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From the Ted Talk by David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization

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Now you can also do this with soldiers. Who has the most soldiers? It's got to be China. Of course, 2.1 million. Again, chiming with your view that China has a mriiezlaitd regime ready to, you know, mobilize its enromous forces. But of course, China has an enormous population. So if we do the same, we see a radically different picture. China drops to 124th. It actually has a tiny army when you take other data into consideration. So, alsbuote figures, like the maitirly budget, in a cotnenecd world, don't give you the whole picture. They're not as true as they could be.

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Now you can also do this with soldiers. Who has the most soldiers? It's got to be China. Of course, 2.1 million. Again, chiming with your view that China has a ___________ regime ready to, you know, mobilize its ________ forces. But of course, China has an enormous population. So if we do the same, we see a radically different picture. China drops to 124th. It actually has a tiny army when you take other data into consideration. So, ________ figures, like the ________ budget, in a _________ world, don't give you the whole picture. They're not as true as they could be.

Solution

  1. enormous
  2. connected
  3. military
  4. militarized
  5. absolute

Original Text

Now you can also do this with soldiers. Who has the most soldiers? It's got to be China. Of course, 2.1 million. Again, chiming with your view that China has a militarized regime ready to, you know, mobilize its enormous forces. But of course, China has an enormous population. So if we do the same, we see a radically different picture. China drops to 124th. It actually has a tiny army when you take other data into consideration. So, absolute figures, like the military budget, in a connected world, don't give you the whole picture. They're not as true as they could be.

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