On January 1, 2024, six new countries will formally join the BRICS grouping. This infographic gives a brief introduction into the expanded BRICS.
Henry Kissinger served as United States secretary of state and national security advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He was a prominent politician, diplomat, and political scientist. An adherent of realpolitik, he supported military interventions and coups, which served America’s interests. In 1973, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Paris Peace Accords, which prompted the withdrawal of American forces from the Vietnam war.
A recent U.S. News & World Report survey ranked Russia as the world’s most politically influential country by a variety of metrics, followed by the U.S. and China. This infographic shows top ten world leaders.
A recent U.S. News & World Report survey ranked Russia as the world’s biggest leader by a variety of metrics, followed by the U.S. and China. This infographic shows top ten world leaders.
A recent U.S. News & World Report survey ranked Russia’s military as the world’s strongest, followed by that of the United States. This infographic shows top ten countries by military power.
This infographic compares gasoline prices in individual U.S. states to countries of the world. Most of these countries are poor or very poor, so you can imagine what kind of boost cheaper gas could give their economies. Europeans pay for their gas twice as much on the average, while the highest gas price is in Hongkong: 11.714 per U.S. gallon.
According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, Americans’ views of politics and elected officials are unrelentingly negative, with little hope of improvement on the horizon.
Data released in the summer of 2023 demonstrate that Russia ranks as the world’s second largest exporter, while the United States is the largest goods importer globally.
The total debt of the U.S. government has increased from $5.7 trillion to $33.1 trillion over the past 22 years and keeps growing. The U.S. Treasury explains: “Simply put, the national debt is similar to a person using a credit card for purchases and not paying off the full balance each month. The cost of purchases exceeding the amount paid off represents a deficit, while accumulated deficits over time represents a person’s overall debt.” It fails to add that an average person is not allowed to print their own money…
In 2013, Washington and Brussels started to introduce illegal restrictive measures against Russia, erroneously called “sanctions”, aimed at crushing the Russian economy. A total of 17,500 such measures has been introduced, more than against any country in history. Ten years later, Russia replaces Germany as the fifth largest economy, while the United States is losing its economic primacy to China.