This is a slightly deeper look into “People die from heart diseases and cancer, so don’t be afraid of terrorism or viruses” idea.
What: Distribution of death by causes. When: 1990-2017. Where: Global data which seems to cover most of the world. Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 Results.
These are the trade flows between regions of the world measured in dollars. Strange enough – Africa does not provide much food for other regions. I have heard rumours, that Africans starve because they export all the food for rich Europeans! Maybe that’s not true, or maybe there is something specific about the trade flows measured. But according to this data, the Americas feed the world, and Asia is the one being fed.
What: Export of food items, measured in USD. Trade flows inside the region are eliminated. When: 2017 Where: 243 countries and territories divided into 6 regions, of which Antarctica was not displayed. Source: FAO
Well, there are some areas where the USA dominates the world. For example, they collect the majority of the money we spend on movies because they have Hollywood. They had almost half of one million most popular websites on the internet. Also, USD is the most traded world currency which takes almost half of the total traded value. Having in mind that one act of currency exchange requires two currencies we can safely assume, that almost all trades involved USD from one side or another.
Surprisingly (at least for me) it does not have the largest army, it is not the biggest CO2 producer, not the biggest car producer. Do you know any other indicators where the USA dominates the world?
What, When, Source: GDP in constant 2010 USD, 2018, WB Daily average of OTC foreign exchange turnover, 2019, BIS Market capitalization of stock exchanges by country, December 2019, WFE Military expenditure in constant 2017 USD, 2018, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute 945 472 of one million Alexa’s top-ranked websites by country, 2012, pingdom.com Total worldwide box office by country of movie production, 2019, the-numbers.com – very unreliable data, as written in the source itself – beta version.
Apparently those large provinces where Tibetans and Uyghurs live are scarcely populated and less developed, so they contribute only a tiny fraction to the population and GDP in China. All other autonomous regions are inhabited mostly by Han Chinese who make more than half of the population there. Mongolia does not look like Mongolia when only 17% of inhabitants are Mongols.
A bit of sadness after seeing this.
What: Population, GDP in current USD, area in km2, ethnic composition and Human Development Index. When: 2017 Where: Mainland China and its autonomous regions. Mainland China does not include Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Source: All data was found on Wikipedia. Let’s hope it’s correct.
Natural disasters seem to be quite concentrated, more than half of all deaths during 1980-2017 have occurred in the same five countries and four of those five are in Asia. It is not possible to differentiate to smaller regions (like S.E. Asia, East Asia etc.) because a single tsunami or earthquake affects several regions at once.
The earthquake in Haiti seem to be the most deadly disaster for a single country, which makes up more than half of total deaths in Americas.
What: Deaths due to natural disasters When: 1980-2017 Where: 194 countries and regions Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
We knew what to expect here, but it’s interesting to see it. The only thing unexpected to me is that South Korea has significantly more people. I thought it’s only a bit more.
What: 4 different indicators indicated on the infographic. HDI for North Korea was adjusted because the methodology has changed since its HDI was last published. When: Most indicators are for 2018, but the scarcity of data for North Korea forced me to use varying years for HDI and GDP. Where: The 2 Koreas Source: CIA, UNDP, UESCAP, W, WB, EIU and https://countryeconomy.com
I am not sure if everyone is aware that there are 5 countries in this world where the majority of people could be considered Chinese. How different are those Chinas? The people’s Republic of China is the biggest one, however it is less developed compared to other Chinas, and infamously less democratic. Hong Kong, Singapore and Macao are 100% urban populations because those Chinas are basically one-city countries. The Republic of China better known as Taiwan seems like a normal usual country – not too big, not too small.
To understand better differences between these countries, I encourage the reader to dive deeper into cultural, historical and even linguistic differences between these countries.
By the way, Australia, Canada, UK and USA are also very different countries!
What: 4 different indicators indicated on the infographic When: Time varies between 2017 and 2018 for different indicators and different Chinas Where: The 5 Chinas Source: CIA, UNDP, W, WB, IMF, EIU – most sources did not provide data for all 5 Chinas, so the data for one indicator might be gathered from various sources or even estimated by the author.