Best Countries in the World


The Top TenXW

1United States

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 ...more

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 ...more

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 ...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' ...more

I really don't know how anyone could make a list about the good things about this country. But I'm sure I could make a whole book of all the bad things about the United States.

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2United Kingdom

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, ...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 ...more

Great culture, sense of humour, slightly barmy but great!

Really an opinion don't need it I already know it's the best country in the world

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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 ...more

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.

It's basically America but with nice people and fewer guns

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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, ...more

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 ...more

Enjoy Australia while you still can. Soon it will have no drinking water and will be nothing but desert.

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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

Japan is the best

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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

How about your ancestors murder of millions of people. Can you come back from that? Cause believe me... We didn't forget.. The entire world remembers. No coming back from that one lol.

What do you mean Hitler wasn't even German he was Austrian Hungarian Catholic who wanted to pay back the stupid Jews who killed Jesus and made him suffer the Jews need that

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Simply beautiful... Italy may have it's bad side, but it's the most beautiful place to live. Especially with places like Florence, Venice, Rome, Naples, and Sicily... Food is awesome, the climate is awesome, the wine is delicious and the people are great!

Fantastic art and design, a beautiful language. Amazing women, and the people are incredibly at home and sociable. It's easy to just be yourself, and as this goes for everyone, people can come across as rude or happy to an unsuspecting yet well traveled visitor, but it beats the false attitudes of the silly rigid social structures in other countries. It feels great to just be, and Italians do this all whilst holding a smooth amount of class.
The food is the best, and it is incredibly diverse. They have serious problems with economy, and my inability to get a job there has prevented me to move there. I can't wait to get a better future.

These are all opinions, and there is no such thing as the best country.

Embarrassing to read multiple comments all written just by one random desperate anti-Italian hater, probably with serious mental health issues (maybe he was beaten by some Italians when he was a kid, I don't know), and easy to spot because he always makes the same language mistakes, and he writes the same things in several other similar lists.

Sometimes he pretends being from Switzerland, sometimes from Africa, etc... Finally he votes his own posts multiple times (probably the ISP resets the IP address at every new connection).

And yet, despite all of his efforts, Italy is still voted in the top ten anyways. Lol!

I guess he's probably some frustrated umbrella-seller from the third world who didn't make it when he moved to Italy, and now he desperately barks against the country just to try to forget his total, hopeless, life failure.

I was in Italy on vacation and I fell in love with their way of life they enjoy the simple things of life, food, wine and just being together with family and friends. I loved it.

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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?

This third world country shouldn't even be on the list.

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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

I don't think so

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10New Zealand

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 ...more

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

New Zealand is a wonderful country. And it is close to my mother's native country, Fiji.

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The Newcomers


If you're going to go through the effort of flying out to this part of the world then fly somewhere worthwhile like Dubai.

Such a beautiful, small Island - styLIShT

Awesome country the best and has a beautiful beach and wonderful hotels

My lovely country

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The Contenders


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.

I love France. Definitely should be ranked higher. Paris feels like it was built purely to be beautiful. The food is lovely and they aren't a racist as people think they are.

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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.

I like it it's a beautiful country

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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.

If ever there was a country that profits from war and the misery of other nations, this country is it. If you're a terrorist and want your money stored away safely then this is the place to send it.

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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 ...more

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!

Beautiful country, amazing architecture and history. Plus, they have the best president in the world at the moment, Vladimir Putin!

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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.

15!? this needs to be on the top!

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PHILIPPINES! Very hospitable, friendly, welcoming, have sense of humor, religious, Beautiful and handsome, Smart, etc. I LOVE PHILIPPINES SO MUCH!

I'm From USA and I visit in the Philippines last year... all I can say is WOW very nice.. and I like the people there.. very friendly and helpful.. see you again Philippines this year! :))

THE PHILIPPINES is the latin piece of the Pacific because it was colonized by Spaniards more than 3oo years, that's why Filipino people looks mestizos and mestizas, it has a lot of beauty spots to offer to the world, try to visit PHILIPPINE ISLAND, MABUHAY!

Philippines land of the resilient people..

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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.

There is no way China should even be considered for this. The living standard is beyond low, half of the people want to kill themselves over school and the other half are trapped in sweat shops.

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18South Korea

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

I love Korea cause as you know Korea is very comfortable to live and it is also gorgeously beautiful^^

Basically like Japan but without the weird sexual fetishes

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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 ...more

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 ...more

Perfect food ~ Friendly people ~ Fantastic islands ~ Very good nightlife ~ Lovely girls
One of the best places I have ever been in my life!

Greece has the worst economy in Europe brought about by its own greed and laziness. High Crime, corruption and Tax avoidance are all huge issues. This country should be lower ranked.

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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.

It's not the prettiest nation, not the safest, its not powerful. On the other hand its not particularly dangerous or anything. The only thing noteworthy about Ireland is that pretty much every American claims to be from here. Ireland leads the world in being entirely average in every way.

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