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Old 01-30-2017, 03:46 PM
 
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Describe your reasoning to any length you desire. Basically, what countries end up feeling more wealthy than they really are in the background, and the opposite variability in the continuum spectrum for the sovereign republics ending up destitute when they aren’t.

More Poor Than The Visual Image: Vietnam, Georgia
More Wealthy Situation Than Compared To The Eye Of The Beholder: Luxembourg

Average Annual Income Statistics: Vietnam $6,100, Georgia $9,500, Luxembourg $102,900 Use This Website Link As The Original Source First: Central Intelligence Agency 1993-2015 Third Diagram Table https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...PP)_per_capita

Reasons Why: Architecture Of Vietnam, and Georgia are more than occasionally reaching ultimate opulence. Ironically, Luxembourg looks rather dilapidated or even sterile mediocre in pictures compared to the vibrant glow of the prior.

Pictures For The Evidence: Saigon Vietnam City Hall Mystical Night:

http://saigon-online.net/wp-content/...4/hcm-hall.jpg

Hanoi French Colonialism:

http://images.nationalgeographic.com...69_600x450.jpg

Southeast Asia Authentic Paradise:

http://www.bluffton.edu/homepages/fa...dents/0083.jpg


Wow, exotic hidden treasure of the Black Sea Batumi Georgia dream:

http://st.depositphotos.com/1752627/...mi-georgia.jpg

https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/me...ope-square.jpg

http://il9.picdn.net/shutterstock/vi...64/thumb/1.jpg


For the opposite scale, Luxembourg looks quite poor compared to the earlier images of extravagance.

http://www.timetravelturtle.com/wp-c...34_web-lrg.jpg

http://www.units.miamioh.edu/luxembo...ket square.jpg

Other further explanation motives is the exotic culture of Georgia, and the modern independent café revolution of Vietnam rarely having a parallel in any other nation. Quite impressive for their relative poverty forgotten in the daily lifestyle. On the contrary, Luxembourg is not known for much, and is supposed to eventually enter the federation of Belgium or Netherlands with a solid Benelux union.

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Old 01-30-2017, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Brazil
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This is interesting.
I've heard that many people imagine Brazil a lot more poor than it is.
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Old 01-30-2017, 09:00 PM
 
Location: The better side of the Mason-Dixon Line
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I think Mexico actually isn't as bad as it seems. Its actually officially an "upper income" country by world standards. The liberals in the US present it as a poor country to justify illegal immigration. I guess the Mexican elites are okay with maintaining this image so they can dump their poor across the border. Mexico is still a Third World country, but probably toward the top of the Third World.

I suspect Greece is even poorer than it comes across as. In my image Greece is more like Thailand or Puerto Rico than a typical European country.
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Old 01-30-2017, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Less Rich than the visual image:
Japan
South Korea
New Zealand
South Africa
Ukraine

Richer than the visual image:
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Israel
Saudi Arabia
Brunei
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Old 01-30-2017, 10:48 PM
 
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Less Rich than the visual image:
Japan
South Korea
New Zealand

Richer than the visual image:
Israel
Why is this?
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Why is this?
Modern architecture and cleaniness looks rich to me, where old buildings with holes in it and electricity wires everywhere you look looks poor to me.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:21 PM
 
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Modern architecture and cleaniness looks rich to me, where old buildings with holes in it and electricity wires everywhere you look looks poor to me.
Well PPP per capita could be deceiving and Israel looks fine to me, judging from the pictures.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Well PPP per capita could be deceiving and Israel looks fine to me, judging from the pictures.
Watch this Israel street tour from 02:00 to 09:00...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtSuF-9xMGQ&t=546s
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Old 01-31-2017, 12:08 AM
 
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Watch this Israel street tour from 02:00 to 09:00...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtSuF-9xMGQ&t=546s
I think it's pretty normal. I bet there are parts of Germany, France, Italy etc. that look like this, or worse. Probably not in the Netherlands though, but the NL is pretty well-functioning in general so it's not surprising.
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Old 01-31-2017, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I think it's pretty normal. I bet there are parts of Germany, France, Italy etc. that look like this, or worse. Probably not in the Netherlands though, but the NL is pretty well-functioning in general so it's not surprising.
Sure, in the slums of Italy (similar GDP (PPP) per capita as Israel) and France (where 90+% are Algerian/Moroccan/Tunisian/Ivorian/Senegalese/Congolese/Cameroonian/Malian/Guinean).

In Germany you can find a lot of graffiti/old buildings but not spaghetti electricity.
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