New Internationalist

The Global Story

January 1982

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The Global Story
Imagine the world's total population represented by 100 people
gathered for a family photograph. In the photograph you will find.

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11 Europeans
6 from the Soviet Union
6 from North America
22 from China
16 Indians
16 from the rest of Asia
4 from the middle east
8 from Latin America and the Caribbean
10 from Africa
1 from Australasia and the Pacific

Of these…

36 are under 15
6 are over 65
20 have a radio
5 have a car
7 have a T.V.

And in the past 12 months there have been…

3 births
1 wedding
And one death


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