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10-24-06 - The US uses produces the most energy and spends...

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10-24-06 The US uses & produces the most energy, and spends the most on health care. US & South Africa are the only industrialized countries without some type of national health coverage. The % of people living with HIV in US is .6. In some South African countries, is much as 40-50%. US has highest GNP per capita. US has one of the largest gaps between rich & poor children. Know: The US is 4 th in the world in land area. Top 3: Russia, China, Canada, in that order. The US has been 3 rd in the world in population. Due to our birth rates and immigration. 2 larger populations are China & India. English is the 3 rd most spoken language, behind Chinese (Mandarin) and Spanish. Much of the Internet worldwide is in English. The US is 9 th in industrialized countries in the # of vacation days it provides its employees every year (13), counting federal holidays. First: Italy with 42 days/year, Next: France with 37, Germany with 35, and Canada with 26. US is 3 rd in the world’s top 10 tourist destinations, behind France and Spain. US is 2 nd
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