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

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Russia United States
Full name Russian Federation United States of America
Land border length 20,017 km
Ranked 2nd. 66% more than United States
12,034 km
Ranked 6th.
National anthems Gosudarstvenny Gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii ( State Hymn of the Russian Federation ) The Star-Spangled Banner
National tree Birch tree Oak
Neighboring countries and territories Azerbaijan Belarus (L) China Estonia Finland Georgia Japan (M) Kazakhstan North Korea Latvia (L) Lithuania Mongolia (L) Norway Poland Sweden (M) Turkey (M) Ukraine United States (M) Abkhazia South Ossetia (L) Bahamas (M) Canada Cuba (M) Kiribati (M) Mexico Russia (M)
Overview <p>Russia emerged from a decade of post-Soviet economic and political turmoil to reassert itself as a world power. </p> <p>Income from vast natural resources, above all oil and gas, have helped Russia overcome the economic collapse of 1998. The state-run gas monopoly Gazprom is the world&#039;s largest producer and exporter, and supplies a growing share of Europe&#039;s needs. </p> <p>Economic strength has allowed Vladimir Putin - Russia&#039;s dominant political figure since 2000 - to enhance state control over political institutions and the media, buoyed by extensive public support for his policies. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17839672">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>

SOURCES: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states; Wikipedia: List of countries and territories by land borders (Land borders) (Note: land border lengths will vary depending on the scale by which they are measured, and therefore these figures without a source accompanied by an explanation of how they were measured and at what scale makes comparisons impossible; for more information see coastline paradox .); Wikipedia: List of national anthems (Anthems of United Nations member states) ("List of Member States" . United Nations . Retrieved 2011-07-21 .); Wikipedia: List of national trees (National trees); Wikipedia: List of countries and territories by land and maritime borders; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

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