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Background Stats: compare key data on Egypt & United States

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Egypt United States
Daylight Savings Time end date 23:59, last Thursday in September First Sunday November
Daylight Savings Time start date 23:59, last Thursday in April Second Sunday March
First human settlement > Date 50,000-80,000 BP 16,000 BP
First human settlement > Notes Skeleton of 8-10 year old child discovered in 1994 Stone, bone, and wood artifacts and animal and plant remains found in Washington County, Pennsylvania .
First human settlement > Place Taramasa Hill Meadowcroft Rockshelter
Full name Arab Republic of Egypt United States of America
Land border length 2,665 km
Ranked 68th.
12,034 km
Ranked 6th. 5 times more than Egypt
National anthems Bilady, Bilady, Bilady ( My Country, My Country, My Country ) The Star-Spangled Banner
Neighboring countries and territories Cyprus (M) Greece (M) Israel Jordan (M) Libya Saudi Arabia (M) Sudan Turkey (M) Akrotiri and Dhekelia ( United Kingdom ) (M) Gaza Strip ( Palestinian territories ) Bahamas (M) Canada Cuba (M) Kiribati (M) Mexico Russia (M)
Overview <p>Long known for its pyramids and ancient civilisation, Egypt is the largest Arab country and has played a central role in Middle Eastern politics in modern times. </p> <p>In the 1950s President Gamal Abdul Nasser pioneered Arab nationalism and the non-aligned movement, while his successor Anwar Sadat made peace with Israel and turned back to the West. </p> <p>The protests that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 put Egypt at the crossroads once again, as they led to an Islamist Muslim Brotherhood breakthrough at subsequently annulled parliamentary polls and a narrow win for the Brotherhood candidate in the presidential election of 2012. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13313370">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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