France and Spain By Luke ramsey


France is located in Europe and their capital city is Paris.

Biggest Event and Government

The French president is currently Francois Hollande. France has a presidential election coming up between Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron. It will be held on April 23, 2017. Their next election isn't until 2022.


The dominant language is French. The median of age there is 41.2 years old. A total of 5.5% of their GDP is used on education.


Some of France’s industries are machinery, chemicals, automobiles, metallurgy, aircraft, electronics, textiles, food, processing, and tourism. They import more products than they outport. As of 2016 their GDP has grown 1.3%.

E.U. Leaders Sign Rome Declaration and Proclaim a ‘Common Future’ (Minus Britain)

Britain leaving the European Union leaves a big blow. Country leaders are trying to hold the Union together. This article is bad for Spain because something they are a part of the Union that's struggling. This article affects the U.S. negatively because we have alliances with many European countries.


Spain is located in Europe and their capitol city is Madrid

Biggest Issue

Spain's biggest issue is the European Union. The E.U. is having troubles. It also doesn't help that the United Kingdom left and the Euro is not doing well.


Spain is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, so they have a democracy with a king. The royal family now normally only has ceremonial duties, but in a time of crisis may take over. Currently their king is King Felipe VI.


The Spanish citizens mostly speak Spanish. The median age there is 42.3. They spend 4.3% of their GDP on education.


Spain's main industries are textiles and apparel (including footwear), food and beverages, metals, metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and refractory products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment. They import more products than they export. Their GDP growth last year was 3.1%.

In Spain ‘Mining Towns become Ghost Towns’

This article was about how mines are shutting down in Spain. The Spanish government is buying oil and coal from the Middle East instead of their country. This looks bad for Spain since they are putting their citizens in unemployment. This makes the U.S. look good since we are now digging our own coal with restrictions cutting back.


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