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Newsweek's The World's Best Countries (Poland ranked 29)


AussieSheila 5 | 75
17 Aug 2010  #1
best country rank

Poland is ranked 29, and did very well in education with a ranking of 17, but lags behind in everything else.

US leads the world in Economy but lags in Education and Health Care (Amazingly US has 16/20 best universities in the world and unrivalled healthcare and medical technology for those who can afford).

Poland's arch rival Slovakia is ranked behind Poland at 31, followed by Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia. Meanwhile perennial bottom feeder Bulgaria and Romania closed the pecking order among EU countries ranking 38 and 39.

Among G7 countries US did exceptionally well, ahead of all European powerhouse, but behind Canada and Japan. Wannabe superpowers Russia and China are put in their rightful place ranking 51 and 56 respectively.

For interactive details click here [newsweek.com/2010/08/15/interactive-infographic-of-the-worlds-best-countries.html] - Newsweek
southern 75 | 7,097
17 Aug 2010  #3
Greece no.26.Really?
sascha 1 | 826
17 Aug 2010  #4
Who the frack would like to live in Finland??? Look at this.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_Finland#Climate

Wannabe superpowers Russia and China are put in their rightful place ranking 51 and 56 respectively.

What a source u took. Bravo.

Btw, China is 2nd world largest economic power and Russia is doing quite well, too.

(Amazingly US has 16/20 best universities in the world and unrivalled healthcare and medical technology for those who can afford).

States an american newspaper...
southern 75 | 7,097
17 Aug 2010  #5
If they used as criteria weather,sea,frappe and relaxation guess who would be first.
MareGaea 29 | 2,752
17 Aug 2010  #6
Germany before France....HA!

...And NL before Germany...Grin.

>^..^<

M-G (tiens)
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
17 Aug 2010  #7
..and the UK is before Iran...

<palpable sense of relief>
southern 75 | 7,097
17 Aug 2010  #8
And NL before Germany

More hashish I suppose.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
17 Aug 2010  #9
I wonder if such criteria as the divorce and suicide rate, percentage of dysfunctional families, violent-crime rate (not only murders), overall crime rate, degree of substance abuse and accident rate were considered. They also influence well-being and malaise.
southern 75 | 7,097
17 Aug 2010  #10
Also bigos,pierogi consumption,availability of vodka etc.
In my opinion the best index is the obesity distribution.An obese nation has to rank higher.
tow_stalin - | 57
17 Aug 2010  #11
hi aussiesheila.

i have read your previous thread about your great nine days experience in poland, and i'm in deep shock right now - why are you still wasting your time on this forum? i thought your nine days has ended, and you was all happy to left this country behind you... why do you came back? masochizm?

p.s. sorry for my malice, but i could not resist :)
Bzibzioh
17 Aug 2010  #12
Poland's arch rival Slovakia

If the rest of information is as reliable, I have to wonder ...
hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,377
17 Aug 2010  #13
Greece no.26.Really?

Trust me it will get worse, they will be lucky to drop by 10 places.

Poland's summary: As a member of the EU (it joined in 2004), Poland is increasingly leaving its communist past behind--and for the better, it seems. As the top upper-middle-income country, Poland is pretty much a winner across the board. Its political environment is the best in its category and it's in the top 10 for economic dynamism, education, health, and quality of life. In August of 2010, Poland elected its fourth democratically chosen president; its large cities, such as Krakow and Warsaw, are becoming increasingly vibrant and wealthy.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
17 Aug 2010  #14
At least Poland is one country. The UK is comprised of 4 countries.
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,884
17 Aug 2010  #15
i posted this Newsweek article last night in another thread. I wrote this:

Newsweek today: they rank "The Best Countries in the World" in categories such as quality of living, health care, diversity, etc., and Poland was ranked #1 as "The Best Upper-Middle Income Nation", stating:

"As a member of the EU (it joined in 2004), Poland is increasingly leaving its communist past behind--and for the better, it seems. As the top upper-middle-income country, Poland is pretty much a winner across the board. Its political environment is the best in its category and it's in the top 10 for economic dynamism, education, health, and quality of life. In August of 2010, Poland elected its fourth democratically chosen president; its large cities, such as Krakow and Warsaw, are becoming increasingly vibrant and wealthy."
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
17 Aug 2010  #16
What kind of eejit needs someone else's list to know if they live in a country that's good for them?

States an american newspaper...

:)

Russia Today also makes me cringe :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
17 Aug 2010  #17
Precisely! It's idle and unimaginative people giving themselves work.
hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,377
17 Aug 2010  #18
It's nice to have some sort of a comparison, it gives you an idea whether your country is on the up or fading. It is human nature, keeping up with the Joneses and all that+ we all want to know how the neighbor is doing:)
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,884
17 Aug 2010  #19
regarding the list posted by the OP, i gotta say, although Finland does seem like a nice country, I'd have to take it off the #1 spot based on weather alone. that, and it seems like everyone in Finland has had a neighbor that killed himself.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
17 Aug 2010  #20
Exactly, the suicide rate is even higher than in Japan and they are no strangers to the Columbine type killings either.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
17 Aug 2010  #21
Finland, Finland, Finland
The country where I'd quite like to be
Pony Trekking and Camping.....

Finland has it all

Monty Python are the latter day Nostradamus

I had a Nokia once
hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,377
17 Aug 2010  #22
regarding the list posted by the OP, i gotta say, although Finland does seem like a nice country, I'd have to take it off the #1 spot based on weather alone. that, and it seems like everyone in Finland has had a neighbor that killed himself.

Well I suppose it is doing it against the odds one might say. Though i guess it does have a few resources in terms of timber and a bit of space.
Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,542
17 Aug 2010  #23
*Opens a champagne in joy*
Who would have guessed that Northern Europe are the 100% winners?!!!
Richfilth 6 | 415
17 Aug 2010  #24
I used to live in Finland, and if my employer had offered to pay me (instead of the continual internship) I never would have left and come to Poland instead. For me, the weather is the icing of the cake. Bitterly cold in winter, cool in summer, achingly beautiful springs and autumns, and knowing that all the awful tourists who worship beaches, beer and skin cancer will never ever come to visit you. The place is idyllic.

That's not to say I don't like Poland for what it is, Polska polska hurra hurra, etc, before I get drowned in "if you like it so much..." comments.
Sokrates 8 | 3,346
17 Aug 2010  #25
Finnish people worship satan and live in a radioactive wasteland f*cking goats.

No i'm not jealous.

Also how did Israel even got there, the country is full of jews, that pretty much makes it hell.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
17 Aug 2010  #26
Sokrates, many Rabbis happen to be principled and perceptive. I like what they have to say. They too are just victims of bullyboy tactics by the IDF. Youtube has new videos on the IDF brutalising them. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Israel is beautiful in parts and values top cuisine. It has a glorious history!

As for Finland, well, I liked Helsinki. It felt like home in some ways, given its port status. The people were nice and the city had a nice vibe, steeped in history too.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
17 Aug 2010  #27
I had a Nokia once

That entitles you to Finish citizenship.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
17 Aug 2010  #28
Finish citizenship in Britain or Finnish citizenship? ;)

OZ at no4, LOL. Those British convicts really made sth of themselves ;0 ;)
PennBoy 76 | 2,437
17 Aug 2010  #29
Germany before France....HA!

That's nothing new Bratwurst Boy, France has been slowing down for quite some time now, in almost everything, Poland surpassed France in education a few years back.
Sokrates 8 | 3,346
17 Aug 2010  #30
Sokrates, many Rabbis happen to be principled and perceptive.

All rabbies abuse children and little bunnies, no such thing as a decent rabbi.

On a more serious note while Israel has its high spots i dont see how it got the place, all others i pretty much agree with except with US, the life of an average Joe in US is not much better than in Poland.


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