A Reproduction of Gapminder
In Hans Rosling's iconic TED Talk he shows us that many advances have been made since the 60s, when our notions of development were established. The engaging infographic illustrates how our ongoing perceptions of a "first world" and a "third world" are wrong, and that the world has become a spectrum of developing countries.
You can skip ahead to 3m 58s to see him talking through the plot we've just made. Or sit back and enjoy a great example of statistics communication.