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Old 01-31-2013, 11:22 PM
 
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Sorry, but with Saudi Arabia at 38, Egypt at 60 and Syria at 73; this chart is complete BS.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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They shouldn't even be in the top 40.
Do you agree with the other 22 out of 25 countries I said: France, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, USA, Taiwan, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Norway, Denmark, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Belgium, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Argentina, even not in that exact order?

Well, the 3 countries you donít agree with there is actually quite a few standards/indicators they do well in that can have them qualify in the top 25, even if there is some standards where they do rather poorly in.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:38 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.
South Korea is more of a paradox and a mixed situation compared to most other countries.

It does not do well for Leisure/Vacation Time Away from School/Work, some aspects of Sociological Cultural Environment, Lack of Diversity, Tension with North Korea/some neighboring countries, etc.

At the same time, South Korea does well for Quickly Emerging Economy, Economic forecasts up to the year 2030 going from one of the poorest to one of the wealthiest countries within a few decades, and good enough for most other standards.

However, it was absurd the economist intelligence unit survey index ranked South Korea substantially higher than France, and UK.

I would certainly overall rank France and UK above South Korea in the top 20, but South Korea should at least be in the top 25.

I am finally defending the UK for once.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:41 AM
 
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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.
Well, there is plenty of countries that are good, vibrant, inviting, stable countries to be born into and have a life in, with plenty of opportunities and for what they offer to the people that live there and visitors.

The USA is one of my favorite countries and that is also equally true for 20 to 25 other countries that are my favorites for a lot of reasons: France, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Taiwan, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Norway, Denmark, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Belgium, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam, China.

Actually France is number 1 for me recently, and USA number 2 for favorite countries and USA number 4 for best countries to be born into/have a life in but the ranks sometimes donít matter, as long as it qualifies in the top 25.

Plenty of times, I donít view certain topics in an overly competitive way. As long as I like, appreciate, respect, value certain places, the status does not matter to me.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:44 AM
 
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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?
My earlier first post related to this was a lot more about all of the specific connecting indicators to determine the best and worst countries to be born into and have a life in, and say more information about the economist intelligence unit survey index.

The actual list for countries was really just a small part of the post.

Some of the lists was focused on too much and not enough emphasis on all of the exact standards, other information, and the summary for what the survey index ranking countries was looking for that appeared a bit enigmatic/obscure.

It is both objective universal standards and subjective individual preferences simultaneously for how each person would rank all countries for topics such as this.

The survey index briefly said:"What countries will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe, and prosperous life in the years ahead.Ē

These are most of the standards/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.

What are your views and exact ranks for top 25 best countries to be born into and have a life in? I am especially curious where you would rank the countries you mentioned.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:53 PM
 
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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.
Brainwashing at its most blatant.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:45 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Brainwashing at its most blatant.
Lol, huh?
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:31 PM
 
Location: NYC/D.C.
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Brainwashing at its most blatant.
What???
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Do you agree with the other 22 out of 25 countries I said: France, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, USA, Taiwan, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Norway, Denmark, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Belgium, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Czech Republic, South Korea even not in that exact order?

Well, the 3 countries (China, Vietnam, Thailand) you donít agree with there is actually quite a few standards/indicators they do well in that can have them qualify in the top 25, even if there is some standards where they do rather poorly in.
Yes i agree with most of the countries on your list.

I would replace China, Vietnam, Thailand, Argentina, Czech Republic with
New Zealand, Ireland, Finland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein for the top 25.

Remember it's about best country to be BORN in.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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What???
Anyone else can say their country is great, but if Americans say America is great we are brainwashed.
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