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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…)

Top ten indebted countries

Top ten indebted countries

Top ten indebted countries

The largest economies in the world are also among the most indebt countries. The long feared sovereign debt crisis is here and puts pressure on all of us. Some of the most reputable economic analysts suggest that this sovereign debt crisis could be much worse than the 2008 financial crisis so many investors play safe these days. Many economies are still in recession and the global economic situation makes the recovery even more difficult. They all are somehow on hold waiting to see what’s next before making another move. (more…)

Top ten eco-friendly countries

Top ten eco-friendly countries

Top ten eco-friendly countries

Today, the eco-friendly trend is visible all over the world. From simple people to governments, they all want to make the world a better place to live in. The centuries of industrial production put their mark on our environment and created a situation never seen before. Millions of tons of litter can be found floating in oceans or scattered in forests. The greenhouse gas emissions reached incredibly high rates and slowly our planet climax is changing. All these issues brought the attention of the world towards the environmental problems. (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…)

Top ten gold reserves

Top ten gold reserves

Top ten gold reserves

The gold reserve represents the actual gold held by the central bank of a country or by a major financial organization. The gold is the main form of storing value being also a guarantee that the holder can redeem financial promises. The gold reserve held by central banks is also used to secure the national currency, the higher gold reserve making the currency more stable.

Since the ancient times this shiny yellow metal was considered very valuable and had been used for different purposes. Gold kept its value over time and is still important in the economic and financial areas. (more…)