While keeping the kids busy in the car with hand held video game consoles is easy enough; what are you supposed to do when you need to keep them busy at home? Reading a book and going outside to play sound like the ideal solutions, but let’s be realistic. It’s nearly impossible to keep them away from video games or the tv. Here’s a nifty little infographic about the rebirth of the home video game console.
California Vs. The WORLD
The size of California, both geographically and population wise, makes California comparable to many countries. Heres how California stacks up to the rest of the world.
Californias $1.8 trillion GDP makes it the 8th largest economy in the world. The United States as a whole has the largest economy in the world, with a GDP of $14.2 trillion. Japan is number two with a GDP of $4.9 trillion. China has the third-largest with a GDP of $3.8 trillion. Number four is Germany, with a GDP of $3.6 trillion. The fifth-largest GDP is France, with $2.8 trillion. Number six is the United Kingdom, with a GDP of $2.6 trillion. Number nine is Brazil with a GDP of $1.6 trillion. Number 10 is Russia with a GDP of $1.6 trillion.
If you combine the GDPs of Australia, Burma, the Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Peru and Ukraine, you will have the same size economy as California. California accounted for nearly 3 percent of the worlds GDP in 2008.
Since the first humans organized themselves into communities, there have been struggles for influence over others. Communities formed cities, and cities became nations, and nations, empires. But when one nation gains, another must lose, and we find ourselves looking at a world map that is constantly in a state of change.
This landscape of nations is a fluid picture over time. Empires ebb and flow, countries expand and contract and states disappear off the world stage completely. So many factors contribute to the rise and fall of nations that to attempt to explain it all would be difficult, as even the history of events and the influence they have upon the world are debatable.