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Top 5 Best Countries in the World?

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1. Country 1

2. Country 2

3. Country 3

4. Country 4

5. Country 5
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  • anarchist100anarchist100 594 Pts   -   edited December 2020
    Sweden
    Sweden
    Sweden
    Japan
    Maybe Switzerland in 2021
    Blastcat
  • Debater123Debater123 582 Pts   -  
    Sweden
    Sweden
    Sweden
    Japan
    Maybe Switzerland in 2021
    Why Sweden and Japan if I may ask?

    Japan is honestly a bad place to live today, they have around a 10% unemployment rate (and it's growing), lacks a military, they created anime (barfs), and they are overpopulated.

    While Sweden is relatively unremarkable in the economy and has a high unemployment rate compared to the USA, and their culture has its Ups and Downs.
    Happy_KillbotTreeManJGXdebatePROBlastcat
  • xlJ_dolphin_473xlJ_dolphin_473 1677 Pts   -  
    How are you defining 'best'? What counts as a good country?
    For me to even consider giving any meaningful answer to this question, more context is required.
    Plaffelvohfen
  • Debater123Debater123 582 Pts   -  
    How are you defining 'best'? What counts as a good country?
    For me to even consider giving any meaningful answer to this question, more context is required.
    Best to live in for anyone, in your opinion of course. I hope this clears things up :)
    Blastcat
  • Debater123Debater123 582 Pts   -  
  • anarchist100anarchist100 594 Pts   -   edited December 2020
    @Debater123
    I like japan because they have one of the lowest age consent of all countries YOUTH RIGHTS! Really not much else, I couldn't think of many other countries. I like Sweden because they are socialist, and more libertarian then the US, also it's illegal to beat your children in Sweden they also have a good animal rights record compared to the US. I really don't know much about countries so I'm just going of what little information I have. I probably shouldn't have posted here.
  • Debater123Debater123 582 Pts   -  
    @Debater123
    I like Sweden because they are socialist, and more libertarian then the US
    Sweden isn't socialist! (and it contradicts your next statement).

    Also, I don't see any policies to suggest Sweden being freer than the US.

    'I really don't know much about countries so I'm just going off what little information I have. I probably shouldn't have posted here.' Okay.
    Happy_KillbotJGXdebatePRO
  • anarchist100anarchist100 594 Pts   -   edited December 2020
    @Debater123
    Libertarian socialism is not a contradiction, I'm a libertarian socialist!
    Happy_KillbotPlaffelvohfenJGXdebatePRO
  • Debater123Debater123 582 Pts   -  
    @Debater123
    Libertarian socialism is not a contradiction, I'm a libertarian socialist!
    Do you know what libertarianism is, and do you know what socialism is?

    Also, explain how you are one.
  • xlJ_dolphin_473xlJ_dolphin_473 1677 Pts   -  
  • Debater123Debater123 582 Pts   -  
    Sorry, I just called you since I forgot to do it in the previous post.
  • debateladydebatelady 32 Pts   -  
    1.Australia 
    2.Malaysia
    3.USA
    4.Canada
    5.Germany

    I live in Japan, but I don't like Japan because everyone hates me. 
    Swolliw
  • Debater123Debater123 582 Pts   -  
    1.Australia 
    2.Malaysia
    3.USA
    4.Canada
    5.Germany

    I live in Japan, but I don't like Japan because everyone hates me. 
    A respectable list, however, what do you like about Malaysia specifically? I'm rather interested since I haven't seen it on a list before.
  • anarchist100anarchist100 594 Pts   -  
    @debatelady
    Why would you want to live in Australia? They hate free speech!
    TreeManPlaffelvohfen
  • Cringe_TrainCringe_Train 228 Pts   -  
    @Debater123

    I like country 1 the best
    Debater123TreeManLuigi7255
  • Debater123Debater123 582 Pts   -  
    @Debater123

    I like country 1 the best
    Good choice.
  • debateladydebatelady 32 Pts   -  
    @Debater123
    Malaysia has beautiful beaches and nature it is good to reduce stress and feel relax. Also food is nice.
    Debater123
  • MayCaesarMayCaesar 4244 Pts   -  
    I dislike such lists, because they simplify everything down to "country X is better than country Y", while the reality is more of "country X is better than country Y in aspects A, B, C and worse in aspects D, E".

    That said, my personal list of preferences of where I would like to live is as follows:
     
    1. Australia
    2. The US
    3. Canada
    4. Japan
    5. New Zealand

    Canada is way too cold to my taste, but the culture is very close to American, and the Vancouver area is only intolerable in the winter.

    Australia is absolutely perfect, and I am actually heavily considering moving there eventually. The US is cool, but the winter is annoying everywhere except central/southern Florida, Hawaii and Puerto-Rico, while in Australia it is only cold in Tasmania.
    TreeManBlastcat
  • anarchist100anarchist100 594 Pts   -  
    @MayCaesar
    Australia hates free speech!
    TreeManPlaffelvohfen
  • Debater123Debater123 582 Pts   -  
    @anarchist100 Really??
  • anarchist100anarchist100 594 Pts   -  
    @Debater123
    Yes, and I can give you a number of reasons.
  • Debater123Debater123 582 Pts   -  
  • anarchist100anarchist100 594 Pts   -   edited January 2021
    Debater123
  • TreeManTreeMan 323 Pts   -  
    1. New Zealand
    2. Switzerland
    3. Australia
    4. Germany
    5. Ireland or Norway
  • TreeManTreeMan 323 Pts   -  
    the only problem with Australia is that there are not enough museums and that all the cities are way too spread out
  • anarchist100anarchist100 594 Pts   -  
    @TreeMan
    I like Switzerland because they have a chance of banning factory farming this year Initiative to abolish factory farming – Home (factory-farming.ch), All of these countries are good, but why is Australia on the list?
  • MayCaesarMayCaesar 4244 Pts   -  
    @anarchist100

    Choosing a country to live in involves a large number of factors. I am aware that the free speech in Australia is not very well respected, with all the "hate speech" laws and Internet censorship. Climate, however, is a huge deal for me: it is one of the primary determinants of my happiness. And it so happens that Australia is the only developed country of a large size in the world that has a tropical climate on a large fraction of its territory. I also love the Aussie culture: I felt much more at home living there than I do even here, in the US (and I LOVE the US culture and the people). Finally, among all the Western countries, Australia seems to have the highest fraction of Asians: laugh all you want, but I get along with people from Asia extremely well, and I find Asian women to be significantly more attractive than non-Asian women in general.

    If the US had the southern-Floridan climate everywhere across its territory, I would probably prefer the US - but as it stands, Australia is #1 on my list.
    Blastcat
  • Debater123Debater123 582 Pts   -  
    @anarchist100 Australia hates the freedom of the press lol, I honestly don't know why many people call it among the freest nations on earth.
  • BonitaVanhooserBonitaVanhooser 130 Pts   -  
    1. New Zealand

    2. Canada

    3. Germany

    4. Japan

    5. Sweden 
  • magalimagali 4 Pts   -  
    1.Rwanda
    2.America
    3.China
    4.South Africa
    5.France
    I like all these countries but first one Rwanda because is my country I like its culture and how they live, I also like those other countries so much.
    Debater123TreeMan
  • PlaffelvohfenPlaffelvohfen 2838 Pts   -  
    1. Canada
    2. New-Zealand
    3. Australia
      (1-2-3 are interchangeable really...)
    4. France
    5. Japan
    " Adversus absurdum, contumaciter ac ridens! "
    1. Switzerland
    2. Canada
    3. Norway
    4. France
    5. Japan



  • xlJ_dolphin_473xlJ_dolphin_473 1677 Pts   -  
    @Debater123
    I have not been to 5 different countries in my lifetime, but Switzerland seems like it would be a great place to live. Doing most things in Switzerland is a very low-stress experience.
    Debater123
  • RS_masterRS_master 400 Pts   -  
    Norway
    Switzerland
    UK
    Hong Kong
    Finland

    Most of these countries are rich and all of them are safe. They have a better atmosphere and rich air. More job opportunities. These countries also are not far behind with their technology and Finland is voted as the happiest country in the world.

  • MayCaesarMayCaesar 4244 Pts   -  
    @anarchist100 Australia hates the freedom of the press lol, I honestly don't know why many people call it among the freest nations on earth.
    Here is the latest and most reputable press freedom index:

    https://rsf.org/en/ranking

    Australia came to be #26 out of 180 countries surveyed: pretty darn good, significantly better than the US, the UK or France did.
    Blastcat
  • Debater123Debater123 582 Pts   -   edited February 2021
    @MayCaesar That ranking is complete B-S, New Zealand shouldn't be anywhere near the top 10, especially since they made it so you can't own firearms.
    anarchist100Plaffelvohfen
  • anarchist100anarchist100 594 Pts   -   edited February 2021
    @MayCaesar
    This really all depends on what you consider freedom, some folk say we should have less freedom and use the excuse that what they want is freedom, Hitler said that he wanted "freedom from the traitors among us" and Oliver Cromwell claimed to be giving the people "freedom from sin" I think Debater123 and I have a different definition of freedom than the folks who wrote this.
    Debater123
  • MayCaesarMayCaesar 4244 Pts   -  
    @Debater123 @anarchist100

    Well, "press freedom" is a pretty simple term. It means essentially the following: how small and unlikely the retaliation to a journalist posting an independent story is. Australia and New Zealand may have "hate speech" laws and the like, but beyond those laws media workers have incredible amounts of freedom on what information and in what shape to release to the public.

    Australia and New Zealand have fairly small governments that do not put any real constraints on the information that the press over there can release. It is quite different in the US. If Australia or New Zealand had their own Snowdens, for example, then they likely would not face any persecution by the authorities.

    I think that many Americans are confused about this: they believe Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, etc. to be essentially socialist countries, compared to the US - while in reality they are freer than the US in many respects. Governments there are more harsh on specific individual laws, but the numbers of laws there are much smaller, the governments have far lower funding, and people overall interact with their governments less throughout their lives than in the US. The US, on the other hand, has a bloated, overfunded, heavyweight government that is heavily constrained by the Constitution, but constantly pushes its boundaries, every year getting a little bit more influence - and, over the centuries, it led to this country having one of the biggest governments across all the Western democracies.
    This misconception if furthered by the fact that so many Americans do not travel outside the US much and have little idea of what the rest of the world looks like. The reality is, there are many countries - Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada, France, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Japan - which, if you happened to be in them and live for a while, would not look that different to you from the US. I personally spent significant amounts of time in Australia, Canada and Japan, and I can tell you with certainty that life in those countries is very similar to life in the US. Each of these countries obviously has some minor specifics (Japan especially), but as far as the average citizen's everyday life goes, the differences are minuscule.
    Blastcat
  • Debater123Debater123 582 Pts   -  
    @MayCaesar

    1: Is that not still an infringement of free speech by an authoritative government?

    2: I do not believe they are socialist, far from it.

    3: Can you send some sources about these Snowden?

    4: I'm not sure about them having fewer laws, I haven't seen a source on that, so neither of us can really claim this point, and also, fewer laws=/=more freedom. Also, the US tends to be far harsher in its punishment towards people that break laws, whether or not this is a good thing is rather debatable though.

    5: Also, you are right about them having less funding for their government, but that is because they simply have fewer people, overall they have much higher taxes(Sweden in particular).
  • MayCaesarMayCaesar 4244 Pts   -  
    @Debater123

    It is; I have never said that there are no problems with free speech and press in Australia or New Zealand whatsoever. But comparatively speaking, press is somewhat freer in Australia and New Zealand than in the US, there are far fewer governmental secrets that press is not allowed to write about, and there is also less cronyism, meaning that large press conglomerates do not get subsidized by the government and do not destroy competition from smaller companies.

    They have fewer public departments, far fewer federal regulations, etc. The size of the population is not really important: whether you have 100 people or 100 billion people, the laws are what they are, and the government structure is what it is. The regulations and the laws that they do have are much harsher than in the US, but overall the legal system is more transparent, and companies do not have to hire dozens specialists just to be able to figure out what it is allowed to do and what it is not.

    Economically, the US is overall freer than Australia and New Zealand - and quite substantially so - however, as far as press freedom goes and as far as the ability of the individual to avoid interacting with the government as much as possible goes, I would say that they are the winners.
    Debater123Blastcat
  • anarchist100anarchist100 594 Pts   -  
    1: Mexico
    2: Sweden
    3: Brazil
    4: Guatemala
    5: Texas
  • DeeDee 4549 Pts   -  
    @anarchist100

    Top 5 Best Countries in the World?


    5:Texas



    Slow news day over here , I wake up and see Texas is now a country ……
    Blastcat
  • @Dee
    You obviously never heard the saying Texas, GOD's Country.
    The problem is people often remember the Alamo having been built and lost serving a religious God, but was preserved and united defending the Nation under an Axion of GOD. Thinking about it carefully the understanding America is not witnessed to be on the list of better or worse Countries.

    "We are One Nation held Consitutional under an axiom of GOD with liberty and justice for all."
    How you may ask? We have the world's first " Presadera," A woman who sits under the guidance of United State Consitution on behalf of all women. Without innuendo or shadow of crime.

    As a witness would who can be asked under oath for truth, would you not agree Dee?
    Liberty and justice for all can be created on behalf of all women as a united state by simply establishing an event without an idea of crime as its justification?
    Blastcat
  • @Debater123
    1: Is that not still an infringement of free speech by an authoritative government?
    The basic principle is the united state which makes free those things proven to exist without cost. A person of government can be a witness that is observing the cost of a process of speaking. That is the basic principle of witness.


    Blastcat
  • @ Balstcat

    The relevance is freedom of speech is not the only choice a person can make to express things vocally. The constitutional right of speaking in public comes also by way of locating the more perfect union as part of the preamble. This does not hold any promise of a restriction of a commitment of holding lack of cost by falsy saying it is free when it clearly is not.

     A Country and a Nation are not the same things by some definition. 
    Blastcat
  • @Debater123

    I just want to add this to the comment as it is often overlooked, unemployment does not mean those who people are not performing labor but rather they are unable to physically do work or they are not doing work that is considered to be of notable income.
    Blastcat
  • Drop the who, sorry.
    Blastcat
  • @Blastcat
    I really don't mind you asking for relevance it just would be easier to be more specific if you detailed the reason you are at a loss to understand.

    I am not preserving my United States Constitutional rights because plural values for the number of rights one person might grab. I am preserving constitutional rights for the many rights that have been overlooked as the one legal united state which hurts us all. "We the people, in order to find the more perfect union." I do not care what I was coached to say by a school I am sticking to what I have seen as truth."
    Blastcat
  • Luigi7255Luigi7255 484 Pts   -  
    @anarchist100

    I'm sorry, but Texas is a country? I live in the U.S. and I've never heard that Texas seceded. Must've happened on every news station's day off, so no one reported it.
    "I will never change who I am just because you do not approve."
  • Luigi7255Luigi7255 484 Pts   -  
    But anyway, here's my list:

    1. Canada
    2. Iceland
    3. Denmark
    4. New Zealand
    5. Malta

    All 5 of these countries land top 25 on the highest happiness countries list, with Denmark number 2. Malta is at 22. I've actually wanted to go to Malta for a long time now. It has a very interesting culture, mixed with British, French, Norman, Arab, Greek, and Roman all mixed into one small country, ranking as the tenth smallest country in the world.
    "I will never change who I am just because you do not approve."
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