THE MOST OCCUPIED COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD
Added on: 27th Mar 2016
About the size of Kansas, Bangladesh has over ten million more
people than Russia. This makes it one of the most densely
populated countries in the world. Although it had a very high
birth rate in the 1960’s and 70’s (over 7) it has decreased
significantly since then (about 2.5 today).
Africa’s most populous nation has finally managed to free itself
from a long past of coups and political repression. Corruption and
terrorism are still significant obstacles to progress however.
Carved out of India in 1947 to provide a home for Indian Muslims,
Pakistan has alternated between military and civilian rule since then.
Recently the war on terror and renewed tensions in Kashmir have
pushed the country to the brink of all-out war several times.
Along with China, Russia, India, and South Africa it is one of the
world’s rising powers (BRICS nation). Although there is a wide
economic gap between rich and poor, the nation has done a
lot to address it in recent years.
With the world’s largest Muslim population and Southeast Asia’s
largest economy, Indonesia is a very ethnically and linguistically
diverse nation. In order to continue developing though, civil unrest,
extremism, and vast inequality are all issues that will need
to be addressed.
As the world’s foremost military and economic power, the
United States GDP accounts for roughly 1/4 of the world total
and its military spending is more than the rest of the world combined.
While being ethnically and culturally diverse, the US has the
largest rich-poor gap of any developed country. This is an issue
that will likely require much more attention in the coming future.
The world’s largest democracy emerged as a world power in the
1990’s. It is militarily strong, culturally influential, and has one
of the fastest growing economies in the world. Population wise
it is set to overtake China by 2028. In spite of all this its extreme
ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity along with the caste system
(technically outlawed) will provide significant challenges to growth.
The world’s most populous country is also the world’s fastest
growing economy. The fast rate of economic reform has not
been matched, however, with political progress. The Communist
Party still retains a monopoly of control. Corruption, pollution, and
vast disparities between urban and rural regions remain
a problem as well.