According to the history countries that had a lof of natural resources were more developed than others. However, with evolution of the science not only new opportunities to earn money were found but also created new ways of extraction and usage of natural resources. Therefore, the impcat of natural resources on economy was not reduce.
The differences in geographical location is one of the most important reason of economic variety among the world. For instanse, shares of natural resources in country's Gross Domestic Product.The visualisation shows situation with natural resources from economic point of view in the XXI century.