A Global History of Debt By Region: Map from 1970-2010

A Global History of Debt: National Debts Rise and Fall in the Last 10 Years

 We all read about the U.S. national debt, and whether we should be concerned that it’s in the $12 trillion range these days. But the United States isn’t the only country carrying a huge amount of debt. In fact, it seems that operating just about any country is a money losing proposition.

According to the CIA’s Worldbank data, the majority of countries carry huge sums of national debt. And for most countries – although there are exceptions – that debt is constantly rising.

 

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