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C AP IT AL Bern  Citizenship #2 C AP I T AL London  Cultural Influence #5

REG IO N Europe  Cultural Influence#7 R E G I O N Europe  Entrepreneurship #4


G DP PE R C APIT A, PP P $60,374  Entrepreneurship#5 G D P P E R C AP I T A, P P P $42,421
G DP $659.8 billion  Power #5
 Open for Business#2 G D P $2.6 trillion
PO PUL AT IO N 8,372,098  Quality of Life#6 P O P U L AT I O N 65,637,239  Citizenship #11
AR E A 41,277 SQ.KM AR E A 243,610 SQ.KM  Heritage #11
-The Swiss Confederation was initially founded in 1291
-Switzerland has low unemployment, a skilled labor force - highly developed nation that exerts considerable
-one of the highest gross domestic products per capita international economic, political, scientific and cultural
-low corporate tax rates influence.
-highly-developed service sector led by financial services and -The nation’s global influence has its roots in the British Empire
a high-tech manufacturing industry.
that formed during the European colonial era and peaked in the
-won more Nobel Prizes and registered more patents per
capita than most other nations. early 20th century
- its neutrality during periods of conflict attracted some of the - parliamentary democracy in the 17th century.
world’s greatest minds to immigrate, including James Joyce, - London, is a major international financial center and one of
George Byron and Voltaire. the most visited cities in the world.
-notable for its secretive banking sector - The banking and tourism industries are parts of a larger service
-Switzerland’s neutrality has long been honored by its European sector that powers much of the nation’s economic growth.
neighbors
-Geneva, is a popular headquarter location for international -The industrial revolution began in the U.K
organizations, such as the International Committee of the Red -manufacturing led by the automobile and aerospace industries
Cross and the United Nations, is a declining though still significant part of the nation’s economy.
-The nation has a long history of major contributions to the
arts and sciences. William Shakespeare is regarded as one of
the greatest writers in the history of English literature. British
scientists discovered gravity, hydrogen and penicillin and
developed theories in aerodynamics and natural evolution.
The nation continues to be at the scientific and technological
fore. Stephen Hawking has produced groundbreaking work in
cosmology and computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented
C AP I T AL  Citizenship #10 the World Wide Web.
Berlin  Entrepreneurship #1 -The United Kingdom is home to some of the top universities
REGION  Power #4
Europe in the world, including Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial
 Quality of Life #10
G D P P E R C AP I T A, P P P College London.
$48,449
GDP
$3.5 trillion
P O P U L AT I O N
82,667,685
AR E A
357,022 SQ.KM
-most populous nation in the European Union
-possesses one of the largest economies in the world
- its role in the international community grow steadily since
reunification.
-German state took shape in the 19th century.
- parliamentary democracy.
- employs a social market economy – open-market capitalism that
also carries certain social service guarantees.
-one of the globe’s leading importers and exporters.
-Services, which include industries such as telecommunications,
health care and tourism, contribute the greatest amount to the
country’s economy. Industry and agriculture are other significant
economic sectors.
- possesses a highly skilled, affluent workforce.
- produced some of the world’s leading figures in the natural
and social sciences, as well as the arts. The land that gave
birth to the modern printing press, Ludwig van Beethoven
and Immanuel Kant has strong traditions in literature, music
and philosophy.
C AP I T AL Stockholm  Citizenship #5
R E G I O N Europe  Cultural Influence #10
G D P P E R C AP I T A, P P P $49,759  Entrepreneurship #6
G D P $511.0 billion
P O P U L AT I O N 9,903,122  Open for Business #5
AR E A 450,295 SQ.KM  Quality of Life #3

-one of the largest countries in the European Union


-remained neutral in times of war for centuries.
- commitment to human rights, public service and
sustainability have helped to make it a respected leader in
international affairs.
- operates under a model similar to those of other Nordic nations:
heavily capitalistic with a large percent of spending going toward
public service.
-advanced infrastructure and transportation network assist
with equal wealth distribution. Health care, as well as a
college education, are free, and its people boast one of the
longest life expectancies in the world.
-Almost all of Sweden's trash is recycled.
- some of the world’s most generous people, donating about 1
percent of gross national product to humanitarian aid programs
each year.
-seeking to expand trade markets for its timber, hydropower and
iron ore.
C AP IT AL  Citizenship #4
Ottawa  Entrepreneurship #7
REG IO N  Open for Business #7
North America
 Quality of Life #1
G DP PE R C APIT A, PP P $46,441
G DP $1.5 trillion
PO PUL AT IO N 36,286,425
AR E A 9,984,670 SQ.KM

- the second-largest country in the world


-Canada adopted a national policy of multiculturalism,
-The list of accomplished Canadian writers and artists is long.
Céline Dion, Sarah McLachlan and Joni Mitchell are just a few of
the Canadians who have made an impression on modern music.
- constitutional monarchy with the U.K. monarch as the head of
state.
-follows the British style of parliamentary democracy.
-Canada is a high-tech industrial society with a high standard
of living.
-service sector is biggest economic driver
- significant exporter of energy, food and minerals.
-ranks third in the world in proven oil reserves
-world’s fifth-largest oil producer.
C AP I T AL Tokyo  Cultural Influence #6
R E G I O N Asia  Entrepreneurship #2
G D P P E R C AP I T A, P P P $41,220  Movers #5
G D P $4.9 trillion
P O P U L AT I O N 126,994,511  Power #7
AR E A 377,915 SQ.KM
-one of the world’s most literate and technically advanced
nations
-today the country blends its ancient traditions with aspects of
Western life.
-political unification to the late fourth and early fifth centuries B.C.
Civilization flourished in the late eighth to the late 12th centuries
- constitutional monarchy.
- third-largest economy in the world
-The country is among the world's largest producers of motor
vehicles, electronic equipment and steel.
-The service sector makes up the highest percentage of the
economy in terms of gross domestic product and employment.
- Japan is known worldwide for its traditional arts, including
tea ceremonies, calligraphy and flower arranging. has a
legacy of distinctive gardens, sculpture and poetry.
-home to more than a dozen UNESCO World Heritage sites
and is the birthplace of sushi, one of its most
famous culinary exports. developed many forms of martial
arts. Its most famous traditional sport is sumo wrestling,
which can trace its origins to the 8th century.
C AP I T AL  Citizenship #8
Canberra  Cultural Influence #9
REGION  Quality of Life #5
Oceania
 Adventure #11
G D P P E R C AP I T A, P P P
$48,712
GDP
$1.2 trillion
P O P U L AT I O N
24,127,159
AR E A
7,741,220 SQ.KM
-Indigenous people occupied the land for at least 40,000 years
before the first British settlements of the 18th century.
-influenced by British, Celtic and U.S. culture
- high rate of participation in sporting activities
-boasts a comparatively high life expectancy for both females
and males.
-Its major cities routinely score well in global livability
surveys.