In the world of ‘Black Panther‘ and ‘Captain America: Civil War‘, we’ve learned that Wakanda is a very mysterious nation and now we’re learning why. Common logic dictates why this advanced nation has isolated itself from the world as producer Nate Moore explains it. What it boils down to is the country being the only source of vibranium and knowing what its value is.
According to Moore:
“If you think about the way the world works, whenever any country has something of value, it tends to draw a lot of eyes. It tends to draw you into conflict, frankly. I think Wakanda saw, very early on, that if people knew that they had vibranium, which they do, they were going to be conquered. Or at least at war forever. So, they did the smart thing.”
The isolationist way that they’ve liven truely was a smart choice in the MCU. It likely wouldn’t have worked quite as easily on our Earth, but here it not only worked but allowed the nation to quietly prosper while the rest of the planet was focussed on other things.
“They hid that fact, so nobody knows that they have the stuff. That’s why they’ve been able to have these advancements, because they don’t spend money on war. They don’t spend money defending themselves constantly. They just spend money on infrastructure, which again, that will feel topical without being overt, but just that idea.”
Without having to pump trillions into their military for defense and offense, they were able to accomplish much higher levels of the same aspects through innovation. Science and what could be created drove this country forward into a highly progressive culture.
“Oh yeah, what happens when you’re not 24/7 trying to fend off the rest of the world? By hiding in plain sight, and being what people think of as a small African nation. Poor, farmers, shepherds, textiles. People leave them alone, and that’s allowed them to build something amazing.”
The previews have shown precisely how amazing Wakanda looks so far and we’ve only glimpsed the surface of the technology and innovations which they use on a daily basis.
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Source: Comic Book.