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The U.S. ranks 6th in military expenditures

10 November 2012 1 comment

According to the World Bank, military expenditures in the United States equal 4.7% of GDP, which is enough to make the United States tied for sixth with Jordan in that category. Saudi Arabia ranks first with military expenditures at 8.4% of GDP.

The U.S. ranks 8th in refugees

27 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the United Nations’ publication, International Migration 2006, in 2004 there were 421,000 refugees in the United States, which made it rank eighth in that category. Jordan ranked first, with 1,778,000 refugees.

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The U.S. ranks 32nd for built-up land

28 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Global Footprint Network, the United States is tied for thirty-second (with Laos, Macedonia, Peru, Burkina Faso, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan, Latvia, Belarus, Italy, Albania, and Egypt) in terms of global  hectare per capita of built up land. Belgium ranks first.

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