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Old 01-26-2013, 06:02 PM
 
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I would say overall for this topic France is #1, Switzerland #2, Austria #3, Sweden #4, and USA #5 and then these other countries making the top 20 after that: 6.Taiwan, 7. Netherlands, 8. Canada, 9. Australia, 10. Norway, 11. Denmark, 12. Japan, 13. Singapore, 14. Hong Kong, 15. Belgium, 16. Germany, 17. UK, 18. Italy, 19 . Spain 20. Argentina.


These are most of the indicators related to that: Health Standards, Subjective Quality of Life and Life Satisfaction Surveys, Political Freedoms, Economic Opportunity, Economic forecasts up to the year 2030, Job Security, Income Equality, Percentage of Population that is High income/Middle class/Low income poverty, Leisure/Vacation Time Away from School/Work, Sociological Cultural Environment, Entertainment Options/Things to do, Scenery, Personal/International Opinions of a country.
I must say, I find your high ranking of the US peculiar when America does so badly in Health Standards, Economic Opportunity, Economic forecasts up to the year 2030, Job Security, Income Equality, Percentage of Population that is High income/Middle class/Low income poverty, Leisure/Vacation Time Away from School/Work and Personal/International Opinions of a country.

Putting Sweden above Norway, and Belgium above Germany also seems off, And what is with the huge gap betwenn Austria and Germany?
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Here is what I view to be the top 25 best countries in the World to be born into and have a life in based on all of this and my thoughts on this figure in exact order:[/font] France, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, USA, Taiwan, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Norway, Denmark, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Belgium, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Czech Republic, Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam, China.
They shouldn't even be in the top 40, especially China.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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"Thepastpresentandfuture" always comes up with these odd and highly illusionary rankings. BTW, i find it very hard to determine such statistics and rankings because a lot Western countries are basically on par with each other. For instance, there isn't a huge difference between being born in Sweden or Denmark in regard to life quality, safety or economy.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Why the US of course!

US#1
Dont do this, people already think were ignorant enough...
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Here is what I view to be the top 25 best countries in the World to be born into and have a life in based on all of this and my thoughts on this figure in exact order:
France, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, USA, Taiwan, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Norway, Denmark, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Belgium, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Czech Republic, Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam, China.
Bazinga.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:30 AM
 
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How can South Korea be in the Top 20 list? South Korea is technically still at war with North Korea(having never signed a peace treaty after the Korean War) and share the world's most heavily fortified border. Military service for males is compulsory in South Korea and it has been reported that the human rights abuses continue to occur within the South Korean military. Plus, South Korea's suicide rate has been the highest among developed nations for the past eight years, with almost 43 people choosing to end their lives every day.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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The land of opportunity, the home of the brave, the nation that goes from sea to shining sea: the United States of America.

I wasn't born here but I sure wish I was.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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the United States of America.

I wasn't born here but I sure wish I was.
In the 1st World it's great to have a US passport, in the rest of the world i'm not so sure.
Half of the world likes America and the other half hates it.

If i was American i would not visit any Islamic country (Maybe only tourist places in Turkey, UAE, Malaysia and Indonesia but i would keep a low profile) just for my own safety.

I would skip Russia, North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela too.

Americans seem to be the number 1 target of crime on non-Latin foreigners in Latin American countries.

I don't know how people in China and Vietnam look at the US right now? and what about Former Soviet Union countries and Yugoslavia? i heard that most Serbs dislike/hate the US.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Half of the world likes America and the other half hates it.
Ehh, I usually just ignore what others think of as in terms of negativity.

I travel to have fun and get to know the culture of the place I'm headed, not so much to remind them that there's an American amongst them.

I'm also Southeast & South Asian and while I have a standard English accent, people would be hard pressed to guess what part of the world I'm from. I don't look like anything particular.

When I travel, no one besides the people at security check and immigrations at the airport know I'm American. I never bring it up to a soul. I know people out there have disdain for Americans, I've experienced it in India by my own family there no less. For the sake of my country, I can keep my residence a secret.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:31 PM
 
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I haven't been to Kuwait (#22) but I can't see ever choosing to have been born there over the UK(#27). There are other considerations than just per capita income when looking at quality of life.
Saudi Arabia over Mexico? I have been to both countries and I know Mexico has it's problems, but seriously, the female half the population in Saudi Arabia are basically prisoners in that country with no right to even travel without permission from a male relative.
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