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The table below shows the total amount of debt for the top AA- and AAA-rated government issuers at the beginning of 2011 (source: The Wall Street Journal).


Total Amount of Outstanding Government Debt

[in trillions of dollars]

U.S.  ($12.8)

Netherlands  ($0.5)

Germany  ($2.8)

Australia  ($0.3)

France  ($2.3)

Austria  ($0.3)

U.K.  ($2.0)

Sweden  ($0.2)

Canada  ($1.2)

Denmark  ($0.1)


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