The Globalist

Indonesia: Colonial Independence and the Cold War

From Dutch rule to one of the world’s major economies and populations.

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Colonialism and Cambodia

A once-great empire is now a largely overlooked dictatorship.

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Thailand: Southeast Asia’s Buffer Country

How Thailand avoided European colonization.

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Global Population Growth Per Minute

On balance, how many more people did Earth gain every minute of the past year?

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Annual Population Growth by Region

How much did different world regions gain in population over the past year?

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The Global Gender Balance in 2017

What share of the population of each world region is female?

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From Land to Sea: Plastic Trash as Far as the Eye Can See

Millions of tons of plastics end up in landfills and oceans each year.

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Plastic Consumption: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Plastics have been both a gift and a curse from an environmental standpoint

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Plastic Waste: The World Makes, China Takes

China now imports a majority of the world’s annual waste plastic.

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Striding Tall: US Vs. USSR

Did the capitalist United States or the communist Soviet Union experience faster height increases?

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