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Old 04-06-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Maybe Afghanistan
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Maybe Afghanistan

I'm really in doubt about Afghanistan.

They speak a "Caucasian" (Indo-Aryan) language, and looking to some photos of Afghan people, I have the impression that they are very white. Some even have a blond hair and green eyes.

So, maybe they fit in the category...
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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I was just wondering what are the poorest "white" countries in the world, just for curiosity.

By "white" country I mean countries where more than 80% of the population are "Caucasians".

By "poorest" I mean the countries with the lowest GDP per capita.

I did some research on List of countries by GDP (nominal) per capita - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and I found some numbers:



Country - GDP per capita (US$)

Moldova - 1,503

Ukraine - 3,002

Macedonia - 4,634

Serbia - 5,262

Belarus - 5,607

Bulgaria - 5,955


Is this list correct?


(Please no racism in this thread, it's just about economic and geographic curiosity)
Cauc-Asians.

"Asians from the caucasus mountains"

A term that was started to be used in the US to put together Europeans, North Africans, and Middle Eastern Asians (Jews/Arabs).

Even an 8 year old could notice that Jews/Arabs and North Africans are different from Europeans.

The poorest caucasian country should be 1 in North Africa, (Libia I guess).
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
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While it is no doubt intersting to compare countries based on GDP per capita, I doubt that in itself it is very useful to measure "poverty". I think this depends largely on how much that money buys in that country. So without cost of living factored into the comparison I think we are missing important information.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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While it is no doubt intersting to compare countries based on GDP per capita, I doubt that in itself it is very useful to measure "poverty". I think this depends largely on how much that money buys in that country. So without cost of living factored into the comparison I think we are missing important information.

It is easy to compare cost of living, just look at GDP per capita PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) almost everywhere you look will list nominal and PPP. Of course even GDP PPP does not completely measure wealth accurately.
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
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Thanks nesne. Didn't realise that. Just had a look at wiki and there is indeed a very nice table (three in fact) ranking countries by GDP/capita/PPP. Veray interesting. I don't have the time right now to try and make a list of "poorest white countries" according to those tables, but they are worth a look.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:43 AM
 
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Arabic isn't truly caucasian. But, in the U.S., the U.S. census classifies them as 'white caucasian'. The U.S. census though has never been the best at classifying people. Lots of faults in the system.

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Arabs are white and many were part of the Western Civilization since the times of the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine empires. At that time, the people that consider themselves white now were not even considered humans.

If Phoenicians were to be considered Arabs, then they are the ones that brought Civilization to the Western Mediterranean 3.000 years ago. A large part of the population on the Roman Empire was "Arab" and the people responsible of trade and technology in the Roman Empire were "Arabs" (Greco-Syrians). A large percentage of the population of Italy and France descends from Greco-Syrians.

There are many "Arab" countries that are not ethnic Arabs. Arabs live in Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Yemen, Palestina, Lebanon and Irak.

Not Arabs are muslims, 80 percent of all Arabs living the the US are Christian.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:30 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Arabs are white and many were part of the Western Civilization since the times of the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine empires. At that time, the people that consider themselves white now were not even considered humans.

If Phoenicians were to be considered Arabs, then they are the ones that brought Civilization to the Western Mediterranean 3.000 years ago. A large part of the population on the Roman Empire was "Arab" and the people responsible of trade and technology in the Roman Empire were "Arabs" (Greco-Syrians). A large percentage of the population of Italy and France descends from Greco-Syrians.

There are many "Arab" countries that are not ethnic Arabs. Arabs live in Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Yemen, Palestina, Lebanon and Irak.

Not Arabs are muslims, 80 percent of all Arabs living the the US are Christian.
It says that native women in the Aveiro region of Portugal are so pretty because they are descendants of the Phoenicians
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Flanders, Belgium
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Measuring poverty with the GDP per capita is one way to do it, but not the only one.
Albania and Kosovo are poor. So are countries as Georgia and Armenia.
How about Argentina? Most of Argentina has a white population. are they poor? or is it more the indian people living there?
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I'm really in doubt about Afghanistan.

They speak a "Caucasian" (Indo-Aryan) language, and looking to some photos of Afghan people, I have the impression that they are very white. Some even have a blond hair and green eyes.

So, maybe they fit in the category...
You said "white" countries - so, by definition we should only talk about "Europeans"..., no?

Therefore Moldova seems to be the poorest "white" country to me.
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