Capitalism (C), democracy (D) and rule of law (R) spawned the industrial revolution in England.
Subsequently, the people of that country, its neighbors known as Western Europe, and their
majority descendant United States of America (USA) who adopted the practice of CDR, have
enjoyed unprecedented wealth as measured by purchasing power parity adjusted real per capita
gross domestic product (GDP). The countries that have not adopted these practices have
remained relatively poor. This disparity is independent of natural resources (N), government
spending, country size, location, culture, physical characteristics and various beliefs commonly