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The “world island” with 3,000+ cities (Dymaxion projection). Click to enlarge.

The world seen as a country in an almanac, using the latest figures (m = million; BA = Black America; $ = U.S. dollars in 2012 = grams of silver):

  • Population: 7,095m (2013), growing at 1.1% (USA 317m at 0.9%)
  • Area: 148.9 million sq km (land) (USA 9.2)
    • arable: 10.4% (USA 16.3%)
  • 2222459_075253059_2Language: (native speakers, all speakers)
  • Icon of Christ Pantokrator at the Monastery of ChelandariReligion:
  • Fertility rate: 2.45 children/woman (USA 2.06, BA 2.10)
  • Life expectancy: 68.1 years (USA 78.6, BA 72.8)
  • Infant mortality: 37.6 deaths/1,000 live births (USA 5.9, BA 13.4)
  • Literacy: 84% (USA 99%)
  • GDP: $85.0 trillion (2012 est., PPP), growing at 3.0% (USA 15.9 at 2.2%)
    • GDP per capita: $12,700 (2012 est.) (USA $50,700)
    • As % of GDP (2012 est.):
      • Taxes: 28.9% (USA: 15.6%)
      • Defence spending: 2.1% (USA 4.6%)
      • Public debt: 64.5% of GDP (USA 72.5%)
    • Unemployment: 9.0% (2012 est.) (USA 8.1%, BA 14.4%)
    • Inflation: 4.1% (2012 est.) (USA 2.1%)
    • Income inequality (GINI): 39 (2007 est.) (USA 45)
    • Household income: (2007 est.)
      • lowest 10%: 2.8% (USA 2.0%)
      • highest 10%: 28.2% (USA 30.0%)
  • Homicide rate: 6.9 per 100,000 population (USA 4.7, BA 17.1)
  • Incarceration rate: 140 per 100,000 (USA 716, BA 2,304)
  • Government: warlordism. Five warring states have nuclear weaponsand a million men or more on active military duty:

    Other nuclear-armed states: BritainFrance, IsraelPakistan.

  • History:  stuff that affects > 100m or kills > 10m:
    • BC
    • 9000s: Ice Age ends – climate change
    • 8000s: wheat
    • 192265827000s: rice, sugar
    • 6000s:
    • 5000s:
    • 4000sProto-Indo-European
    • 3000s: writing, paper, maize, potato, cassava
    • 2000s: Austronesian expansion, tea
    • 1000s: Bantu Expansion
    • buddha500s: Bible, Buddha
    • 400s: Bhagavad Gita
      • 475-221: Era of Warring States: 10m die
    • 300s:
    • 200s:
    • 100s:
    • 000s: 
    • AD
    • Sacred Heart3-thumb-278x320000s: Christ, compass
      • 9-24: Red Eyebrows Rebellion: 10m die
    • 100s:
    • 200s:
    • 300s: Constantine
    • 400s:
    • 500s: Justinian
      • 514-542: Plague of Justinian: 25m die
    • 3dad-vector-i-bear-witness-that-there-is-no-god-but-allah-and-i-bear-witness-that-muhammad-is-the-messenger-of-150882245600s: MuhammadKoran, Karbala
    • 700s: 
      • 755-763: An Lushan Rebellion: 13m
    • 800s:
    • 900s:
    • 1000s: The Great Schism, movable type, gunpowder
    • genghis1100s: Northern Song dynasty, Genghis Khan
    • 1200s: Mongol Empire
      • 1206-1324: Mongol conquests: 45m die
    • 1300s:
      • 1338-1351: Black Death: 100m die
      • 1370-1405: Tamerlane: 14m die
    • columbus1400s: European expansion, Columbus
      • 1451-1870: European slave trade: 17m die
      • 1492-1900: European colonization of the Americas: 51m die
    • 1500s: African diaspora,Protestantism, Potosí
    • 1600s: Qing dynasty
      • 1600-1900: Caribbean slavery: 10m die
      • 1616-1662: Qing dynasty conquest: 25m die
    • shackles-french-west-indies1700s: Mogul Empire, Dream of the Red Chamber, metric system
      • 1783-1784: Chalisa famine: 11m die
      • 1794-1804: White Lotus Rebellion: 16m die
    • 1800s: British Empire, Tsarist Russia, Marx, Dickens, germ theory, Scramble for Africa, soccer, cricket
      • 1810-1849: Four famines in China: 45m die
      • 1850-1864: Taiping Rebellion: 20m die
      • 1862-1877: Dungan revolt: 10m die
    • stalin-xumax1900s: Lenin, USSR, Stalin, USAcars telephonesfilmHollywood, Le Petit Prince, French Empire, Japanese Empire, television, Agatha Christie, Tolkienatom bomb,computers, Mao, Cold War, Moon landing,Internet
      • 1914-1918: First World War: 23m die
      • 1917-1987: Communist rule in the Soviet Union: 62m die
      • 1918-1920: 1918 flu pandemic: 75m die
      • 1926-1949: KMT rule in China: 10m die
      • 1937-1945: Second Sino-Japanese War: 27m die
      • 1939-1945: Second World War: 73m die
      • 1941-1945: Holocaust: 11m die
      • 1959-1961: Great Chinese Famine: 29m die
      • 1981- : HIV/AIDS pandemic: 34m+ die
      • (Note that death tolls are middle values. There might be some overlap between events.)
    • 2000sGoogleYouTube, Facebook, global warming – climate change

Sources: CIA Factbook (2013), Indie Mapsthe Wikipedia (2013) for most megadeath events, various posts of mine: At least 100 millionTop languagesIf Black America were a countrydemocide.

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