December 31st, 1964:
the Dow Jones hits 874.12
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December 31st, 1981:
the Dow Jones hits 875.00
2002 - How much stock markets lost from their peak: -75% (Japan), -54% (Germany), -48% (Britain), -29% (USA).

Distribution of US billionaires by residence Homicides by country
Gross National Product
World Armies
Nuclear electricity generation
Cost of living (Economist 2002)
Cost of living (Mercer 2003)
World's top banks
Real estate costs
Causes of death
Films and albums
Working hours
Murders per capita
Largest cities in the world
Largest cities in the USA
Population increase in the USA
Immigration in the USA
Statistics about the USA economy

USA depressions

1819 (James Monroe)
1837 (Martin Van Buren)
1873 (Ulysses Grant)
1893 (Grover Cleveland)
1929 (Herbert Hoover)
1973 (Richard Nixon)
2001 (George W Bush)
2008 (George W Bush)
Fortune 100 (2001)

Exxon Mobil $B 232.75
Wal Mart Stores 191.33
General Motors 178.76
Ford Motors 170.06
Daimler/Chrysler 152.45
Royal Dutch/Shell Group 149.15
BP 148.06
General Electric 129.85
Toyota Motor 112.94
Mitsubishi Corp 110.33

Long-term unemployment
  1. Italy (63%)
  2. Greece (52%)
  3. Belgium (52%)
  4. Germany (52%)
  5. Spain (43%)
  6. Portugal (38%)
  7. France (37%)
  8. Switzerland (30%)
  9. Britain (28%)
  10. Japan (27%)
  11. Finland (27%)
  12. Austria (23%)
  13. Sweden (22%)
  14. Denmark (21%)
  15. Australia (21%)
  16. Canada (10%)
  17. USA (6%)
  18. Norway (5%)

(Source: OECD 2001)

Largest countries
  1. Russia (17,075 sq Kms)
  2. Canada (9,971)
  3. China (9,561, incl Tibet)
  4. United States (9,364)
  5. Brazil (8,547)
  6. Australia (7,741)
  7. India (3,288)
  8. Argentina (2,780)
  9. Kazakhstan (2,717)
  10. Sudan (2,506)
  11. Saudi Arabia (2,150)
  12. Mexico (1,958)
Most populated countries (2008)
  1. China 1,335,962,132
  2. India 1,144,220,000
  3. United States 305,776,000
  4. Indonesia 229,373,990
  5. Brazil 190,674,000
  6. Pakistan 165,585,000
  7. Bangladesh 158,665,000
  8. Nigeria 148,093,000
  9. Russia 141,862,032
  10. Japan 127,704,000
  11. Mexico 106,682,500
  12. Philippines 90,457,200
  13. Vietnam 87,375,000
  14. Germany 82,062,200
  15. Ethiopia 79,221,000
  16. Egypt 75,856,000
  17. Turkey 71,517,100
  18. Iran 70,495,782
  19. France 65,073,482
  20. Thailand 63,038,247

Best countries to live in (2006)
  1. Norway
  2. Australia
  3. Canada
  4. Sweden
  5. Belgium
  6. United States
  7. Iceland
  8. Netherlands
  9. Japan
  10. Finland
  11. Switzerland
  12. Luxembourg
  13. France
  14. Britain
  15. Denmark
  16. Austria
  17. Germany
  18. Ireland
  19. New Zealand
  20. Italy

Megacities (2002)
  1. Tokyo (26 millions)
  2. Mexico City (18)
  3. Mumbai (18)
  4. Sao Paulo (17)
  5. Shanghai (17)
  6. New York (16)
  7. Lagos (13)
  8. Los Angeles (13)
  9. Kolkata (13)
  10. Buenos Aires (12.5)
  11. Dhaka (12)
  12. Karachi (12)
  13. Delhi (12)
  14. Jakarta (11)
  15. Osaka (11)
  16. Manila (11)
  17. Beijing (11)
  18. Rio de Janeiro (11)
  19. Cairo (11)
Source: (2002 UNHD Report)
Population '01 (millions)
World 6,134
Africa 812.6
Congo 52.5
Egypt 69.1
South Africa 43.8
Nigeria 116.9
Asia 3,720.7
China 1,285.0
Japan 127.3
Indonesia 214.8
Philippines 77.1
Thailand 63.6
Viet Nam 79.2
Bangladesh 140.4
India 1,025.1
Iran 71.4
Pakistan 145.0
Europe 726.3
Eastern Europe 302.6
Russia 144.7
Turkey 67.6
United Kingdom 59.5
Italy 57.5
France 59.5
Germany 82.0
Latin America 488.2
Argentina 37.5
Brazil 172.6
Mexico 100.4
North America 317.1
United States of America 285.9
Oceania 30.9
Australia 19.3
Source: United Nations
Life expectancy (2004)
  1. Japan: 74.5 years
  2. Australia: 73.2
  3. France: 73.1
  4. Sweden: 73.0
  5. Italy: 72.7
  6. Spain: 72.8
  7. Greece: 72.5
  8. Switzerland: 72.5
  9. Canada: 72.0
  10. Netherlands: 72.0
  11. Britain: 71.7
  12. Norway: 71.7
  13. Belgium: 71.6
  14. Austria: 71.6
  15. Iceland: 70.8
  16. Finland: 70.5
  17. Germany: 70.4
  18. USA: 70.0

Population comparison: USA vs China
Sources:
  • FAO Statistical Database
  • Peace and Conflicts, Disputes, Violence, and Wars
  • Eurostat
  • Country Studies
  • International Labor Statistics
  • International Price Index
  • Indicators of Education
  • OECD
  • UNESCO Statistics
  • Statistical Universe
  • Boundary Disputes
  • World Health Statistics
  • Atlapedia Online
  • Foreign Statistical Agencies
  • Armed Forces of the World
  • World Factobook
  • Social Indicators of Development
  • Regional Health Tables
  • International Energy Data
  • Governments on the WWW
  • World Prison Population
  • Camena Country Profiles
  • National Trade Performance
  • Matter of Fact
  • OSU Reference Page on Crime
  • Handbook of International Economic Statistics
  • World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems
  • Almanac of Politics and Government
  • List of The World's Refugees
  • Religions of the World
  • Country Commercial Guides
  • Statistics and Indicators on the World's Women
  • Social Indicators
  • Infonation
  • U.N. World Crime Survey
  • Human Development Report
  • Endangered Species
  • World Development Report
  • World World
  • World Resources
  • Links to the national statistics bureaus
  • OECD Statistics
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