MdP – SICHERHEITSPOLITIK: Vielzahl verschiedener NATO Waffenysteme – Europa und USA

Die Vielzahl der verschiedenen Waffensysteme bei den europäischen NATO Partnern führt zu erheblichen Mehrkosten bei Entwicklung und Beschaffung. Das System bei der Beschaffung von Rüstungsgütern durch die europäischen NATO Mitgliedern ist aus industrie-politischen Gründen schwer zu ändern, trotzdem muss es gemacht werden.

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Diese Infografik wurde von statista erstellt und publiziert und basiert auf Daten der Munich Security Conference. Mehr Infografiken finden Sie auf:

MdP – MÜNCHENER WIRTSCHAFTSKONFERENZ DES IWS: Die neue Seidenstrasse als eurasische Infrastruktur

Eurasia, the supercontinent that will define our century

The end of the Cold War was supposed to inaugurate Europe’s age of reconciliations, when the continent, finally at peace with itself, would be able to exist as a unified whole. But reconciliation worked perhaps too well: the disappearance of the Iron Curtain also meant that Europe struggled to differentiate itself from the lands to the east. By expanding it might expand without limits; by retreating it might become an importer of instability.

The decade that brought down the Berlin Wall was also responsible for opening China to global capitalism. Deep value chains were quickly established, together with the infrastructure – both physical and digital – necessary to make them work. It is frequently forgotten that this infrastructure was first developed by Western multinationals and financial institutions.

In recent years, Chinese authorities have increasingly taken on this task and with the Belt and Road Initiative, a development project of unmatched ambition, they intend to be firmly in control. Spanning some 70 countries and requiring investment approaching $4 trillion, the initiative is deliberately intended to reshape the global political and economic order. China’s trade with countries along the Belt and Road rose 17.8% year-on-year in January 2018.


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Diese Infografik wurde vom WEF publiziert und von Reuters erstellt. Sie basiert auf Daten des Mercator Institute for China Studies. Klicken Sie auf die Infografik oder diesen Link, um zu dem Originalartikel zu gelangen.

MdP – WIRTSCHAFTSGIPFEL DIGITALISIERUNG: Weltweite FuE Aufwendungen im Nationenvergleich – auf China achten

Last year President Xi Jinping outlined his vision to make China the global leader in political, economic, military and environmental issues over the next three decades.

Now, comprehensive data from the National Science Foundation reveals that China is already well on its way to becoming a superpower in the key areas of science and innovation.

  • China is the second-largest spender on research and development (R&D) after the US, accounting for 21% of the world’s total of nearly $2 trillion in 2015.
  • China’s spending on R&D grew by an average of 18% per year between 2010 and 2015 – more than four times faster than US spending.
  • And, although the US still spends more on R&D, China’s rapid growth means it is likely to take the lead within the next five to 10 years.


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Diese Infografik wurde vom WEF erstellt und publiziert. Klicken Sie auf das Zahlenbild oder diesen Link, um zu dem Originalartikel zu gelangen.


MdP – MAPS: Percent of the United States‘ European Exports to each Country


US Exports to Europe
The USA exported $354.3 Billion worth of goods to „European“ countries in 2015. This map shows the percentage of the exports in USD that each country received.

The country that imported the most was Germany. The Germans imported $63.3 Billion or 17%. The country that imported the least amount was San Marino. They imported $1.13 Million or 0.0004%.

Top 5 Countries are:

  1. Germany
  2. UK
  3. France
  4. Netherlands
  5. Belgium/Luxembourg

Bottom 5 countries are:

  1. San Marino
  2. Syria
  3. Andorra
  4. Montenegro
  5. Moldova

Source: The Observatory of Economic Complexity


MdP – MAPS: Die Einzugs- bzw. Entwässerungsgebiete der Flüsse in Europa – ich mag diese Karte

Einzugs- bzw. Entwässerungsgebiete (Begriff aus der Hydrogeographie): 
Das durch Wasserscheiden begrenzte Gebiet, welches durch einen Fluss mit allen seinen Nebenflüssen entwässert wird. Es wird zwischen dem oberirdischen und dem unterirdischen Einzugsgebiet unterschieden.

Wonderful Map: 1.2 million Streams and 8,000 Catchment Areas  


click this link to get to the poster version

The HD map above shows the approximately 8,000 catchment areas of Europe’s 1.2 million streams and rivers. It’s based on the Strahler Stream Order Classification System. The higher the stream order, the thicker the line. I really like this map.

The 10 Longest Rivers in Europe are:

  1. Volga – 3,692km
  2. Danube – 2,860km
  3. Ural – 2,428km
  4. Dnieper – 2,290km
  5. Don – 1,950km
  6. Pechora – 1,809km
  7. Kama – 1,805km
  8. Northern Dvina–Vychegda – 1,774km
  9. Oka – 1,500km
  10. Belaya – 1,430km

The map was created by Robert Szucs (Reddit user Fejetlenfej),
who runs GrasshopperGeography.