Colonisation of the Philippines

Colonisation of the Philippines 1521 to 1946

The Philippines became a colony of Spain in 1521. The Philippines was a Spanish colony for 377 years.

The Philippines became a United States colony on 11th April 1899. The Philippines was a US colony for 47 years.

Presidents of the United States

List of Presidents of the United States before and after the Constitution

There were 7 Presidents of the Continental Congress between 1774 and 1779

There were 10 Presidents of the United States in Congress Assembled between 1781 and 1788

The First President of the United States itself was George Washington, from 30 April 1789. He was also the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army from 15 June 1775 to 23 December 1783. A position now held by each US President.

Median Wealth per Adult in 2017

Median Wealth per Adult USD 2017

The 2017 Global Wealth Databook shows that Iceland has the highest Median Wealth per Adult (based on the USD FX rate at the time) in the world.

Iceland is shown as having 72% of its population with a wealth of between $100,000 and $1 million US dollars.

Australia comes in at 3rd Position (with 37.3% having a wealth of between $100,000 and $1 million US dollars), the United Kingdom came in at 12th position (with 46.1% having a wealth of between $100,000 and $1 million US dollars), with the United States at position 25 (with 33.7% having a wealth of between $100,000 and $1 million US dollars).

Will Meghan Markle be able to keep her US Citizenship?

On marriage to Prince Harry, Will Megan Markle be able to keep her US Citizenship?

Former Buckingham Palace press secretary Dickie Arbiter told News Corp said the citizenship issue surrounding Miss Markle was ‘an interesting one’. ‘Meghan can marry Harry but it would be in her interest to become a British citizen,’ he said.
May not even NEED British citizenship, let alone give up her American one.

There is also a precedent, already discussed way back in he past….

UK Gross Domestic Product from 1996 to 2016

United Kingdom Gross Domestic Product from 1996 to 2016

Between 1996 and 2016 the UK GDP (Chained Volume Measures) has had annual changes of between negative of 4.19%, in 2009, and a rise of 4.04%, in 1997.
The UK GDP for the 12 months ended at the end of September each Year:
2015 September £1,879,051 million, a rise of 2.64% from previous year
2016 September £1,914,771 million, a rise of 1.90% from previous year
2017 September £1,945,553 million, a rise of 1.61% from previous year

GDP in the UK from 2014

UK GDP in £ millions during 2014 to 2017

£477,152 – 2016 Q1. An increase of 0.16% for the 3 months
£479,682 – 2016 Q2. An increase of 0.53% for the 3 months
£481,524 – 2016 Q3. An increase of 0.38% for the 3 months
£484,268 – 2016 Q4. An increase of 0.57% for the 3 months
£485,509 – 2017 Q1. An increase of 0.26% for the 3 months
£486,914 – 2017 Q2. An increase of 0.29% for the 3 months
£488,862 – 2017 Q3. An increase of 0.40% for the 3 months
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Average UK House Prices by Location and Type in 2017

Average UK House Prices in 2017

The average price of a house in the UK was £222,293 in August 2017

Average house prices in:

£66,779 Nelson, Lancashire
£70,311 Burnley, Lancashire
£74,687 East Ayrshire, Scotland
£75,442 Blaenau Gwent, South Wales
£76,432 Pendle, Lancashire
£77,523 Na h-Eileanan Siar, Scotland
£82,162 North Ayrshire, Scotland
£83,195 West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
£83,273 North Lanarkshire, Scotland
£85,537 Hyndburn, Lancashire
£85,812 County Durham, Durham

Homicide by Firearm: Rate per Million population

Homicide by Firearm around the World

Countries with less than 1 Homicide by Firearm per Million population

Japan, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Norway, Algeria, France, England and Wales, Hungary, Israel and Poland

Countries with between 1.0 and 1.99 Homicides by Firearm per Million population

Mauritius, Slovenia, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Australia, Qatar, New Zealand, Lithuania, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany.

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UK Unemployment Rates Since 1971

Unemployment Rates in the United Kingdom

Mid year Unemployment Rates in the UK have ranged from a low of 3.6% in June 1974 to a high of 11.8% in 1984.

Other than the June mid year figures shown below, November and December 1973 were the lowest on record with only 3.4% unemployed.
and
March, April and May 1984 were the highest on record with 11.9% unemployed.

The United States of Europe by Guy Verhofstadt, Belgian Prime Minister 1999–2008

The United States of Europe by Guy Verhofstadt, Belgian Prime Minister 1999–2008

The Belgian Prime Minister, Guy Verhofstadt does not mince his words. He wishes to create a ‘United States of Europe,’ with all member states of the European Union participating if possible, with a group of ‘pioneers’ if necessary.

His book is required reading for anyone who cares about Europe.

Nuclear Weapons by Country in 2017

How Many Nuclear Weapons does each Country have in 2017

Russia and the USA still account for nearly 93 per cent of all nuclear weapons in the world, and are reducing these numbers each year. However, although the total numbers have reduced, the number of nuclear weapons in the world has increased since 2014.

  • USA has reduced the total from 7,300 in 2014 to 6,800 in 2017, and decreased deployed warheads from 1,920 to 1,800
  • Russia has reduced the total from 8,000 in 2014 to 7,000 in 2017, but increased deployed warheads from 1,600 to 1,950
  • The rest of the world has, combined, increased the total from 1,000 in 2014 to 1,135 in 2017, but reduced deployed warheads from 450 to 400.