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Old 01-11-2018, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Portugal still has the paramilitary Republican Guard known as the GNR, which is the equivalent of the Spanish Civil Guard, who were recently subject to criticism in relation to their treatment of people during the Catalonia protests.

I know the GNR were accused of beating up Irish football fans in 2015.

l'I was hit over the head' - Irish fans allegedly attacked by Albufeira police ahead of Gibraltar qualifier - Irish Independent

I hardly think some of the countries on this list are that peaceful internally and many suffer serious corruption problems and have very dodgy authorities and police.
In every country, then police is one of the most attractive career paths for grown-up bullies of middling intellect. That is a universal and inescapable phenomenon that characterizes the placidity of civil culture of every nation from top to bottom.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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In every country, then police is one of the most attractive career paths for grown-up bullies of middling intellect. That is a universal and inescapable phenomenon that characterizes the placidity of civil culture of every nation from top to bottom.
Countries with paramilitary gendarmeries usually have the worst police of all.

Police accountability and low levels of corruption go along way in terms of making a country both safe and peaceful imho.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Ankara, Turkey
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Countries with paramilitary gendarmeries usually have the worst police of all.

Police accountability and low levels of corruption go along way in terms of making a country both safe and peaceful imho.
US has no paramilitary gendarmarie and there is almost no police accountability whatsoever.
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:57 PM
 
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Frivolous to inadequately name Portugal that high up. Rather low wages when comparing rest of Western Europe, sort of stagnant paid opportunity market, overly exclusive racist (Native Portuguese travelers are never going to Casablanca Morocco even when that is less than one hour away by airplane!?), rigid traditional lifestyle conservative spectrum, finally relative boredom not encompassing enough independent wireless Internet supportive Cafes, spacious easy nightlife, cosmopolitan restaurants.
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Old 01-17-2018, 12:23 AM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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We will drop further in the coming years as we're buying artillery, fighters and warships in the next years. And possibly more.
Why is that happening tho?
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:00 AM
 
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Countries with paramilitary gendarmeries usually have the worst police of all.

Police accountability and low levels of corruption go along way in terms of making a country both safe and peaceful imho.

France has 3 paramilitary corps :


- Gendarmerie (depends of the Army)
- Republican Guard (or Garde Mobile)
- CRS (a specialized in counter démonstrations Police unit)
But of course France is "THE beacon of Democracy" (say the French politicians and most of French media )


And if all that doesn't work, they can use the Foreign Legion or their atomic bomb....
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Old Today, 05:33 PM
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Frivolous to inadequately name Portugal that high up. Rather low wages when comparing rest of Western Europe, sort of stagnant paid opportunity market, overly exclusive racist (Native Portuguese travelers are never going to Casablanca Morocco even when that is less than one hour away by airplane!?), rigid traditional lifestyle conservative spectrum, finally relative boredom not encompassing enough independent wireless Internet supportive Cafes, spacious easy nightlife, cosmopolitan restaurants.
Moroccans generally don't travel to Portugal either they just don't have much interest in each other's country. Things are changing though you don't understand Portuguese culture so stop making blanket proclamations about a culture you hardly understand.


What to you mean be rigid traditional lifestyle? I don't think you know what your talking about.
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