Comparing European   EconomiesUnited Kingdom, Germany, and            Russia
United Kingdom
UK’s Economic SystemUK has a Mixed economic system– It’s actually closer to a Market economy than any  other European coun...
UK’s Natural ResourcesWhat’s available?– Coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore,  lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, ...
UK’s Land UseWhat percentage of the land is arable(capable of being farmed)?– 23%What are the major agriculturalproducts?–...
UK’s IndustriesWhat’s being produced in the factories?– Machine tools, electric power equipment,  automation equipment, ra...
UK’s Literacy RateWhat percentage of people over theage of 15 can read and write?– 99%How long are students required to st...
UK’s Unemployment RateWhat percentage of people do not havejobs?– 7.9%What percentage of people live inpoverty?– 14%
UK’s GDP$2.288 TrillionGDP Per Capita--What is the value ofgoods and services produced perperson?– $36,500
UK’s Economic ProblemsUnemploymentOver depletion of natural resources(pollution)Improving public services (which forcesthe...
Federal Republic of Germany
Germany’s Economic SystemGermany has a Mixed economicsystem – After reunification in 1990, East Germany   had to move away...
Germany’s Natural Resources What’s available? – Coal, lignite, natural gas, iron ore, copper,   nickel, uranium, potash, s...
Germany’s Land UseWhat percentage of the land is arable(capable of being farmed)?– 33%What are the major agriculturalprodu...
Germany’s IndustriesWhat’s being produced in the factories?– Among the world’s largest and most  technologically advanced ...
Germany’s Literacy RateWhat percentage of people over theage of 15 can read and write?– 99%How long are students required ...
Germany’s Unemployment         RateWhat percentage of people do not havejobs?– 8.4%What percentage of people live inpovert...
Germany’s GDP$3.11 TrillionGDP Per Capita--What is the value ofgoods and services produced perperson?– $38,100
Germany’s Economic         ProblemsModernizing the former East Germaneconomy (annual transfers from west to eastof $80 bil...
Russian Federation
Russia’s Economic SystemRussia has a Mixed economic system– Russia’s economy has been moving away  from a Command economy ...
Russia’s Natural ResourcesWhat’s available?– Wide natural resource base including  major deposits of oil, natural gas, coa...
Russia’s Land UseWhat percentage of the land is arable(capable of being farmed)?– 7% (permafrost over Siberia is a major p...
Russia’s IndustriesWhat’s being produced in the factories?– Coal, oil, gas, chemicals, metals,  machines, aircrafts, space...
Russia’s Literacy RateWhat percentage of people over theage of 15 can read and write?– 99.4%How long are students required...
Russia’s Unemployment RateWhat percentage of people do not havejobs? – 10.2%What percentage of people live inpoverty? – 15...
Russia’s GDP$2.38 TrillionGDP Per Capita--What is the value ofgoods and services produced perperson?– $16,700
Russia’s Economic ProblemsNatural resources are difficult to use because of theharsh climate, size and few navigable river...
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European economies

  1. 1. Comparing European EconomiesUnited Kingdom, Germany, and Russia
  2. 2. United Kingdom
  3. 3. UK’s Economic SystemUK has a Mixed economic system– It’s actually closer to a Market economy than any other European countryUK is economically strong; one of the world’sleading industrial powers
  4. 4. UK’s Natural ResourcesWhat’s available?– Coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land
  5. 5. UK’s Land UseWhat percentage of the land is arable(capable of being farmed)?– 23%What are the major agriculturalproducts?– Cereals, oilseed, potatoes, vegetables, cattle, sheep, poultry, & fish
  6. 6. UK’s IndustriesWhat’s being produced in the factories?– Machine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles, communications devices, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper, textiles, food processing, clothing, & other consumer goods
  7. 7. UK’s Literacy RateWhat percentage of people over theage of 15 can read and write?– 99%How long are students required to stayin school?– 16 years
  8. 8. UK’s Unemployment RateWhat percentage of people do not havejobs?– 7.9%What percentage of people live inpoverty?– 14%
  9. 9. UK’s GDP$2.288 TrillionGDP Per Capita--What is the value ofgoods and services produced perperson?– $36,500
  10. 10. UK’s Economic ProblemsUnemploymentOver depletion of natural resources(pollution)Improving public services (which forcesthe country to raise taxes)
  11. 11. Federal Republic of Germany
  12. 12. Germany’s Economic SystemGermany has a Mixed economicsystem – After reunification in 1990, East Germany had to move away from a Command economic system and slowly towards a Mixed system.Germany’s economy is Europe’s largest& is the 3rd largest in the world
  13. 13. Germany’s Natural Resources What’s available? – Coal, lignite, natural gas, iron ore, copper, nickel, uranium, potash, salt, construction materials, timber, arable land
  14. 14. Germany’s Land UseWhat percentage of the land is arable(capable of being farmed)?– 33%What are the major agriculturalproducts?– Potatoes, wheat, barley, sugar beets, fruit, cabbages, cattle, pigs, poultry
  15. 15. Germany’s IndustriesWhat’s being produced in the factories?– Among the world’s largest and most technologically advanced producers of iron, steel, coal, cement, chemicals, machinery, vehicles, machine tools, electronics, food & beverages, shipbuilding, & textiles
  16. 16. Germany’s Literacy RateWhat percentage of people over theage of 15 can read and write?– 99%How long are students required to stayin school?– 16 years
  17. 17. Germany’s Unemployment RateWhat percentage of people do not havejobs?– 8.4%What percentage of people live inpoverty?– 11%
  18. 18. Germany’s GDP$3.11 TrillionGDP Per Capita--What is the value ofgoods and services produced perperson?– $38,100
  19. 19. Germany’s Economic ProblemsModernizing the former East Germaneconomy (annual transfers from west to eastof $80 billion)– The former East Germany’s decayed economy continues to be a burden on the countryUnemploymentOver depletion of natural resources (pollution)Improving public services (which forces thecountry to raise taxes)
  20. 20. Russian Federation
  21. 21. Russia’s Economic SystemRussia has a Mixed economic system– Russia’s economy has been moving away from a Command economy and more towards a free Market economy since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991…not there yet (Mixed)
  22. 22. Russia’s Natural ResourcesWhat’s available?– Wide natural resource base including major deposits of oil, natural gas, coal, many minerals, timber*Obstacles such as harsh climate, terrain, distance, & size hinder Russia’s exploitation (use) of natural resources
  23. 23. Russia’s Land UseWhat percentage of the land is arable(capable of being farmed)?– 7% (permafrost over Siberia is a major problem for growing crops!)What are the major agricultural products?– Grain, sugar beets, sunflower seed, vegetables, fruits, beef, milk
  24. 24. Russia’s IndustriesWhat’s being produced in the factories?– Coal, oil, gas, chemicals, metals, machines, aircrafts, space vehicles, shipbuilding, communication devices, tractors, construction equipment, medical & scientific instruments, textiles
  25. 25. Russia’s Literacy RateWhat percentage of people over theage of 15 can read and write?– 99.4%How long are students required to stayin school?– 14 years
  26. 26. Russia’s Unemployment RateWhat percentage of people do not havejobs? – 10.2%What percentage of people live inpoverty? – 15.8%
  27. 27. Russia’s GDP$2.38 TrillionGDP Per Capita--What is the value ofgoods and services produced perperson?– $16,700
  28. 28. Russia’s Economic ProblemsNatural resources are difficult to use because of theharsh climate, size and few navigable riversMoving away from the former Command economy ofthe Soviet Union (where the government made all ofthe decisions), and letting the public have a greaterinfluence on the economyUnemployment
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