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Name a nation greater than the US and why

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by hislegacy, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. dzheremi

    dzheremi Coptic Orthodox non-Egyptian

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    How many of these five (other than English) are other Scandinavian languages very closely related to Norwegian, though? :p

    Europeans and ex-pats freaking out about multilingualism is the cultural equivalent to Americans going to Europe and freaking out that they have buildings older than the United States.

    Also, according to the most recent report I could find, just over 20% of Americans use a language other than English at home. The USA had a population of 323.4 million in 2016, when that data was collected. 20.14% of 323.4 million is 65,132,760. That by itself is larger than the entire population of every country in Europe excluding the top five (#6, Italy, is just over 60 million).

    So it all depends on how you look at things. :)
     
  2. expos4ever

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    From US News and World Report:

    Beyond the essential ideas of broad access to food and housing, to quality education and health care, to employment that will sustain us, quality of life may also include intangibles such as job security, political stability, individual freedom and environmental quality.

    What social scientists do agree on is that material wealth is not the most important factor in assessing a life lived well. The results of the Quality of Life sub-ranking survey reflect that sensibility.

    The 2019 Best Countries rankings, formed in partnership with BAV Group, a unit of global marketing communications company VMLY&R, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, are based on a study that surveyed more than 20,000 global citizens from four regions to assess perceptions of 80 countries on 75 different metrics. The Quality of Life subranking is based on an equally weighted average of scores from nine country attributes that relate to quality of life in a country: affordable, a good job market, economically stable, family friendly, income equality, politically stable, safe, well-developed public education system and well-developed public health system. The Quality of Life subranking score had a 17 percent weight in the overall Best Countries ranking.

    People consistently view a small group of nations as best providing for their citizens. For the fourth consecutive year,
    Canada ranks No. 1 overall for providing a good quality of life. Survey respondents view the North American country as No. 1 for both being politically stable and having a well-developed public education system, and No. 2 for having a good job market, a perception supported by independent research. The North American country is seen as possessing the fifth best well-developed public health care system. In fact, Canada is rated in the top 10 in all but one of the nine attributes, affordability, where Asian countries dominate.

    Seven European countries are ranked in the top 10, and 13 from the continent rank in the top 20.
    Sweden, Denmark and Norway immediately follow Canada, with Switzerland, Finland, Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Germany also finishing in the top 10.

    Countries perceived to provide a lower quality of life perform most poorly in areas concerning personal safety and economic opportunity.
    Iraq, followed by Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, and Angola are at the bottom of the quality of life ranking. Iraq finishes last in the survey for being friendly to families.

    For the second year in a row, the
    United States ranks No. 17 overall by survey respondents for providing a good quality of life. Its highest ranking is for its job market, where it ranks first. Its lowest ranking came in affordability, where survey responses placed it No. 56.
     
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  3. (° ͡ ͜ ͡ʖ ͡ °) (ᵔᴥᵔʋ)

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    Well...given that this is the "American Politics" thread, you may want to get back onto your side of the Pacific...mate.
     
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    (° ͡ ͜ ͡ʖ ͡ °) (ᵔᴥᵔʋ) Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Trump said something very similar to that and the left called him a Fascist Nationalist.
     
  5. Shiloh Raven

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    In other words... the United States isn't the greatest nation in the world, realistically speaking.
     
  6. dzheremi

    dzheremi Coptic Orthodox non-Egyptian

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    What does this have to do with anything?
     
  7. rambot

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    Canada. Peace loving. Calmer. More polite. Consistently considered to have a higher quality of living. Happier citizenry. Socialized medicine beautiful scenery. Less obsession with guns
     
  8. Nithavela

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    Just don't ask them what happened to their native americans.
     
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  9. dzheremi

    dzheremi Coptic Orthodox non-Egyptian

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    And is still happening to them.
     
  10. ToddNotTodd

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    There’s nothing in the forum guidelines that says says that non Americans can’t participate.

    Stop being a typical “ugly American”
     
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    Just pointing out that the left has a very fine line that separates patriotism from Fascist Nationalism. If you tell the wrong person that you think the U.S. is the greatest because it is your home, you are apparently a Fascist nationalist comparable to Hitler. Just trying to make sure Goldenboy doesn't get Trumped.
     
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    He told me I should stay on my side of the Pacific. I politely reminded him that he is technically on my side of the Pacific because he is discussing American politics. Nothing ugly about it.
     
  13. Pommer

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    Our grandfathers would’ve let the Nazis have Europe?
     
  14. Shiloh Raven

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    It's rather interesting to watch all of the mental gymnastics and attempts at justification whenever I, or someone else, mentions Native Americans or in the case of Canada, the First Nations People. It's almost as if we're raining on their parade by daring to mention all of the horrific atrocities that were committed against Native Americans and other minorities here in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave or daring to mention how the First Nations People have been treated in Canada.
     
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  15. expos4ever

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    At the risk of "psychologizing", I am not sure why one needs to even discuss this - it has a "my dad can beat up your dad" feel to it.
     
  16. rambot

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    I agree, Canada has done terribly by their indigenous population

    Now that would've significant in a comparison of different countries if poor treatment was an abberation. So...which country has treated their indigenous population well?
     
  17. Nithavela

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    You guys should really get the great ghost dance underway, or we won't get catgirls in 2060.
     
  18. Nithavela

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    North Sentinel Island.
     
  19. rambot

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    NUMBER 17! NUMBER 17! given robust statistical analysis that suggests otherwise I'm actually really curious about what makes America great.

    Is it just the "intangibles"?
     
  20. Arcangl86

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    Hasn't New Zealand been doing a lot to fix the damage done to the Maori?
     
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