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  • A Glimpse at How Nations Score on the International Property Rights Index

    A Glimpse at How Nations Score on the International Property Rights Index

      Property rights are vital for establishing an environment of freedom within nations as well for their economic prosperity. The nations that have strong property rights usually have sound economies. Meanwhile, nations where property rights are weak usually lack in robust and innovative economic markets. Thus establishing a robust property rights system is of prime
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  • A Look at the Religious Diversity Scores of Nations

    A Look at the Religious Diversity Scores of Nations

      In 2014, Pew Research released the Religious Diversity Index for all nations of the world. The Index measures the religious diversity across more than 200 nations and territories around the world. The index is based on the percentage of population of each nation that follow the eight major religions. This includes the five main
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  • The Top 15 Nations With the Highest Percentage of Plastic Surgeons

    The Top 15 Nations With the Highest Percentage of Plastic Surgeons

      Plastic surgery is a medical procedure involving the reconstruction, restoration, as well as restoring the human body. Plastic surgery includes reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, aesthetic surgery, microsurgery, craniofacial surgery and the treatment of burns. The past few years have witnessed an increase in the popularity of plastic surgery and hundreds and thousands of surgeries
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  • Nations Worst Hit by Internal Displacements

    Nations Worst Hit by Internal Displacements

      The Year 2016 witnessed an estimated 31.1 million new internal displacements due to conflicts and disasters. Unlike refugees, the internally displaced people are on the run within their own country. Being displaced in one’s own country is a traumatic experience leading to panic and uncertainty. According to a new report by the Internal Displacement
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  • How Many Personnel Do Nations Contribute to the UN Peacekeeping Force?

    How Many Personnel Do Nations Contribute to the UN Peacekeeping Force?

      United Nations peace keeping operation is an important instrument which helps in bringing about peace in nations which have been ravaged by war or internal conflict. The Peacekeeping Operations, which comprises forces that have been contributed by the member states, help in the prevention as well as removal of threats to peace. The peacekeeping
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  • Winners of the World Orienteering Championships

    Winners of the World Orienteering Championships

      Orienteering is a sport that combines both navigation and race. Here participants have to rely on a map and compass to navigate trough terrain that is usually unfamiliar and diverse. The origin of the sport dates back to the late 19th century in Sweden where it was a military training in land navigation. Over
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  • US States With the Most Pizza Stores

    US States With the Most Pizza Stores

      Pizza, which originated in Italy, is today a global delicacy and is widely consumed around the world. However, in the United States, it is not only one of the most popular fast foods but one of the biggest industries as well. It is estimated that in the United States the Pizza restaurant industry is
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  • Analyzing the Impact of Terrorism Around the World

    Analyzing the Impact of Terrorism Around the World

      The influence of the ISIS, one of the deadliest terrorist organizations in the world, may be on the wane due to successful military operations launched against it by the United States and its allies but that in no way has impacted the global spread of terrorism. Though the impact of terrorism may be severe
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  • What is the Average Height of Males Around the World?

    What is the Average Height of Males Around the World?

      Have you ever wondered which nations have the tallest men in the world, or even the shortest? If you have thought about it and are still searching for an answer, let us tell you that Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Netherlands have the tallest men in the world. According to a data by the
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  • Percentage of Electricity Generated from Oil Across the World

    Percentage of Electricity Generated from Oil Across the World

      Electricity is a an essential necessity of mankind. Whether it is home, school, office, shopping malls, or any other place, electricity plays a significant role. In fact, without electricity our life would come to a standstill. But have you ever wondered where does our electricity come from? In fact there are many sources that
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