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View Poll Results: Most LIBERAL country in the world?
USA 3 4.92%
Canada 5 8.20%
UK 2 3.28%
France 1 1.64%
Brazil 2 3.28%
Switzerland 0 0%
Australia 0 0%
Italy 0 0%
Thailand 0 0%
Norway 4 6.56%
Czech Republic 0 0%
Greece 1 1.64%
Netherlands 22 36.07%
Spain 0 0%
Russia 3 4.92%
Hungary 0 0%
Mexico 0 0%
Germany 0 0%
New Zealand 1 1.64%
Ukraine 0 0%
Belgium 0 0%
China 2 3.28%
Sweden 13 21.31%
Japan 0 0%
Other 2 3.28%
Voters: 61. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-03-2014, 02:48 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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BS. The max sentence in prison in Norway is 21 years, but Anders Breivik will never walk on the streets again. After he has served his sentence, he will be sent to protective custody in a mental asylum for the rest of his life. He has multiple bounties on his head, and if he were to walk out of the prison, there would be hundreds of Norwegians with guns and knives waiting for him. Maybe thousands, or a hundred thousand. Nobody will forgive and forget that person. Ever.
21, 11, my point was, he is not being executed and he didn't get consecutive life sentences or several centuries. this is certainly more liberal than many other nations and you know it.
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:49 PM
 
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Settles what?
It settles the racism thing. He must not be racist because you personally don't believe so.
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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It settles the racism thing. He must not be racist because you personally don't believe so.
You can call him a racist if you want i don't care, am i allowed to have my own opinion or not?
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:57 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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You can call him a racist if you want i don't care, am i allowed to have my own opinion or not?
You can have your own opinion, you just can't have your own facts.
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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You can have your own opinion, you just can't have your own facts.
I never said it's a FACT that Donald Sterling is not a racist.
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Old 08-03-2014, 03:03 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I never said it's a FACT that Donald Sterling is not a racist.
I know, I'm just putting it out there. I know you said that you didn't believe he was.
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Old 08-03-2014, 03:25 PM
 
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Netherlands
netherlands is quite conservative outside the main cities and even there its a case of liberalism is good business

many dutch are calvinist and very puritanical , not something which is well known
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Old 08-03-2014, 03:28 PM
 
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This is a mantra that is constantly repeated, mostly because of the belief that Scandinavia are socialist police states. In truth, all Nordic Countries are very business-friendly, easy to do business in and are generally encouraging. Absolute free market no, and big government yes, but the easiness of doing business index puts all five Nordics in the top 20 in the world if I remember correctly. You can start a business in 10-14 days, and all countries have special plans for startups. Finland has one of the lowest corporate taxes in the western world.

No, you can't write taxi on your car and start a business the next hour, as there's regulations, that is only possible in mainly developing countries where the government is weak, and ultimately they are the most market liberal on a global scale.

But if you fill in the forms correctly and follow some very simple rules (like bookkeeping), you can start and thrive very easily, and the governments won't tax you to death. Traditionally this is considered a paradox, but Scandinavians are both big state and business-friendly.

So once again, I have to ask somebody to define liberal.
scanadanavians are quite conformist , depends how you define liberal , id say the uk is well up there , great respect for individualism , americans are also liberal in their own way
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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Maybe in the 1800's, today both are barely in the top 15 most liberal countries in the world.
France,probably,but UK is still quite liberal and definitely within the top 15.
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:35 AM
 
Location: Finland
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scanadanavians are quite conformist , depends how you define liberal , id say the uk is well up there , great respect for individualism , americans are also liberal in their own way
Conformist in what way?
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