Group of 7 (8?) Industrialized Countries: Cover for Western (U.S.) Power; the Russian Federation’s Indifference to Exclusion and Ukraine’s Financial Status

Country Date of Membership Gross Domestic Product (2012, US$) Public Debt (2014) Nuclear Weapons UN Security Council Veto
United States 1975- 16,244,600,000,000 13,356,802,459,016 Y Y
Japan 1975- 5,959,718,262,199 12,366,765,846,995 N
Germany 1975- 3,428,130,624,839 2,794,118,579,235 N
France 1975- 2,612,878,387,760 2,410,642,622,951 Y Y
United Kingdom 1975- 2,471,783,570,300 2,483,846,721,311 Y Y
Russia 1998-2014(?) 2,014,774,938,342 197,418,852,459 Y Y
Italy 1975- 2,014,669,579,720 2,414,687,978,142 N
Canada 1976- 1,821,424,139,311 1,619,280,601,093 N
Ukraine 176,308,825,694 67,216,393,443 N N

Source: Country, date of membership, http://www.g8.utoronto.ca; gross domestic product, http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD;
public debt, http://www.economist.com/content/global_debt_clock; nuclear weapons, http://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/Nuclearweaponswhohaswhat;
UN Security Council, http://www.un.org/en/sc/members.

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