishing, New York.Gidwani, V.K., April 2017, personal communication.Goldewijk, K.K., Beusen, A., & Janssen, P. 2010. Long-term dynamic modeling of global population and built-up area in a spatially explicit way: HYDE 3.1. The Holocene, 20(4), 565-573. K.K., Arthur Beusen, Jonathan Doelman, and Elke Stehfest. "New anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene; HYDE 3.2.” Unpublished manuscript. K.K., April 2017, personal communication.Maddison, A. 2006. The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective. OECD. aldous/157/Papers/world_economy.pdf Roberts, E., March 2017, personal communication.Ruggles, S., March 2017, personal communication.Stearns, P. N. (Ed.). 2001. The encyclopedia of world history: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, chronologically arranged. Houghton Mifflin. Chicago.Thanks also to Deepak Ray, Jamie Gerber, Emily Cassidy, and Ryan Loomis.