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gross national product

(Encyclopedia) gross national product (GNP), in economics, a quantitative measure of a nation's total economic activity, generally assessed yearly or quarterly. In estimating the…

depression

(Encyclopedia) depression, in economics, period of economic crisis in commerce, finance, and industry, characterized by falling prices, restriction of credit, low output and investment…

foreign aid

(Encyclopedia) foreign aid, economic, military, technical, and financial assistance given on an international, and usually intergovernmental level. U.S. foreign aid programs have…

Suriname Overview

(Encyclopedia) Suriname so͝orĭnäm´, –năm´ [key], officially Republic of Suriname, republic (2015 est. pop. 553,000), 63,037 sq mi (163,266 sq km), NE South America, on the Atlantic…

Bahamas, the

(Encyclopedia) Bahamas, the bəhä´məz [key], officially Commonwealth of the Bahamas, independent nation (2015 est. pop. 387,000), 4,403 sq mi (11,404 sq km), in the Atlantic Ocean,…

Saxony

(Encyclopedia) Saxony săk´sənē [key], Ger. Sachsen, Fr. Saxe, state (1994 pop. 4,901,000), 7,078 sq mi (18,337 sq km), E central Germany. Dresden is the capital. In its…

Cameroon Overview

(Encyclopedia) Cameroon kăm˝əro͞on´ [key], Fr. Cameroun, officially Republic of Cameroon, republic (2015 est. pop. 22,835,000), 183,568 sq mi (475,442 sq km), W central Africa.…

El Salvador Overview

(Encyclopedia) El Salvador ĕl sälväᵺōr´ [key], officially Republic of El Salvador, republic (2015 est. pop. 6,312,000), 8,260 sq mi (21,393 sq km), Central America. The country is…