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View Poll Results: Which Nation's Government Would You Like to Have for USA?
American -- keep the dildos in Washington
10
40.00%
British -- repossess the colonies
1
4.00%
Canadian -- Arctic chill blows in, Eh?
3
12.00%
China
2
8.00%
German / Swiss / Dutch or some other West European Country's government
2
8.00%
Israel
1
4.00%
Russia - How about 'em Vodka, AKs, Putin etc :-)
0
0%
Saudi Arabia (monarchy and Islam)
2
8.00%
Scandinavia -- one of Norway, Sweden, Finland, or Delaware
4
16.00%
Other -- Specific / will post in the thread
0
0%
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Which Nation's Government Would You Like to Have for USA?

Old 10-08-13, 03:26 PM
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Which Nation's Government Would You Like to Have for USA?

Saw this type of a poll elsewhere on the net .. and decided to "cook up" something similar for DVD Talk here ... with few changes in Poll Options etc ...

Interested to see how it will play out itself here ...

Let's give it a try !?!?
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I like the one we have. I'd be happy to get a third party in, but otherwise I think this is still better than any alternative. I would like it smaller as well.
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Early 1900s United States of America.
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Scandanavia. Easy. I love cheese, blonde women, hot springs, and suicide.
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How about one more strictly based on <a href="http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html">this document</a>
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Re: Which Nation's Government Would You Like to Have for USA?

Originally Posted by RoyalTea View Post

Early 1900s United States of America.
SO ... 1st choice or the last one maybe?
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Scandanavia. Easy. I love cheese, blonde women, hot springs, and suicide.
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Scandinavia vs. cheese?

LOL .. I thought best cheese / milk products are in European countries such as .... Switzerland, Holland, etc ......

Swiss cheese, Dutch cheese, Danish etc ......
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Re: Which Nation's Government Would You Like to Have for USA?

USA, USA, USA

Our system is not perfect...it's just better than all the others.
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Re: Which Nation's Government Would You Like to Have for USA?

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BBM

Scandinavia vs. cheese?

LOL .. I thought best cheese / milk products are in European countries such as .... Switzerland, Holland, etc ......

Swiss cheese, Dutch cheese, Danish etc ......
You know not of what you speak, Saracen DOG!! Scandinavian Cheese is so good, it'll turn a fart into sunshine and also other things.
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LOL .. I hear you .. -- So maybe ...

But also Italy even (Mozza etc), French (Brie etc)

Let's see what Google says:

https://www.google.ca/#psj=1&q=Which...best+cheese%3F

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...4043438AAlf8oY

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...3222533AAMZwvb

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Which_coun...he_best_cheese

http://askville.amazon.com/state-cou...estId=77233270
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North Korea, with ME as dear leader.
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Not with Dennis Rodman?
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Whichever one has the least tyrannical National Park Service!
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Australia.

1.) They threw out the lefties.

2.) Their conservatives are called liberals.

3.) While the House is (I think) rather straightforward (and decides who "wins" the election, i.e. gets the Prime Minister), the new Senate will have representatives from The Motoring Enthusiast Party, the Palmer United Party (started by some rich dude just six months ago), the Family First Party, the Liberal Democratic Party (more or less libertarian) and (possibly) the Australian Sports Party. A month after the election, the Senate is still not entirely settled.

4.) Their Senate elections are so complicated with "preferences," "above or below the line" and other stuff (it's Greek to me) that a tiny party can get someone in the Senate with less than 1% of the vote.
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I'm fine with the one we've got.
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I'm fine with the Constitutional basis for our government. Some of the rules Congress voted to make sure they never do anything could use some revision. I think the public needs to send a message by voting every single incumbent out in the next election and starting over; hold them ALL accountable for the present mess. The House can be done all at once, the Senate takes three election cycles.
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I'm fine with the one we've got.
Serious question: if the dysfunction and breakdown of democratic norms that we've seen slowly develop over the past 20 years or so continues, is there any realistic chance that we may eventually write a new constitution or at least seriously modify the current one? Or will we just muddle through, like a gigantic Italy?
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Scandanavia. Easy. I love cheese, blonde women, hot springs, and suicide.
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Australia.

1.) They threw out the lefties.
That would suck for people who aren't right-handed.
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I'm fine with the one we've got.
Yeah - as long as one party (we all know which party) is in control of both branches of congress, the White House, and ...............
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That would suck for people who aren't right-handed.
But they are sinister.

http://english.stackexchange.com/que...urrent-meaning
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The World’s Best Governments

Politics might be little more than background noise to most Canadians, but you might be surprised to learn that Canada is one of the world’s 10 best-governed jurisdictions. So suggest numbers published online by the World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicators Project.

Since 1996, the Worldwide Governance Indicators Project, headed by Daniel Kaufmann of the Brookings Institution, Aart Kraay of the World Bank Development Economics Research Group and Massimo Mastruzzi of World Bank Institute, have been tracking the performance of the world’s countries and autonomous regions in six areas of performance: giving citizens a voice in how the place is run and in being accountable to them, political stability, overall government effectiveness, quality of regulation, rule of law and control of corruption.

In each of these six areas, the Project assigns each country or autonomous region a score of up to 100. As the following table of the world’s 25 best-governed nations shows, Canada ranked 10th overall as of the Project’s latest update on the state of the world’s governments, released in 2009. Nordic countries — Finland, Denmark and Sweden — dominated the top three spots while the rest of the top 10 spots were dominated by other smaller northern European countries, aside from New Zealand in fifth place.

For simplicity, numerical scores have been converted into letter grades as follows:

■A+ (97-100)
■A (93-96)
■A- (90-92)
■B+ (87-89)
■B (83-86)
■B- (80-82)
■C+ (77-79)
■C (73-76)
■C- (70-72)
■D+ (67-69)
■D (63-66)
■D- (60-62)
■F (below 60)

Canada’s only significant shortcoming was in government stability, though even here we finished with a respectable 85 out of 100, still good enough for a ‘B’ grade.

Britain — on whose model of government Canada’s is based — also faced shortcomings on political stability, scoring only 55 out of 100, earning it an ‘F’ in this regard and preventing it from enjoying a higher rank given its excellent scores in other areas.

The United States was also held back by a poor score on political stability (59 out of 100, which earned it an ‘F’), causing it to fall just short of the Top 25 with a 28th place finish despite earning more respectable Bs in most other aspects of government and one A-minus on rule of law.

The worst-governed countries included Somalia, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Congo and Zimbabwe, all of which earned average scores of less than 5 out of 100.

Of the 213 jurisdictions measured, only the top eight percent — home to a mere three percent of the world’s population — merited an overall grade of A- or better. Sixty-two percent of jurisdictions earned a failing grade overall, and 43 percent of places failed in all six areas measured.

Lesson learned: If you’re lucky enough to live in Canada, you’ve got it pretty good. But if you ever want advice on how to run a really good government, call Finland.
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Lies! This is obviously a conspiracy to make the US look bad!
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Every time I see these lists of countries with these supposedly "awesome" governments, I always notice that they're all relatively small countries with homogenous populations. Of those 25 countries listed above, the average size is 14 million people and the median size is 5 million.

When you look at the top 50 countries by population and the 25 countries listed above with awesome governments, how much overlap is there? Four countries: Germany, UK, France and Canada.

Maybe government just doesn't scale well.

Would Finland's government still be awesome if the country's population grew 6000% and if over 93% of the country didn't belong to the same ethnic group?
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Throw in some brown people and it all goes to hell
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