I am reading a newspaper, and I've encountered the sentence that I can't understand.
That is "would go back".
I think " I would go back" means "If I return to the past". But the sentence in below is hard to understand. Just in case, I attach whole context.
“Name any country in Africa, and I could have found a world-class firm there a decade ago,” says John Page of the Brookings Institution, a think tank, the co-author of a forthcoming book on African manufacturing. “The problem is, two years later, I’d go back and still find just the one firm. In Cambodia or Vietnam, I would go back and find 50 new ones.”
How could I understand the meaning of " would go back "?
Is there anything word instead of " would go back" ?