Most populous country in the world: from destitute colony to next superpower: a brief (success) history of India

April 14, 2023 was a historic day.

Most populous country in the world: from destitute colony to next superpower: a brief (success) history of India

April 14, 2023 was a historic day. According to an estimate by the UN, India broke the mark of 1,425,775,850 inhabitants this Friday - which is more people in no other country in the world, not even in China, the long-standing record holder. A turning point, at least in terms of numbers, maybe also in terms of the consequences?

Because India's real rise may have only just begun. By 2030, the country wants to take third place among the largest economies, overtaking Germany and Japan. This is anything but wishful thinking. In India everything goes fast, unhealthily fast, as some say. From the South Asian emerging country to a global superpower without hesitation, that's the plan.

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