The 10 Countries with the Most Debt
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At $14 trillion and counting, the behemoth U.S. national debt has become a cause for alarm for many politicians. But a country's debt problems can better be understood in relation to its economy, as measured in gross domestic product. In this respect, several countries outpace the United States. These are the 10 countries with the largest national debt, relative to GDP. Government debt has been a particular problem in European nations during the current global financial crisis.