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The U.S. ranks 4th in fish species

3 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, the United States has 1,101 fish species, which makes it rank fourth in the world in that category. India ranks first, with 5,749 fish species.

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The U.S. ranks 120th in government size score

3 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2009 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States had a government size score of 59.6, which made it rank one hundred and twentieth in that category. Myanmar ranked first, with a score of 98.5. For the Heritage Foundation, “government size” refers to government spending as a percent of GDP. The higher the score, the lower the government spending.

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