Map of the Day


Map of countries by external debt in $US, 2006.


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  • island time

    Is that a Blue dot in Vatican City?

  • dilligaf2013

    Debt amount per capita might be more relavent.
    Blue dot is Switzerlad – or so I would have thought

    • sandynobb

      Blue dot is Liechtenstein.

      • Eiselmann

        Indeed, nice little place

      • Never in the dark…..

        There’s a blue strip where Israel is too.

  • Muffin

    so who is doing all the lending?

    • rangitoto

      Russell printed it

    • sandynobb

      Pixies at the bottom of the garden.

    • jagilby

      Imagine it’s to each other. It doesn’t say anything about ‘net’ external debt.

  • Pete

    Swiss eh!? All that nazi gelt

    • sandynobb

      Geld, not gelt.

  • sheppy

    You can tell its before Lenny got his hands on the money!

  • jagilby

    Bit hard to conceptualise when it’s not on a per capita basis.

    • Bunswalla

      Even harder with all those bloody zeroes in it.

  • tarkwin

    If the Greens get in we’ll turn a dark shit brown real fast.

    • justin

      The current left leaning pollies have borrowed more than all the labour governments of nz combined.

      • tarkwin

        Your calculator has a socialist virus.

  • cows4me

    How come Canada has so much debt, I thought they were pretty well off, or is socialism the problem?

  • Dick Brown

    Map is from 2006.

    I’d imagine the 2007 map introduces a new colour; deep black; and all the deep browns will have leveled up to it.