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Political crisis in Europe

Political crisis in Europe

Political crisis in Europe

The recent years marked by economic problems and austerity measures are now reflected in the politics. The countries leaders and their parties started to pay for their disastrous management that brought Europe on the brink of disaster.

The best example is France, where the conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy lost the presidential elections to socialist party candidate Francois Hollande. The new French president is against austerity and stated that he wants to change the current approach for euro-zone which is based on cutting the government spending and reducing the sovereign-debt. (more…)

The superpowers of the century

The superpowers of the century

The superpowers of the century

The term of superpower defines a state with great economic and politic power that could influence events following its own interests. The concept of superpower was used for the first time in 20th century after the World War II. At that time United States, the British Empire and the Soviet Union were considered the superpowers. If we take a look back in history we can easily conclude that other states could fit the term. These extinct superpowers are Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Persian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Roman Empire, the Mongol Empire, Portuguese Empire and the Spanish Empire. (more…)

Politics importance in economy

Politics importance in economy

Politics importance in economy

The perfect balance between politics and economy is difficult to reach and even more difficult to maintain. The economic evolution depends mainly of the political decisions made by governments and the thin line between the economy and the politics has never been as untouchable as it is in the 21th century.

The history shows us how the political decisions become more important, influencing the economy and the society at a larger scale. Nowadays even apparently insignificant political actions influence the economy evolution and if we take into consideration the major countries, a wrong decision could affect the global economy. (more…)

Nobel laureate in detention

Nobel laureate in detention

Nobel laureate in detention

With more than 1,3 billion people and a gross domestic product (GDP) of 5,878,000 millions of US dollars, China is one of the top world economies. Ranking first as population and second as economy, China opened towards the West in the last decades. It’s external and  economic politics are continuously improving and many see China as a potential superpower. Though there still are some problems that throw a negative shadow over the strong positive image the immense country managed to create itself in the recent years. (more…)

Top ten oldest countries in the world

Top ten oldest countries in the world

Top ten oldest countries in the world

Currently there are 195 countries in the world. Some of them are very old countries, most of them are few centuries old and some were formed in the last few decades. We all heard about the youngest countries formed during our lives but when it comes to oldest countries many of us don’t even know which are the first states that emerged throughout the history of human kind.

Recordings, physical evidences and historians’ well founded assumptions contributed to a final list of top ten oldest countries in the world. These are: (more…)