#1 Seoul River, South Korea 1961
If you don't know much about Vietnam this picture can help explain why South Koreans wanted freedom from the grip of Communism. Times have changed significantly since the Americans helped liberate the Southern Korea.
#2 Seoul River, South Korea 2011
This is what capitalism, regulation, and freedom from tyrants looks like. The change from 1960's before the war ended to modern South Korea is massive and shows the potential of people when they are allowed to provide for themselves.
#3 Singapore, 1974
Singapore was a humble Asian port city during the times of Austin Powers, but it has since become one of the largest, most busy ports in the entire world and its people can no longer fit within the tiny country's borders.
# 4 Singapore, 2005
This photograph of Singapore in 2005 makes it clear that they have nowhere to build but up. It is by far one of the most prosperous countries in all of the Eastern hemisphere and it is not slowing down any time soon.
# 5 Tokyo, Japan 1945
The destruction done to Japan after their part in inciting WWII was devastating and remains a source of debate and even shame amongst many groups of Americans.
# 6 Tokyo, Japan 2011
As you can see the Japanese don''t waste much time when it comes to rebuilding and starting over, and they are known for their legendary work ethic. Tokyo is once again a major economic center in the modern world.
# 7 Dubai, 1990
Dubai is probably the most impressive residential country in the world, because that is essentially the only reason it exists. Rich people have created a man-made Oasis where millionaires and billionaires can come to vacation, and average people can come to live.
# 8 Dubai, 2007
In Dubai, fantasy becomes reality. A tennis court on the roof of a skyscraper, Lambo after Ferrari after Maserati driving down the road, islands built in the shape of the world's continents; it is truly a one of a kind land of fun and sun.
# 9 Times Square, 1950's
Man, Times Square was actually kind of quaint once upon a time. We see why it was actually a tourist attraction before it became one of the most overrated sites in all of America.
# 10 Times Square, Present Day
Look at this picture, the world is bursting at the seams! There are just too many people and keeping everyone in our country safe must be a daunting task for the President when he sees pictures like this.
# 11 NYC 1876-2013
Wow, how the times have changed! NYC went from looking like a large subdivision to the world's largest sprawling metropolis in roughly 150 years.