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  • A Comparison of the Population Employed in Agriculture in Each Nation

    A Comparison of the Population Employed in Agriculture in Each Nation

      Agriculture is one of the most significant sectors of the economy and has played a pivotal role in the rise of the sedentary human civilization. Today, one-third of the work force around the world is employed in the agricultural sector. However, over the years, the percentage of workers in the agricultural sector has witnessed
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  • 2016 Democracy Index: Norway is the Strongest Democracy in the World

    2016 Democracy Index: Norway is the Strongest Democracy in the World

      The United Kingdom-based Economic Intelligence Unit has been releasing the Democracy Index since 2006 to assess the state of democracy in the nations around the world. The 2016 Democracy Index, which has taken into account 167 countries, states that almost half of the world population (49.3 percent to be more precise) is residing in
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  • China is the World Leader in Wind Power Capacity

    China is the World Leader in Wind Power Capacity

      Man has used wind as a form of energy for hundreds of years. In the ancient times sailors attached sails to their ships. These sails would capture wind and propel the ships forward. Wind mills were also used to perform various activities such as pumping water and grinding grain. The trend of using wind
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  • A Guide to Which Countries Drive on the Right Side or the Left

    A Guide to Which Countries Drive on the Right Side or the Left

      Every nation has its own rules and this applies to on which part of the road people need to drive. Traffic around the world either drives on the right or on the left. Currently, a majority of the countries drive on the right hand side of the road. According to estimates, currently 163 nations
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  • Countries where Arabic is an Official, Co-official, and Minority Language

    Countries where Arabic is an Official, Co-official, and Minority Language

      Arabic, which is a Central Semitic language, is a widely spoken languages around the world. It is estimated that currently there are approximately 420 million speakers (including both native and non-native) across the globe, and most of these are confined to the Arab states located in the Middle East and North Africa. The fifth
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  • Nations with the Most Medals at AIBA World Boxing Championships

    Nations with the Most Medals at AIBA World Boxing Championships

      Boxing is one of the most popular sports that is played all over the world. Boxing events witness huge crowds and also large television audience. Amateur boxing is a prestigious sport, which is played both at the commonwealth Games as well as at the Olympic Games. Also played in many international events, boxing has
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  • Life and Times of Fidel Castro

    Life and Times of Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro was one of the greatest leaders to have walked the earth whose passing away has left a deep void in the hearts of his admirers and followers. Castro’s ideals have become a source of inspiration for people around the world in the fight against repressive governments. Early life and incidents Born to Ángel
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  • An Insight Into How Well are Nations Developing and Deploying Their Human Capital

    An Insight Into How Well are Nations Developing and Deploying Their Human Capital

      Human capital plays a very significant role in a nation’s economic development. Apart from the productivity of the society, human capital is also very important for the working of a country’s social, political as well as the civic institutions. To measure the ability of each nation to develop, nurture and deploy talent that would
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  • Films that Won the Academy Awards From 2001 to 2017

    Films that Won the Academy Awards From 2001 to 2017

      Every year, dozens of Hollywood movies hit the theaters around the world. Some of these sink without a trace while others go on to become box office hits and earn a couple of awards. One of the most prestigious awards that directors, actors and other people of the film industry look forward to are
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  • Types of Monarchies Around the World

    Types of Monarchies Around the World

      The age when powerful kings and queens used to rule the world is long over. Today, most of the nations have abandoned monarchies and chosen other forms of governments. However, there are still a couple of monarchies present in the world. Even among these monarchies there are variants. With the passage of time, many
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