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Old 08-30-2018, 07:32 PM
 
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No matter how bad is the economy in Greece, they will still live better than the vast majority of the Earth's population. I don't know exactly how they can be put downwards before countries like Syria, Pakistan, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and the countries in the horn of Africa, also including the failed state of Venezuela, the non-growing country of Paraguay, or the extremely populated but very poor countries like Bangladesh. And there are many more countries which are way worse economically than Greece.

wot? Paraguay economy has been growing like 4-7% per year since quite a few years.
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Old 09-03-2018, 05:47 AM
 
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wot? Paraguay economy has been growing like 4-7% per year since quite a few years.
But their economy is still very miserable, and they are the poorest in South America. Or did they already surpass Bolivia when it comes to wages/quality of life?
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:31 AM
 
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All the countries that wanna nuke each other are in the northern hemisphere. So my top 10 list for potentially most viable future nations are in the southern hempisphere.

In no particular order:

South Africa
Australia
New Zealand
Argentina
Chile
Bolivia
Brazil (straddles the equator)
USA (big, blessed with natural resources, it'll be slow but it can rebuild if need be)
Russia (too huge to nuke entirely)
Canada (huge and nobody has any real beef with Canada)

argentina? the argentinian peso lost half of its value this year. and thats just the begining. an argentine peso costs 0.026 dollars as of today. their economy is feck up, something must be wrong their italian heritage is not helping at all.
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Old 09-04-2018, 01:45 AM
 
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Not sure if my lists are correct, I will just give it a try here (not in particular order) :


Countries with THE MOST negative future: Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan and South Sudan, Congo, North Korea

Negative: Hong Kong, Thailand(affected by rising sea level), many of the pacific islands(affected by rising sea level)

In between: Japan, Taiwan, China, Australia & NZ

Most positive: US, Canada, Vietnam, Poland, Singapore, Czech Republic, Hungary(?), Austria, Switzerland, Germany, India(?)
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Old 02-03-2019, 02:54 AM
 
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Sweden is definitely not gonna be on that positive future list
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:38 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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North Korea is so bad that it can only go up from here, unless we are forced to destroy it in a nuclear strike. Same with Iran!!!!!!

I don't see Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Honduras, El Salvador, or Haiti improving anytime soon.
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Around the UK!
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The future is a long time!

The ones with the most negative near (50 year?) future - the ones currently perceived "on top' - the US, China, Japan and most of the Western world - they all have massive debt problems and entitled populations. And China will not be able to keep the lid on their bubbling kettle for ever.

The ones with the most positive 50 year future - the ones currently on "the bottom" (like Vietnam, Cambodia, India and a lot of Africa) - the only way is up ... most have more resources and much lower debt levels and populations that don't expect anything from the government.
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:47 AM
 
Location: White Rock BC
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I think Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Colombia, and Equador have very bright futures and are enjoying economic growth, poverty and inequity reductions, and firm democratic institutions which some had almost never had. Brazil has just too much social, ethnic, and economic disparity along with weak institutions. Argentina of course will continue to be the world's biggest case for the foreseeable future, some things never change.

I am increasingly concerned about Australia. Australia has completely de-industrialized and has sold it's soul to China and is only recently realizing that playing with China is a dangerous game.
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Australia
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I think Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Colombia, and Equador have very bright futures and are enjoying economic growth, poverty and inequity reductions, and firm democratic institutions which some had almost never had. Brazil has just too much social, ethnic, and economic disparity along with weak institutions. Argentina of course will continue to be the world's biggest case for the foreseeable future, some things never change.

I am increasingly concerned about Australia. Australia has completely de-industrialized and has sold it's soul to China and is only recently realizing that playing with China is a dangerous game.
I suppose no one else wants to play with us! It is lonely down here.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:15 AM
 
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GOOD FUTURE:

CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND: Will continue to be decent because of their investment in the future, they are guaranteeing a good future for themselves by providing free health care and education to the masses allowing immigrantts to keep the worker base fresh and by taxis the rich. This renews the cycle of prosperity and guarantees that these countries Will continue to be stable and filled with oportunities.

CHILE, URUGUAY, PERU, COLOMBIA, PANAMA, COSTA RICA: Will be joining the ranks of first world with stable democracies and a population that is continiously becoming more educated, and economies becoming more interesting to investment.

AFRICA: Africa is very large but overall the región is becoming more educated, wealthier. If you read serious studies about Africa, you'll find famine ridden, disease ridden, civil war ridden poor Africa is actually changing, and becoming a much more competitive land. Democracies are now starting to outnumber the regimes that have traditionally ruled the continent.

INDIA: With a highly educated diáspora willing to go back and fix india, India has a promising future. Already as we speak, poverty in india is plummeting.

SOUTH EAST ASIA:They are following the steps of East Asia (South Korea, Japan) to get out of poverty.

MEXICO:Many don't know it, but Mexico has been becoming a prosperous nation in the last decades. The signs of prosperity are already starting to show, any one with a clue knows that Mexicans arent even migrating to the US anymore, in fact, Mexicans are going back to Mexico. (Google it). The poor of Mexico are actually finding a better standard of living in Mexico nowadays than in the US, and many mexicans in the US are actually going back.

No wonder people with a clue in the US oppose Trump's Wall, a wall to keep what? the already declining number of mexicans inside the US in?

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BAD FUTURE OR DECLINING IN THE FUTURE:


THE UNITED STATES: too many wars (empires have always collapsed when they are continuously at war (French, Spanish, Dutch), even the British collapsed after WWII because of war.

Add to that the decline of America and its reputation, (No empire lasts long after the world loses its respect for it) the US has gone from a nation of Michael Jackson, jazz, and man on the moon, to a nation of Trump, xenophobia, alt right, and religious freaks.

It's not that the US Will collapse, but rather the US Will become stangant and slowly fall behind because of all the backwardness, expensive health care, expensive education, all of this has a countereffect on the masses which Will see themselves less secure economically, this creates a negative cycle that affects the overall health of the country, while China, India, the EU and other giant political entities catch up to it and even surpasses it.

As more and more countries become more developed and stable, sectors of the American economy like Syllicon valley, will vacate the US like its manufacturing sector once did when it moved to China. Have in mind the US is a center of innovation, NOT BECAUSE AMERICANS ARE VERY INTELLIGENT, but because the US attracts the brightest minds from around the world to these establishments, that wont last forever though as other countries catch up and become more competitive.

Bypartidism, racism, ignorance is the cancer of the US and it Will cause its collapse.

VENEZUELA, CENTRAL AMERICA Too much corruption, ignorant masses, the governnments of these lands still believe in 20th century revolutions. Maybe civil wars coming up before they can finally move on?


ARGENTINA, BRAZIL: Too corrupted, Brazil is to big and dysfunctional to even fix. Brazil needs to break up into different countries and THEN SOLVE THE MESS.


EUROPE IN GENERAL:Too old, too divided, too influenced by the USA economically, culturally and politically.

Not a good thing for Europe, because as it tries to break away from America and its increasingly toxic influence, it Will meet a power hungry Russia and a superpower status hungry China ready to excert their influence on the raped continent. (the continent that raped the world getting raped) the irony!

Europe's biggest threat is not its Islamic minority (studies show that with some exceptions Young European muslims dont really care about islam),but the rampant unscrupulous Americanization of their cultures which Europeans have taken since 1945 with open arms. Europe since WWII has been nothing but America's minion, and I am afraid it Will pay for it at the hands of America's rivals.

The situation can be averted though, if the EU Project continues AND Europe develops its own army and its own form of functioning federation, and of course, if they start to TREAT Russia, China and other nations with more respect and less as America's minion, then it stands a chance.

If European leaders are Smart, they tell the US to shove it, and start being Friends with whoever can Benefit them…..


RUSSIA: The epithome of a has been.... Resentful, thirsty for power, angry with the world, Russia is like that bitter movie star that is mad and jealous because there is a newer younger starlet in town. Hence now the bitter old cow throws tantrums to still remind the world that she is still a star!!

The reality is Putin has modernized the Russian army, but it's very expensive to maintain a modern army, and Russia is not that rich, while it has resources to keep doing trading so it can continue to have enough cash to modernize its army over and over, technology has advanced, and a lot of the resources they have are becoming less necessary.

Add to that the fact that Russia is very corrupted, and its population is dying out, which means the focus Will have to be PROTECTING ITS INCREASINGLY EMPTY TERRITORIES FROM NEIGHBORING AND OVERPOPULATED CHINA.

Russia is full of republics and ethnic groups that have Little in common, the only thing keeping them together is a strong kremlin exercising power all over Russia, but as the modern world evolves, Russia Will have a tougher time keeping them all at ease with one another, and moscow exploiting and doing what it wishes all over its territory.

Russia is in a marked state of decline despite Putin (Putin wont live forever).

CHINA:
No, China wont be the next US. Still has hundreths of millions in massive poverty, and a dying population. It's only a matter of time until China's economic miracle slows down (China is becoming powerful because it became the manufacturer of the world), that wont last forever, signs show Africa is becoming China's China as China invests in Africa and Chinese workers become expensive thus Africa is a cheap fix for corporations. Once that happens, conflict Will arise between the haves and have nots and unstablity Will settle.


JAPAN: dying out, its only solution is immigration but they are too dumb and stuck in the traditional way to evolve and be able to move on. LAW OF NATURE: ADAPT AND SURVIVE, OR FACE DISSAPEARANCE. As a result, Japan is collapsing slowly but surely.

MIDDLE EAST: more civil conflict, more unstability until they either redraw their borders to solve ethnic tensions, and evolve out of islam the same way Europe phased out of christianity.

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