I have a question about the g8. I was looking for information to find out what it really was. On every site i've visited i noticed this defination (in a nutshell):
The G8, or the ‘Group of Eight’ Summit is an annual gathering of leaders from the world’s eight wealthiest and most powerful countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States).
But those are not the 8 most powerful and whealty countries at all. What about Switzerland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Sweden, Norway, Danmark etc. Some of these countries have an average income per person that is upto three times as high as any of the countries listed in the g8. Some are also larger than a few listed by the g8.