U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-04-2012, 11:51 AM
 
6,395 posts, read 11,751,364 times
Reputation: 3227

Advertisements

*This is an International Relations thread topic that can also be about any random country for this after the initial part of the topic is discussed.

Places that I think are the best for international relations with how they express it:

Switzerland: Probably one of the best role models for this topic with 200 to 500 years of peace Switzerland had with almost all countries, remaining neutral and not involved for anything that would cause too much conflict, yet also still managing to be very connected with world relations for anything that benefits Switzerland, and with minimal conflict.

Belgium: Appears to have a lot of flexibility with plenty of countries in the world with good stable relations. Also one of the main headquarters for the European Union is in Belgium. Still does well with this topic even though Belgium is having some separatist movements within it.

Japan: Learned from its mistakes from a long time ago with international relations becoming polar opposite different from that and much better since then. It appears to have good relations with plenty of countries in recent modern times, knowing how to get along with countries, and what to get from it.

Singapore:
Gets a lot of global investment from other countries for its economic wealth per capita and relies a lot on that, so I assume it must do well for this topic. It also has a type of cosmopolitan multiculturalism that seems international relations friendly.

Canada: Both Canada and Australia seem to have quite similar overall results in international relations although some of the countries they are closest to might be a bit different because of geographic location. There is a lot of good stable relations with plenty of countries, cosmopolitan multiculturalism that is going well in areas of each country, and are both probably rather easygoing with how they deal with other countries.

Australia:
Same as what I said for Canada.

Netherlands: Both Netherlands and Denmark are very successful in this topic too, both are worldly, and know what to get from other countries in relations.

Denmark


Places that I think are the worst for international relations with how they express it:

Iran: This place seems to aspire to become enemies with all countries in the world recently, and making active threats to plenty of countries.

Pakistan: Continuing to go rapidly downhill with increasing tension with plenty of countries, especially USA, India, and Afghanistan.

Iraq: This one needs no further explanation.

Afghanistan: Same as Iraq.

Saudi Arabia: Similar to Iran, but at least doesn’t make active threats to plenty of other countries. Also this country is even more conservative than Iran.

North Korea: Very isolationist in a bad way with other countries and too closed off. This is not working for North Korea and the world is looking at North Korea thinking it is a joke of a country.

Places that are the most mixed for this topic and kind of being in both categories above simultaneously:

USA: All 4 of these countries (USA, UK, China, India) have plenty of good relations and plenty of bad relations with other countries. They seem extremely active in relations with other countries and maybe being a bit too interventionist and excessive with it.

UK

China

India

Last edited by Thepastpresentandfuture; 06-04-2012 at 12:34 PM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-05-2012, 04:55 AM
 
546 posts, read 1,293,954 times
Reputation: 381
The best country in international relations was Franco's Spain. At that time, Spain was a faithful friend of the US, USSR, Arabs Countries and Israel, all at the same time. Spain only had problems with Sweden because they had a "caviar commie" nutcase as PM (he was a "commie" in exterior policy and an incompetent in interior policy).
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2012, 06:22 AM
 
86 posts, read 246,209 times
Reputation: 84
Switzerland is the best example I can think of.

and for the worst I must say Israel.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2012, 07:05 AM
 
7,457 posts, read 8,727,139 times
Reputation: 4685
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thepastpresentandfuture View Post
*This is an International Relations thread topic that can also be about any random country for this after the initial part of the topic is discussed.

Places that I think are the best for international relations with how they express it:

Switzerland: Probably one of the best role models for this topic with 200 to 500 years of peace Switzerland had with almost all countries, remaining neutral and not involved for anything that would cause too much conflict, yet also still managing to be very connected with world relations for anything that benefits Switzerland, and with minimal conflict.

Belgium: Appears to have a lot of flexibility with plenty of countries in the world with good stable relations. Also one of the main headquarters for the European Union is in Belgium. Still does well with this topic even though Belgium is having some separatist movements within it.

Japan: Learned from its mistakes from a long time ago with international relations becoming polar opposite different from that and much better since then. It appears to have good relations with plenty of countries in recent modern times, knowing how to get along with countries, and what to get from it.

Singapore: Gets a lot of global investment from other countries for its economic wealth per capita and relies a lot on that, so I assume it must do well for this topic. It also has a type of cosmopolitan multiculturalism that seems international relations friendly.

Canada: Both Canada and Australia seem to have quite similar overall results in international relations although some of the countries they are closest to might be a bit different because of geographic location. There is a lot of good stable relations with plenty of countries, cosmopolitan multiculturalism that is going well in areas of each country, and are both probably rather easygoing with how they deal with other countries.

Australia: Same as what I said for Canada.

Netherlands: Both Netherlands and Denmark are very successful in this topic too, both are worldly, and know what to get from other countries in relations.

Denmark


Places that I think are the worst for international relations with how they express it:

Iran: This place seems to aspire to become enemies with all countries in the world recently, and making active threats to plenty of countries.

Pakistan: Continuing to go rapidly downhill with increasing tension with plenty of countries, especially USA, India, and Afghanistan.

Iraq: This one needs no further explanation.

Afghanistan: Same as Iraq.

Saudi Arabia: Similar to Iran, but at least doesn’t make active threats to plenty of other countries. Also this country is even more conservative than Iran.

North Korea: Very isolationist in a bad way with other countries and too closed off. This is not working for North Korea and the world is looking at North Korea thinking it is a joke of a country.

Places that are the most mixed for this topic and kind of being in both categories above simultaneously:

USA: All 4 of these countries (USA, UK, China, India) have plenty of good relations and plenty of bad relations with other countries. They seem extremely active in relations with other countries and maybe being a bit too interventionist and excessive with it.

UK

China

India

in the poor relations category , i would take out afghanistan and iraq , both those countries started again less than ten years ago and are going through a transition phase , i would add israel to this category + burma
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Spain
195 posts, read 646,136 times
Reputation: 202
Quote:
Originally Posted by cojoncillo View Post
The best country in international relations was Franco's Spain. At that time, Spain was a faithful friend of the US, USSR, Arabs Countries and Israel, all at the same time. Spain only had problems with Sweden because they had a "caviar commie" nutcase as PM (he was a "commie" in exterior policy and an incompetent in interior policy).
Shut up
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
42,661 posts, read 78,624,396 times
Reputation: 36332
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thepastpresentandfuture View Post

Iran: This place seems to aspire to become enemies with all countries in the world recently, and making active threats to plenty of countries.
I would like to see your list of all the countries in the world that the present regime in Iran has made "active threats" against. You might also provide a link showing any such threats.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2012, 04:16 PM
 
1,189 posts, read 1,942,938 times
Reputation: 986
Best:
New Zealand
Switzerland
Luxembourg
Germany
Hong Kong ( not a country i know)
Canada

Mixed:
America
India
Brazil

Worst
Cuba
China (getting better though)
North Korea
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
42,661 posts, read 78,624,396 times
Reputation: 36332
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amercity View Post

Worst
Cuba
Cuba willingly pursues friendly relatins with any country in the world that is willing to be a trading partner and cooperates with them in any other venture.

Whenever there is a natural disaster anywhere, Cuba offers to send a contingent of medical doctors, including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which the USA refused. Cuba's foreign aid generosity is exemplary among underdeveloped countries.

Cuba accepts tourists from any country in the world, no visa required, just arrive at the airport, and foreigners are free to travel anywhere in Cuba and freely associate with Cubans.

For the past 22 years, Cuban troops have not been involved any military actions.

Before that, in the 1980s, a few Cuban troops were deployed in Nicaragua to help the elected president Daniel Ortega resist a US-sponsored revolution.
In 1983, Cuba lost 25 soldiers in Grenada, where they were helping the government resist an invasion by US troops.
In the 1970s, Cuba sent support to Angola's civil war, to resist forces that were supported by the Apartheid regime of South Africa and the brutal dictator Mobutu of Zaire. The side Cuba supported won, and Angola as a result is now one of the fastest developing economies in the world.

As for the USA, it is extremely generous to put the US in the "in between" group. The USA is one a a very tiny number of countries that has its troops permanently stationed on the ground overseas, and is very nearly the only country that has fired a shot on foreign soil in the past few decades. It is also one of a fairly small number of countries whose head of state, unilaterally, has to power to go to war against a foreign power, even if contrary to the will of the people or the national legislature (most of the others are monarchies). The USA is practically the only country is involved in a serious disagreement with any other country, except those cases where neighboring countries still have unresolved territorial issues. The USA is virtually the only nation that has been actively involved in influencing the internal political affairs of any other country, using both military might, economic force and outright bribery to that end. The USA is nearly all by itself in the category of "worst" with respect to honoring the sovereignty of other nations. And most embarrassing of all, the USA has assumed this attitude through the free will of the American people, not by a dictator acting against the popular will.

Last edited by jtur88; 06-05-2012 at 06:28 PM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2012, 06:37 PM
 
497 posts, read 915,046 times
Reputation: 273
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtur88 View Post
Cuba willingly pursues friendly relatins with any country in the world that is willing to be a trading partner and cooperates with them in any other venture.

Whenever there is a natural disaster anywhere, Cuba offers to send a contingent of medical doctors, including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which the USA refused. Cuba's foreign aid generosity is exemplary among underdeveloped countries.

Cuba accepts tourists from any country in the world, no visa required, just arrive at the airport, and foreigners are free to travel anywhere in Cuba and freely associate with Cubans.

For the past 22 years, Cuban troops have not been involved any military actions.

Before that, in the 1980s, a few Cuban troops were deployed in Nicaragua to help the elected president Daniel Ortega resist a US-sponsored revolution.
In 1983, Cuba lost 25 soldiers in Grenada, where they were helping the government resist an invasion by US troops.
In the 1970s, Cuba sent support to Angola's civil war, to resist forces that were supported by the Apartheid regime of South Africa and the brutal dictator Mobutu of Zaire. The side Cuba supported won, and Angola as a result is now one of the fastest developing economies in the world.

As for the USA, it is extremely generous to put the US in the "in between" group. The USA is one a a very tiny number of countries that has its troops permanently stationed on the ground overseas, and is very nearly the only country that has fired a shot on foreign soil in the past few decades. It is also one of a fairly small number of countries whose head of state, unilaterally, has to power to go to war against a foreign power, even if contrary to the will of the people or the national legislature (most of the others are monarchies). The USA is practically the only country is involved in a serious disagreement with any other country, except those cases where neighboring countries still have unresolved territorial issues. The USA is virtually the only nation that has been actively involved in influencing the internal political affairs of any other country, using both military might, economic force and outright bribery to that end. The USA is nearly all by itself in the category of "worst" with respect to honoring the sovereignty of other nations. And most embarrassing of all, the USA has assumed this attitude through the free will of the American people, not by a dictator acting against the popular will.
As an American, I completely agree with everything you wrote. Cuba has consistently been an exemplary nation (considering its economic and social status). For example, due to Cuba's enviable education system (for minors, anyway), virtually the entire country is literate, and not "literate" the way the US describes it, which is basically that if you can read/write your name, you're "literate." On top of this, Cuban teachers can be found all throughout Spanish America, teaching Spanish to the locals. Cuba even has a special deal with Venezuela where Cuba is given oil in exchange for its teachers and experienced doctors. Also, Cuba openly describes itself as a multi-racial society, and Castro, from his grasp on power to the present day, has advocated and advanced the conditions of Black Cubans (much to the disgust of many Americans at the time).

As for the US, the US is neither good nor bad, but pragmatic. From our first president's address to the country, the US has always made it clear that it will be your friend as long as it is in our interest. Even though I'm American, I have never found that to be a "good" or "bad" thing for the country. IT's just business for the country, as opposed to others like Canada, Uruguay, or Germany, where they will help countries even though it may not be in their economic interests.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2012, 06:42 PM
 
497 posts, read 915,046 times
Reputation: 273
One more thing:

Switzerland's a load of crock.

The only reason Switzerland has been neutral this whole time is because they've been used as a safe haven for EVERYONE'S money, so no one is gonna touch the country that's essentially your bank. On top of that, the Swiss have been showing their true jingoistic colors in the downright racist rhetoric the politicians of today vomit out in the hopes of getting elected. Remember, many Nazis escaped Germany and hid in three known places: the US (the bomb would have been a pipe dream without them), Brazil (look at the move THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL), and Switzerland (in war, you cannot enter a neutral country). Switzerland has been flying under the radar because they're "neutral." Gimme a break, they just hide their skeletons in the cupboard and not in the closet.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top