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It is being said throughout Black Panther that Wakanda has Vibranium in abundance. In the present day, they've got super high-tech weapons and systems.

But when they show the past (T'chaka and his brother) at that time too they had a high-tech jet. So my questions

  1. From where exactly did Wakanda get the Vibranium?

  2. Back in that time, how did they get the resources to create such high-tech items?

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To answer the first part:

  • In the distant past, a massive meteorite comprised of the sound-absorbing mineral Vibranium crashed in Wakanda, and was unearthed a generation before the events of the present-day. One of the tribes, lead by Bashenga, it's mightiest warrior, decided to investigate, believing this to be a gift from the gods.

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    Yeah, they showed this in the start of the movie. – BrettFromLA Feb 20 '18 at 18:41
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    I thought they also explained in the movie that due to their access to vibranium they were able to be much more advanced than the rest of the world. – Phlegon_of_Tralles Feb 20 '18 at 21:54
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    Yes, with access to Vibranium they are quite advanced than rest of the world, but back in time I doubt how they were able to make such high-tech gadgets. – HardikT Feb 21 '18 at 6:54
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    Wait, they only got to it 20 years ago? It doesn't seem like that in the movie. – Azor Ahai Feb 23 '18 at 4:18
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    @HardikT Perhaps the same way everyone else makes such high-tech gadgets? My understanding (although I could easily be wrong) is that the Wakandans have been more advanced than the rest of the world for a long time, and they could have developed the same manufacturing techniques used by everyone else decades or centuries earlier. – David Z Feb 24 '18 at 7:30

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