How did China go from agrarian economy to global superpower? This timeline covers the key events and policies that shaped the PRC over its 70-year history.
Americans rely on several institutions for their services and safety—but how has their confidence in institutions changed since 1975?
Since 1994, the political divide in the United States has only become more extreme. How have American feelings across major issues evolved over time?
This infographic explores how China’s proposed social credit system will monitor and surveil citizens, and how it'll be used to reward or punish them.
At the start of the 19th century, less than 1% of humanity lived under democratic rule. See how systems of government have changed over the last...
This map shows the 25 oldest democracies in the world, based on how long current democratic governments have been in continuous power.
The history of Europe is breathtakingly complex, but this animated map helps makes sense of 2,400 years of shifting borders and nations.
Just 15 countries are responsible for almost three quarters of the world’s carbon emissions. But what does this look like per capita, and over time?
Many world flags are instantly recognizable, but there's more to it than meets the eye. What are the stories behind some of the world's most iconic...
Where are the happiest, least happy, and fastest improving countries worldwide? We've broken down this annual ranking by region to answer that question.