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Top ten most democratic countries

Top ten most democratic countries

Top ten most democratic countries

The democracy represents a political system in which all the people of the country have equal control over the national matters through referendum and elected representatives. The history of democracy starts in ancient Greece where Athenian citizens had the right to vote the laws of state in the Assembly.

The democracy has come a long way since that ancient times and now most countries are democratic. Now the most important features of democracy include civil liberties, politic rights, freedom of press and the low level of corruption. These features differentiate the states by the level of democracy implemented. (more…)

Top ten states by gold reserves

Top ten states by gold reserves

Top ten states by gold reserves

Gold is considered a sign of wealth since ancient times. This metal is shiny and soft, and being so malleable was often used for state of the art jewelry and decorations. The gold was also used for a very long time in coinage.

Specialists estimate that the total volume of gold mined throughout the human history represents more than 150,000 tonnes. ¬†More than half of the gold held worldwide is jewelry while 20% represents national reserves held in central banks. (more…)

Top youngest states in the world

Top youngest states in the world

Top youngest states in the world

The number of independent states has increased over time, currently reaching 203 sovereign states. Countries like Egypt, Japan, France, United Kingdom or Russia have a very long history that goes back millenniums ago.

Besides these states that have known centuries of independence and sovereignty, some states barely have few decades of independence. In the past 30 years never the less than 14 new states were born gaining their independence as nations. (more…)

Top ten poorest countries in the world

Top ten poorest countries in the world

Top ten poorest countries in the world

The recent global economic crises that shook up the whole world made us value the money much more than before.  Know we all know how important is to live in a rich country that is more stabile and safe.

While Americans and Europeans start to recovery from the financial crises, there are some people fighting to survive another day. They had the misfortune to be born in poor countries, with practically no chance to live a decent life. (more…)

Top 10 largest countries in the world

Top 10 largest countries in the world

Top 10 largest countries in the world

The largest countries in the world by total area are:

10. Sudan with 2,505,810 km2 is an African country with a population of 43,192,000 people and is a very poor country.

9. Kazakhstan with 2,717,300 km2 is located in Asia and has an estimated population of 16,189,667 persons.

8. Argentina has a total area of 2,766,890 km2, The South American state having an estimated population of 40,518,950. (more…)