Friday, October 18, 2013

Largest Countries in the World

Russia...Canada...United States...China...Brazil
(based on geographical size)

Russia is classified as the is situated  on 2 different continents (Europe and Asia)

Canada is the largest country in North America followed closely by United States.

China is the largest country in Asia and Brazil the largest country in South America.

Ukraine is the largest country in Europe since the breakup of the Soviet Union.

Brazil ~ Facts of Interest

Large parts of this country are covered by the Amazon Basin.
Its climate is tropical and sub-tropical. The coastline and mountains are spectacular. The Carnaval
in Rio de Janeiro each summer is “the Greatest Show on Earth!”  In 2013, it began February 10th
and in 2014 begins March 2 (depending upon dates of Easter).
Brazil is hosting FIFA  World Cup Edition with 64 matches in 12 cities,  June 12 to July 13, 2014,
With a booming economy, Brazil is a very rich and diverse country.

Ukraine ~ Facts of Interest
(followed by France, Spain and Sweden)

Ukraine is the largest producer of transportation vehicles  and spacecraft in the world.
Ukrainians invented a plane with the largest freight-carrying capacity in the world.
The 3rd most visited McDonald's in the world is in Kiev, near the train station.
Ukraine has the world's largest reserves of manganese ore.
In Europe, the police solve 30-40% of crimes; in Ukraine 90%.
Official Guinness World Record ~ Ukraine made the world's largest glass of champagne.

Hard Facts on China
(This is an eye-opener...forwarded to me by one of my followers)

CHINA  has 19% of the world's population, but consumes 53% of the world's cement...48%
of the world's iron ore...47% of the world's coal...and the majority of just about every other

In 2010, China produced 11 times more steel than in United States.

New World Record China made and sold 18 million  vehicles in 2010.

There are more pigs in China than in the next 43 pork producing nations combined.

China currently has the fastest train and the world's largest high-speed  rail network.

China produces 80% of the  world's solar power ~ but don't use it themselves. They  install less than
5% and build a new coal-fired  power station every week.  In one year, they turn out more coal-powered electricity than Australia's total output.

China currently controls more than 90% of the total global  supply of rare earth elements.

In the past 15 years, China has moved from 14th place to 2nd place in the world with
published scientific research articles.

China now possesses the fastest supercomputer on the entire globe.

At the end of 2011, China accumulated US $3.04 million in foreign currency reserves...
the largest stockpile in the entire globe.

Chinese people consume  50,000 cigarettes every second.

They are already the largest  carbon dioxide emitter and their output will rise 70% by 2020.

And we think we are saving the planet???
It will not make one iota of difference what we do in Australia, Canada, the United States or any other country  in the world; for that matter, all the politicians are increasing the cost of living... and making our manufacturers uncompetitive in the world market will be their idiotic carbon tax, when other countries like China are growing and consuming at these extraordinary rates!

Time to Wake Up!

Merle Baird-Kerr crafted July 27, 2013
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  1. From one of my accredited readers: "This is a wise summary; I can hardly comment on it...AB."

  2. Thank you for your reference to the e-mail intro re this blog submission...and the content of the article itself. You are always an inspiration to me.