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22 Gorgeous Maps That Define The United States Of America. 40 more maps that explain the world 2014. Maps seemed to be everywhere in 2013, a trend I like to think we encouraged along with August's 40 maps that explain the world.

40 more maps that explain the world 2014

Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. You might consider this, then, a collection of maps meant to inspire your inner map nerd. I've searched far and wide for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not, with a careful eye for sourcing and detail.

40 maps that explain the world 2013. Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to.

40 maps that explain the world 2013

The Evolutionary Tree of Religion. Businessinsider. What One Product Makes the Most Money For Each Nation? Check This Map. Mali makes makes the most money from exporting cotton.

What One Product Makes the Most Money For Each Nation? Check This Map

New Zealand's most valued export is dairy. India profits most from selling precious stones abroad, and Sri Lanka's hottest export is tea. The export topography of each country's most valuable product demonstrates where countries trading in the world market are yielding financial gains. Although some are extremely obvious, other countries benefit financially from unlikely sources. Predictably, oil is the most traded commodity in the global market. After mining data from the CIA's World Factbook, Global Post assembled a map illustrating each country's top exports, according to their worth on the international market.

Commodities like electronics-related equipment, motor vehicles and parts, and clothing command the top spot in North America. The Middle East and Central Asia make the most money from selling oil and its derivatives. And finally, in Africa, mineral resources dominate: Vision of Humanity. Through See the latest peace news and research Contact us Vision of Humanity is an initiative of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

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IEP have offices in New York and Sydney. For more specific inquiries related to the peace indexes and research, please contact IEP directly. Media: media@economicsandpeace.org Education: educators@economicsandpeace.org Data request: info@economicsandpeace.org. World Stats Interactive Maps - Index. This index lists over 400 interactive world maps covering areas such as health, education, drugs & crime, economy, environment, gender and population for all countries.

World Stats Interactive Maps - Index

The World Factbook. Liberte de la Presse 2014. L’édition 2014 du « Classement mondial de la liberté de la presse » révèle l’impact négatif des conflits sur la liberté de l’information et ses acteurs.

Liberte de la Presse 2014

Le rang d’un certain nombre de pays est également affecté par une interprétation trop large et abusive du concept de la protection de la sécurité nationale, aux dépens du droit d’informer et d’être informé. Cette dernière tendance constitue une menace croissante au niveau global, dangereuse pour la liberté de l’information jusqu’au cœur des « États de droit ».

La Finlande conserve son rang de meilleur élève, en occupant pour la quatrième année consécutive la première place du classement. Elle est talonnée, comme dans la dernière édition, par les PaysBas et la Norvège. À l’extrême opposé, en queue de classement, le « trio infernal » réunit à nouveau le Turkménistan, la Corée du Nord et l’Érythrée, des pays où la liberté de la presse est tout simplement inexistante. Costumes traditionnels. #100Women. US Navy says 'laser attack' weapon to be ready in 2014 - WORLD. The US Navy said it is preparing to roll out a sea-based laser weapon capable of disabling small enemy vessels and shooting down surveillance drones.

US Navy says 'laser attack' weapon to be ready in 2014 - WORLD

The laser system will be deployed in 2014, two years ahead of schedule, aboard the USS Ponce, an amphibious transport ship retrofitted as a waterborne staging base, the Navy said Monday. Chief of Naval Research Admiral Matthew Klunder said the cost of one blast of "directed energy" could be less than $1. "Compare that to the hundreds of thousands of dollars it costs to fire a missile, and you can begin to see the merits of this capability," he said in a US Navy statement.

The Office of Naval Research and Naval Sea Systems Command successfully tested high-energy lasers against a moving target ship and a remotely piloted drone. La bombe atomique qui a failli faire sauter New York en 1961 - Etats-Unis/Nucléaire. If Facebook were a country, it would have the 3rd-largest population. But its revenue would rank 156th when compared to national economies. American gun use is out of control. Shouldn't the world intervene?

A man on a rifle range: 'More Americans lost their lives from firearms in the past 45 years than in all wars involving the US.' Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images Last week, Starbucks asked its American customers to please not bring their guns into the coffee shop.

American gun use is out of control. Shouldn't the world intervene?

Illegal migration. Photos du journal. Best Athlete-to-medal ratio. Vivre en Chine avec vue sur la Tour Eiffel. DIA Europe made in China (32993) Construction equipment: Digging for victory. Obama vs Romney 2012. Gender votes - US 2012. World Military Strength. Doing Business. Economy Rankings Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1–190.

Doing Business

A high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm. The rankings are determined by sorting the aggregate distance to frontier scores on 10 topics, each consisting of several indicators, giving equal weight to each topic. The rankings for all economies are benchmarked to June 2016. Read the methodology, explaining how the ease of doing business rankings and the distance to frontier measure are calculated (PDF).