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does a big country develope faster or a small one .why .

there are many countries in the world and they have a different degree of developemnt .would you like to divide into small countries to have a much more development or you think big countries can develope fast .why .

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  • Oct 9 2012: I don't think there is an effective relation between the size of a country and its development. There are many advantages and disadvantages to being a big country and they seem to more or less cancel each other out in the real world.
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      Oct 9 2012: what is the real motivite of development
      • Oct 9 2012: National unity, natural resources, effective government, economic and social equality, modernity, having friendly neighbors and/or having natural borders (rivers, mountain ridges, deserts).
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        Oct 11 2012: Education and economic stability are pretty big factors.

        Social conflicts can also escalate change/revolution.
  • Oct 10 2012: Well for one every country develops in some shape or form. It has more to do about their population size and less to do about the size of the nation. Also development does not necessarily ensure safety or quality of living. I think your question is a bit vague, but i think the gist of your argument pertains the relativity of economic growth and population size.

    If you reworded your question I'd inquire that a heavily populated nation would develop slower, not in all circumstances, than a country that is heavily populated because it's much easier to govern a smaller nation. Unfortunately some of these smaller nations are governed by tyrants or just lack adequate membership in parliament. Yet im not sure I'm answering your question.

    Another factor that might contribute to your "development' question is defining what you mean by development. There are technological advances, economic growth, social integration, health security...etc. There are a plethora of things that contribute to a Nations development. Just narrow down to what you're looking for and you might get a more precise answer.
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    Oct 9 2012: you know there are different countries .each of them have a different development .take japan for example .after the wwg 2 .tey have a super develope.their companies strech all over the world and they create many famous companies like sony,fengtian ,and so on .while you know japan is a very small country .is there a relatation between them .while china is a big country .while we even do not develop until the reform and open ,if so ,and under the same policy .which of the country develope faster small or big one .
    • Oct 9 2012: Japan is a big country, it has 125 million inhabitants. Out of the ~200 countries on Earth it's the 10th most populous.
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        Oct 9 2012: what about it size of land
        • Oct 9 2012: I think the advantages and disadvantages of that cancel each other out: you have lots of space for farming and probably more natural resources but it also costs more money to distribute goods and build roads between all those spread out towns.
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        Oct 9 2012: you know farming is a lower labor .so you are saying that a small country can have a much faster development with some industries like ,commerial and making and service ?
        and what is a big countries .its population or land or impact in the world ?
        • Oct 9 2012: A big country can choose to invest in farming or not, small countries don't have that option and since you can't employ 100% of working age people in what you call "higher labors" because of natural resource constraints, so the big country with all its farmland can have all the same services as a small country, the extra farming will just lower the unemployment rate, not steal potential employees away from the services sector.
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          Oct 9 2012: Everyone in the city would starve if there were not farmers... I'd refrain from calling them lower. America built it's wealth on farming, then invested it in technology... Not the other way around.