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Global Financial Crisis: A World In Debt
World governments have borrowed massive amounts of money to live beyond their means. Here are the world's largest economies, and how much they borrowed.
One Hundred Dollars
$100 - Most counterfeited money denomination in the world.
Keeps the world moving.
€100
Ten Thousand Dollars
$10,000 - Enough for a great vacation or to buy a used car.
Approximately one year of work for the average human on earth.
€10,000

One Million Dollars
$1,000,000 - Not as big of a pile as you thought, huh?
Still, this is 92 years of work for the average human on earth.
€1 Million Euro
One Hundred Million Dollars

$100,000,000 - Plenty to go around for everyone.
Fits nicely on an ISO / Military standard sized pallet.

The couch is made from $46.7 million of crispy $100 bills.

€100 Million Euro

$100 Million Dollars = 1 year of work for 3500 average Americans
Here are 2000 people standing shoulder to shoulder, looking for a job.
The Federal Reserve's mandate is to maintain price stability and low unemployment.
The Federal Reserve prints money based on the assumption that increasing money supply will boost jobs.

 

 

 

Demonocracy.info - $100,000,000 - One Hundred Million Dollars

$2 Billion - Truck Load of Cash
This is what $2 Billion US dollars looks like.
You can also see a €100 Euro Billion pallet on the right

Example / Description:

2012
Interest
2012
Repayment
Standing
Debt
Total
Debt
$2B $0.1B $0.1B $2.2B
Interest on government debt in 2012
Government loans
(bond / bill ) repayments in 2012
Government loans that must be repaid in future Total Debt including red, yellow & truck (interest).

Russia

The motherland is doing great...
Russia compared to its large economy holds barely any government debt - only 2.5% of economy (GDP).

Russia's Government benefits from large export surplus to pay for government's expenses. The export surplus comes mainly from exporting natural resources, including natural gas and oil.

2012
Interest
2012
Repayment
Standing
Debt
Total
Debt
$9B $13B $23B $45B

Canada
Canada has a $1577 billion USD economy, while carrying a relatively insignificant trade deficit of 9 billion dollars.

In 2012 Canada must re-pay and/or re-finance a significant portion of its debt. It must refinance 42% of its debt, but since the country carries as AAA credit rating as of Jan, 2012 it faces little challenge to re-finance its debt.
2012
Interest
2012
Repayment
Standing
Debt
Total
Debt
$14B $221B $298.1B $535.3B

China
The debt pile seems rather
scary for China but the size of its
economy and population is not to be
underestimated. The debt only accounts for ~17.5% of
the economy.

China has the world's second largest economy,
it is still experiencing economic growth and has the
biggest foreign exchange reserves in the world @
3200 billion USD . The bigger the foreign exchange
reserves, the more power the country has to influence
the value of its own currency.

"The greater a country's foreign reserves, the better position it
is in to defend itself from speculative attacks on the
domestic currency". Read more on Foreign Exchange Reserves @ Wiki
2012
Interest
2012
Repayment
Standing
Debt
Total
Debt
$41B $121B $907B $1069B

Brazil
Brazil has in recent years become an Economic
power-house and is now included in the G7 (Group of 7)
nations meetings. The economy is rated @ 2517 Billion USD.

With a 4.7% unemployment in 2011 and an export surplus it
it is doing rather well.
2012
Interest
2012
Repayment
Standing
Debt
Total
Debt
$31B $169B $873B $1073B

India
India is rather poor if you look at individual income
but because of its large population it is a significant
Economic power-house in the world.


It has racked up a debt of 71% of economy in 2011, which is more than
the 60% debt to economy ratio set by EU for economic stability standard.
2012
Interest
2012
Repayment
Standing
Debt
Total
Debt
$39B $57B $1115B $1211B

United Kingdom
UK has a large economy of $2480 billion USD, but now holds debt
in the size of 75% of economy, which is more than
the 60% max debt to economy ratio set by EU for
economic stability standard.


As of Jan 2012, UK holds a AAA credit rating but has a
staggering Gross External Debt of 8981 billion USD (not shown).
The private sector of UK (people, business', etc) are highly
indebted, only surpassed by USA. High debt slows economic
growth and it is reflected in the slow 0.9% growth of economy
in 2011, which is much lower than the 4.2% inflation - meaning
people of UK are becoming more poor as of 2011/2012.
2012
Interest
2012
Repayment
Standing
Debt
Total
Debt
$67B $165B $1379B $1611B

France
Each story of the debt stack is $10 billion USD. The total debt of
France is higher than the Eiffel Tower.

The French are among the countries attacking Greece & PIIGS
for their bad economic behavior, but are increasingly
finding themselves in the same economic situation.

Their credit rating was downgraded from AAA to AA+ recently
and hold a 83.5% (2011) debt to economy ratio, above the 60% set
by EU for economic stability standard.

French banks are also among the financially weak banks
that pose a danger to the French economy.
2012
Interest
2012
Repayment
Standing
Debt
Total
Debt
$54B $367B $1772B $2193B

Italy
Italy's economy is considered weak and too indebted for safe financial operation.

It has a debt ratio of 118.1% (2010) to economy, far above the 60% limit set by EU for stability. Italy faces a GIANT re-payment / re-finance of
$428 billion USD of its debt in 2012, with strong fear that it will have problems finding lenders/investors that want to lend the weak country money.

Credit rating agencies say the outlook for Italy is negative, which means
their credit rating will be down-graded in the future, as the debt takes
serious toll on the economy and try struggle to pay back their debt.
This will further scare lenders / investors away and force the interest rates up - amount of trucks full of cash of tax-payer money sent to investors / banks / lenders.
2012
Interest
2012
Repayment
Standing
Debt
Total
Debt
$72B $428B $2000B $2500B

Germany
Germany is considered the flag-ship of European economies.

Germany holds a 78.8% debt ratio to economy, above the 60% limit standard set by EU for stability, while being mad at Greece and PIIGS for doing the same.

Germany faces a $285 Billion USD repayment/refinance of debt in 2012 but sees no problem of finding lenders, since Germany's economy
looks great compared to the rest of the industrialized world.
2012
Interest
2012
Repayment
Standing
Debt
Total
Debt
$45B $285B $2304B $2634B

United States of America
USA is the nation with most debt by far in the history of human civilization.

USA's total debt, including personal debt, real estate (mortgage) debt, consumer debt, credit card debt and government debt totals
a mega $47,992 Billion USD ($47.9 trillion), roughly 2400 trucks full of money. Source: US Debt Clock

USA borrowed $1229 billion in 2011 - roughly 2.5x towers of cash in the background. USA runs a mega ~35% budget deficit,
far above the 3% max limit set by EU for economic stability standard.
With industrialized world economies in crisis, USA faces little problem to finance its budget deficit in 2012 since world's money
is currently flowing into USA in great numbers as investors try to find "safety" where to store their money, since Europe is
not safe; neither are banks. As long as USA has access to cheap credit due to scared investors willing to hand over their money in
name of "safety", USA's interest payments will remain far below normal. As of Feb 2012, the debt numbers are following:
2012
Interest
2012
Repayment
Standing
Debt
Total
Debt
$212B $2783B $12532B $15527

Japan
Japanese debt stacked around the destroyed Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. Japan could have built a wall of money to keep Fukushima safe from the Tsunami, with all the money they borrowed.
Fukushima Power Plant compared to the trucks is GIANT.

Japan is a unique example. It holds a MASSIVE 225% debt to economy ratio. This is only possible because of loyalty of Japanese people to the Japanese government. Japan's people are the main buyers of Japanese government debt, and as long as they blindly buy the debt, and interest rates don't go up, they can practically run up the debt indefinitely. The issues start when everyone starts wondering how they will get the money back.

While historically having a good export surplus; Japan still has two "lost decades", where it has experienced no economic growth. This is mainly due to the large amounts of debt.
2012
Interest
2012
Repayment
Standing
Debt
Total
Debt
$117B $3000B $9324B $12441B

Russia
RUSSIA
$1479B
$45B
$23B
$13B
$9B
Russia
CANADA
$1577B
$535B
$298B
$221B
$14B
Russia
CHINA
$5878B
$1069B
$907B
$121B
$41B
Russia
BRAZIL
$2090B
$1073B
$873B
$169B
$31B
Russia
INDIA
$1631B
$1211B
$1115B
$57B
$39B
Russia
UNITED
KINGDOM
$2250B
$1611B
$1379B
$165B
$67B
Russia
FRANCE
$2562B
$2193B
$1772B
$367B
$54B
Russia
ITALY
$2055B
$2500B
$2000B
$428B
$72B
Russia
GERMANY
$3286B
$2634B
$2304B
$285B
$45B
Russia
JAPAN
$5458B
$12441B
$9324B
$3000B
$117B
Russia
USA
$14526B
$15527B
$12532B
$2783B
$212B
Total Debt:
$40.83 Trillion
 
Economy (GDP)
Total Debt
Standing Debt
2012 Repayment
2012 Interest
A World in Debt

The world is in debt - A whole city of sky-scrapers of cash.
The countries together face a $7600 Billion USD (7.6 Trillion) dollar debt repayment/refinance tab in 2012.
The towers are maxed-out at 100 stories of $10 billion dollar platforms.

To understand how we got in this borrowing mess, you must trace the path of money, where it comes from and how it is created. For starters: Money is "created" at the Central Banks of the World.

Money creation is never taught in school, while being one of the most important things deciding your
well being. In USA it comes from the Central Bank (private organization) dubbed the Federal Reserve.
You owe to yourself to understand the fundamentals of money, since money controls you,
just like your boss controls you with money.
If you want to be a free person... you must understand the forces that control you.


For further information & documentaries on money creation explore truththeory.org's
documentaries and/or watch the documentary Fiat Empire


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