From Third World to First

Lee gives an historical account of Singapore''s development, while also recounting some of his personal achievements during his time as prime minister.

From Third World to FirstI have often pondered what China would have looked like today had it been run by Lee Kuan Yew and not Mao Zedong. Lee has proven to be one of the most formidable, visionary and incorruptible Asian leaders of the century. He took a city-state with no natural resources and turned it into a sovereign state with a per capita GDP of over $20,000. His 31 years as prime minister were a testimony to hard work and the creation of a national identity. What if this same man could have had the whole of China as his canvas It is one of the great what-ifs of 20th century history.

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