News from Sweden, India and the Netherlands

Tuesday's World Events - March 20, 2012

Questions

1. For each of the countries [Sweeden, India and the Netherlands], give the following information:
a) location/the countries that share its borders
b) the religious breakdown of the population
c) the type of government
d) the chief of state (and head of government if different) [If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? - include name of heir apparent for monarch]
e) the population

[Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the "Geography" "People" and "Government" headings.  Go to worldatlas.com for a list of continents.]

2. For Sweden:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What percent of Sweden's economy is conducted using bills and coins? - How does this compare to the U.S.?
c) Do you think a cashless economy is a good idea?  Explain your answer.

3. For India:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What does the Review Committee say is the cause of the problem?
c) What does the Committee suggest should be done to solve the problem?

4. For the Netherlands:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) How many employees does the ICC have?
c) What was the ICC's budget for its first 10 years?