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Background Stats: compare key data on United States & Venezuela

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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.
  • 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 United States Venezuela
Full name United States of America Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Independence day date July 4 July 5
Land border length 12,034 km
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Venezuela
4,993 km
Ranked 33th.
National anthems The Star-Spangled Banner Gloria al Bravo Pueblo ( Glory to the Brave People )
National tree Oak Araguaney
Neighboring countries and territories Bahamas (M) Canada Cuba (M) Kiribati (M) Mexico Russia (M) Barbados (M) Brazil (L) Colombia Dominica (M) Dominican Republic (M) France (M) Guyana Netherlands (M) Saint Kitts and Nevis (M) Saint Lucia (M) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (M) Trinidad and Tobago (M) Aruba ( Netherlands ) (M) Curaçao ( Netherlands ) (M) Montserrat ( United Kingdom ) (M) Puerto Rico ( United States ) (M) United States Virgin Islands ( United States ) (M)
Overview <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> <p>Venezuela has some of the world&#039;s largest proven oil deposits as well as huge quantities of coal, iron ore, bauxite and gold.</p> <p>Yet most Venezuelans live in poverty, many of them in shanty towns, some of which sprawl over the hillsides around the capital, Caracas.</p> <p>Venezuela&#039;s economic fortunes are tied to world oil prices. A 1970s boom largely benefited the middle classes, but a subsequent price collapse condemned many of this class to poverty while eroding the living standards of the already impoverished. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19649648">Full Article</a>

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