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Globalshift groups the world’s countries into geographic groups and political groups

As well as investigation of individual basins and countries these groups are used for regional analysis

Main regions:

NORTH AMERICA

Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, St Pierre and Miquelon, United States


LATIN AMERICA

Central America (including Mexico)

Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Caribbean Netherlands, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Saint Martin, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Virgin Islands (Brit), Virgin Islands (US)

South America

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, Guyana, Guyane, Paraguay, Peru, South Georgia & Sandwich, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela


EUROPE

Northwest Europe

Belgium, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom

Southern Europe

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland

Eastern Europe (including Russia)

Belarus, Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine


AFRICA

North and Northwest Africa

Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Egypt, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tunisia, Western Sahara

West Africa

Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Cote D'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria, Saint Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Togo

South and East Africa

Botswana, Burundi, Comoros (inc. Mayotte), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan (North), South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe


THE MIDDLE EAST

Arabia and Persia

Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Eastern Mediterranean (including Cyprus and Turkey)

Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories, Syria, Turkey


ASIA-PACIFIC

Central Asia

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

North Asia

China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea (North), Korea (South), Macao, Mongolia, Taiwan

South Asia

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Southeast Asia

Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Australasia

American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam (inc. Marianas), Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


ANTARCTICA

None


Other sub-regions:

Scandinavia

Denmark, Faeroes Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

The Balkans

Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia

The Caribbean

Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Caribbean Netherlands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (USA)

The Former Soviet Union

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

West Oceania

Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste

South Pacific

American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam (Inc. Marianas), Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


Political Groups:

OPEC

Iran (1960), Iraq (1960), Kuwait (1960), Saudi Arabia (1960), Venezuela (1960), Qatar (1961), Libya (1962), Indonesia (1962-2008, 2015-2016 suspended), United Arab Emirates (1967), Algeria (1969), Nigeria (1971), Ecuador (1973-1992, 2007), Gabon (1975-1994, 2016), Angola (2007), Equatorial Guinea (2017), Congo-Brazzaville (2018).  


IEA

Austria (1974), Belgium (1974), Canada (1974), Denmark (1974), Germany (1974), Ireland (1974), Italy (1974), Japan (1974), Luxembourg (1974), Netherlands (1974), Norway (1974), Spain (1974), Sweden (1974), Switzerland (1974), Turkey (1974), United Kingdom (1974), United States (1974), Greece (1977), New Zealand (1977), Australia (1979), Portugal (1981), Finland (1992), France (1992), Hungary (1997), Czech Republic (2001), Korea (South) (2002), Slovak Republic (2007), Poland (2008)


OECD

Austria (1961), Belgium (1961), Canada (1961), Denmark (1961), France (1961), Germany (1961), Greece (1961), Iceland (1961), Ireland (1961), Luxembourg (1961), Netherlands (1961), Norway (1961), Portugal (1961), Spain (1961), Sweden (1961), Switzerland (1961), Turkey (1961), United Kingdom (1961), United States (1961), Italy (1962), Japan (1964), Finland (1969), Australia (1971), New Zealand (1973), Mexico (1994), Czech Republic (1995), Hungary (1996), Korea (South) (1996), Poland (1996), Slovak Republic (2000), Chile (2010), Estonia (2010), Israel (2010), Slovenia (2010)


EU

Belgium (1967), France (1967), Germany (1967), Italy (1967), Luxembourg (1967), Netherlands (1967), Denmark (1973), Ireland (1973), United Kingdom (1973, applied to leave in 2017), Greece (1981), Portugal (1986), Spain (1986), Austria (1995), Finland (1995), Sweden (1995), Cyprus (2004), Czech Republic (2004), Estonia (2004), Hungary (2004), Latvia (2004), Lithuania (2004), Malta (2004), Poland (2004), Slovak Republic (2004), Slovenia (2004), Bulgaria (2007), Romania (2007), Croatia (2013)


ASEAN

Indonesia (1967), Malaysia (1967), Philippines (1967), Singapore (1967), Thailand (1967), Papua New Guinea (1976), Vietnam (1995), Laos (1997), Myanmar (1997), Cambodia (1999)


ARAB LEAGUE

Egypt (1945), Iraq (1945), Jordan (1945), Lebanon (1945), Saudi Arabia (1945), Syria (1945), Yemen (1945), Libya (1956), Sudan (North) (1956), Sudan (South) (1956), Morocco (1958), Tunisia (1958), Kuwait (1961), Algeria (1962), Bahrain (1971), Oman (1971), Qatar (1971), United Arab Emirates (1971), Mauritania (1973), Somalia (1974), Palestinian Territories (1976), Djibouti (1977), Comoros (inc. Mayotte) (1993)


APEC

Australia (1989), Brunei (1989), Canada (1989), Indonesia (1989), Japan (1989), Korea (South) (1989), Malaysia (1989), New Zealand (1989), Philippines (1989), Singapore (1989), Thailand (1989), United States (1989), China (1991), Hong Kong (1991), Taiwan (1991), Mexico (1993), Papua New Guinea (1993), Chile (1994), Peru (1998), Russia (1998), Vietnam (1998)


*years of joining, leaving, and rejoining in brackets


Globalshift splits the world into 6 mega-regions*:


NORTH AMERICA

LATIN AMERICA

EUROPE

AFRICA

MIDDLE EAST

ASIA-PACIFIC


These may be variously subdivided into sub-regions including:


Central America

South America

Northwest Europe

Southern Europe

Eastern Europe

N. and Northwest Africa

West Africa

South and East Africa

Arabia and Persia

Eastern Mediterranean

Central Asia

North Asia

South Asia

Southeast Asia

Australasia


And others:

Scandinavia

Balkans

Caribbean

Former Soviet Union

West Oceania

South Pacific


The main political groupings comprise:


OPEC

EU

IEA

OECD

ASEAN

ARAB LEAGUE

APEC


*excludes Antarctica

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