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View Poll Results: Which nation is at the top of the game?
Norway 20 12.66%
France 18 11.39%
Switzerland 16 10.13%
Denmark 12 7.59%
Sweden 22 13.92%
United Kingdom 9 5.70%
Germany 26 16.46%
Japan 46 29.11%
Canada 10 6.33%
United States 55 34.81%
South Korea 13 8.23%
Spain 2 1.27%
Brazil 1 0.63%
China 14 8.86%
Russia 2 1.27%
Italy 1 0.63%
Egypt 1 0.63%
Israel 4 2.53%
Australia 8 5.06%
New Zealand 4 2.53%
Greece 1 0.63%
Ireland 1 0.63%
Finland 8 5.06%
A developed nation not listed 11 6.96%
A developing nation not listed 3 1.90%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 158. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-10-2012, 10:22 PM
 
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I can't believe China did not come close behind the USA, even though I voted for the USA. Also, I'm kind of appalled that Japan got only 7 fewer votes than the USA..
China's a cesspool. The rural areas (most of the country) are extremely underdeveloped. I agree with you on Japan, though. I was torn between voting for Japan and voting for Switzerland.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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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
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:26 AM
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Location: Washington, DC
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By "advanced" I would want to factor in a certain enlightenment on top of the technical and functional aspects.

The US is out of contention with half the population being willfully ignorant and having little interest in sustainable living. Japan is out because they are socially quite miserable and have big demographic problems for the future. Scandinavia lacks a certain sophistication of people and its role in the world is as more of a backwater. The Netherlands is disappointing itself lately with infighting, and its small size hurts in some ways.

So, I'd offer France and Germany as the most advanced nations in the world.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:06 AM
 
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I would pick Japan since they handled the massive Eartquake, Tsunami and Nulcear Disaster far better then we would have here in Canada and the U.S. and that gained my respect... Plus Japan has a highly advanced economy, a thriving auto industry and some of the most modren and advanced infastructure in the Westren World.
They've handled the nuclear disaster terribly (including the corruption that allowed for such a situation to occur in the first place). It's still on the verge of catastrophe. ENENews.com – Energy News
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
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I would pick Japan since they handled the massive Eartquake, Tsunami and Nulcear Disaster far better then we would have here in Canada and the U.S. and that gained my respect... Plus Japan has a highly advanced economy, a thriving auto industry and some of the most modren and advanced infastructure in the Westren World.
This. Voted for Japan. I'm sure there are some biased Americans on here who picked the USA.

To correct you though, Japan is not a western country. Western countries consist of the nations of Western Europe, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and perhaps the nations of Latin America.
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