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posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 11:34 PM
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These are the richest to the poorest countries in the world ranked by assets and debt! Don't give up! We are on the list...you just have to look for a while! o ;
I don't know if "bankruptcy" is a strong enough word to describe either the moral or fiscal condition of our government. The following info is from the CIA World Fact Book updated in February, 07. It's pretty scary what the Bush's have done to the USA. Read my lips! We are 860 times poorer than Kenya or Guatemala!

Rank Country Current account balance Date of Information
1 China $ 179,100,000,000 2006 est.
2 Japan $ 174,400,000,000 2006 est.
3 Germany $ 134,800,000,000 2006 est.
4 Russia $ 105,300,000,000 2006 est.
5 Saudi Arabia $ 103,800,000,000 2006 est.
6 Norway $ 63,330,000,000 2006 est.
7 Switzerland $ 50,440,000,000 2006 est.
8 Netherlands $ 50,170,000,000 2006 est.
9 Kuwait $ 40,750,000,000 2006 est.
10 Singapore $ 35,580,000,000 2006 est.
11 Venezuela $ 31,820,000,000 2006 est.
12 Sweden $ 28,610,000,000 2006 est.
13 United Arab Emirates $ 26,890,000,000 2006 est.
14 Algeria $ 25,800,000,000 2006 est.
15 Hong Kong $ 20,900,000,000 2006 est.
16 Canada $ 20,560,000,000 2006 est.
17 Malaysia $ 17,860,000,000 2006 est.
18 Libya $ 14,500,000,000 2006 est.
19 Iran $ 13,130,000,000 2006 est.
20 Nigeria $ 12,590,000,000 2006 est.
21 Qatar $ 12,510,000,000 2006 est.
22 Taiwan $ 9,700,000,000 2006 est.
23 Finland $ 8,749,000,000 2006 est.
24 Iraq $ 8,134,000,000 2006 est.
25 Angola $ 7,700,000,000 2006 est.
26 Oman $ 7,097,000,000 2006 est.
27 Belgium $ 6,925,000,000 2006 est.
28 Korea, South $ 6,741,000,000 2006 est.
29 Austria $ 5,913,000,000 2006 est.
30 Argentina $ 5,810,000,000 2006 est.
31 Brazil $ 5,810,000,000 2006 est.
32 Philippines $ 5,355,000,000 2006 est.
33 Chile $ 5,063,000,000 2006 est.
34 Denmark $ 4,941,000,000 2006 est.
35 Luxembourg $ 4,630,000,000 2006 est.
36 Trinidad and Tobago $ 3,259,000,000 2006 est.
37 Azerbaijan $ 2,737,000,000 2006 est.
38 Egypt $ 2,697,000,000 2006 est.
39 Bahrain $ 1,999,000,000 2006 est.
40 Gabon $ 1,807,000,000 2006 est.
41 Botswana $ 1,698,000,000 2006 est.
42 Yemen $ 1,690,000,000 2006 est.
43 Indonesia $ 1,636,000,000 2006 est.
44 Peru $ 1,515,000,000 2006 est.
45 Israel $ 1,463,000,000 2006 est.
46 Uzbekistan $ 1,410,000,000 2006 est.
47 Burma $ 1,247,000,000 2006 est.
48 Congo, Republic of the $ 1,215,000,000 2006 est.
49 Vietnam $ 1,029,000,000 2006 est.
50 Ecuador $ 727,000,000 2006 est.
51 Bolivia $ 688,000,000 2006 est.
52 Papua New Guinea $ 661,000,000 2006 est.
53 Namibia $ 572,000,000 2006 est.
54 Cote d'Ivoire $ 460,000,000 2006 est.
55 Cameroon $ 419,000,000 2006 est.
56 Morocco $ 389,000,000 2006 est.
57 Bangladesh $ 339,000,000 2006 est.
58 Turkmenistan $ 321,200,000 2006 est.
59 Equatorial Guinea $ 175,000,000 2006 est.
60 British Virgin Islands $ 134,300,000 1999
61 Kazakhstan $ 133,000,000 2006 est.
62 Cook Islands $ 26,670,000 2005
63 Palau $ 15,090,000 FY03/04
64 Tuvalu $ 2,323,000 1998
65 Samoa $ -2,428,000 FY03/04
66 Tonga $ -4,321,000 FY04/05
67 Comoros $ -17,000,000 2005 est.
68 Kiribati $ -19,870,000 2004
69 Swaziland $ -23,130,000 2006 est.
70 Sao Tome and Principe $ -24,400,000 2006 est.
71 Vanuatu $ -28,350,000 2003
72 Micronesia, Federated States of $ -34,300,000 FY05 est.
73 Anguilla $ -42,870,000 2003 est.
74 Cape Verde $ -44,430,000 2006 est.
75 Gambia, The $ -54,610,000 2006 est.
76 Burundi $ -57,840,000 2006 est.
77 Haiti $ -58,720,000 2006 est.
78 Tajikistan $ -73,950,000 2006 est.
79 Lesotho $ -75,440,000 2006 est.
80 Seychelles $ -78,590,000 2006 est.
81 Antigua and Barbuda $ -83,400,000 2004
82 Guyana $ -84,300,000 2006 est.
83 Rwanda $ -104,100,000 2006 est.
84 Honduras $ -160,000,000 2006 est.
85 Zambia $ -165,400,000 2006 est.
86 Macedonia $ -167,000,000 2006 est.
87 Belize $ -173,400,000 2006 est.
88 Malawi $ -186,000,000 2006 est.
89 Ghana $ -219,000,000 2006 est.
90 Armenia $ -229,500,000 2006 est.
91 Togo $ -261,900,000 2006 est.
92 Zimbabwe $ -264,600,000 2006 est.
93 Kyrgyzstan $ -287,300,000 2006 est.
94 Paraguay $ -300,000,000 2006 est.
95 Chad $ -324,100,000 2006 est.
96 Benin $ -342,700,000 2006 est.
97 Guinea $ -344,000,000 2006 est.
98 Laos $ -381,700,000 2006 est.
99 Mexico $ -400,100,000 2006 est.
100 Cambodia $ -412,000,000 2006 est.
101 Uganda $ -423,000,000 2006 est.
102 Eritrea $ -440,500,000 2006 est.
103 Mozambique $ -444,400,000 2006 est.
104 Fiji $ -465,800,000 NA
105 Panama $ -467,000,000 2006 est.
106 Madagascar $ -504,000,000 2006 est.
107 Belarus $ -511,800,000 2006 est.
108 Moldova $ -561,000,000 2006 est.
109 Uruguay $ -600,000,000 2006 est.
110 Burkina Faso $ -604,600,000 2006 est.
111 Mauritius $ -651,000,000 2006 est.
112 Albania $ -679,900,000 2006 est.
113 Georgia $ -735,000,000 2006 est.
114 Tunisia $ -760,000,000 2006 est.
115 Slovenia $ -789,200,000 2006 est.
116 Nicaragua $ -883,000,000 2006 est.
117 Senegal $ -895,200,000 2006 est.
118 Thailand $ -899,400,000 2006 est.
119 Tanzania $ -906,000,000 2006 est.
120 Malta $ -966,200,000 2006 est.
121 Jamaica $ -970,000,000 2006 est.
122 Cyprus $ -1,051,000,000 2006 est.
123 El Salvador $ -1,059,000,000 2006 est.
124 Syria $ -1,065,000,000 2005 est.
125 Sri Lanka $ -1,118,000,000 2006 est.
126 Kenya $ -1,119,000,000 2006 est.
127 Dominican Republic $ -1,124,000,000 2006 est.
128 Costa Rica $ -1,176,000,000 2006 est.
129 Cuba $ -1,218,000,000 2006 est.
130 Ethiopia $ -1,340,000,000 2006 est.
131 Bosnia and Herzegovina $ -1,730,000,000 2006 est.
132 Estonia $ -1,919,000,000 2006 est.
133 Ukraine $ -1,933,000,000 2006 est.
134 Guatemala $ -2,028,000,000 2006 est.
135 Colombia $ -2,219,000,000 2006 est.
136 Serbia $ -2,451,000,000 2005 est.
137 Latvia $ -2,538,000,000 2006 est.
138 Lithuania $ -2,572,000,000 2006 est.
139 Jordan $ -2,834,000,000 2006 est.
140 Croatia $ -2,892,000,000 2006 est.
141 Iceland $ -2,932,000,000 2006 est.
142 Slovakia $ -3,781,000,000 2006 est.
143 Bulgaria $ -4,130,000,000 2006 est.
144 Czech Republic $ -4,352,000,000 2006 est.
145 Sudan $ -4,510,000,000 2006 est.
146 Poland $ -4,548,000,000 2006 est.
147 Lebanon $ -5,339,000,000 October 2006
148 Pakistan $ -5,486,000,000 2006 est.
149 New Zealand $ -7,944,000,000 2006 est.
150 Hungary $ -8,392,000,000 2006 est.
151 Ireland $ -9,450,000,000 2006 est.
152 Romania $ -12,450,000,000 2006 est.
153 South Africa $ -12,690,000,000 2006 est.
154 Portugal $ -16,750,000,000 2006 est.
155 Greece $ -21,370,000,000 2006 est.
156 Italy $ -23,730,000,000 2006 est.
157 Turkey $ -25,990,000,000 2006 est.
158 India $ -26,400,000,000 2006 est.
159 France $ -35,360,000,000 2006 est.
160 Australia $ -41,620,000,000 2006 est.
161 United Kingdom $ -57,680,000,000 2006 est.
162 Spain $ -98,600,000,000 2006 est.
163 United States $ -862,300,000,000 2006 est.

This page was last updated on 8 February, 2007

Look at the evil Russia and China...
Both countries have 100% literacy levels, compare that to 50% in usa, where you have numbers on menus in McDonald, so people can order without reading the menu ... and you get a $1000 fine if you pray in a public school .... 3% read books, and 2% ever stepped inside an art gallery ...

While they are getting more freedoms, here the freedoms are getting taken away from you ...
If the American Media would tell the Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth for just one week, that's all it would take to stop the war cold in its tracks, impeach Bush, Cheney and Rice, restore the Constitution, disband the Federal Reserve and the IRS, end the madness and make Freedom, Honor and Justice synonymous with the USA again...one stinking week!




posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 12:43 AM
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One of my main arguments against the possibility of a North American Union, is the idea that Canada will have to share the American debt... NO THANK YOU!

Canada $ 20,560,000,000 2006 est.
United States $ -862,300,000,000 2006 est.

Our economy is doing quite well, we don't need that kind of debt on our shoulders.



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 02:26 AM
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Originally posted by RedStar11

Look at the evil Russia and China...
Both countries have 100% literacy levels, compare that to 50% in usa, where you have numbers on menus in McDonald, so people can order without reading the menu ... and you get a $1000 fine if you pray in a public school .... 3% read books, and 2% ever stepped inside an art gallery ...


BS statistics. ^

Also...economies are based on more things other than debt. To say the US is the poorest nation doesn't make sense at all. We do have the highest amount of debt, but we don't have the highest percentage of GDP of debt. Plus...our assets far exceed our debt.

Good day



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 02:54 AM
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That's weird considering I know that Australia isn't in debt, and has had left-over money for a few years now.



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 03:13 AM
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I have to agree with retinoidreceptor, besides, "We do have an oximoronic statement here, 'CIA World Fact Book'!!"
Good ole J. Edgar, "Never misses a beat with propoganda now do they?


IMHO......



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 05:38 AM
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These are current account balances for the respective countries?

I find some hard to believe. The UK has, for serveral years, run a surplus, at least up until Iraq. I am going to check these figures and what they mean.



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 05:54 AM
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Originally posted by stumason
These are current account balances for the respective countries?

I find some hard to believe. The UK has, for serveral years, run a surplus, at least up until Iraq. I am going to check these figures and what they mean.


Ok, even a cursory glance at official statistics shows the figures to be wrong (CIA for ya!). The UK's current account balance is £9.4 billion. You also, I don't think, understand what it means. It isn't what the nation has in the bank, but rather the measure between inward and outward transactions, plus there are other economic indicators to consider alongside this.



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 08:54 PM
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ROFL. I also agree those are BS. I mea, Bulgaria is better off than the USA? And Fiji and Guatemala better than Bulgaria? Yeah, that doesn't make sense.



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 10:27 PM
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First off that list is completly wrong and done wrong.

Originally posted by RedStar11
Look at the evil Russia and China...
Both countries have 100% literacy levels, compare that to 50% in usa, where you have numbers on menus in McDonald


Wrong America has a literacy of 99%. Im not sure where you got that info... and i garentee china does not have 100% literacy... how can you even say that? Use common sense before making up another statistic.


so people can order without reading the menu ... and you get a $1000 fine if you pray in a public school .... 3% read books, and 2% ever stepped inside an art gallery ...


The numbers are ment to make it easier then saying, "I would like a Super Jumbo Wumbo Burger Meal" it also makes it easier for the person taking the order. If they say a 2 then the person taking the order knows its a meal. Another made up statistic... more then 3% of Americans read books.


While they are getting more freedoms, here the freedoms are getting taken away from you ...
If the American Media would tell the Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth for just one week, that's all it would take to stop the war cold in its tracks, impeach Bush, Cheney and Rice, restore the Constitution, disband the Federal Reserve and the IRS, end the madness and make Freedom, Honor and Justice synonymous with the USA again...one stinking week!


For the most part the media dosn't lie to the public, however, they cover the things that shouldn't be covered. I.E. Anna Nicole Smith's death



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 10:54 PM
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China has a literacy rate of at best 20% of full understanding of their written language of Mandarin and the second largest dialect...

As for numbers on menus - it's because I like going to an In-and-Out and saying A number 1 cheese and spread only instead of spelling it out for the moron.

This person should be banned for ignorance?



posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 11:50 PM
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Originally posted by The_Investor
China has a literacy rate of at best 20% of full understanding of their written language of Mandarin and the second largest dialect...

This person should be banned for ignorance?


China's literacy rate is 90.9%, according to the CIA World Factbook... LOL, and you propose HIM be banned for ignorance.



posted on Mar, 9 2007 @ 12:09 AM
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Originally posted by RetinoidReceptor

Originally posted by RedStar11

Look at the evil Russia and China...
Both countries have 100% literacy levels, compare that to 50% in usa, where you have numbers on menus in McDonald, so people can order without reading the menu ... and you get a $1000 fine if you pray in a public school .... 3% read books, and 2% ever stepped inside an art gallery ...


BS statistics. ^

Also...economies are based on more things other than debt. To say the US is the poorest nation doesn't make sense at all. We do have the highest amount of debt, but we don't have the highest percentage of GDP of debt. Plus...our assets far exceed our debt.

Good day


LOL he said 50% literacy levels. Thats funny. Wonder where he pulled that one? I would bet somewhere near his back side.



posted on Mar, 9 2007 @ 12:42 AM
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The poorest country... No #?

Damn... stop sending Africa all that Third World aid then

Economics 101, Debt by Internal Brute production shoud give you already a fairer picture of the situation of those countries that simply checking how much they own


Real Basic Economics: Let's say my neighbor has 25 000$ in debts, he's working at a mcdonald at minimum salary, damn that's a big debt for him...

Let's say I need to repay a friend for lending me 250 000$ (I have real good friends)

That's humongous! .... but Am I really poorer than the other guy? Let's see... If im the vice president of some wellput corporation, and that my yearly bonus average 5million dollars.... Isssh.... Even if I don't have the money RIGHT now, I know im richer than my neighbor


And Overall, those numbers have little meaning by themselves



posted on Mar, 9 2007 @ 01:02 AM
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Originally posted by k4rupt

Originally posted by The_Investor
China has a literacy rate of at best 20% of full understanding of their written language of Mandarin and the second largest dialect...

This person should be banned for ignorance?


China's literacy rate is 90.9%, according to the CIA World Factbook... LOL, and you propose HIM be banned for ignorance.


We've all seen how accurate that is - Chinese has over 2,000 characters...no their literacy rate is not 90.9%



posted on Mar, 10 2007 @ 10:53 AM
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EH, no China has a relatively good literacy rate of around 90% .. 20%?
Almost as funny as your supposed 50% for America
wow. Id consider you funny if I did not consider you sad.



posted on Mar, 10 2007 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by Rockpuck
EH, no China has a relatively good literacy rate of around 90% .. 20%?
Almost as funny as your supposed 50% for America
wow. Id consider you funny if I did not consider you sad.


Actually it seems that I'm right and you're wrong....

repositories.cdlib.org...

Determining literacy rate in China is extremely difficult. Mainly because it's difficult to say "what is literate" due to the many dialects and many many double meanings.

To say China has a literacy rate goes against their own official declaration of 85%...but furthermore, ignores the fact that China itself doesn't really know how literate people are because people who may misunderstand certain characters may understand other characters that may or may not convey a similar message.



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