Author: naturegnosis

Vanuatu Population Graph

Vanuatu 2001

Yearbook 2001 Vanuatu. Prime Minister Barak Sope was forced to resign in April after his government lost a vote of no confidence in Parliament. New head of government became Edward Natapei of Vanuaaku Pati...

Uzbekistan Population Graph

Uzbekistan 2001

Yearbook 2001 Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan suffered severe drought for the second year in a row, and the United Nations warned in July that over half a million people in the northwestern part of the country...

Uruguay Population Graph

Uruguay 2001

Yearbook 2001 Uruguay. At the beginning of the year, the majority of Congress gave President Jorge Batlle the go-ahead to proceed with a major privatization program that includes the pension insurance system as well...

United States Population Graph

United States 2001

Yearbook 2001 USA. The all-overshadowing event during the year was the September 11 terror attack, when suicide pilots crashed two hijacked passenger planes against the World Trade Center’s two skyscrapers in New York and...

United Kingdom Population Graph

United Kingdom 2001

Yearbook 2001 UK. A foot-and-mouth disease epizooty broke out in February when infected animals were found in a swing yard in Essex, southern England. In an attempt to stop the spread of the virus...

United Arab Emirates Population Graph

United Arab Emirates 2001

Yearbook 2001 United Arab Emirates. At the time of the September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, the United Arab Emirates, along with Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, were alone in having diplomatic relations...

Ukraine Population Graph

Ukraine 2001

Yearbook 2001 Ukraine. The charges against President Leonid Kuchma for planning the assassination of regime-critical journalist Georgij Gongadze in the fall of 2000 grew into a political scandal. At the beginning of the year,...

Uganda Population Graph

Uganda 2001

Yearbook 2001 Uganda. President Yoweri Museveni was re-elected with almost 70% of the vote in the March presidential election. The partyless parliamentary elections in June also became a big victory for the president’s sympathizers...

Tuvalu Population Graph

Tuvalu 2001

Yearbook 2001 Tuvalu. In a closed vote among Parliament’s twelve members, former Interior Minister Faimalaga Luka was appointed new prime minister in February. He took over after Ionatana Ionatana, who passed away in December...

Turkmenistan Population Graph

Turkmenistan 2001

Yearbook 2001 Turkmenistan. At the beginning of the year, Turkmenistan criticized the negative attitude of the international community to Afghanistan, saying that the fear of Islamic fundamentalism was excessive. Radical Islamist groups had hitherto...