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20 countries drowning in debt

Lovemoney Logo Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 21: The US may have the largest national debt of any country at an eye-watering $19.5 trillion (£14.7trn), but nations with a higher debt-to-GDP ratio are more indebted in relative terms. The higher the ratio, the more unsustainable the repayments and the more at risk a country is of falling into a debt spiral. Up to their eyeballs in IOUs, we reveal the most leveraged nations on the planet according to World Economic Forum research.

Swamped by massive loans

The US may have the largest national debt of any country at an eye-watering $19.5 trillion (£14.7trn), but nations with a higher debt-to-GDP ratio are more indebted in relative terms.

The higher the ratio, the more unsustainable the repayments and the more at risk a country is of falling into a debt spiral.

Up to their eyeballs in IOUs, we reveal the most leveraged nations on the planet according to World Economic Forum research. 

Click through to see the top 20

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