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Background Stats: compare key data on Germany & 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Germany 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 42,000-43,000 BP 16,000 BP
First human settlement > Notes Three Paleolithic flutes belonging to the early Aurignacian , which is associated with the assumed earliest presence of Homo sapiens in Europe ( Cro-Magnon ). It is the oldest example of prehistoric music . Stone, bone, and wood artifacts and animal and plant remains found in Washington County, Pennsylvania .
First human settlement > Place Geißenklösterle , Baden-Württemberg Meadowcroft Rockshelter
Full name Federal Republic of Germany United States of America
Land border length 3,621 km
Ranked 54th.
12,034 km
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Germany
National anthems Deutschlandlied ( Song of Germany ) \u2013 the Third stanza The Star-Spangled Banner
National tree Oak Oak
Neighboring countries and territories Austria (L) Belgium (L) Czech Republic (L) Denmark France (L) Luxembourg (L) Netherlands Poland Sweden (M) Switzerland (L) United Kingdom (M) Bahamas (M) Canada Cuba (M) Kiribati (M) Mexico Russia (M)
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 5
Ranked 16th.
6
Ranked 11th. 20% more than Germany
Overview <p>Germany is Europe&#039;s most industrialized and populous country. Famed for its technological achievements, it has also produced some of Europe&#039;s most celebrated composers, philosophers and poets.</p> <p>Achieving national unity later than other European nations, Germany quickly caught up economically and militarily, before defeats in World War I and II left the country shattered, facing the difficult legacy of Nazism, and divided between Europe&#039;s Cold War blocs.</p> <p>Germany rebounded to become the continent&#039;s economic giant, and a prime mover of European cooperation. With the end of the Cold War, the two parts of the country were once again united, although the economy of the former east continues to lag behind that of the former west.</p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17299607">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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