Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Interrelated European debts

If you have time to consider the European debt crisis, here's dramatic interactive tool. Melody Dickison sent me a link to a great graphic I'd missed. It shows the amount of debt the European countries (and the US) owe each other. Unfortunately, China is not included because, "no comprehensive figures are available."

There is a link to a good set of frequently asked questions.

Eurozone debt web: Who owes what to whom?
The circle below shows the gross external, or foreign, debt of some of the main players in the eurozone as well as other big world economies. The arrows show how much money is owed by each country to banks in other nations. The arrows point from the debtor to the creditor and are proportional to the money owed as of the end of June 2011. The colours attributed to countries are a rough guide to how much trouble each economy is in.

Click on a country name to see who they owe…

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