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Average yearly GDP growth, past ten years.

Turkey: 4.8%
Ireland: 4.1%
Poland: 3.5%
Russia: 1.8%
Sweden: 1.8%
Switzerland: 1.6%
Germany: 1.3%
UK: 1.2%
Netherlands: 1.1%
Norway: 1.1%
Belgium: 1.1%
France: 0.8%
Spain: 0.6%
Portugal: 0.1%
Italy: -0.3%
Ukraine: -1%
Greece: -2.2%
Currency against US Dollar, past year.

Malaysia: +5%
Colombia: +4%
UK: +1%
Euro: +0.5%
China: +0%

Japan: -0.2%
Poland: -0.7%
S Korea: -1%
Canada: -5%
Australia: -6%
India: -7%
Russia: -7%
Sweden: -7%
Mexico: -8%
Indonesia: -9%
Brazil: -20%
Pakistan: -22%
Iran: -33%
Turkey: -35%
Income growth in United States, between 1980 and 2014.

Top 0.001%: Growth of 616%
Top 0.01%: Growth of 423%
Top 1%: Growth of 194%

Bottom 20%: Growth of 4%

(World Inequality Lab)
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Not blocked:

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Google share of desktop search traffic.

India: 94%
Brazil: 93%
Spain: 90%
Italy: 90%
Australia: 88%
Germany: 86%
France: 86%
Canada: 85%
UK: 81%
US: 78%
Japan: 69%
South Korea: 52%
Russia: 38%
China: 5%

(Multiple Sources)
Cristiano Ronaldo

Transfer fee to Juventus: $129.3 million

Jersey sales in 24 hours after transfer: $62.4 million
Income growth in the United States, between 1980 and 2014.

Top 0.001%: Growth of 616%
Top 0.01%: Growth of 423%
Top 1%: Growth of 194%

Bottom 20%: Growth of 4%

(World Inequality Lab)
Population. (million)

China: 1400
India: 1330
US: 328
Indonesia: 265
Brazil: 209
Pakistan: 201
Nigeria: 194
Bangladesh: 165
Russia: 144
Japan: 126
Mexico: 125
Philippines: 107
Egypt: 97
Vietnam: 95
Ethiopia: 94
DR Congo: 89
Germany: 83
Iran: 81
Turkey: 80
Thailand: 69
France: 67
First nuclear test.

United States: 1945
Russia/USSR: 1949
UK: 1952
France: 1960
China: 1964
India: 1974
Pakistan: 1998
North Korea: 2006
Largest economies in the world, 2050.

1. China
2. India
3. US
4. Indonesia
5. Brazil
6. Mexico
7. Japan
8. Russia
9. Nigeria
10. Germany
11. UK
12. Saudi
13. France
14. Turkey
15. Pakistan
16. Egypt
17. South Korea
18. Italy
19. Canada
20. Philippines

(PWC, GDP PPP figures)
Total(1) => 0.093178033828735 f_f_QM(2) => 0.084810972213745 indS(2) => 0.069316864013672 indM(2) => 0.013502359390259 indM_1(2) => 0.0026068687438965 indM_2(2) => 0.0012149810791016 indM_4(2) => 0.0021979808807373 indM_5(2) => 0.002112865447998 indM_6(2) => 0.0018806457519531 indM_7(2) => 0.0019180774688721 indM_8(2) => 0.0012331008911133 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.0064051151275635 f_f_dT(20) => 0.0061755180358887