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Country vs country: India and United States compared: Background stats

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  • First human settlement > Date: Date or period of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For further descriptions, please refer to notes.
  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National tree: Name of tree.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT India United States
First human settlement > Date 70,000 BP 16,000 BP
First human settlement > Notes Recent finds of stone tools in Jwalapuram before and after the Toba supereruption , may have been made by modern humans, but this is disputed. Stone, bone, and wood artifacts and animal and plant remains found in Washington County, Pennsylvania .
First human settlement > Place Jwalapuram , Andhra Pradesh Meadowcroft Rockshelter
Full name Republic of India United States of America
Independence day date August 15 July 4
Land border length 14,103.1 km
Ranked 4th. 17% more than United States
12,034 km
Ranked 6th.
National anthems Jana Gana Mana ( Hail the ruler of all minds ) The Star-Spangled Banner
National tree Banyan Tree Oak
Neighboring countries and territories Afghanistan (L) Bangladesh Bhutan (L) Burma China (L) Indonesia (M) Maldives (M) Nepal (L) Pakistan Sri Lanka (M) Thailand (M) Bahamas (M) Canada Cuba (M) Kiribati (M) Mexico Russia (M)
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 7
Ranked 9th. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 11th.
Overview <p>The world&#039;s largest democracy and second most populous country emerged as a major power in the 1990s. It is militarily strong, has major cultural influence and a fast-growing and powerful economy. </p> <p>A nuclear-armed state, it carried out tests in the 1970s and again in the 1990s in defiance of world opinion. However, India is still tackling huge social, economic and environmental problems. </p> <p>The vast and diverse Indian sub-continent - from the mountainous Afghan frontier to the jungles of Burma - was under foreign rule from the early 1800s until the demise of the British Raj in 1947. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12557384">Full Article</a> <p>The USA is the world&#039;s foremost economic and military power, with global interests and an unmatched global reach. </p> <p>America&#039;s gross domestic product accounts for close to a quarter of the world total, and its military budget is reckoned to be almost as much as the rest of the world&#039;s defence spending put together.</p> <p>The country is also a major source of entertainment: American TV, Hollywood films, jazz, blues, rock and rap music are primary ingredients in global popular culture. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16761057">Full Article</a>

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