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Background Stats: compare key data on France & United States

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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.
  • 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 France 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
First human settlement > Date 32,000 BP 16,000 BP
First human settlement > Notes The cave paintings in the Chauvet Cave in southern France have been called the earliest known cave art, though the dating is uncertain. Stone, bone, and wood artifacts and animal and plant remains found in Washington County, Pennsylvania .
First human settlement > Place Chauvet Cave Meadowcroft Rockshelter
Full name French Republic United States of America
Land border length 2,889 km
Ranked 62nd.
12,034 km
Ranked 6th. 4 times more than France
National anthems La Marseillaise ( The Song of Marseille ) The Star-Spangled Banner
Neighboring countries and territories Andorra (L) Antigua and Barbuda (M) Barbados (M) Belgium Brazil Comoros (M) Dominica (M) Germany (L) Italy Luxembourg (L) Madagascar (M) Mauritius (M) Mozambique (M) Monaco Saint Lucia (M) Spain Switzerland (L) Suriname United Kingdom (M) Venezuela (M) Guernsey ( United Kingdom ) (M) Jersey ( United Kingdom ) (M) Montserrat ( United Kingdom ) (M) Bahamas (M) Canada Cuba (M) Kiribati (M) Mexico Russia (M)
Overview <p>A key player on the world stage and a country at the political heart of Europe, France paid a high price in both economic and human terms during the two world wars. </p> <p>The years which followed saw protracted conflicts culminating in independence for Algeria and most other French colonies in Africa as well as decolonisation in south-east Asia. </p> <p>France was one of the founding fathers of European integration as the continent sought to rebuild after the devastation of World War II.</p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17298730">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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