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Old 10-13-2008, 12:46 AM   #1
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Top examples of democracy in the world, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit's index of democracy,

1. Sweden
2. Iceland
3. Netherlands
4. Norway
5. Denmark
6. Finland
7. Luxembourg
8. Australia
9. Canada
10. Switzerland
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17. USA





Most Personal Freedoms rankings by the World Liberty Index:

1. Bahamas - Luxembourg - Malta - Barbados
2. Ireland - Switzerland - Iceland - Finland - Netherlands - Denmark - Norway
3. Slovak Republic
4. Czech Republic - Slovenia
5. Estonia
6. New Zealand - Hungary - Sweden
7. Austra - Lativa
8. Belgium - Germany
9. Canada - Lithuania
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19. United States




The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report
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Best healthcare systems worldwide (WHO's World Health Report)

1. France
2. Italy
3. San Marino
4. Andorra
5. Malta
6. Singapore
7. Spain
8. Oman
9. Austria
10. Japan
11. Norway
12. Portugal
13. Monaco
14. Greece
15. Iceland
16. Luxembourg
17. Netherlands
18. United Kingdom
19. Ireland
20. Switzerland
21. Belgium
22. Colombia
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30. Canada
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37. United States of America




Top Gross National Incomes in US dollars

1. - 71,240 - Luxembourg & Bermuda
2. - 68,440 - Norway & Liechtenstein
3. - 58,050 - Switzerland
4. - 52,110 - Denmark
5. - 49,960 - Iceland
6. - 44,830 - Ireland
7. - 44,710 - United States & San Marino
8. - 43,580 - Sweden
9. - 42,670 - Netherlands & Qatar
10. - 40,650 - Finland
11. - 40,180 - United Kingdom
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17. - 36,170 - Canada




Top countries on the Human Development Index (quality of life, Intelligence, life expectancy)

1. Iceland 0.968
2. Norway 0.968
3. Australia 0.962
4. Canada 0.961
5. Ireland 0.959
6. Sweden 0.956
7. Switzerland 0.955
8. Japan 0.953
9. Netherlands 0.953
10. France 0.952
11. Finland 0.952
12. United States 0.951
13. Spain 0.949
14. Denmark 0.949
15. Austria 0.948




Global Peace Index' (GPI) list of most peaceful countries '07-'08:

1 Iceland 1.176
2 Denmark 1.333
3 Norway 1.343
4 New Zealand 1.350
5 Japan 1.358
6 Ireland 1.410
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11 Canada 1.451
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49 UK 1.801
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67 China 1.981
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97 USA 2.227
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105 Iran 2.341




Index of Economic Freedom 2008 list:

1. Hong Kong
2. Singapore
3. Ireland
4. Australia
5. United States
6. New Zealand
7. Canada
8. Chile
9. Switzerland
10. United Kingdom




World Database of Happiness report lists the world's happiest countries:

1. 8,2 Denmark
2 - 3. 8,1 Switzerland - Colombia
4. 8,0 Austria
5. 7,8 Iceland
6 - 8. 7,7 Finland - Australia - Spain
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9-14 (tied). 7,6 Canada
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17. 7,4 United States




Reporters Without Borders' annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index:


1 Iceland 0.75
1 Norway 0.75
3 Estonia 1.00
3 Slovakia 1.00
5 Belgium 1.50
5 Finland 1.50
5 Sweden 1.50
8 Denmark 2.00
8 Republic of Ireland 2.00
8 Portugal 2.00
11 Switzerland 3.00
12 Latvia 3.50 3.00
12 Netherlands 3.50
14 Czech Republic 4.00
15 New Zealand 4.17
16 Austria 4.25
17 Hungary 4.50
18 Canada 4.88
19 Trinidad and Tobago 5.00
20 Germany 5.75
21 Costa Rica 6.50
21 Slovenia 6.50
23 Lithuania 7.00
24 United Kingdom 8.25
25 Mauritius 8.50
25 Namibia 8.50
27 Jamaica 8.63
28 Australia 8.79
29 Ghana 9.00 8.50
30 Greece 9.25
31 France 9.75
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48 United States 14.50
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111 United States (extra-territorial) 36.00




Most Technologically Advanced Countries in the World, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit & IBM 2007 report:

1….Denmark
=2…US
=2…Sweden
4….Hong Kong
5….Switzerland
6….Singapore
7….UK
8….Netherlands
9….Austrailia
10…Finland
11…Austria
12…Norway
13…Canada
14…New Zealand
15…Bermuda
16…South Korea
17…Taiwan
18…Japan
19…Germany
20…Belgium




Official Development Assistance by country as a percentage of GNI (2006)
[According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development]
A.K.A. how much of a nation's income is donated to help others

* 1. Sweden - 1.02%
* 2. Norway - 0.89%
* 3. Luxembourg - 0.84%
* 4. Netherlands - 0.81%
* 5. Denmark - 0.8%
* 6. Ireland - 0.54%
* 7. United Kingdom - 0.51%
* 8. Belgium - 0.5%
* 9. Austria - 0.47%
* 10. France - 0.47%
* 11. Finland - 0.4%
* 12. Switzerland - 0.39%
* 13. Germany - 0.36%
* 14. Spain - 0.32%
* 15. Australia - 0.3%
* 16. Canada - 0.29%
* 17. Iceland - 0.27%
* 18. New Zealand - 0.27%
* 19. Japan - 0.25%
* 20. Portugal - 0.21%
* 21. Italy - 0.2%
* 22. Turkey - 0.18%
* 23. United States - 0.18%
* 24. Greece - 0.17%
* 25. Hungary - 0.13%
* 26. Czech Republic - 0.12%
* 27. Slovak Republic - 0.1%
* 28. Poland - 0.09%
* 29. Korea - 0.05%
* 30. Thailand - 0.04%

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:04 AM   #2
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America! FUCK YEAH!

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Old 10-13-2008, 03:13 AM   #3
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I guess the point of this thread is to show how all these rankings are total bullshit?

otherwise please ban the thread starter

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:30 AM   #4
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iceland can go fuuccccckkk itself.
i heard the playstation 5 just came out in denmark

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:45 AM   #5
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america is the 2nd most technologically advanced in the world? i dont buy that for a second.

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:37 AM   #6
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lol to denmark

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:42 AM   #7
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I guess the point of this thread is to show how all these rankings are total bullshit?

otherwise please ban the thread starter
I can't make sense of the sentiment of your post, and so you just come across as a moron, which may well be what the case is. What don't you like about the stats? Reality hurts, for some, I guess.

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:09 AM   #8
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The U.S. is a depressing place to live.

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:15 AM   #9
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Top examples of democracy in the world, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit's index of democracy,

Best healthcare systems worldwide (WHO's World Health Report)

1. France
2. Italy
3. San Marino
4. Andorra
5. Malta
6. Singapore
7. Spain
8. Oman
9. Austria
10. Japan
11. Norway
12. Portugal
13. Monaco
14. Greece
15. Iceland
16. Luxembourg
17. Netherlands
18. United Kingdom
19. Ireland
20. Switzerland
21. Belgium
22. Colombia
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30. Canada
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37. United States of America
But you can thank your lucky stars we don't live in Paraguay!!

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:38 PM   #10
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I can't make sense of the sentiment of your post, and so you just come across as a moron, which may well be what the case is. What don't you like about the stats? Reality hurts, for some, I guess.
anyone can do c+p. Where's your opinion or what are you trying to say? Global peace index - Canada 1.451? Up to three decimal places?

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:06 PM   #11
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Completely unsurprising, the United States is a joke.

I would love to live in Iceland.

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:57 PM   #12
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So.. would mandating health care then improve our ranking on that scale more than it hurts our ranking on the personal freedoms scale?

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:11 PM   #13
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So.. would mandating health care then improve our ranking on that scale more than it hurts our ranking on the personal freedoms scale?
how about we legalize marijuana and tax it. Up the personal freedoms rating and pay for the health care. WIN WIN.


 
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:46 PM   #14
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What don't you like about the stats?
Most of the things listed here aren't stats.

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:41 PM   #15
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anyone can do c+p. Where's your opinion or what are you trying to say? Global peace index - Canada 1.451? Up to three decimal places?
The cutting and pasting took several hours to allocate and then put together, as some pages wouldn't paste in coherent form and needed to be rebuilt piece by piece. I didn't even know of several of these reports until I started searching for stats on their subjects, but it's mainly for interest's sake, and I don't find it too unimaginable that someone might get something useful out of it, whichever country they live in.

I've made sure that Canada, the USA, and for the most part, the UK are included in each list as those are the places people reading this will most commonly be from.

I'm Canadian, and I'm surprised by the maths proficiency rating of the country. The health care system's rating is enlightening and makes sense, as we have problems with doctor shortages and wait times. The gross national income for Canada makes me wonder, as I saw it stated on a recent cover of a Macleans magazine that Canadians are on average richer than people in the USA (though I didn't read the article to find out more). Canada's peace rating is unsurprising, though I wouldn't be surprised if it became worse in the next report.

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:03 PM   #16
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Most Personal Freedoms rankings by the World Liberty Index:

1. Bahamas - Luxembourg - Malta - Barbados
2. Ireland - Switzerland - Iceland - Finland - Netherlands - Denmark - Norway
3. Slovak Republic
4. Czech Republic - Slovenia
5. Estonia
6. New Zealand - Hungary - Sweden
7. Austra - Lativa
8. Belgium - Germany
9. Canada - Lithuania
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19. United States
Malta on the top? Hmm, I wonder what makes it so special....it turns out the countries with 100% got that score because there wasn't a sufficient information.

PISA assessment didn't ******* over 1/3 of world countries.

Great work, dude.

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Old 10-13-2008, 05:23 PM   #17
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If you read that (and obviously I forgot to adjust that specific list accordingly) then you know to start with #2 on the list as the verified #1's, so the list would go.

Most Personal Freedoms rankings by the World Liberty Index:

1. Ireland - Switzerland - Iceland - Finland - Netherlands - Denmark - Norway
2. Slovak Republic
3. Czech Republic - Slovenia
4. Estonia
5. New Zealand - Hungary - Sweden
6. Austra - Lativa
7. Belgium - Germany
8. Canada - Lithuania
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18. United States



Very simple process. It seems that you're just a pissy person, no doubt it makes you very desirable.

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:09 PM   #18
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I've accidentally been to the slums of Bahamas and trust me in saying that we do not want to be that free

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Old 10-13-2008, 07:37 PM   #19
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It seems that you're just a pissy person, no doubt it makes you very desirable.
No, I just find these comparisons totally meaningless. It's like as if you were asked which color is the best. Sorry.

 
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I've accidentally been to the slums of Bahamas and trust me in saying that we do not want to be that free
I don't think that's a causal relationship.

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:27 PM   #21
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coke run

 
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:12 PM   #22
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how does this article go together with these rankings:
http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/516678

 
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:33 AM   #23
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For other readers, it's surely easy to see how. But for someone who'd ask that question, they likely wouldn't understand even if it were explained to them in basic terms, maybe by choice. If you can figure out how the recent economic crash in the USA might affect its ranking in some of those lists, then you can piece together the same for Iceland.


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No, I just find these comparisons totally meaningless. It's like as if you were asked which color is the best. Sorry.
Then you must not understand them, despite their simplicity, because their meanings are self-explanatory. I think you're reacting out of hurt pride, as pointless as that is, because there isn't a more worthwhile reason why someone would bother with the subject at all, if all it amounted to, to them, was meaningless.
I feel safe in assuming that no one cares that you find any of those lists meaningless. To compare this data to asking a person what their favorite colour is, is fallacious - since personal opinion or arbitrary favoritism is not a component of any of those lists. Your huffing and puffing is a waste of time.

 
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how does this article go together with these rankings:
http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/516678
Iceland, despite having one of the world's best standards of living, is actually considered very poor because they have virtually no exports and no play in the world economy. It's not surprising that a market down the tubes threw the country into turmoil.

 
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Hey, America is still above average! I'm happy.

I think we all have to get over feeling like there's something wrong if America is not tops in everything. We had a good run. Our education ranking is the only one I am really troubled with (as my fiance can attest -- who is a public school teacher --, the public school system has severe issues). We need to somehow get that fixed (and in my opinion, more government influence and spending will only make matters worse).

 
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