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United States of America
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China
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United Kingdom
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2.94%
Germany
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2.94%
France
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Japan
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0%
India
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What country is currently the greatest?

Old 07-02-13, 07:07 PM
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What country is currently the greatest?

In honor of the upcoming 4th of July weekend I'd like to take an informal pole.
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LORD PALMERSTON!!!

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... I'd like to take an informal pole.
I'll bet you would.

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Sweden? Norway? Probably some Scandinavian county
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North Korea
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Norway
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Usa still

Even if the public thinks someone is guilty based on circumstancial evidence like accidentially getting mad about something on a tv show then in your moment of rage destroying your security system. Guess what an innocent man still get's a fair trial based on that.

God Bless the Usa
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Usa still

Even if the public thinks someone is guilty based on circumstancial evidence like accidentially getting mad about something on a tv show then in your moment of rage destroying your security system. Guess what an innocent man still get's a fair trial based on that.

God Bless the Usa
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New Zealand. They have wizards!
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New Zealand. They have wizards!
Now I wish I hadn't already voted.
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New Zealand. They have wizards!
But you can't name your kid Wizard.
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New Zealand. They have wizards!
So what? Wots of countries have wizards. Amewica has wizards.

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The USA executed its last wizard in 2007.

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If you don't think your own country is the greatest, you are in the wrong place.
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If you don't think your own country is the greatest, you are in the wrong place.
That's a fairly silly thing to say.
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If you don't think your own country is the greatest, you are in the wrong place.
What if I think USA is #2 and Iceland is #1. Not being from Norway, Sweden, Finland or Denmark, the chances of me ever being a permanent resident of Iceland are kind of a long shot.
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What if I think USA is #2 and Iceland is #1. Not being from Norway, Sweden, Finland or Denmark, the chances of me ever being a permanent resident of Iceland are kind of a long shot.
You should at least inquire. I must admit I have no clue what skills Iceland would be looking for in an immigrant, but why settle for second best.

While we don't let everybody in, we have a hell of lot of people trying to migrate to the US; I assume they would only do so if they believe it is either the best or at least a lot better than where they are at.
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Let's assume I do a qualitative evaluation and find that another country is "greater" by my criteria than the United States. Say, Finland. Even if the country is "greater" doesn't mean that my life will be significantly better. I don't speak the language. None of my friends or family are in Finland. The job opportunities may or may not match my career goals. Etc.
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That's a fairly silly thing to say.
Why? It doesn't mean it is perfect or that you shouldn't be trying to change it. However, if you REALLY believe another country is better, you should be trying to emigrate there.

I am talking in total. It is fine to believe someplace else is better on one (or a few) parameters, and a model for change we should consider here. However, if a country is clearly inferior overall, why stay if you can emigrate.

Most of us probably prefer the culture we were brought up in, more or less, and prefer to stay put. That's why you don't get everyone agreeing on what place is best and rushing to move there.
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Let's assume I do a qualitative evaluation and find that another country is "greater" by my criteria than the United States. Say, Finland. Even if the country is "greater" doesn't mean that my life will be significantly better. I don't speak the language. None of my friends or family are in Finland. The job opportunities may or may not match my career goals. Etc.
If you really believe it, do what other immigrants have done to come here. Tear up your roots, move, learn the language, take what job you can find.
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Let's assume I do a qualitative evaluation and find that another country is "greater" by my criteria than the United States. Say, Finland. Even if the country is "greater" doesn't mean that my life will be significantly better. I don't speak the language. None of my friends or family are in Finland. The job opportunities may or may not match my career goals. Etc.


I'ma let you Finnish!
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If you really believe it, do what other immigrants have done to come here. Tear up your roots, move, learn the language, take what job you can find.
But they're doing it because they think they're life will significantly improve. Again, just because I might think Finland is "greater" than the USA doesn't mean that my life is going to be better there.
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