Film Theory: Black Panther's Economic CRISIS!

Vane B
Vane B

Hey! Venezuelan here. This made me cry for multiple reasons: 1.- The fact that someone is actually factually reporting on what happens to us and in some ways, this has been more through-rough than a lot of journalist. 2.- Because it reminded me of exactly how bad this is, with no end on sight. :( Just to fact-check/expand on context: Venezuela did have a real, albeit imperfect democratic system from 58-98... The year we elected that asshole Hugo Chávez. And to be fair, plenty of people-both local and immigrants- profited: there was more social mobility and the opportunity to study, get good jobs, make a living, take care of your family, etc. Venezuela was much like the US, a migration magnet. And food scarcity started in 2007: milk was one of the first things to go. The thing is that because of the high oil prices is like they could keep cooking in spite of a gas leak, but eventually you rub out of gas. The thing about controlling of the 1 resource=control of the population is true. Is like how abusive partners will try to prevent their victims from having their own money or take away any income they generate so as to keep them subdued. The Venezuelan government is responsible for people not finding food, but they will SELL you boxes of government selected food for you. So, also Maslow’s pyramid: you keep people from being able to protest because they’re relying on that food box you sell them. And government officials are the ones who import that food and make money off of it.

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AndresUltra Gaming
AndresUltra Gaming

Yo soy venezolano

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Ayesha Fatima
Ayesha Fatima

😭

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The Devil Room
The Devil Room

That's sad

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Generally Can
Generally Can

Here his the 50th reply :)

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birdland 2006
birdland 2006

I am the 500 reply yay

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Moh Sag
Moh Sag

: (

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Moh Sag
Moh Sag

how dare u insult saudi i live thier

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Wide Tide
Wide Tide

What if I told you the summary of this theory?.... Vibranium... WAKAN'T HOLD UP FOREVER!!!!!

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CrAzY Ducks
CrAzY Ducks

R.I.P Stan Lee

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Maestrul Gamer
Maestrul Gamer

But in Marvel universe is just IMPOSSIBLE to make an undestructible material withought vibranium.And still they have the best tehnology on Earth,so why can't they just sell it on a global scale??

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Spider man Fan Dude
Spider man Fan Dude

Wakandah foreva!!!

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minibob 8546
minibob 8546

Thanks for the history lesson 👍

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TheDOPDeity
TheDOPDeity

Yeah but here's the thing, there is no alternative to vibranium. There can't be anything that does its job as well or better. Adamantium is as strong but it isn't as useful (and won't even exist in the MCU for some time). And humans can't replicate the materials used for Asgardian weapons. There's a set rule for this particular universe that real world situations can't affect.

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iunary
iunary

It relaxed policies... and MURDERERD people.... dont forget that EVER that they kill journalists and theorists alike.. any critical thinking is punished by death Also Matpat you cant say Wakanda will go bancrupt.. thats racist! you Monster! what you think black people cant run a service economy or something?

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Krish Bb57
Krish Bb57

My friend is from Guyana. Why dafuk you include it in Venezuela.

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Adi Kataria
Adi Kataria

Seriously dude suck it

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johann boutboul
johann boutboul

Those countries fail because of socialism

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Reeher Black
Reeher Black

We don’t do it in a meaningless way it’s OUR monarch we Brit’s need one (because we still live in the 12th century )

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Judu 42
Judu 42

Just Saying I was rewatching this and realized you put pictures of Qatar and Dubai while talking about Saudi Arabia

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Carole Tambara
Carole Tambara

Wakanda is open for business

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Nicole Clapp
Nicole Clapp

If Wakanda is isolated do they have their currency? And if not where do they get their money? And how do you communicate with the outside world without revealing Wakanda? Who do you trust?

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AaqilHarith Saiful
AaqilHarith Saiful

If vibrinium is hard how was it shaped

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Ltd Dockstader
Ltd Dockstader

I think the term your looking for is oligarchy. Oligarchy is a form of government where the rich and wealthy control the government; ie no democracy.

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Alejandra Perez
Alejandra Perez

lol that's eminem's body

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Jake Davis
Jake Davis

6:17 - 6:43 Had me dieing

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Alain Daniel
Alain Daniel

For a secound i forgot what i was waching

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Aaron Wang
Aaron Wang

They have a mountain of vibranium and have barely scratched the surface! They occasionally sell it to governments! As long as the government isn't corrupt and knows what the people needs it's all okay. There's also no substitute that can match up to it, as it's the strongest material in the MCU and besides just being strong it has many other uses, so there really isn't a problem.

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Sian M
Sian M

Basically majority of African countries

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Daniel LaTorre
Daniel LaTorre

6:17 - 6:46 HAHAHA matpat at his finest ladies and gentlemen

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Giovanni Acevedo
Giovanni Acevedo

If you listened crane said that they barely crashed the the first layer

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Amira Johnson
Amira Johnson

At the end of Black Panther din't they agree to trade with/ work with America or something like that?

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Wicked Erebus
Wicked Erebus

Maybe Tony won't succeed because of being stuck on Titan? I don't know, but seriously, did Wakada just throw the remains of Vision, whatever was left, into the Vibranium vaults?

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Malcolm Hughes
Malcolm Hughes

Rockefeller also supplied the Nazis

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Thewolf938
Thewolf938

But they're isolationists who don't share the vibranium how does this theory fit to that

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Eric Passos
Eric Passos

Same with animal farm omg it’s so annoying

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Ali Khurram
Ali Khurram

3:14 You were speaking about Saudi Arabia but you have used a picture of The skyline of Dubai. 🙄

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NPC White Man Bad
NPC White Man Bad

Wakandas Economy = Non-Existent

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Thomas harman
Thomas harman

U can get a drug unit called a fiver....lol

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Professor Pokeball
Professor Pokeball

Don't ya mean *sand* cheap?

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darevi 22
darevi 22

;

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Austin Cottingham
Austin Cottingham

Some of my friends make less than $500 a month as well

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Christopher Peters
Christopher Peters

Love your work brother! I do disagree slightly though, as I would say that it wouldn’t be the metal making them rich, but their technology in almost every field

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TheDreyBChannel
TheDreyBChannel

SUB TO ME IF UR A GAMER OR A MARVEL FAN

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Myishen Haines
Myishen Haines

You know not of what you speak. ☺

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Aaron Sorensen
Aaron Sorensen

The only issue I had with this theory is that even if they couldn't/ didn't want to sell their vibranium, they could still use it for all their technology. Even without them branching out to the world economy, Vibranium is still extremely versatile and would keep their city and lifestyle going for a long time.

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It’s Miles!
It’s Miles!

WAKANDA FOREVER!!! BANKRUPT OR NOT!!!

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Jared Reynoso
Jared Reynoso

Lol. I love how this video destroys socialism without meaning to destroy socialism.

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Nalitzo
Nalitzo

He opened up to the world

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Dark Shield
Dark Shield

Everything said about Russia was wrong to a certain degree. Russia is a democracy. Putin is just too popular to lose due to his role in rebuilding the economy in early 2000's. The second most popular party is the Communist party. Now they, are not democratic. Russias energy resources do not account for the majority of the revenues of the state.

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world citizen
world citizen

Hey can't Wakanda be totally independent because they know nanotechnology better than anyone on earth So they could literally turn anything to anything and they could be self-relaient

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Raoul Motman
Raoul Motman

You missed a key element... it being they don't sell vibranium thats the biggest factor. God stick to math

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Raoul Motman
Raoul Motman

Stick to math. Your bad at economy.

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Sofia Fortuna
Sofia Fortuna

I just really need the pants.

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Dana Rama
Dana Rama

laughed so hard at this

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Nn Bb
Nn Bb

Wakanda isn't basing it's economy on Vibranium sales. They even claimed the bit used for Cap's shield was all they had. They don't want the world to know that they have it, so much of this video makes no sense whatsoever :(

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firefox5926
firefox5926

8:27 welll that's not quiet true.. you can predict say how much water people will need i.e like say all up 100 liters a day times the population or how much electricity will be need rounded to the nearest megawatt you can predict say how many washing machines you need based on the number of people in you're country and just add say 10 % more for those unaccounted for its much harder to predict what particular meal someone will want to have tomorrow.. which is why govt should probably stay out of that areas but in general you can set a base amount of what quantity of what things a person requires for a year at a give quality of life then its just a matter of providing it hell the u.s army is a command and control economy and it functions.. tanks generally get to where they are needed as do mres ... its more about implementation that about ideological

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firefox5926
firefox5926

7:47 it also doesn't help that the usa is imposeing a quasi economic blocade against them so that the cant really sell what they do make ... not to mention i imagine a large doliping of computing and shall we say creative accounting?

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firefox5926
firefox5926

7:41 yeah that's less of a problem with command and control economy and more of a problem with not investing in diversifying you economy like subsidng while getting people into free schooling up to uni and free health care and building roads and rail lines and developing farm land and heavy industry and realizing that that oil boon wont last forever so use it now to make it unnecessary in the future .. like Norway does with its natural gas... and its pension fund that's funded by the gas revenue

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firefox5926
firefox5926

to bee fair we had a pretty comand and control economy here in new zealand from about 1940 till about the 1980s and it works fairly well for us

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firefox5926
firefox5926

6:27 you see ze americana have the bomb and hate communism and we are communist and if we dont also have ze bomb there's a good chance they will try to invade us and make us capitalist ...like they did in 1918 ... and also the last time we trusted them they screwed us also we are stll recovering from the "great patriotic war and barely have any money left so we have to prioritize and the amriacanas wont give us loans unless you open up all our accounting to them and agree to various conditions that would not be favorable to us...

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Bogdy Yo
Bogdy Yo

Well, wakanda is destroyed now so..doesn't matter

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Sagar Chhabra
Sagar Chhabra

16:24 Anybody thought why Indian map was on screens

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Casey Koons
Casey Koons

What we don't have real-life models (that I'm aware of) is a post-scarcity economy. Vibranium is a "strong" material, but it is also shown to produce energy. Energy that is harnessed by Wakanda to produce seemingly everything they need and use. It's not just that everything is made of vibranium, it is that the seemingly limitless clean energy from vibranium can allow anything to be made. I'd love to see you puzzle with this. What would a society (like Star Trek, or Wakanda) be like if they had an infinite power-plant? No limit to the additional energy needed for growth?

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Ethan The Gamer
Ethan The Gamer

From what I can tell from the movie is that Wakanda looks like communists system and in your theory your talking about the capitalist system so... V 2.0?

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Caleb Taylor
Caleb Taylor

MatPat, you should do a Vibranium vs. Adamantium theory! The question has been on the minds of me and my friends for a while now, and we'd like to hear your opinion on it

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Noble Animations
Noble Animations

Great theory, but there IS an alternative for Wakanda: Should the world find an alternative for Vibranium, Wakanda can easily create weapons out of Vibranium and take over. Killmonger even said that they could easily the rule the world with their Vibranium. This is true. Wakanda’s Metal is so strong they can create weapons and invade and take over the world, taking its resources and long living and prospering. Of course, this is the final backup plan, god forbid, but they DO have a backup plan in case they do lose trade partners

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shashank kanthraju
shashank kanthraju

Dude shut up

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Alex Smith
Alex Smith

Obliviously they are broke they’re black

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Richard Hampton
Richard Hampton

Saudi Arabian officials arrested 57 women for protesting the right too drive a week before they passed the right too drive for women into law. The second thing is they killed a US journalist for practicing free speech very recently and there not known for there lack of corruption ever. 2nd, Venezuela is in a very bad place rn along with China, Russia, Crimea (The illegally annexed part of Ukraine done by Russian Special Forces, ordered by Putin) Vietnam aint doing that great, also lots of Africa, Brexxit is happening in the Uk, Canada is (or was, havent checked lately) about too elect a fascist leader, and the US is obviously not doing too well. My point is the whole worlds absolutely royally fucked and unless we do something about it (would require major changes too every humans way of life) soon itll just continue too get worse but as far as i can see that isent going too happen.

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Sergio Furtado
Sergio Furtado

Wait, no shortage of sand

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Black Ops
Black Ops

So I shouldn’t go to Russia

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RandomCat666 Person
RandomCat666 Person

Provison?

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Modus Pwnens
Modus Pwnens

1) The Wakandans are fine, don't tell them what to do 2) They have more than vibranium and they opened their borders to *help* other countries, not just trade 3) Whiteys like you need to stfu about Saudi Arabia or other brown countries "lacking in democracy" because none of the western ones are very democratic themselves, dumbass bitch.

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TheLittleFranz
TheLittleFranz

Hey ho, love your theories I would like to object in this matter though; wakanda does NOT sell Vibranium, thus it is completly independent on any market prices whatsoever, as wakanda is completly selfsustaining and independent of the outside world; they have their tribes as seen in the movie and they have the comunity that shares; i cannot remember that it was stated that vibranium is some kind of currency inside or outside the country; people did not work and earn vibranium ... much rather did it seem that they dont requierd a common currency and kept the "trade market" alive ... which would lead to some other kind of economic crisis (i think there would be dozens of historical examples for that as well...) thanks for uploading though, i enjoyed this video as i enjoyed many others =)

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EliteGaming
EliteGaming

YUNG SANDALI KANG PUTANGINAAAAA NAGING PUTANGINANG 5 days

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The Legend of Old World
The Legend of Old World

That's racist

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Thủy Bích
Thủy Bích

3:14Oh!thats poor?My mom makes 400$ per month and we areling just fine

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just a Green banana
just a Green banana

Yeah they do that

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Rackneh
Rackneh

Ohhh this beginning has aged pretty badly

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Ryan Rodrigues
Ryan Rodrigues

Your full video is right on economy.

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Ryan Rodrigues
Ryan Rodrigues

You are absolutely right about the closed economy.

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Startak
Startak

dont worry hes dead

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xd_MonsterMan
xd_MonsterMan

hey uhh the worst villain name is actually purple man

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learn to code javascript
learn to code javascript

The black market is mostly online payed in bitcoin. A big one is Silk Road on a .onion website. This can only be accessed on a torbrowser

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Ethan Sung
Ethan Sung

Wait... since when there’s a outro music.......

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Fk jl
Fk jl

Atomic Bomb is Really Warm, like 5000 degrees)))

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Anissa Really Likes Cheesecake
Anissa Really Likes Cheesecake

Edgy American teen: "But that wasn't real communism" Film Theorists: "lmaoo bet"

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Rosie Futers
Rosie Futers

WHY WAS BUCKY LISTED AS A VILLAIN AT THE START WHAT THE HELL HE IS AN INNOCENT BEAN WHO WAS ABUSED MY POOR BABY YOU ARE GOOD BUCKY I LOVE YOU *starts crying* i HavE a LoT oF fEeLs

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CryzLax
CryzLax

Ummm Matpat if Tony Stark does create a better vibranium why wouldnt he give some to T'Challa? And if he doesnt why cant they just upgrade it themselves, they are still rich and have alot of vibranium after all

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TR Merc
TR Merc

There is one major problem I see with this theory, Wakanda doesn't sell Vabranium at ALL. They don't rely on Vabranium as an economic source as in the film Ulysses Klaw is charged with stealing Wakanda's entire supply of Vibranium. To me, Wakanda actually operates more like Mongolia's economy. The people living as their ancestors did and using technology to enrich their lives.

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prince well
prince well

DANM THIS VIDEO WAS SO BAD IT JUST MADE ME UNSUBSCRIBE AND THUMBS DOWN THIS CHANNEL........ RULE NUMBER ONE OF LIFE NEVER EVER COME FOR MARVEL, ESPECIALLY BLACK PANTHER.

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Emerald Jedi
Emerald Jedi

im in britiain hah

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Article 69
Article 69

Logical thinkers: how does Wakanda sustain it self Marvel: MAGIC METAL THAT SOLVES ALL PROBLEMS!!!!!

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سام سفيآني
سام سفيآني

3:13 ذولاا مو سعوديين يا الأخ 😂 They are not Saudi citizens 😁

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Andre Viking
Andre Viking

This is a pointed comparison. Wakanda doesn’t export/sell Vibranium. Your whole point is mute.

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alonectorch
alonectorch

There's actually a surprising shortage of sand. You should look into it.

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HawkeyeDerezzed
HawkeyeDerezzed

My favorite part of this video is how you gave an example of how it was -40° in Russia. Means there's no need to specify if F or C. The one temp that works around the world.

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Aleksei Vorontsov
Aleksei Vorontsov

Hey dude Matpat im Russian so stop insulting my country

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Margaret Pierce
Margaret Pierce

It works because it’s a movie

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Angel Bacon
Angel Bacon

Matpat I have to disagree with the stupid names, Did we forget Tazerface?

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DabyQ8i
DabyQ8i

Saudi Arabia people richer than American people what are you talking about

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D'Artagnan Dyasi
D'Artagnan Dyasi

T challa Meets with the tribe leaders every time he gets the chance

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husshodi
husshodi

wakanda has free renewable energy they dont use fossil fuels so that definitely drives the costs way down along with superior medical technology and computer technology that is far ahead of anyone on earth all using free energy ..they most likely developed agricultural technology way ahead as well and there are many tribes that make one kingdom so you cant compare wakanda to real regimes put into power by foreign governments in order to destabilize these resource rich nations so that countries like the united states russia and now china can plunder these resources.. killmongers job was literally to be the guy that destabilized governments which is what he did in wakanda.. the truth is wakanda is what the world would be like if governments cared about the people instead of exploiting them..and they dont need the outside world to survive as they have existed self sufficiently for thousands of years..at the end of the movie its explained wakanda will now open up.. wakanda is more like china on steroids before it allowed the west to learn even some of its secrets..but lets remember wakandas chief resource also gives then unlimited renewable energy..

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Elecrowiz GT
Elecrowiz GT

Killmonger looks like xxxtentacion

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Jonathan Becker
Jonathan Becker

the real theory should have been money is made up... only there to make sure us hamsters stay on the wheel while the Empire wins.

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