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This image was created by a Japanese engineer named Nao Tokui.
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He used Python to analyze 4,829 Wikileaks cables for the appearance of specific country names.
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The more often a country name appears, in theory the more damaging the contents of the cables.
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Not surprisingly, the United States ranked first at 33.2%, followed by the United Kingdom at 13.4%, and Afghanistan at 8.2%.
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Mr. Tokui then analyzed the links between the countries concerned.
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Click on a given country to see the number of times other countries are referenced in documents related to that country.
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Mr. Tokui notes that his data is based only on English language documents, and that it only measures appearances of country names.
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He also notes that it measures appearances of country names per individual document, not in larger or smaller units.

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