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					AIM: How do we gather information to use to study comparative politics?


NAME:_______________________________________________

Your task is to gather information using the CIA World Factbook website
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
to compare the following countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico,
Russia, China, Nigeria and Iran.

   1. Give the official or legal name of the nation for each capital city

          a.   London_________________________
          b.   Moscow________________________
          c.   Beijing_________________________
          d.   Tehran_________________________
          e.   Mexico City_________________________
          f.   Abuja__________________________
          g.   Washington, D.C.__________________

   2. Rank these nations from most populous (1) to least populous (7). Note the
      population of each country next to its name

          ____a. United Kingdom
          ____b. Russia
          ____c. People’s Republic of China
          ____d. Iran
          ____e. Mexico
          ____f. Nigeria
          ____g. United States

   3. Rank these nations from highest (1) to lowest in life expectancy (7). Please note
      the life expectancy of each country next to its name

          ____a. United Kingdom
          ____b. Russia
          ____c. People’s Republic of China
          ____d. Iran
          ____e. Mexico
          ____f. Nigeria
          ____g. United States

   4. Rank these nations from largest (1) to smallest (7) in area. Please note the area of
      each country next to its name

          ____a. United Kingdom
       ____b. Russia
       ____c. People’s Republic of China
       ____d. Iran
       ____e. Mexico
       ____f. Nigeria
       ____g. United States

5. Rank these nations from highest (1) to lowest (7) in terms of the number of
   nations they border. Please note the borders of each country next to its name

       ____a. United Kingdom
       ____b. Russia
       ____c. People’s Republic of China
       ____d. Iran
       ____e. Mexico
       ____f. Nigeria
       ____g. United States

6. Rank these nations from highest (1) to lowest (7) in percentage of arable land.
   Please note the percentage of arable land of each country next to its name

       ____a. United Kingdom
       ____b. Russia
       ____c. People’s Republic of China
       ____d. Iran
       ____e. Mexico
       ____f. Nigeria
       ____g. United States

7. Rank these nations from highest (1) to lowest (7) in per capita GDP. Please note
   the percentage of arable land of each country next to its name

       ____a. United Kingdom
       ____b. Russia
       ____c. People’s Republic of China
       ____d. Iran
       ____e. Mexico
       ____f. Nigeria
       ____g. United States

8. Rank these nations from highest (1) to lowest (7) in the amount of telephones in
   the country. Please note the amount of telephones of each country next to its name

       ____a. United Kingdom
       ____b. Russia
       ____c. People’s Republic of China
       ____d. Iran
       ____e. Mexico
       ____f. Nigeria
       ____g. United States

9. Rank these nations from highest (1) to lowest (7) in the number of mobile cellular
   phones. Please note the amount of mobile cellular phones of each country next to
   its name

       ____a. United Kingdom
       ____b. Russia
       ____c. People’s Republic of China
       ____d. Iran
       ____e. Mexico
       ____f. Nigeria
       ____g. United States

10. When was the constitution for each of these seven nations written?

       a. United Kingdom _______________________
       b. Russia ______________________
       c. People’s Republic of China ________________________
       d. Iran ____________________
       e. Mexico ______________________
       f. Nigeria ________________________
       g. United States ______________________

11. In a few words, describe the regime and type of government in each country


       a. United Kingdom:




       b. Russia:




       c. People’s Republic of China:
           d. Iran:




           e. Mexico:




           f. Nigeria:




           g. United States of America:




12. What is the title of the head of state in each of these nations?

           a. United Kingdom _______________________
           b. Russia ______________________
           c. People’s Republic of China ________________________
           d. Iran ____________________
           e. Mexico ______________________
           f. Nigeria ________________________
           g. United States ______________________

13. What is the title of the head of government in each of these nations?

           a. United Kingdom _______________________
           b. Russia ______________________
           c. People’s Republic of China ________________________
           d. Iran ____________________
           e. Mexico ______________________
           f. Nigeria ________________________
           g. United States ______________________


14. What is the term of office of the head of government in each of these nations?
           a. United Kingdom _______________________
           b. Russia ______________________
           c. People’s Republic of China ________________________
           d. Iran ____________________
           e. Mexico ______________________
           f. Nigeria ________________________
           g. United States ______________________

15. Is the legislature in each country unicameral or bicameral?

           a. United Kingdom _______________________
           b. Russia ______________________
           c. People’s Republic of China ________________________
           d. Iran ____________________
           e. Mexico ______________________
           f. Nigeria ________________________
           g. United States ______________________

16. What is the name of the largest division of the legislature and how many seats does it
have?

           a. United Kingdom _______________________
           b. Russia ______________________
           c. People’s Republic of China ________________________
           d. Iran ____________________
           e. Mexico ______________________
           f. Nigeria ________________________
           g. United States ______________________

17. Is the political system in each of these countries federal or unitary?

           a. United Kingdom _______________________
           b. Russia ______________________
           c. People’s Republic of China ________________________
           d. Iran ____________________
           e. Mexico ______________________
           f. Nigeria ________________________
           g. United States ______________________

    18. Rank these nations from highest (1) to lowest (7) in the literacy rate. Please note
        the literacy rate of each country next to its name

           ____a. United Kingdom
           ____b. Russia
           ____c. People’s Republic of China
           ____d. Iran
      ____e. Mexico
      ____f. Nigeria
      ____g. United States

19. Rank these nations from highest (1) to lowest (7) in regard to the population
    living under the poverty rate. Please note the poverty rate of each country next to
    its name

      ____a. United Kingdom
      ____b. Russia
      ____c. People’s Republic of China
      ____d. Iran
      ____e. Mexico
      ____f. Nigeria
      ____g. United States

20. Rank these nations from highest (1) to lowest (7) in regard to the unemployment
    rate. Please note the unemployment rate of each country next to its name

      ____a. United Kingdom
      ____b. Russia
      ____c. People’s Republic of China
      ____d. Iran
      ____e. Mexico
      ____f. Nigeria
      ____g. United States

21. Please note the major industries in each country

      a. United Kingdom _______________________
      b. Russia ______________________
      c. People’s Republic of China ________________________
      d. Iran ____________________
      e. Mexico ______________________
      f. Nigeria ________________________
      g. United States ______________________

				
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