World’s Top Five Economies

Most Americans already think China is No. 1.

Money_TreeIt’s official. On Feb. 14, China was recognized as the world’s second-largest economy after the United States. Japan released its 2010 economic figures, announcing that its full-year GDP was $5.47 trillion – about 7 percent smaller than China’s.

But read between the lines and look beyond the top three rankings. You find that Americans are already convinced that the US has fallen behind China, that Japanese are not necessarily dismayed at the news that they’ve fallen to No. 3, and that other nations are showing notable economic changes.

5. France
4. Germany
3. Japan
2. China
1. United States

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Source: Stephen Kurczy | The Christian Science Monitor