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Old 10-06-2013, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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I was just surfing the internet when I came across this website...

Top 10 Highly Developed Countries - Listverse

Do you agree with the list? Why or why not? Put your list out in your opinion! ....Oh and one more thing I highly advise you not to look at the comments, some of them can get you so worked up especially if your American
Here's my list


10. France
9. United Kingdom
8. Canada
7. Sweden
6. South Korea
5. New Zealand
4. USA
3. Finland
2. Australia
1. Norway

Tell me your opinion on my list!
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Aren't you going to explain your own list?


That sites list is outdated anyways. Canada actually slipped out of the UN's top 10 list this year. That's okay though. We held #1 for most of the 1990's. Time to let everyone else catch up and have a turn.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:52 PM
 
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I was just surfing the internet when I came across this website...

Top 10 Highly Developed Countries - Listverse

Do you agree with the list? Why or why not? Put your list out in your opinion! ....Oh and one more thing I highly advise you not to look at the comments, some of them can get you so worked up especially if your American
Here's my list


10. France
9. United Kingdom
8. Canada
7. Sweden
6. South Korea
5. New Zealand
4. USA
3. Finland
2. Australia
1. Norway

Tell me your opinion on my list!

new Zealand shouldn't be in there , that's for sure

Germany and the Netherlands should
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I agree with Irish Bob. Can't think of what NZ has over NL or DE, except cleaner air.
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Top 10 imo (not in order)
Canada
Ireland
the Netherlands
Norway
Sweden
Denmark
Germany
Switzerland
Japan
Australia
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Before I looked at the current HDI ranking, I thought "we're probably again in the same class as France and Belgium". And how come:

Belgium 0.897 ( 1)
France 0.893 ()
Finland 0.892 ( 1)

Ok, the inquality-adjusted HDI puts us on the 11th place, but still.

As for the OP, I certainly wouldn't place Finland as 3rd. Like as in France and Austria for example, mostly everything is extremely good on a global scale, but there's always a few countries that are a bit better on many things. With a very good social and political stability, an excellent education system and a strong economy, maybe a 9th or 10th place could be warranted, but not third.


As for top 5 - using almost any criteria - my list is,

1. Norway
2. Australia
3. Sweden
4. The Netherlands
5. Canada

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Old 10-06-2013, 04:22 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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1. United States of America
2. Canada
3. Norway
4. Japan
5. Australia
6. Germany
7. Switzerland
8. Netherlands
9. Qatar
10. New Zealand
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Before I looked at the current HDI ranking, I thought "we're probably again in the same class as France and Belgium". And how come:

Belgium 0.897 ( 1)
France 0.893 ()
Finland 0.892 ( 1)
Still better than us. We've fallen from 17th to 26th within less than a decade. France was also in the top 10 and is now barely in the top 20. At the current rate, I predict we will fall to medium-level development.

But these quality of life indexes always rank the UK in different positions, so no big deal.

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Old 10-06-2013, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Aren't you going to explain your own list?


That sites list is outdated anyways. Canada actually slipped out of the UN's top 10 list this year. That's okay though. We held #1 for most of the 1990's. Time to let everyone else catch up and have a turn.
Fine
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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I was just surfing the internet when I came across this website...

Top 10 Highly Developed Countries - Listverse

Do you agree with the list? Why or why not? Put your list out in your opinion! ....Oh and one more thing I highly advise you not to look at the comments, some of them can get you so worked up especially if your American
Here's my list


10. France(everything is pretty good just not as good as the countries below)
9. United Kingdom(Good healthcare and good leisure similar to the USA)
8. Canada(Good healthcare, good economy)
7. Sweden(Low poverty rate, low crime and good healthcare)
6. South Korea(Low poverty, hardly any crime, good economy, good transportation)
5. New Zealand(Good economy, nice weather, good education and healthcare)
4. USA( Good quality of life, low taxes, good universities, low crime and good education depending on where you live, good economy depending on where you live, and good weather depending on where you live, clean air depending on where you live, advanced medical equipment and good transportation depending on where you live)
3. Finland(Good economy, very good education system, clean air, good economy and healthcare)
2. Australia(Good economy, clean air, good healthcare, good education, low crime), same as Norway just not as good
1. Norway(low unemployment rate, clean air, great healthcare, good education system, low poverty rate, good economy)

Tell me your opinion on my list!
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