View Full Version : Does 'SIZE' and 'POPULATION' really matter?
Several countries are big in land area, while others are big in population, do they have an advantage?
Several medium size nations with medium size population are thriving successfully and are economically outperforming some of the larger countries with larger population.
Some smaller countries with a small population are considered First World countries.
What 'size' and 'population' is your country/region?
DR is 48,671 square kms with about 10 million people
Philippines 300,000 sq kms with around 98 million people
Italy>Philippines>New Zealand in size
USA 9,630,000 sq km, only Canada and Russia are bigger
in theory the greater the poppulation, the greater the power.
country A has 10 million
country B has 100 million
lets say these countries both have the same gdp
country B will be able to afford more weapons
country B will have more power in political games.
then about size.
countries like russia have unlimited resources while countries like japan have seriously limited resources.
things are easier for russia obviously
but size can be relevant, for example two countries that have the same size do not have potentialy the same amount of resources.
a flat country can support agriculture, a country full of mountains might have minerals but its agriculture will suck.
so size isn't allways as important as the poppulation is, resources are way more important than size.
look at the arabic countries that bath in oil .... lol
Greek and Roman Civilization were large in size, population and posses several natural resources. Both were centrally located in Meditteranean sea where a lot of the trading was occuring during their height. Greeks and Romans benefited from resources in Europe, Asia, North Africa, Middle East because virtually any international trade had to go through them.
Heavy trading exist in prime location during ancient times which resulted into a population explosion, expansion of their lands and technological advancements.
Today, similar results, but medium and smaller size countries with a large enough population can also perform and outperform bigger countries.
Size: 9,984,670 square km (2nd largest in the world)
Population: 34,435,000 (36th largest in the world)
Russia has almost double the size. Crazy.
Area: 756.102 square km. excluding claims in Antarctica (1,250,000 km2). -> 38th
Pop: 17,094,270 -> 60th
SIZE doesn't matter, but Population does...
Belize is about the size of Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Trinidad & Tobago COMBINED, and only a little smaller than Haiti, but it doesn't matter because we only have a 1/3 of a million people....:lol:
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