USA: Political globalization

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 USA

Political globalization index (0-100)

 Latest value 92.00
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 1970 - 2021
 Average 87.18
 Min - Max 75.40 - 93.62
 Source The Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1970 to 2021. The average value for the USA during that period was 87.18 points with a minimum of 75.4 points in 1970 and a maximum of 93.62 points in 2017. The latest value from 2021 is 92 points. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 190 countries is 63.74 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The KOF Political Globalization Index for the USA and other countries measures the number of embassies and high commissions in the USA; the number of international organizations to which it is a member; and the number of UN peace missions the USA participates in. Also included are the number of treaties signed between the USA and other countries since 1945.
Definition: The degree of political globalization is determined by the number of embassies and high commissions in a country, the number of international organizations to which the country is a member, the number of UN peace missions a country participated in, and the number of treaties signed between two or more states. More information and the original data can be obtained here.

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