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Background Stats: compare key data on Ecuador & United States

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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.
  • 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 Ecuador United States HISTORY
Full name Republic of Ecuador United States of America
Independence day date May 24 July 4
Land border length 2,010 km
Ranked 87th.
12,034 km
Ranked 6th. 6 times more than Ecuador
National anthems Salve, Oh Patria ( We Salute You, Our Homeland ) The Star-Spangled Banner
National tree Cinchona pubescens Oak
Neighboring countries and territories Colombia Costa Rica (M) Peru Bahamas (M) Canada Cuba (M) Kiribati (M) Mexico Russia (M)
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 3
Ranked 79th.
6
Ranked 11th. Twice as much as Ecuador
Overview <p>Ecuador is a patchwork of indigenous communities, including people of colonial Spanish origins and the descendants of African slaves. </p> <p>Its capital, Quito, once a part of the Inca empire, has some of the best-preserved early colonial architecture on the continent. </p> <p>Traditionally a farming country, Ecuador&#039;s economy was transformed after the 1960s by the growth of industry and the discovery of oil. There was rapid growth and progress in health, education and housing.</p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19331501">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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