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SOME STRIKING FIOUKKS. j ~Tho entrance of Turkey into the war i moans more than the addition 01' on" | more combatant to the other 10 (remark* j an English paper). It means that over j half the work]. i:i terms both of mileage j and population, is now at war. i The moiisniiiis thim; is more than a ' figure of speech. Here are t lie facts, fast \ as to area :■— j Sq. mile.s. j British Empire. 12.0C0.0C0 j Franee (anrl colonies) 3.430.000 j Russia 8.660.0Q0i Belgium (and colonies) 920.0C0 ! Scrvii! 18.800 1 .Monfene-ro 3.200 Portugal (anrl colonies; 837.0C0 Japan 173,000 26,042,000 Germany (ami colonies) 1.215,000 Austm-HuiiLcarv 260.000 Turkey (and dependencies) ... 710,000 2,185,000 Total 28.227.000 The total Land area of the globe is estimated at 52A million, square miles. Then as to population : British Empire 453.000.CC0 France (and colonics) 65.000.000 Russia 149.000.0C0 Belgium (and colonies) 22,000.0C0 Servia 2.750,C00 MonUnearo 230..CC0 Portugal (and colonies) 15.000.CG0 Japan 52,000,000 758,950,CC0 Germanv (and colonies; 72.600.0C0 Austria-Hungary 47,000X00 Turkey (and dependencies) ... 21.0C0.C00 140,600,000 Total 899,580.000 And the total number of inhabitants of the nlobe is reckoned at IABOl A BO0 i OOO, I CCO.

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HALF THE WORLD AT WAR, Issue 15708, 23 January 1915

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HALF THE WORLD AT WAR Issue 15708, 23 January 1915

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