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View Poll Results: Most Diverse Countries in the World(in terms of people)
Brazil 13 12.38%
South Africa 1 0.95%
Venezuala 1 0.95%
United States of America 66 62.86%
United Kingdom 8 7.62%
France 1 0.95%
Netherlands 0 0%
Canada 14 13.33%
Australia 1 0.95%
Voters: 105. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-17-2013, 05:26 AM
 
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Why is not Malaysia, Israel, United Arab Emerates not on the list. It should be up there as they are one of the most diverse nations around.

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Old 01-17-2013, 05:36 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Singapore too.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:29 AM
 
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I'd say it would actually be Canada. Canada has a far higher % of people born overseas, is almost as diverse as the States in nationalities represented (Toronto is almost as diverse as NYC and more international with more people who actually practice different cultures) and Canadians are much more likely to also have a foreign born parent and retain some of their culture. Large swathes of America are pretty much just black/white/hispanic and pretty American. You can't judge America by NYC, LA, SF, Miami, Chicago, DC. The vast majority of Americans do not live in those cities.
The US is made up of a diverse group of people who have brought their multiple cultures to share together within a melting pot. Canada wrongly promotes multiculturalism, which is a bad thing because it promotes segregation not integration. THE US more encourages blending new cultures with the existing culture, while Canada encourages retaining new cultures, which separate from the existing. This is why the US has more benefited from diversity than Canada.

Also, every major US city is diverse.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:05 AM
 
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The US is made up of a diverse group of people who have brought their multiple cultures to share together within a melting pot. Canada wrongly promotes multiculturalism, which is a bad thing because it promotes segregation not integration. THE US more encourages blending new cultures with the existing culture, while Canada encourages retaining new cultures, which separate from the existing. This is why the US has more benefited from diversity than Canada.

Also, every major US city is diverse.
Cities like Omaha, Columbus or Chattanooga don't seem very diverse.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
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I agree that there are many different ways to define "diversity"

Total number of national origins: United States
Total number of spoken languages: Papua New Guinea at 820 (per the U.S. CIA World Fact Book)
Total number of practiced religions: Probably United States (couldn't find a source)
Total number of climates: I'd guess United States (including Alaska, Hawaii, other represented areas)
Total number of species: Brazil (per the World Resources Institute)
Total number of active political parties: India (per multiple sources)
Total number of distinct cultures: India (per multiple sources)
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Cities like Omaha, Columbus or Chattanooga don't seem very diverse.
Columbus is actually very diverse. The city has the fastest growing hispanic population in Ohio, and now has almost the same number of Asians as Cleveland. It has the strongest economy in the midwest and is one of the cities where the "modern" immigrant groups have been moving to in the last 15-10 years. These groups consist of many asians, hispanics, and middle eastern (as well as African)
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:25 PM
 
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Cities like Omaha, Columbus or Chattanooga don't seem very diverse.
Well in your argument that canada is more diverse than the US i'd say it's an even bigger case of only finding diversity in the major cities there than in the US.

At least in the smaller us cities i've discovered there depending on the regions, there happens to be a lot of growing hispanic populations. In the smaller cities and towns of canada it's almost absolutely white. You go maybe half an hour outside of toroto, it will be very rare to encounter an ethnic community.

I find american immigrants will spread out more as to what regions they settle in. For canada about 80% of them end up in only 3 cities. With really two of them (toronto, vancouver) taking on the real bulk. Canada's diversity really ends where it's cities do.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Baldock, hertfordshire, England
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UAE/Dubai maybe?
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Why is not Malaysia, Israel, United Arab Emerates not on the list. It should be up there as they are one of the most diverse nations around.
These countries arent diverse thats why i didnt put them up their compared to the other countries listed same for singapore
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:45 PM
 
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Well in your argument that canada is more diverse than the US i'd say it's an even bigger case of only finding diversity in the major cities there than in the US.

At least in the smaller us cities i've discovered there depending on the regions, there happens to be a lot of growing hispanic populations. In the smaller cities and towns of canada it's almost absolutely white. You go maybe half an hour outside of toroto, it will be very rare to encounter an ethnic community.

I find american immigrants will spread out more as to what regions they settle in. For canada about 80% of them end up in only 3 cities. With really two of them (toronto, vancouver) taking on the real bulk. Canada's diversity really ends where it's cities do.
Don't think all whites are the same. Canada has many European groups who still maintain some traditions like the Ukrainians.
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