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Background Stats: compare key data on Belgium & United States

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • 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.
  • 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 Belgium United States
Daylight Savings Time end date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday October First Sunday November
Daylight Savings Time start date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday March Second Sunday March
Full name Kingdom of Belgium United States of America
Independence day date July 21 July 4
Land border length 1,385 km
Ranked 109th.
12,034 km
Ranked 6th. 9 times more than Belgium
National anthems The Braban\u00e7onne The Star-Spangled Banner
Neighboring countries and territories France Germany (L) Luxembourg (L) Netherlands United Kingdom (M) Bahamas (M) Canada Cuba (M) Kiribati (M) Mexico Russia (M)
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 3
Ranked 59th.
6
Ranked 11th. Twice as much as Belgium
Overview <p>For such a small country, Belgium has been a major European battleground over the centuries. </p> <p>Occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II, it has experienced an economic boom in the last 50 years to become a model Western European liberal democracy. </p> <p>However, there has also been a growing divide between the mainly Dutch-speaking north and the mainly French-speaking south, with some even speculating that the country could break up. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17205436">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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