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Practice Country This is South America’s largest and most populous country.

GDP Per Cap: $11,600 Population:

205.7 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

2nd largest forested area in world

Government:

Republic

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Answer - Brazil This is South America’s largest and most populous country.

GDP Per Cap: $11,600 Population:

205.7 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

2nd largest forested area in world

Government:

Republic

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Afghanistan (Middle East)

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Afghanistan This Asian country is seeking to restore its economy after decades of conflict.

GDP Per Cap: $1,000 Low Income Population:

30.4 Million

Top Export:

Raw Materials (Opium)

Fast Fact:

13 known terrorist organizations

Government:

Islamic Republic

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Albania (Europe)

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Albania This European country is making a difficult

transition to an open-market economy.

GDP Per Cap: $7,800 Low Income Population:

3 Million

Top Export:

Food Products

Fast Fact:

58% work in agriculture

Government:

Parliamentary Democracy

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Algeria (Africa)

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Algeria Petroleum production is the backbone of this African economy.

GDP Per Cap: $7,200 Population:

35 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

99% Muslim population

Government:

Republic

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Angola (Africa)

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Angola This African nation is rebuilding after a 27-year civil war that ended in 2002.

GDP Per Cap: $8,700 Population:

18 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

18% infant mortality rate

Government:

Republic

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Argentina (Latin America)

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Argentina This South American country’s economy has recovered strongly since bottoming out in 2002.

GDP Per Cap: $17,400 Population:

42 Million

Top Export: Fast Fact:

Food Products

Government:

Republic

Highest GDP per cap in S. America

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Australia (Oceania)

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Australia This oceanic country had one of the world’s fastest growing economies in the 1990s.

GDP Per Cap: $40,800 High Income Population:

22 Million

Top Export:

Raw Materials

Fast Fact:

Average years in school 21

Government:

Parliamentary Democracy

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Austria (Europe)

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Austria This European country was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I.

GDP Per Cap: $41,700 Population:

8 Million

Top Export: Fast Fact:

Capital Goods

Government:

Federal Republic

36% of population use Tobacco

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Azerbaijan (Asia)

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Azerbaijan This Asian country regained independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in

1991. GDP Per Cap: $11,000 Population:

9.4 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

Median age is 28.8 years

Government:

Republic

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Bahrain (Middle East)

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Bahrain This Middle East country has turned to petroleum refining to compensate for declining oil reserves. GDP Per Cap: $27,300 Population:

1 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

Only 1% labor force in Agriculture

Government:

Constitutional Monarchy

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Bangladesh (Asia)

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Bangladesh This country was part of India during British domination.

GDP Per Cap: $1,700 Population:

161 Million

Top Export:

Textiles

Fast Fact:

39% illiteracy rate

Government:

Parliamentary Democracy

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Belarus (Europe)

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Belarus There are restrictions on the freedom of speech, press and religion in this European country.

GDP Per Cap: $14,900 Middle Income Population:

9.5 Million

Top Export: Fast Fact:

Capital Goods 62% speak Russian and NOT the official language

Government:

Republic in Name, but a Dictatorship

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Belgium (Europe)

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Belgium This European country has prospered for 50 years as a technologically advanced nation.

GDP Per Cap: $37,600 Population:

10 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

High Tax rate 58%

Government:

Democracy/Constitutional Monarchy

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Bolivia (Latin America)

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Bolivia Governments of this South American country have experienced nearly 200 military coups.

GDP Per Cap: $4,800 Population:

10 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

World’s 3rd largest Cocaine producer

Government:

Republic

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Bosnia & Herzegovina (Europe)

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Bosnia & Herzegovina The warring parties of this European country initiated a peace agreement in Dayton, Ohio 1995.

GDP Per Cap: $8,200 Population:

4.6 Million

Top Export:

Raw materials

Fast Fact:

Independence from Yugoslavia 1992

Government:

Emerging Democratic Republic

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Botswana (Africa)

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Botswana This African country used to be called Bechuanaland until 1966.

GDP Per Cap: $16,300 Population:

2 Million

Top Export:

Diamonds

Fast Fact:

World’s 2nd Highest HIV rate 24.8%

Government:

Parliamentary Republic

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Brazil (Latin America)

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Brazil This is South America’s largest and most populous country.

GDP Per Cap: $11,600 Population:

205.7 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

2nd largest forested area in world

Government:

Republic

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Bulgaria (Europe)

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Bulgaria This European country fought on the losing

side in both World Wars.

GDP Per Cap: $13,500 Population:

7 Million

Top Export:

Consumer Goods

Fast Fact:

Former Communist country that entered the EU in 2007

Government:

Parliamentary Democracy

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Cambodia (Asia)

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Cambodia This Asian country has been invaded by its neighbors many times in history.

GDP Per Cap: $2,300 Population:

14.9 Million

Top Export:

Semi-finished materials

Fast Fact:

#1 producer of rice per capita

Government:

Democracy/ Constitutional Monarchy

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Cameroon (Africa)

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Cameroon African country that has abundant natural resources yet poor regional trade relations.

GDP Per Cap: $2,300 Population:

20 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

World’s Worst Business Environment

Government:

Republic

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Canada (North America)

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Canada The largest import / export trading partner of the United States.

GDP Per Cap: $40,300 High Income Population:

34 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

US's largest foreign supplier of energy

Government:

Democracy/Constitutional Monarchy

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Chile (South America)

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Chile This South American country is leading the continent in clean energy investments.

GDP Per Cap: $16,100 Population:

17 Million

Top Export:

Copper

Fast Fact:

Has 59 Trade Agreements

Government:

Republic

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China (Asia)

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China This Asian country is leading the world in economic transformation.

GDP Per Cap: $8,400 Population:

1.3 Billion

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

World’s largest consumer of coal

Government:

Communist

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Colombia (Latin America)

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Colombia This country’s crackdown on drug cartels is leading to increased foreign investment and confidence. GDP Per Cap: $10,100 Middle Income Population:

45 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

10.8% unemployment rate

Government:

Republic

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#24 Congo (Democratic Republic) (Africa)

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#24 Congo (Democratic Republic) This extremely poor African nation has huge deposits of natural resources that remain untapped.

GDP Per Cap: $300 Population:

73.5 Million

Top Export:

Raw Materials

Fast Fact:

Lowest GDP per capita in the world

Government:

Republic

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Costa Rica (Latin America)

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Costa Rica This is one of the only countries in the world NOT to have a standing military.

GDP Per Cap: $11,500 Population:

4.6 Million

Top Export:

Food Products

Fast Fact:

World’s #1 export of bananas

Government:

Democratic Republic

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Croatia (Europe)

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Croatia Will join the EU after all members ratify the treaty, with a target date of July 2013

GDP Per Cap: $18,300 Middle Income Population:

4.4 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

Independence from Yugoslavia 1991

Government:

Democracy

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Cuba (Caribbean)

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Cuba This Country pays for oil from Venezuela by sending doctors to practice there.

GDP Per Cap: $9,900 Low Income Population:

11 Million

Top Export:

Food Products

Fast Fact:

Home country of singer Gloria Estefan

Government:

Communist

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Cyprus (Europe)

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Cyprus The northern section of this small island is controlled by Turkish separatists.

GDP Per Cap: $29,100 Population:

1 Million

Top Export: Fast Fact:

Food Products Deeply Damaged by Greece’s Debt Crisis

Government:

Republic

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Czech Republic (Europe)

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Czech Republic This EU nation is one of the most prosperous of the post communist countries.

GDP Per Cap: $25,900 Population:

10 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

Produced over 1 million cars in 2010

Government:

Democracy

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Denmark (Europe)

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Denmark This European country is a long time champion of free trade and global cooperation.

GDP Per Cap: $40,200 Population:

5.5 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

Home country of LEGOS company

Government:

Constitutional Monarchy

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Ecuador (Latin America)

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Ecuador The Galapagos Islands are part of this Latin American nation. GDP Per Cap: $8,300 Low Income Population:

15 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

Official currency is the US Dollar

Government:

Republic

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Egypt (Middle East)

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Egypt This African nation is the most populous of the Arab world with 83 million citizens.

GDP Per Cap: $6,500 Population:

83 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

President was ousted Feb. 11, 2011

Government:

Republic

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El Salvador (Latin America)

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El Salvador This Latin American country has a strong commitment to free market economics.

GDP Per Cap: $7,300 Population:

6 Million

Top Export:

Food Products

Fast Fact:

Smallest nation in Central America

Government:

Republic

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Estonia (Europe)

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Estonia This country joined NATO in 2002 and has a high degree of economic and political freedom.

GDP Per Cap: $20,200 Middle Income Population:

1 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

Only EU country with no trafficking law

Government:

Parliamentary Republic

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Ethiopia (Europe)

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Ethiopia U.S. assistance to this African country is focused on reducing famine, hunger and poverty.

GDP Per Cap: $1,000 Low Income Population:

93.8 Million

Top Export:

Coffee

Fast Fact:

Used to be called “ Abyssinia�

Government:

Federal Republic

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Finland (Europe)

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Finland This is the most sparsely populated country of the European Union.

GDP Per Cap: $38,300 High Income Population:

5 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

Home of NOKIA

Government:

Republic

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France (Europe)

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France This European country is one of the founding members of the United Nations.

GDP Per Cap: $35,000 High Income Population:

65 Million

Top Export:

Capital goods

Fast Fact:

World’s #1 Tourist Destination

Government:

Republic

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Gabon (Africa)

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Gabon This is one of the Africa’s most sparsely populated countries.

GDP Per Cap: $16,000 Middle Income Population:

1.6 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

80% of country is rainforest

Government:

Republic

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Georgia (Europe)

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Georgia This post communist European country had a military confrontation with Russia in 2008.

GDP Per Cap: $5,400 Low Income Population:

4.5 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

Strategic transit point for gas & oil

Government:

Republic

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Germany (Europe)

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Germany This European country is known for its high level of productivity and quality products.

GDP Per Cap: $37,900 High Income Population:

81.3 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

Plans to close all nuclear plants by 2022

Government:

Federal Republic

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Ghana (Africa)

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Ghana This African country is located only a few degrees north of the Equator.

GDP Per Cap: $3,100 Population:

25 Million

Top Export:

Raw Materials

Fast Fact:

Large producer of cocoa and coffee

Government:

Democracy

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Greece (Europe)

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Greece In 2010, this European country received the

largest bailout ever assembled.

GDP Per Cap: $27,600 Population:

11 Million

Top Export:

Food Products

Fast Fact:

Voting is required by law

Government:

Parliamentary Republic

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Guatemala (Latin America)

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Guatemala More than half the population of this Central American country descended from the Mayans.

GDP Per Cap: $5,000 Population:

14 Million

Top Export:

Food Products

Fast Fact:

Main trading partner is U.S.

Government:

Democratic Republic

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Honduras (Latin America)

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Honduras This Central American country is heavily

dependent on agricultural exports.

GDP Per Cap: $4,300 Population:

8 Million

Top Export:

Clothing

Fast Fact:

65% of population below poverty

Government:

Republic

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Hungary (Europe)

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Hungary This post communist country joined the EU in 2004 and has transitioned to a market economy.

GDP Per Cap: $19,600 Middle Income Population:

10 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

Country is split by the Danube

Government:

Democracy

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Iceland (Europe)

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Iceland This European country is a volcanic island in the North Atlantic Ocean.

GDP Per Cap: $38,000 High Income Population:

300,000

Top Export: Fast Fact:

Fish Products

Government:

Republic

In the telephone book everyone is listed by their first names

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India (Asia)

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India This South Asian country supports over 15% of the world’s population.

GDP Per Cap: $3,700 Low Income Population:

1.2 Billion

Top Export:

Petroleum Products

Fast Fact:

41% live on less than $1.00 day

Government:

Republic

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Indonesia (Oceania)

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Indonesia This South Asian country consists of 17,500 islands. Yes….we said 17,500.

GDP Per Cap: $4,700 Low Income Population:

248.2 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

World’s largest Muslin pop 205 million

Government:

Republic

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Iran (Middle East)

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Iran This Middle Eastern country is subject to sanctions and export controls because of its terrorist and nuclear weapons activities GDP Per Cap: $12,200 Middle Income Population:

78 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

Formerly known as Persia

Government:

Theocratic Republic

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Iraq (Middle East)

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Iraq The long time dictator of this Middle East country was executed in 2005.

GDP Per Cap: $3,900 Population:

31 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

US Military occupied from 2003-2011

Government:

Parliamentary Democracy

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Ireland (Europe)

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Ireland 12% of the US population can trace their ancestry to this European country.

GDP Per Cap: $39,500 Population:

4.7 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

87.4% Roman Catholic

Government:

Republic

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Israel (Middle East)

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Israel In modern times this country was established in 1948 but traces its ancient history to the Bible.

GDP Per Cap: $31,000 High Income Population:

7.6 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

Official Language is Hebrew

Government:

Democracy

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Italy (Europe)

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Italy This European country declared war on the United States in 1941….but that’s over now.

GDP Per Cap: $30,100 High Income Population:

61 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

World’s top wine consumption

Government:

Republic

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Jamaica (Caribbean)

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Jamaica A Caribbean country that depends on tourism yet has problems with serious violence.

GDP Per Cap: $9,000 Population:

2.8 Million

Top Export:

Minerals

Fast Fact:

Unemployment is near 13%

Government:

Democracy

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Japan (Asia)

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Japan The world’s second largest economy. It suffered a huge natural disaster in March 2011.

GDP Per Cap: $34,300 Population:

127 Million

Top Export:

Motor Vehicles

Fast Fact:

World’s highest math literacy scores

Government:

Constitutional Monarchy

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Jordan (Middle East)

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Jordan This Middle Eastern country has more free trade agreements than any other in the region.

GDP Per Cap: $5,900 Population:

6.5 Million

Top Export:

Semi-finished Materials

Fast Fact:

Also called “Hashemite Kingdom�

Government:

Constitutional Monarchy

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Kazakhstan (Asia)

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Kazakhstan The US was first to recognize this Central Asian country and establish an embassy in 1992.

GDP Per Cap: $13,000 Population:

17.5 Million

Top Export:

Oil & Oil Products

Fast Fact:

Largest ex-Soviet country after Russia

Government:

Republic

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Kenya (Africa)

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Kenya Over 15,000 U.S. citizens live in this African country according to the Dept. of State.

GDP Per Cap: $1,700 Population:

43 Million

Top Export:

Tea

Fast Fact:

Median population age = 18.9 years

Government:

Republic

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Kuwait (Middle East)

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Kuwait This Middle Eastern country was liberated from Iraqi occupation in 1991 by the US and allies.

GDP Per Cap: $40,700 Population:

2.6 Million

Top Export:

Oil & Refined Products

Fast Fact:

World’s top oil reserves per cap 39 mb

Government:

Constitutional Emirate

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Kyrgyzstan (Asia)

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Kyrgyzstan The sun rays on this Central Asian country’s flag represent its forty “unconquerable” tribes.

GDP Per Cap: $2,400 Population:

5.4 Million

Top Export:

Gold

Fast Fact:

“Switzerland of Asia”-80% mountains

Government:

Republic

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Laos (Asia)

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Laos This landlocked country in Asia has a dominant work force of rice farmers. GDP Per Cap: $2,700 Population:

6.5 Million

Top Export:

Raw Materials

Fast Fact:

opened first stock exchange in 2011

Government:

Communist

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Latvia (Europe)

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Latvia This European Union country was the hardest hit by the global financial crisis - GDP fell 18% in 2009. GDP Per Cap: $15,400 Population:

2 Million

Top Export:

Food Products

Fast Fact:

Population down 15% since 1991

Government:

Democracy

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Lebanon (Middle East)

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Lebanon About 40% of the people of this Middle Eastern country are Christian.

GDP Per Cap: $15,600 Population:

4 Million

Top Export:

Jewelry

Fast Fact:

Home of Hezbollah

Government:

Republic

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Libya (Africa)

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Libya Was under heavy sanctions from the US until June 2006.

GDP Per Cap: $14,100 Population:

6.7 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

Corporate Tax Rate can be 41.6%

Government:

Currently under transition

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Liechtenstein (Europe)

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Liechtenstein 51% of this country’s workforce commutes from surrounding countries every day.

GDP Per Cap: $141,100 Population:

36,000

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

World’s Highest GDP per capita

Government:

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Lithuania (Europe)

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Lithuania This EU country was the first Soviet republic to declare independence in 1990.

GDP Per Cap: $18,700

Middle Income

Population:

3.5 Million

Top Export:

Raw Materials

Fast Fact:

GDP jumped 5.8% in 2011, making

this one of the fastest growing economies in the EU

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Luxembourg (Europe)

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Luxembourg This small European country was a founding

member of the EU in 1957.

GDP Per Cap: $84,700 Population:

509,000

Top Export: Fast Fact:

Capital Goods 3 National Languages including French and German

Government:

Constitutional Monarchy

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Malaysia (Asia)

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Malaysia The diverse population of this S.E. Asian country includes Indian, Chinese and others.

GDP Per Cap: $15,600 Population:

29 Million

Top Export:

Science & Technology Products

Fast Fact:

It only takes 6 days to start a company

Government:

Constitutional Monarchy

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Mali (Africa)

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Mali This African country is one of the poorest in the world. An average worker earns about $1,500 year. GDP Per Cap: $1,200 Population:

14 Million

Top Export:

Raw Materials

Fast Fact:

World’s 3rd Highest Infant Mortality Rate

Government:

Republic

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Mexico (Latin America)

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Mexico This country has free trade agreements with over 50 countries covering 90% of trade.

GDP Per Cap: $15,100 Population:

114.9 Million

Top Export:

Consumer Goods

Fast Fact:

20 million live in the capital city

Government:

Federal Republic

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Monaco (Europe)

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Monaco This tiny Mediterranean country has banking secrecy laws and has a reputation for enabling tax evasion. GDP Per Cap: $63,400 High Income Population:

30,500

Top Export: Fast Fact:

Tourism No Income Tax and very low Business Tax rates

Government:

Constitutional Monarchy

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Mongolia (Asia)

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Mongolia Under ruler Genghis Khan, this ancient empire ruled 22% of the earth’s land area.

GDP Per Cap: $4,500 Population:

3 Million

Top Export:

Copper

Fast Fact:

China receives over 92% of exports

Government:

Parliamentary

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Morocco (Africa)

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Morocco This is the only African country to have a bilateral free trade agreement with the United States.

GDP Per Cap: $5,100 Population:

32 Million

Top Export:

Clothing/Textiles

Fast Fact:

Largest city is Casablanca

Government:

Constitutional Monarchy

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Mozambique (Africa)

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Mozambique This African country relies upon exporting commodities, so their economy fluctuates with world prices. GDP Per Cap: $1,100 Population:

23 Million

Top Export:

Aluminum

Fast Fact:

500 years as a Portuguese colony

Government:

Republic

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Namibia (Africa)

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Namibia This African country is the least densely populated in the world next to Mongolia.

GDP Per Cap: $7,300 Population:

2 Million

Top Export:

Raw Materials

Fast Fact:

Large exporter of diamonds and gold

Government:

Republic

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Netherlands (Europe)

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Netherlands In 2010 the Economist ranked this EU country the most democratic in the world.

GDP Per Cap: $42,300 Population:

16.7 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

Home of Unilever and Heineken

Government:

Constitutional Monarchy

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New Zealand (Oceania)

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New Zealand An Oceanic country that is known for agricultural exports such as wool, fish & fruit.

GDP Per Cap: $28,000 Population:

4.3 Million

Top Export:

Food Products

Fast Fact:

No native land mammals except bats

Government:

Democracy

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Nicaragua (Latin America)

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Nicaragua This country has a history of political turmoil combined with heavy US intervention & scandal. GDP Per Cap: $3,200 Population:

5.7 Million

Top Export:

Food Products

Fast Fact:

46% live below poverty line

Government:

Republic

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Niger (Africa)

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Niger This African country suffers from high infant mortality due to extremely poor health conditions. GDP Per Cap: $800 Low Income Population:

17 Million

Top Export: Fast Fact:

Uranium ore Most fertile nation (7 babies to every woman)

Government:

Republic

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Nigeria (Africa)

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Nigeria This country accounts for more than half of Africa’s total population.

GDP Per Cap: $2,600 Population:

170 Million

Top Export:

Petroleum Products

Fast Fact:

Most children with Aids 270,000

Government:

Republic

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North Korea (Asia)

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North Korea This Asian country is frequently in the news regarding human rights and nuclear proliferation.

GDP Per Cap: $1,800 Population:

24.5 Million

Top Export:

Raw Materials

Fast Fact:

US participated in war 1950-53

Government:

Communist Dictatorship

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Norway (Europe)

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Norway This EU country has the largest capital reserve per cap and one of the strongest currencies in the world. GDP Per Cap: $53,300 High Income

Population:

4.7 Million

Top Export:

Petroleum Products

Fast Fact:

Not a member of the EU

Government:

Democracy/Constitutional Monarchy

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Oman (Middle East)

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Oman This Arab country is diversifying its economy since it has smaller oil reserves than its neighbors. GDP Per Cap: $26,200 Population:

3 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

World’s top military budget11% of GDP

Government:

Monarchy

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Pakistan (Asia)

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Pakistan This Asian country suffered a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in 2008 killing 75,000 people.

GDP Per Cap: $2,800 Low Income Population:

190 Million

Top Export:

Textiles

Fast Fact:

Half the population lives in poverty

Government:

Republic

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Panama (Latin America)

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Panama This country has a low unemployment rate due to it’s large banking and shipping service industry.

GDP Per Cap: $13,600 Population:

3.5 Million

Top Export:

Food Products

Fast Fact:

New owner of a large canal in 1999

Government:

Democracy

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Paraguay (Latin America)

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Paraguay This S. American country has the second largest hydroelectric generation plant in the world. GDP Per Cap: $5,500 Population:

6.5 Million

Top Export: Fast Fact:

Food Products 3.7% households have a bank account

Government:

Republic

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Peru (Latin America)

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Peru This South American country signed a new free trade agreement with the US in 2006.

GDP Per Cap: $10,200 Population:

29.5 Million

Top Export:

Raw Materials

Fast Fact:

Potato first cultivated in this country

Government:

Republic

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Philippines (Oceania)

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Philippines This Asian country consists of more than 7,000 islands. GDP Per Cap: $4,100 Population:

103.8 Million

Top Export:

Science & Technology

Fast Fact:

English is 1 of 2 official language

Government:

Republic

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Poland (Europe)

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Poland This EU country was invaded by Germany and Russia in 1939, triggering World War II.

GDP Per Cap: $20,600 Population:

38 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

Currency is the zlotych

Government:

Republic

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Portugal (Europe)

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Portugal This EU country built the world’s largest solar power plant and the first wave power farm.

GDP Per Cap: $23,000 Population:

11 Million

Top Export:

Food Products

Fast Fact:

Gave up Macau to China in 1999

Government:

Republic

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Qatar (Middle East)

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Qatar This wealthy Middle East country hosted WTO

free trade negotiations known as the “Doha Round�.

GDP Per Cap: $104,300 Population:

2,000,000

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

2nd lowest unemployment rate

Government:

Absolute Monarchy/Emirate

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Romania (Europe)

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Romania This EU country is home to many famous gymnasts including Nadia Comaneci and Octavian Belu. GDP Per Cap: $12,600 Population:

22 Million

Top Export:

Semi-Finished Goods

Fast Fact:

Acquired Transylvania in WWI

Government:

Republic

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Russia (Europe)

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Russia This former Soviet country is a permanent member of the UN Security Council, the G8 and the G20.

GDP Per Cap: $17,000 Population:

138 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

World’s largest country geographically

Government:

Federation

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Saudi Arabia (Middle East)

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Saudi Arabia This Middle Eastern country is known as the birthplace of Islam. Mohamed was born here in 570 AD. GDP Per Cap: $24,200 Population:

24.5 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

World’s largest oil exporter

Government:

Absolute Monarchy

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Senegal (Africa)

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Senegal Under President Abdoulaye Wade, this African country is making steady but slow economic progress. GDP Per Cap: $1,900 Population:

13 Million

Top Export:

Food Products

Fast Fact:

Received forgiveness of 2/3 national debt

Government:

Republic

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Sierra Leone (Africa)

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Sierra Leone The economy of this African country is based on mining of diamonds, titanium and other minerals. GDP Per Cap: $900 Population:

5.5 Million

Top Export:

Diamonds

Fast Fact:

Imports $842 million more than exports

Government:

Constitutional Democracy

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Singapore (Asia)

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Singapore This wealthy Asian country imposes mandatory death penalty for murder and drug trafficking.

GDP Per Cap: $60,500 Population:

5 Million

Top Export:

Science & Technology Products

Fast Fact:

Economy depends completely on trade

Government:

Republic

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Slovakia (Europe)

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Slovakia This EU country separated peacefully from the Czech Republic in 1993 in what is called the “Velvet Divorce�. GDP Per Cap: $23,600 Population:

5.5 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods & Services

Fast Fact:

Banking Sector nearly all foreign

Government:

Parliamentary Democracy

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Slovenia (Europe)

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Slovenia This EU country fought for democracy and independence from Yugoslavia and won in 1991. GDP Per Cap: $29,000 Population:

2 Million

Top Export:

Consumer Goods

Fast Fact:

Highest per cap GDP in Central Europe

Government:

Republic

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South Africa (Africa)

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South Africa This African nation abolished apartheid and destroyed its nuclear arsenal in the mid 1990s.

GDP Per Cap: $11,100 Population:

49 Million

Top Export:

Gold

Fast Fact:

World’s top #HIV deaths annually 310,000+

Government:

Republic

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South Korea (Asia)

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South Korea This free-market Asian country is a leader in nuclear power, robotics, transportation & communications.

GDP Per Cap: $32,100 Population:

49 Million

Top Export:

Science & Technology

Fast Fact:

Home of Hyundai, LG & Samsung

Government:

Republic

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Spain (Europe)

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Spain Earnest Hemmingway participated in this country’s

civil war (1936 – 39) as an ambulance driver. GDP Per Cap: $31,000 Population:

47 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

National Anthem has no words

Government:

Democracy/Constitutional Monarchy

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Sri Lanka (Asia)

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Sri Lanka Beginning 2004 this country reversed its plan for economic reform and adopted a protectionist policy.

GDP Per Cap: $5,700 Population:

21 Million

Top Export:

Textiles & Apparel

Fast Fact:

Known a “Ceylon� prior to 1972

Government:

Socialist Republic

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Sudan (Africa)

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Sudan In July of 2011 the southern portion of this

African nation (over 8 million people) seceded.

GDP Per Cap: $2,800 Population:

26 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

Millions died in civil wars since 1956

Government:

Transitioning to democracy

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N/A


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Swaziland (Africa)

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Swaziland The United Nations stated that this country’s long

term existence is at risk due to its HIV epidemic.

GDP Per Cap: $5,400 Population:

1.4 Million

Top Export:

Soft Drink Concentrates

Fast Fact:

#1 Adult HIV prevalence rate

Government:

Monarchy

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Sweden (Europe)

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Sweden The World Economic Forum rated this European country #4 in global competitiveness.

GDP Per Cap: $40,900

Population:

9 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

Home of Ericsson, IKEA, & Volvo

Government:

Democracy/ Constitutional Monarchy

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Switzerland (Europe)

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Switzerland This EU member country is rated #1 in global competitiveness by the World Economic Forum. GDP Per Cap: $43,900 Population:

7.6 Million

Top Export:

Financial services

Fast Fact:

Home of Nestle, Swatch & UBS

Government:

Republic

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Syria (Middle East)

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Syria The region known as the “Golan Heights” has been the focus of conflict between Israel and this country. GDP Per Cap: $5,100 Population:

22.5 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

Population is 74% Sunni Muslim

Government:

Hereditary Dictatorship

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Taiwan (Asia)

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Taiwan

This progressive Asian country was a founding member of the UN but no longer holds a seat.

GDP Per Cap: $38,200 Population:

23 Million

Top Export:

Science & Technology

Fast Fact:

Home of Acer Computer & LiteOn

Government:

Democracy

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Tanzania (Africa)

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Tanzania This African nation was created in 1964 through the combination of Zanzibar and Tanganyika.

GDP Per Cap: $1,500 Population:

43.6 Million

Top Export:

Raw Materials

Fast Fact:

Kilimanjaro, Lake Victoria & Serengeti

Government:

Republic

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Thailand (Asia)

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Thailand Since 1932 this country has had 17 constitutions yet all have recognized the hereditary monarchy.

GDP Per Cap: $9,500 Population:

67 Million

Top Export:

Textiles & Footwear

Fast Fact:

Known as “Siam� prior to 1932

Government:

Constitutional Monarchy

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Trinidad & Tobago (Caribbean)

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Trinidad & Tobago This Caribbean nation, named by Columbus in 1498, benefits tremendously from international

trade. GDP Per Cap: $20,300 Middle Income Population:

1 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

Produces sugar, cocoa, and oil

Government:

Democracy

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Tunisia A revolution here in January, 2011 was facilitated by social media and resulted in the ousting of the President, the beginning of the “Arab Spring� GDP Per Cap: $9,600 Population:

11 million

Top Export:

Clothing

Fast Fact:

Ranks 3 in world for water pollution

Government:

Republic

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Turkey (Europe)

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Turkey This Eurasian country is implementing economic reforms in order to join the European Union.

GDP Per Cap: $14,700 Population:

79.7 Million

Top Export:

Consumer Goods

Fast Fact:

Long time conflicts with Greece

Government:

Parliamentary Democracy

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Uganda (Africa)

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Uganda This country received substantial debt relief as a

result of its improvements in economics & human rights.

GDP Per Cap: $1,300 Population:

35.8 Million

Top Export:

Coffee

Fast Fact:

300,000 were killed under Idi Amin 1971-79

Government:

Republic

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Ukraine (Europe)

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Ukraine Hit hard by the 2008 financial crisis, the IMF gave this European country a $16 billion assistance loan. GDP Per Cap: $7,300 Population:

45 Million

Top Export:

Raw Materials

Fast Fact:

1986 nuclear disaster Chernobyl

Government:

Republic

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United Arab Emirates (Middle East)

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United Arab Emirates The laws of this Middle Eastern country are much more liberal and open than other Muslim nations. GDP Per Cap: $48,800

High Income

Population:

5 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

Nearly 20% live below poverty despite High GDP

Government:

Federation

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United Kingdom (Europe)

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United Kingdom 82% of Americans can trace at least part of their ancestry to this European country. GDP Per Cap: $36,600 Population:

63 Million

Top Export:

Consumer Goods

Fast Fact:

World’s #1 tea drinkers, 5 lbs per cap

Government:

Democracy/Constitutional Monarchy

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United States (North America)

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United States A nation with many challenges but still the greatest country in the world !! GDP Per Cap: $49,000

Population:

313 Million

Top Export:

Capital Goods

Fast Fact:

World’s largest economy 15 trillion GDP

Government:

Republic

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Uruguay (Latin America)

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Uruguay This Latin American country is distinguished by its large middle class and high literacy rate.

GDP Per Cap: $15,300 Population:

3 Million

Top Export:

Food Products

Fast Fact:

#1 in Latin America for civil liberties

Government:

Republic

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Venezuela (Asia)

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Venezuela This country controls Latin America’s largest oil and gas reserves.

GDP Per Cap: $12,700 Population:

28 Million

Top Export:

Energy Products

Fast Fact:

most winners intl beauty pageants

Government:

Republic

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Vietnam (Asia)

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Vietnam 58,000 Americans died in war with this Asian

country. GDP Per Cap: $3,400 Population:

91 Million

Top Export:

Clothing

Fast Fact:

#1 Rice consumption per cap, 465 lbs

Government:

Communist

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Zimbabwe (Africa)

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Zimbabwe More than 3 million citizens of this African country fled by 2007 due to human rights abuses. GDP Per Cap: $500 Population:

12.6 Million

Top Export:

Raw Materials

Fast Fact:

Nearly 1 in 4 leave country to find work

Government:

Democracy

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