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This country has serious issues. A too large and corrupt government, too powerful corporatism, fake politicians, horribly fragile economy, corrupt justice system, crappy education system, clowns in office for the past 25 years, etc. I could literally go on forever about how screwed we the people are. But despite all of that, I still put USA at the top because of where we came from. We had wonderful founding fathers who hate tyranny and love liberty, yet they are demonized today. These great men forged the greatest piece of writing ever created in this country called The Constitution of the United States of America. This is what makes the USA great. This is why we have had such glorious freedom for so long now. This Constitution has outdone every other constitution in existence and its principles can even help us in the mess we are in today. But our leaders are violating it every day without a care and without punishment. But I digress. This country is my pick for number one because it was founded on the God- given right to be free and was a haven for liberty.
There isn't a country on this earth that someone has died for. for you guys using slavery as a means to your argument... read this.. The new world was discovered in 1492, and it wasn't until 1786 where it became its own country. so that means for almost 300 years the US was under British rule. in 1526 the first slaves arrive in the us and in 1865 the slaves in America were free. So, for almost 400 years there were slaves in "the new world".. but only a fraction of that time was while America was its own country. (Just a small known fact: slaves are mentioned all throughout history, even in the bible, America didn't create slavery (we merely ended it)). Now the way I see it, is it wasn't until the US gained its independence in 1786, where things start to really change. after the US's independence states that wanted to join the union were required to end slavery, which eventually led to a civil war about states rights in general. then the war finished... and it had taken the idea of slavery with it... not even 100 years into its new life as a country the US abolished slavery.
Most people put blame on the us for slaver, which is justifiable... I mean we DID participate in it. but in my eyes, the us IS in fact responsible for the end of an era which included slavery.
We didn't create slavery, we ended slavery.
OK, I have to say that the United States is defiantly not the BEST country in the world. True, we have the world's largest economy and military, but my country does have some serious issues that need to be summed up. Of course, to truly understand the United States is to understand the good and the bad parts.
The two major problems facing America today (well, three if you count climate change which I am leaving out of this because 1) it is more of an international problem than a national one and 2) I am only going to be listing the more immediate issues) are corruption and division in our government and our constant meddling overseas. First thing's first, corruption. If you are a senator or a representative in the US congress, you are more likely than not either an extreme religious conservative republican or an extreme socialist liberal democrat. There are some independents and moderates but they are becoming increasingly endangered within congress and the government as a whole. The American people are similarly divided. In northern states like Massachusetts the overwhelming majority of people are liberal and in the south in places like Alabama the overwhelming majority are conservative. This is stalling the government and making it very hard, if not impossible, to agree on any major issues. Second, my country needs to stop butting into the affairs of the rest of the world. Ok, I'm not saying America should have remained isolated forever. Obviously we should have gone to war with the Nazis and the Japanese during WWII or they would have taken over the whole world and killed billions. What I am saying is that we SHOULDN'T have invaded Vietnam, we SHOULDN'T have invaded Iraq and we really shouldn't be considering invading Syria or Libya. We invaded Iraq because the government lied to us that Al Queda lived there and that Hussain was building weapons of mass destruction, both of which turned out to be false according to countless sources. Same thing with Vietnam. These wars were thinly failed scams to get our clutches on foreign oil. Now if Donald Trump wins he's probably going to invade Mexico!
America is still a great country. I'm not going to pretend that we haven't ever done anything wrong (i am so sorry to all of you Vietnamese and Native Americans out there) but we have done good things too, just like every other country on earth. We have literally accomplished so much in only 200 years that our country has been around. We beat the world's most powerful empire (twice if you count 1812 as a US victory). We were willing to fight a war with ourselves to end the disgusting atrocities of slavery (and yes the civil war WAS about slavery). The United States, along with our British, Canadian and Australian buddies beat the living _____ out of Hitler and Tojo and their totalitarian regimes, effectively saving both the world and the Jewish race from annihilation. After that America stood up to the tyrannies Stalinist ...read more
Although America is my home, I must admit that we are sadly no longer the best. We have many good things about our country that no other country has, like or massive size, our beautiful landscapes and our diverse population. But alas, America is no longer the undisputed leader of the free world as we were during the Cold War. The USA is falling behind China and India at almost everything. China has overrun our economic status as the world's largest, and India will soon surpass both nations. The Chinese also has the largest military, and Russia has far outgunned us with they're nuclear arsenal since the end of the Cold War. With the war on terror, America is now permanently sucked into the affairs of the Middle East. This has forced to our (often somewhat incompetent) leaders to make decisions to which there is no good way out. Do we support Assad's regime against ISIS because ISIS is beheading our journalists and killing thousands of people, or do we support the 'moderate rebels' against Assad because he is using chemical weapons against his own people? Do we refuse to negotiate with Iran and risk the potential start of another war, or do we negotiate with them and by doing so demolish our relationship with Israel? Do we support the shi'a totalitarian hellhole countries or the Sunni totalitarian hellhole countries? However, George W Bush made perhaps the worst decision of them all, to invade Iraq to get oil and to lie to the American people about it and say that we were invading Iraq because Husain and bin laden were best buddies and because Iraq was hiding nuclear weapons. This was not like the first gulf war where we intervened to prevent a potential genocide with overwhelming international approval. This was not why we invaded Afghanistan because we knew the terrorists responsible for 9/11 were there. That was the same reason why Germany invaded Poland, why Japan invaded the Philippines and (most infuriatingly) why we invaded Vietnam, to get our hands on resources by lying about the territory with said resources being a threat with a blatant and stupid disregard for human life. Furthermore, our leadership is disastrous. George W bush practically knocked us militarily and economically back into the carter years of the 1970's, Obama tried his best to fix everything, and he did fix the economy (more or much less), but he was totally incompetent to stop the disastrous national debt or to keep the world from tumbling further into the abyss of chaos. Our country is so extremely hyper partisan it is getting near imposable to force any bit of legislation through either legislative branch. The Conservative republican party's lot in the house and senate has turned from a well respected organization into a homophobic, racist, anti immigrant, fanatically religious, science denying, ant progress, corporate dominated backwards political monstrosity. Democrats are (for at best 2/3ds of the time) politically correct and more careful about making the right ...read more
No no no don't live thereV643 Comments
I have to say the UK for the most reasons:
1) it is more then ONE nation/nationality as its fall name is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and North Ireland, britain=Scotland, wale and England with a bit of Ireland by choice and you can pick what nationality you want English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, British, European or UK even a British (name other original country you came form or have roots to E.G. A British Japanese or a 5th generation British Chinese)
2) the overseas Territory E. G Falklands and Gibraltar, they have connections with britain as they are it the political UK self-ruling governments of UK and shears the same queen.
3)its connections to other nations, if you have not noticed the top 5 on this list has similarity with each other included THEY WERE ALL PART OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE E.G. uK was seen as their mother/father country, their country's was founded by citizens of the UK and some even now comment it was/is still the mother land of India, Canada, Australia, United States and New Zealand etc.
4)it has connections around the world, from its ex-colones that are happy to by with the UK in the common wealth union that have one queen that they all shear to the EU (European union)and overseas territory, it also has allies in Asia like japan.
5)you can be both a subject and a citizen as it has a Parliament and a monarchy.
6)it has lots of history being one of the oldest national unions for over 300years+ still going and the nations in it are even older E.G. scotland, wale and England, being the youngest out of the nations. They all have amazing cultures that have been built up over time with the oldest part of the UK being the city of London that is so old no one can find the date it was founded.
7)it is famous, magical and mysterious there are so many sounds, tales and rhymes about Europe and UK including ring around the rosy(black death) jack and jill, London bridge and London's burning etc. With good songs and band like beatable, fashions I mean anything looks good with a brutish/UK flag on it! And movies especially comedy's 2 pins and a packet of crisp.
8)centenary and era, UK has been good at so many things and even started of some when era's E.G. industrial Revolution(that everything else can out of, UK made it possible for technology) Victorian era (when UK was on top of the art world 18-19 century had the best food, best cloths and best entertainment back then) it was a hyper nation (means no equal power to rive it) unlike any other country, rule 1/4 of the would the closest to ruling the whole world then any other and for the longest time still as UK had unbeatable powers for several centenary, era and was copied by other nations like japan (uniform, class system and food it has a story of the British military shearing food with its allies japan and they tried to copy beef stew but mad a different dish)but UK did not complain about it or now as multiculturalism is failing too tolerant I guess. ...read more
First industrialized nation, created the modern world. The world speaks English. Common law, Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights are its wonderful legacy. The only major country in the top ten science Nobel Laureates per capita. With the Dutch, created the western free trade model. The most innovative people on the planet. Time itself is measured from the United Kingdom. Still a military superpower, the country remains uninvaded since 1066, longer than any other nation. Its armed forces are the best-trained in the world. A huge cultural and historical wealth makes it one of the top 5 most-visited countries. London is one of the only two Alpha++ global cities. As a financial centre the UK remains ranked in either first or second place, its geographical location enabling in to trade effectively with the world as a whole. It is one of only two countries to have top-ten placed universities: it is a centre of learning. It has been historically a deeply-Christian country, spreading the gospel across the globe and has provided aid to vast numbers of people in the third world. The UK acts effectively now as a mediator and excels at diplomacy. Of its former colonies, several enjoy the highest living standards on the planet: its legacy is unsurpassed relative to its Continental rivals. It remains a vibrant centre of commerce where an entrepreneurial spirit is rewarded, much more so than some of its near neighbours.
Great culture, sense of humour, slightly barmy but great!
This will be on #1 if Hillary won the 2016 Election, I'm not joking around. :/ - 57kirbyRantsV340 Comments
This should be #1 because it's peaceful, never has to worry about war, not racist, and the Canadians there are awesome! - afeldman21
Canada is the best country ever I am a Canadian and I feel proud too be in a country like this
Canada may not have the largest population, nor the biggest army, and may not have the biggest economy. But what this Great North strong and free has is good people, good economy, amazing natural areas, and diverse culture. In Canada any man, woman, or child who immigrates may get dual citizenship allowing them to further express themselves in the our Great cultural mosaic. Better to be a vibrant individual of Canada, than be another bit of grey slop in the American melting pot. The Canadians conquered Vimy Ridge when no other could, we fought for the allies in WWII. Also, if American is "so good" then why do they always use Canadian cities to represent American cities in their "good" films? Also the Canadian Political system is superior to the American for the reason that if the Prime Minister says there is something that should be done, it is then done! None of the pointless banter between a congress and a president. Should be leaving the U.S. in the dust, along with it's overt racism, and it's phobia of any form of benefit for the general populous. If the U.S. get a free health care system, they may have a fleeting chance, but honestly, I think they should stop being hypocritical, and try using there own oil for once! Stop going to other countries for work forces, that might beat the unemployment problems there!
I'll vote for Canada because there is no racism ( immigrants are coming from everywhere ) and we are peaceful people. Not like you Americans that think they are the best - ResidentEvil54life
"There is no racism", "NOT LIKE YOU Americans THAT THINK THEY ARE THE BEST"... seems like you just made a judgement about an entire group of people based on the fact that they are American. Racism is defined as "The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or abilities"... so because we are American, we think we are the best? That's a racist comment about being racist... the things you see online now-a-days.
I had never heard their bad stories. And I think they are most politest people in the world.V416 Comments
Australia would have to be a serious contender for the Best Country in the world - to live. It is the worlds largest Island, has enormous natural wealth (93% of what the world requires to survive can be found in Australia). Has a population of only 22 million in a country the size of main land US (excluding Alaska) surrounded by some of the very best pristine beaches on the planet. One of the only countries in the world that didn't enter into a recession during the GFC. Has a very small national debt which will be in the black with in 2 years. The most diverse melting pot of different nationalities on the planet (more than the US) and it's beautiful from the tropical heat in the North to the icy snow down south, Australia has it all. I've lived in Europe, the US, Hong Kong and Singapore, traveled the world extensively and easily chose Australia to live permanently. 'It was a very easy choice.
Australia is without a doubt the best country in the world. It's so good that people from other countries risk their lives by jumping on leaky boats, travel half way around the world across dangerous seas just to live here. I don't see anyone jumping on boats to go to India or the Phillipines. Millions of people from every country on earth eagerly migrate to Australia making it the most multicultural society on the planet. People wait in queues for years and years on end just to live in Australia. In fact, becoming an Australian is a huge privilege and not a right. Anywhere you go on earth, the fact that you are Australian is enough to make people envious. People will risk their lives just to become a residemt in Australia (as illustrated by asylum seekers and refugees). Not to mention the the millions in Malaysia and Indonesia who spend years waiting just so they can come live here. High wages, low tax, low unemployment, generous welfare, political stability, free healthcare, beautiful and kind people, beautiful weather, beautiful landscapes, low pollution, low population density, wide open spaces, clean, modern cities and infrastructure, very high human development index, stable economy, longest life expectancy, very peaceful, surrounded by oceans, massive natural wealth, low national debt, I could go on forever. Australia is clearly the greatest country that has ever existed - always has been, still is today and always will be!
I'm not Australian, never been there and don't think I'll ever go there as live and work in UK but from my point of view all 1-3 places are Joke - how can India with that level of pollution, poverty and political arrogance be number 1? Answer is 2nd most populated country on this poor planet - many to vote. Australia with its natural resources, politician independence, unmilitarized system and fantastic social support including HEALTH SYSTEM - (USA - shame on You here) - FOR ME definitely NUMBER 1 - leaving all the rest of contenders miles behind. USA? - lived there long enough to taste bitter life especially trough self-admiring citizens which forgot their sins and don't care about most important factors in civilized societies which are EVERYONE HAS FULL RIGHT TO FREE OR CHEAP MEDICAL SYSTEM AND PRESCRIPTIONS and of course EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM - big bo here for USA - my thumbs down all the way - Choosing between having my kids educated in USA and UK - choice was easy - Cheers for OZees! Mike the POLE
Best country in the world!V234 Comments
the mix of ancient japanese culture and hi-tec modern devices is just marvelous! - thetopten
Japan is the best!
Japan is a very advanced country, great technology and perfect facilities. Japan is beautiful as a picture. The people here are very friendly, nice, trustful and helpful. I want to live there!
and not to mention the BOYS there. jez kiddin. - sdravenson
I've lived in Japan before.V209 Comments
I've lived here, I've lived in Italy and I've lived in S Korea. I like them all better than the good old USA. I was born in the US and I don't think I will ever go back. They brag about freedom in the US but I have somthing here in Germany that you can never have in the US. The freedom to walk around at anytime, anywhere and not have to worry about getting robbed or shot. Plus the countryside is just down right gorgeous!
Strongest European country after loosing 2 world wars, respect!
Germany is the best country ever
We can come back from anything including multiple giant wars and large debts
Germany is awesome and very kindV120 Comments
Here in Switzerland we have lots of Italians who immigrated with us for the last 150 years.
Each year and that for generations most of them, and by entire families are returning back to their own country (Italy). That shows how much they are not integrated and how much they do not want to really stayed in Switzerland. Those people do not give any added value to our country. They just refuse to be pure Swiss.
And we guess that this stupid and arrogant way to do is not only visible in Switzerland but also in major countries where they have migrated all along the ages.
So they just come with their food pizza and pasta, eat just that and never try to tend to be Swiss.
Most of other migrants from Asia, Africa and South-America for example are much more respectable people and therefore much to be respected.
And Italians will never accept in their own country someone doing the same as they are doing.
For this reason Italians are very racist, in despite of many people are thinking about them.
Mindless and so nasty population is Italian people.
Horrible art and design, a dreadful language.
Ugly women, and the people are so lazy at home and so lurid. It's easy to just be yourself, and as this goes for everyone, people are very rude, they never help the visitor, they have always the false attitudes, they dislike anyone is not like us, anyone who does not eat like us, anyone who does not speak like us.
They have this silly rigid behavior in a chaotic environment.
Italians have no class, no charm, just redneck.
The food is far to be the best, and it is incredibly not diverse. Italy has serious problems with economy, and working with Italians is just impossible as they are so arrogant, derogatory. I can't wait much time, I have to leave from this terrible country.
There in Italy, people are very racist.
It's so hard as a black or Arabic to find a good job, homes and it seems that because you are not Italian, you have to struggle for anything.
Italians don't hesitate to show their hates, specially when you are foreigner. I was tired of the racism in Italy.
I call all migrants to come here in Italy to make change things.
We will succeed, because there is a lot to do here anywhere Italians are so lazy and inefficient.
But be aware before coming that Italian people are very rude, arrogant and only proud about them, they have no idea about the rest of the world. Even when they lived or traveled outside they eat, live, speak and think Italian. But they ask migrants to eat, live, speak and think Italian. With them the negotiation is just impossible, so here we do not discuss, we act and we will win.
Italy is pure racism and they do not deserve to be in the top countries!V136 Comments
I love my country, thats why it has my vote. It hasnt been in war since 1809, but I think that CAN in some circumstances be a bad thing. Strong standing army, but I think theres too many immigrants.
Sweden is a life time experience even though I don't live there, I have been there on holiday once and it was amazing also the weed down their is great
Sweden is a great country to live in the crime rate is very low and it's good climate and good food
Sweden is my lifeV69 Comments
I love my country very much because there are different languages, peoples unity so like my country very much
Yes, India is the most pluralistic country in the world whether it is religious or linguistic. India has public holidays for all religious festivals. NO OTHER COUNTRY has holidays for minority religions, period. And the government doesn't control lives of its citizens like many "developed" countries do.
We have many non-India comments here. Let others shout... Scream... Scold... No matter what! India's on the top!
INDIA is the best COUNTRY in the world because it is very beautiful, it is the most powerful country, INDIA have largest armed force, it is the big economical power. Jaiho
I wonder what job I would get if I relocate in India. You sure that I will get protected like in the United States?
I love my country one of the best and famous country in the world it is India they are the super people. And there is more to say. Jai hind! Jai ho!V1510 Comments
New Zealand has to be the Best. They've done so many wonderful things E. G created the first commercial bungy jump, yikebikes, zorbing (I think) and lots of others. They're not racist, yet want to keep their historical virtue of the maori and European settlers, and not going all china and japan like every other country in the world. They don't want to be like any other country in the world, that's why they're so unique and special. So If you want a happy, livable' free (as in freedom) safe, respectable life then New Zealand has to be the best! Coming from the UK- a a lot of people want to go to Australia and USA (but that's only because they get told false accusations from movies and songs) but they also say stuff like their economy is over 4 times bigger than New Zealand, well New Zealand is 10 times smaller then these countries so don't have huge oil reserves which will eventually run out because they want to keep there natural beauty, minimize population that's destroying our world, decrease over population but still keeping a very stable and prosperous economy, which can provide a wonderful and happy lifestyle for its citizens, trying to keep the peace and loving their country and the world.
NZ is definitely the best country in the world.
Friendly people, awesome scenery, easy access to the outdoors, clean water, the list goes on.
The comment for Australia saying that it has 93% of what the world needs to survive is untrue (you can't eat coal). NZ has one of the worlds largest percentage of arable land.
We are the world champions at Rugby
Great music, food, wine & beer comes from NZ.
We are not arrogant like our noisy neighbor to the west.
Much better than Australia, I mean I actually moved from NZ to Switzerland to learn French and everyone says NZ is the best country in the world they say nothing about India, paskistan, Mexico, Germany, Philippines and Ireland
I is the best place in the worldV111 Comments
Very small but the most beautiful country in Europe. It has got everything, lakes, mouintains, Adriatic Sea which has so clear water that you can see everything under water. People there are very nice and helpful. I visited Montenegro this year and I'm sure that I'll go back there one day!
Full of garbage, waste everywhere.
The food is amazing, and even though there is an attitude of being somewhat lazy, this country is friendly and welcoming, and deserves to be in the top 5. Also, french people have a sense of fashion. The accent, food and attitude of the people, along with the various monuments to visit are all factors which contribute to the fact that France is great, and is a country one must visit in his lifetime. Also, how is India first? - catywaller
France is the best country in the world, elegant people, clean streets, good shopping, powerful army, good economy, great language
Many thanks to this marvelous country named France.
Everything in France is fantastic including people..V55 Comments
Switzerland is greater than anything else you can imagine! Although I love 43 countries, Switzerland is the most favorite of all! Check out the most famous customs: you'll always see an alphorn band throughout the day. The swiss cuisine is always clean and tasty. Geneva is a great shopping place. You can shop for watches, clothes, chocolate etc... You must live there! Just visit it in the summer and see the great wonders and destinations. You'll feel happily deeply inside!
Woah woah! I love Switzerland. But watch that last sentence. Keep it in context. - 15098D
Switzerland is better than any country in the world. It's clean, beautiful, and has nice people. It may be small but it should be number one. India is very dirty and should not be number one. You can really enjoy nature in Switzerland. One more thing is if you love shopping, most large Swiss cities have a section in the city dedicated to shops so you can enjoy your favorite stores right in the heart of the cities!
most libertarian country in the world! limited government, great people, beautiful stunning scenery, chocolate, watches and skiing! clean air and great sights.
Yes Switzerland is #1V32 Comments
England is diverse, with many museums and cultural interests and a stunning coastline and lush green countryside, for the latter you need rain and we do get some of that! We also have a tremendous sense of humour and are not afraid to laugh at ourselves. How boring to wake up knowing the sun is going to shine every day--I think!
Should be number 1, we made it all possible for everyone.
Everyone now speaks our language
England are only this low down because all of it's votes are placed on the United Kingdom which is mostly England.
It also should be number 1!V45 Comments
A wonderful country, a lot of oil, sabotaged a lot of the germans ships, vehicles and equipment during WWII, prevented the germans from getting hydrogen bombs, one of the worlds richest countries in the world, and supporting other countries with aid, but we got a bad prime minister.
I had been there for about a year. I am so fascinated to its beauty. A truly European country. It is so peaceful country having gentle, hardworking and kind-hearted people. Moreover, the best thing of Norway is - it's a well organized and developed country. The people are simply awesome, they do not hinder others but respect co-existence. The dark woods, small hills, lakes and the snow... What does it not have? --- Everything.
Norway IS the best nation in the world, no doubt. It is the best place in the world to live, the second happiest country on the planet, there are basically no class differences and the nature is so beautiful and well preserved there is no competitor. It has more lakes than Finland, aka the land of the lakes. And it is one of the most democratic countries on our planet. The human rights aren't represented better anywhere than in Norway. It is a country that also sits on the top of multiple sports rankings, despite a population of only 5 million. No doubt, there is not a country that is better than Norway on our planet.
The best country live in, without doubt. I'm not even Norwegian, but this IS the country in the world where the human rights are best represented. Too bad they have that ugly woman as prime minister:/ And by the way, they have so much oil and money! Why don't they use it a little bit? Heard that Swedish schools have warm lunch in their cantina, does Norwegian kids have to bring their own, frozen food to eat for lunch?V31 Comments
I have a friend in Russia he told me a lot about Russia and after he told me I tried to find what he had told me on my computer and I couldn't find any of it on my computer. He told me that it's better than America because in Russia you don't have people fighting against your freedom, your independence, your rights and he told me about a man in Russia whose house was broken into the man told his family to hide in the closet of the master bedroom my friend told me that the man was driving home when he gets to the driveway he sees the front door window is broken when he's running to the master bedroom he hears someone trying to break the closet door down he gets to the master bedroom and he sees a man trying to break the closet door down the man my friend told me about pulled his handgun and shot the man that had a axe the man that shot the man who had a axe didn't go to prison because he was protecting his family my friend told me that in Russia you don't go to prison for protecting the people you care about.
Russia is the best country in the world, and Russians are very friendly! I hear about this country a lot. Everyone have a vote for Russia! I come from UK but I love Russia! Russian language is beautiful and easy to lean!
Russia is the greatest nation and we had the richest culture later stolen by miserable smaller nations. Our people is the best in every area! Heroic soldiers and talented artists, hard workers and idealist youth - this is the real Russia!
Russia for the winV74 Comments
I love my motherland without reason, and I think the vote should have chinese, most of the chinese even don't know the website. And the countries above are almost English country
What! Got great food, great culture, great place. Awesome ECONOMY! THE STUFF FROM OTHER COUNTRIES ARE MADE IN China, DUMMIES! This is gonna be a SUPER DUPER powerful country one day, heck, it already is! And on that day, everyone who didn't vote for China will be sorry!
All very good points but China is having a bit of a struggle with the environment. You can't deny that. - 15098D
China really is a great country, but it has a high low class rate, but other than that it should be in the top 10.
China is the best country everV81 Comments
The most beautiful country of the whole world! The contribution of Greek culture in the entire western world is undeniable. The Greek culture is the cornerstone of what is called today European civilization. Starting from the ancient Greek history, an intelligent man observes that all grounded in our time science come from those distant years. Due to the internal need of the ancient Greeks for observation and questioning of life and of the world, physical and metaphysical, came the rise of philosophy! People like Socrates and Aristotle are known worldwide for their contribution to the universal intellect.
Plenty of Sciences was created from the ground thousand years ago. The legal science, medical science, engineering science, architecture, biology, pedagogy, psychology, politics and many others... Then first developed ideas such as democracy, liberalism, equality before the law, respect the rights of the weak, solidarity, unity in front enemies from people who had no common territorial interests... Also the offer of the ancient Greek civilization to arts is unsurpassed! The well known to all of us art of theater would not exist without the tragedies and comedies of people like Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides, Aristophanes and others.. The art of poetry thrived by Pindar and Sappho! The art of sculpture! Literature was founded by Homer and exquisite metrical works the Iliad and Odyssey! Nations like France based their entire revolutions on Greek ideals! Laws and constitutions states currently considered as the most liberal, exemplified the U.S. based on humanistic ideals that were developed by ancient Greek thinkers! Sport as ideal started from Greece and in particular from the ancient Olympia, in which first created the Olympic festival and developed the idea of noble competition among athletes! Nobody can understand except the Greeks themselves what is this element that makes this nation so great. The spiritual and mental abilities of human resources of this country are such that make founder of the ecumenical development! Rather blame that we are happy people. Rather blame the much sun bathes us every morning when we wake up. Rather blame that we enjoy our sea and our beautiful islands all year round. Rather blame that we don't have the perception that other nations have "people should live for working". We're working to enjoy life. The Greeks know that life is short and should not be wasted meaningless! If you can not rejoice about your family, your friends, your lover, the beauty of your country then the quality of life you have! The Greek eats a lot, drinks a lot, laugh a lot, talk a lot, loves a lot, and generally feels α lot because knows that if not live his life, "a lot" will die and will not have live happy and full! That means be a Greek!
These people will die for freedom, men, women, old young, they have the guts to stand up to anyone but are still sweet inside.
Greece never stole from anyone, hurt anyone, but Greece gave the world everything with nothing in return. She is humble and helps others even though Greece has been invaded more than any other nation on earth. What a history, and what amazing strength if these people to keep their history alive for thousands of years.
Great museums, white buildings sparking in the sun with the bluest sapphire sea below. Simplicity, tranquility, harmony. Wear sandals and white linen all summer, no need to get dressed up in designer "show off" clothes - in Greece, it's all about the sea, the wine, the sunset, love of life and a life of love. The perfect day is a day waking up looking at the scenery and mountains, knowing that the history of the land where you step is a myth come to life. Joy, war, fantasy, invasion, perseverance, celebration -- it all started right here, where you stand, where the greats like Plato were inspired, where Socrates dared to push the envelope, where democracy was born.
Greece is like no place on earth. See it for yourself and you will fall in love like I did twenty years ago, guaranteed... ,
Perfect food ~ Friendly people ~ Fantastic islands ~ Very good nightlife ~ Lovely girls
One of the best places I have ever been in my life!
Greece is the best countryV72 Comments
Having been born to this country considers me to be shame.
The surroundings of the fabricated history, culture, and a town are overflowing with copies.
For a long time, our ancestors who were Chinese tributaries are themselveses, and had not produced a new thing.
And even now, it continues.
KOREA is an amazing place to be. Korea went from one of the poorest countries in the world to one of the most developed and now finally richest. KOREA and CHINA together now have a chance to show JAPAN that as colonized nations of Japan, we can show them who's boss in the future. Lets go KOREA! - korea2002
Yeah... I was born in Korea so I'll say yes to this(:
Also according to the SNS our technology in making cellphones and all that stuff
Is more grater than Japans! (I think most people considers that Japan is the best in Asia for technology... )
You guys are dumV60 Comments
I have lived here for 6 years after moving from the United States. This country is awe-inspiring. Where in the world can you walk down a street at two in the morning and the odds of anything happening to you are minimal. Safest place I've ever been.
Ireland is actually one of the safest places you can possibly live, when you think about it! Unless you go to the zoo, it's extremely rare, even impossible that you will encounter a harmful species. Also the crime rate is very low. The majority of Irish are welcoming to people from different countries that come to Ireland and don't discriminate. In addition to this, Irish have the nicest accents ever, of course.
We do our best... But we care about our neighbours... I love my country.
Ireland is the best country ever the closest country to the atlantic ocean and we are ChristianS the best religion of course! I will never forget that I am 100% IrishV53 Comments
I think Brazil is the best country to visit for tourism. It's huge, wonderful and amazing people! VOTED!
Very Nice weather we have soccer many Beatiful beaches and we are very friendly 45 is not a position for my incredible nice country Brazil
We have everything a nation needs, vast nature, richness, simplicity, perseverance, dynamism, and the best the most beautiful people in the world, either inside and out, come to Brazil.
Brazil is a very beautiful country and it's hugeV46 Comments
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