This page is meant as a rough guide to what today's governments, press freedom, corruption index, GDP, internet, poverty, human rights, literacy, health care, economic types, environment, armed forces, etc, are. This article is intended to help those understanding information about global and local issues such as atomic arms stockpiles, economic growth in China, starvation in Africa, the internet being blocked in Russia and trade blocs.
Types of governmentEdit
Internationally defined types of government. Note: Currently there are no militarily dictatorships, but Thailand is a de facto one.
Monarchies are in red and republics in blue. Malaysia's king is an elected elder statesman.
Authoritarian regimes. The UK media regard Uzbekistan as at the bad end of the authoritarian scale and Kazakhstan at the good end of the scale. Examples of such regimes- , , , , ,  and .
Fully elected democracies. According to the UK, French and USA media that systems in Kazakhstan and S. Africa's is not really democratic since the polling has an inherent bias to the ANC and Nur Otan (most TV campaigning time is given to them and so on). According to the UK, Irish, Polish, French and USA media Russia was never really a democracy since it regularly jails political opponents and beats up anti-government voters. According to the UK, French and Italian press ballot stuffing, tampered with voting machines and beating up anti-government voters became the trend in parts of the UK, USA, Kazakhstan and Spain since circa 2005.
There are frequent reports in European, Australian, NZ and North American papers of ballot stuffing, stolen ballot boxes, violence towards opposition voters and tampered voting machines in Ukraine, Brazil, Mexico, India, Pakistan, Kenya Romania, Albania, Belorussian, Thailand, PNG and Indonesia. Democracy is dead in the USA according to UK and EU media as both the Democrats and the Republicans hog the limelight, bribe electoral officials, beat up Green party and Libertine members, role in cash and rig the ballot.
Official press freedom levels. Syria's press was always loyal to the Assad regime, but the civil war has led to even stricter rules. It dose cover the state, firms and individuals wanting to cover up scandals like pedophilia rings, but it dose not include the illegal shootings of libelous cartoonists who mock Mohamed or the British government's attempts to wind down and eventually sell off the BBC .
International trade blocks.
Laissez-faire capitalists (blue), former Laissez-faire capitalists (light blue), Marxist-Leninist Communist states who went Laissez-faire capitalists (purple), Marxist-Leninist Communist states (red) and former Communist states (orange) of the world.
The percentage who are jobless. By what I have witnessed and have gathered from friends and online friends it is nothing like the British, Greek, Russian, Spanish, Bosnian and American governments say. Russia, Bosnia and America are noticeably worse in places, the UK has only a few places outside the Conservative Part's heartlands not in utter destitution, while Spain and Greece are in total societal collapse. The British TV documentary Panorama claimed the streets of Stockport, Middlesborough and Bristol are choked with jobless, penniless, sometimes homeless and often starving wretches, who live only on charitable food donations and pay day loans.
Economic freedom Edit
Official government left vs right policyEdit
Belief in Europe Edit
Religious belief in the EU.
Russians, Ukrainians, Portuguese, Poles, Australians, Turks and GreeksEdit
Use of the Russian languageEdit.
- 2009 Russian language map.
- Dark blue= Russian language has official status.
- Mid blue= Russian language has official status, but lower than the state.
- Light blue= Russian language has no official status, but is known with much of the population.
- Due to the high status of the Soviet Union as a super power, Russian gained a great political importance in the second half of the 20th century. It is one of the official languages of the United Nations. All astronauts working in the International Space Station are required to master Russian. Author: Wiki Commons User:NuclearVacuum.
Use of the Ukrainian languageEdit.
Ukrainian spoken in the World. Cerise: Ukraine. Red: several millions; Pink:several thousands..
A linguistic map of Ukraine. The light Purple bars in each province indicate the percentage of Ukrainian speakers in 1989 and the dark purple bars indicate the percentage of Ukrainian users in 2001. The Blue Bars represent the percentage of Russian speakers by province for the same years
Number of Greek nationals in each countryEdit.
The Greek diaspora.
Use of the Greek languageEdit.
- Dark blue- Where Greek is de jure or de facto official. (Republic of Cyprus and Greece).
- Light blue- Where Greek is unofficially spoken.
Number of Australian nationals in each countryEdit.
- Aussie (Australian) people.
- Dark pink- over 99,999.
- Light pink- under 100,000.
- Source- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australians
Number of Polish nationals in each countryEdit
Use of the Polish languageEdit
Use of the Portuguese languageEdit.
- Map of the Portuguese language in the world
- Dark green: native language.
- Green: official and administrative language.
- Light green: cultural or secondary language.
- Yellow: Portuguese-based creole.
- Green square: Portuguese speaking minorities.
Use of the Turkish languageEdit.
- Status of Turkish Language.
- Dark blue- Official language in Turkey, Republic of Cyprus and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
- Light blue- Recognised minority language in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Romania, Iraq, Greece and Republic of Kosovo.
Human development index ratingEdit
Human development index rating.
Down load speedsEdit
Fiber-optic broad band internetEdit
Broad band internet Edit
A world map colored to show the level of Mobile Broadband Internet penetration in 2012 (number of MBI subscriptions as a percentage of a country's population).
Online censorship and blockingEdit
Online censorship and internet bans.
419 scams are a type of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, which the fraudster requires a small up-front payment to obtain. If a victim makes the payment, the fraudster either invents a series of further fees for the victim, or simply disappears. The number "419" refers to the article of the Nigerian Criminal Code dealing with fraud.
Spam e-mails are the on line variant of junk mail/faxes and telephone cold calls.
Malwere is a commuter various that disrupts, disables and/or destroys your computer's programming.
Hackers are those people who enter your computer illegally, via a clandestine computer online tool kit, to steal your online information like log-in passwords or wreck its programming. Example- .
Kernel stripping programming devicesEdit
In computing, the kernel is a computer program that manages input/output requests from software, and translates them into data processing instructions for the central processing unit and other electronic components of a computer. The kernel is a fundamental part of a modern computer's operating system. For computer programmers, the kernel's interface is a low-level abstraction layer. Kernel stripping devices are a form of malware that deletes the Kernel.
Because of its critical nature, the kernel code is usually loaded into a protected area of memory, which prevents it from being overwritten by other, less frequently used parts of the operating system or by application programs. The kernel performs its tasks, such as executing processes and handling interrupts, in kernel space, whereas everything a user normally does, such as writing text in a text editor or running programs in a GUI (graphical user interface), is done in user space. This separation is made in order to prevent user data and kernel data from interfering with each other and thereby diminishing performance or causing the system to become unstable (and possibly crashing). []
The map is derived from recent UK, Aussie and Indian media sites.
Average gasoline prices by country. A world map of gasoline prices by country using data from w:Gasoline_usage_and_pricing on 2008-05-21. Brighter is more expensive.
Food and drinkEdit
Clean drinking waterEdit
Calories consumed per dayEdit
World map of Calorie consumption 2001-2003.
The % who are starving according to the UN's definition of 'starving'. By what I have witnessed and have gathered from friends and online friends it is nothing like the British, Greek, Russian, Spanish, Bosnian and American governments say. Russia, Bosnia and America are noticeably worse in places, the UK has only a few places outside the Conservative Party's hart-lands not in utter destitution, while Spain and Greece are in total societal collapse. The British TV documentary Panorama claimed the streets of Stockport, Middlesbrough and Bristol are choked with jobless, penniless, sometimes homeless and often starving wretches, who live only on charitable food donations and pay day loans in 2014.
GDP and state debtEdit
Nominal GDP as a total number of US$Edit
The nominal GDP per capita for 2015 . Author: Rossenne.
Nominal GDP in US$levelsEdit
GDP growth rateEdit
National debt per capitaEdit
Adult literacy rates.
World polito-economic categorisationEdit
Hospital beds per 1,000 peopleEdit
Hospital beds per 1,000 people. UK figures are nothing like the official ones, it's horrific. 25% of nurses are foreign imports and many GPs are locums. The government has closed down several hospitals, shut many more wards and slashed staffing numbers. The only two things they care about are money and eventually selling it off. , , ,  and .
Doctors per capitaEdit
The number of under 5 year olds that died per annum (each year) per 1,000 births. Mortality Estimation (UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, UN DESA Population Division).
- Distribution of malaria in the world during 2006.
- Dark red= Elevated occurrence of chloroquine- or multi-resistant malaria.
- Bright red= Occurrence of chloroquine-resistant malaria.
- Pink= No Plasmodium falciparum or chloroquine-resistance.
- Grey= No malaria.
Life expectancy at birthEdit
Life expectancy at birth in 2012. War, civil war, AIDS, poverty and violent crime ruins figures for places like Afghanistan, Colombia, S. Africa and Somalia. Counter to what the politicians, officials and experts say; the USA, Russia, UK, Greece, Spain and Ukraine also suffer badly with obesity, cancer, AIDS, poverty and violent crime, which ruins unofficial figures. To find the approximate truth after 2010, cut about 5 to 10 years off the official figures on the map for the USA, Russia, UK, Greece, Spain, Ukraine and sub-Saharan Africa.
Median age by country. A youth bulge is evident for Black Africa, and to a lesser extent for Arab Africa, The Middle East, South and Southeast Asia and Central America.
A world map showing countries by fertility rate, according to the CIA World Factbook's 2015 data.
A CIA World Factbook-based map showing the percentage of population by country living below that country's official poverty line. By what I have witnessed and have gathered from friends and online friends it is nothing like the British, Greek, Russian, Spanish, Bosnian and American governments say. Russia, Bosnia and America are noticeably worse in places, the UK has only a few places outside the Conservative Part's hart-lands not in utter destitution, while Spain and Greece are in total societal collapse. The British TV documentary Panorama claimed the streets of Stockport, Middlesbough and Bristol are choked with jobless, penniless, sometimes homeless and often starving wretches, who live only on charitable food donations and pay day loans.
The % of people living on $2 (PPP) a day according to the UN.
Percentage_population_under_povertty_line.png Map of world poverty by country, showing percentage of population living below the national poverty line. Based on data from the CIA World Factbook. Not all figures are fully up to date.
Atomic weapons programs. Image of worldwide nuclear weapons programs, as of September 2005, updated for 2012.Historical states have been represented by their successor states (i.e. Yugoslavia by Serbia, as they apparently inherited the nuclear materials of the socialist state after it fragmented).
Distribution of nukes. Syria is now incapable due to the civil war and the minor nuclear program is in ruins.
Government expenditure in U.S. $Edit
Military expenditures by country in US dollars based on CIA factbook figures accessed 31 March 2006. Grey indicates no data such as for Russia, San Marino, Iceland and Barbados or no armed forces such as for Liechtenstein and Nauru.
Main battle tanksEdit
A map of M48 Patton operators in blue with former operators in red.
Map of M41 operators in blue with former operators in red.
Map of S-75 Dvina operators in blue with former operators in red.
Map with Kh-59 operators in blue and former operators in red.
Map with S-300 operators in blue and former operators in red.
Map with former CIM-10 operators in blue.
Mig-17 fighter jet operators.
Mill Mi-26 helicopter operators.
Type 42 destroyer users.
Boeing 747 (jumbo jet) usersEdit
Vickers Viscount usersEdit
Number of Vehicles per capitaEdit
Number of Vehicles per capita.
Space launcher/rocket programsEdit
Space launcher/rocket programs.
Incidence rates for child labour worldwide in 10-14 age group, in 2003, per World Bank data.The data is incomplete, as many countries do not collect or report child labour data (colored gray). The color code is as follows: yellow (<10% of children working), green (10–20%), orange (20–30%), red (30–40%) and black (>40%). Some nations such as Guinea-Bissau, Mali and Ethiopia have more than half of all children aged 5–14 at work to make ends meet.
Chances of treading on a anti-personnel mineEdit
English: A schematic showing the countries with more than 100 victims of land-mines recorded between 1999 and 2010. The map uses data from International Campaign To Ban Land-mines - Cluster Munition Coalition . It was made based on the map shown in National geographic magazine January 2012, see http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/01/landmines/jenkins-text Dark red = very high number of casualties and fatalities Light red = high number of casualties and fatalities Yellow = moderate number of casualties and fatalities Note though that depending on the color and the size of the country, the mine-density and probability rate of actually encountering/stepping on a mine varies. For example, Russia has a moderate amount of victims, yet the country is very large; hence a country like Albania, Burundi or Rwanda actually has a much higher probability rate of encountering/stepping on a mine.
Number of people in jailEdit
By what I hear Thailand, Russia and the USA like jailing a lot of foreigners, whilst Cuba, Russia, Thailand, Belarus, Turkmenistan, Venezuela, Pakistan, USA, Kazachstan, Uzbekistan, Israel and especially N. Korea have a lot of political prisoners. Teenage gags runied El Salvador's slums and California's inner cities in the 2000's.
A 1944-2015 atomic accident map.
Helium huffing deathsEdit.
Helium huffing fatalities since 1993.
Worldwide amounts of Tungsten produced by country in 2012.
World Zinc production in 2006.
World Manganese production, 2006.
World iron ore production, 2014.
Map of gold production, 2012.
Diplomatic relations with Sweden, S. Korea, Tanzania, Israel and KuwaitEdit.
Map of diplomatic missions of Kuwait on the 31st of December, 2010..
A map of diplomatic missions of Tanzanian on the 31st of December, 2010..
A map of diplomatic missions of Israel on the 31st of December, 2010..
A map of diplomatic missions of S. Korea on the 31st of December, 2010..
A map of diplomatic missions of Sweden on the 31st of December, 2010.
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