Using the CIA World Factbook (, look up the following statistics for any TWO countries you choose: Life expectancy at birth, literacy, GDP per capita (PPP), GDP Composition by sector of origin; population below poverty line, imports and exports commodities, and military expenditures.
Please answer and discuss the following questions.
1. What are the two countries you picked? Briefly describe the data you find for the two countries, particularly focusing on patterns among countries and regions.
2. What are three potential explanations for the differences you found between the two countries?
3. What, if anything, could the international community do in order to decrease these differences?