These are interesting stuff I learned. Data is ever available, you can browse and understand how the world has changed for the past hundred years
1) Wealth & Health of Nations at Gapminder (http://www.gapminder.org/world)
a) There are graph shows how long people live / mortality rate and how much money they earn. Click the play button to see how countries have developed since 1800.
b) Can check the CO2 emission since 1820. In 1820, at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, United Kingdom emitted most CO2 – both per person and in total emissions. Click Play to see how USA becomes the largest emitter of CO2 from 1900 onwards.
2) World Bank Development Indicators data(http://data.worldbank.org/indicator)
From mortality rate, economic growth rate, foreign investment, electricity consumption, freshwater withdrawal, to CO2 emission.
3) Compare 2 countries data (http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php) from education, energy, democracy to crime rates.
4) CIA website…
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