History of NATO Expansion: Infographics

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO) was founded in 1949 and evolved to protect the West from the USSR. The USSR established its own organization called The Warsaw Pact to protect its allies in Europe. The Warsaw Pact collapsed when the USSR collapsed in 1989-91. Though the enemy split into countries the NATO survived and continues to …

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Tax Revenues as a Percentage of GDP: Chart

Tax revenues as a percentage of GDP vary widely across countries.  The chart below from OECD shows the figures for the latest year available: Click to enlarge Source: Seven surprising facts about tax revenues around the world, Schroders Though Greece and Italy have often been criticized they generate more taxes as a percentage of GDP …

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The Top 10 Countries With The Most Diabetes Sufferers: Chart

Diabetes is one of the top diseases affecting millions of people worldwide. Change in food habits especially in the emerging countries is leading to rises diabetes sufferers in these countries. China and India are the top two countries with most diabetes patients followed by the US. India is projected to overtake China by 2045. Click …

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US Economic Expansions Since World War II

The cyclical bull market in US equities continue. Benchmark indices like the NASDAQ are establishing record highs and investors can’t get enough of some of the big tech names. Naturally some investors are wondering if the current euphoria in the stock market will come crashing down and the bull market will suddenly come to a …

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