Best Countries in the Worldfunkymonkey
The Top Ten
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
We did not have wonderful founding fathers! We killed thousands of Native Americans, stole their land and put their heads on sticks
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
Well said! (apart from the typos but I will ignore those)
Reading that gives me a small amount of hope for the future of America. If more people were like you then yes America would be the best. Unfortunately things don't look hopeful.
It seems to be a theme in 'developed' countries that they under-fund education, perhaps in an attempt to make an army of mindless voters.. what a great way to give the illusion of freedom. Propaganda is powerful. America, England, Australia.. they are all on the edge of a slippery slope.
In America, expensive healthcare means you need to work hard which in turn makes you need more healthcare further down the line. It's all part of modern day slavery. Just because you can't see the chains doesn't mean that they aren't there. - sidupac
Now shall I also vote for my own country? - AlkadikceV 1349 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, ...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!
Yas - EnolamV 824 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 ...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.
Other than the quality of health care we are a great country - TealBoyxxV 1001 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
Japan is beautiful country in the world!
Technology is very good. I like Japan’s cultures.
Japanese is shy but kind.
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
Aussie mateV 621 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!
I'm sorry about anyone who said you were wrong. If you google it, Germany is the most powerful European country - Mono
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.
Germany should be number 1 and I'm American. I'm not proud to be an American.V 304 Comments
Why France is one of the most beautiful country:
Lots of different landscapes, architectures, more than 36 000 villages and cities, lots of different cultures etc...
Among the most beautiful beaches in the world, because of many Islands and territories like:
- Part of Amazonia (French Guyanne),
- French Polynesia with about 120 among the most beautiful Islands (Pacific Ocean), - French Caribbean with various known islands (Atlantic Ocean),
- Reunion, Mayotte are splendid islands (Indian Ocean) etc..
And France (metropole) surrounded by North Sea, Atlantic Sea and Mediterranean.
That makes France one of the rare countries flanked by 4 oceans (Antarctic included).
Due to its numerous Overseas departments and territories scattered on all oceans of the planet, France possesses the second-largest exclusive economic zone in the world,
Covering 11 035 000 km2 just behind USA.
It belongs also in France the 2nd ...more
Many thanks to this marvelous country named France.
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 amazing~! ^u^ - the people are friendly (though sometimes rude), France is very open minded and there is little racism, homophobia and sexism. The landscape, architecture, food and weather is gorgeous, well being is good but never decadent like the UK. What makes sad about France though is that the inhabitants feel the saddest in Europe, and depression has never been higher. Many children (especially teens) feel pressured and insecure, notably in the south and around Paris. In France it's so hard to make a living if you're from poor/middle class, and that's why somany young people (including me) feel anxious about their future. I makes me sad that a country who led the way to freedom, who had brave people campaigning for the abolition of the slave trade and women's rights, now feels insecure and anxious about what's to come. Many thanks to he wonderful country named France~!V 360 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
I�'m from sweden.V 220 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 ...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
Earthquakes - CannabisCat420V 305 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
most libertarian country in the world! limited government, great people, beautiful stunning scenery, chocolate, watches and skiing! clean air and great sights.
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!
What is everyone thinking? Thank you to those who chose Switzerland. Gun laws may be crap but other than that, It's the best country to live in. I live in the US by the way.V 125 Comments
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.
Because we invent our society and are the best in the art of living.
Best country they made a lot of things we have to say it it was not for them we have not have sicksV 388 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.
Ranked the happiest country in the world many times. Safer than a lot of other countries. - CannabisCat420V 100 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 ...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!
That's my home country!V 192 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?
Best of all because tamil is born here - guruselvanV 2408 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
Chinese people are hard working, adventurous, organised, smart, family oriented, enterprising, diverse and accepting of other cultures. When they migrate to other countries, they work hard and are law abiding. They try their best to integrate and assimilate. They can be like the ants and bees of the human world. Their people toiling away, unrelenting and focused.
However, they face many discriminations especially in Western societies where the westerners feel very threatened by their diligence. Just see how many hundreds of derogatory terms they give to Chinese to try to put them down. China was once too proud of being a great civilisation, they slept for 300 years while the other countries progressed and conquered the lands around them. Only those who learn the lesson of humility, can be great leaders. The harsh reality is the winners of this world aren't the meek and hardworking people, it is usually the aggressive, greedy and violent nations who go around the world ...more
definitelyV 365 Comments
ICELAND IS AWESOME 100 % clean water from tap beautiful landscape and HOT women small and it makes it simple it should be in the top ten
Everything is good in Iceland, if we didn't have USA and China, they would have surviving glaciers 200 years later. Climate is mild by the way, not cold as everybody thinks. NOT FROM Iceland
According to the UN Iceland is the best place to live.
Been there for a total of 2 hours.
But it was amazing from what I saw. The people we met were all really friendly! - neehawgamer
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.
We do our best... But we care about our neighbours... I love my country.
Irish inhabitants in general are extremely hospitable and have a delightful sense of humor. The green (hence Emerald Isle) landscape and geography of Ireland is utterly breathtaking and beautiful. I was instantaneously captivated by the incessant friendliness and high spirited nature of the locals. The accents are incredibly awesome and are pleasant to the ear as well.
Jacksepticeye lives here.V 166 Comments
Spain is the most diverse and exciting country in the world
A wealth of history, great food, exciting festivals, ancient traditions, diversity of landscapes and climates, ancient architecture.
Simply the best country you can imagine. Its got everything from warm to cold places, beaches and mountains, rich culture and great food, amazing castles and cathedrals, very nice people, etc.
I love this country it is very culturaly rich because its had greek, roman, Muslim, Jewish, celtic, visigothic influence and much more. This country also has so much history that I can't fit it all in this post so you are going to have to look it up. Each part of this great country is so different yet equally beautiful. Spain is also one of the leading countries in sports. It is the second country with the most turism. This place is like no other and should at least be in the top five.
Spain is the best country in the world! They have just about everything that you need to be happy. The sights are breath-taking, the beaches are beautiful, the cuisine is WOW no words for it and the people are warm and friendly. Overall it's perfect, should have been in the top five!
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Denmark really is one of the best countries in the world. Denmark is one of the freest and happiest countries. Number two in the most democratic countries. Almost no corruption. Universal healthcare and education. In fact, when you are over 18 you receive money from the state, for going to school and getting an education. Denmark, along with Norway and Sweden are the countries that spend the most money in terms of GDP on helping poor countries. Denmark is very peaceful. There is almost no crime. And it is the best at creating clean energy and helping the environment.
I come from Denmark but Denmark hasn't been in war in a long time and they have wonderful stories and they love going on a bike ride and Denmark has an beautiful capital city, they also made Lego and Denmark has a good government, Denmark is not to hot and not to cold every single Dane has good education, Denmark also help people come to Denmark if their country is in war, Denmark is very clean no bad air.
Couldn't agree more with him.
- All of this is true. All people, who is under an education is Denmark is also State education granted, so if you're from the States and you're under an education you can search for education grant, and will most likely get it.
I could go on for hours, Denmark is an amazing country!
Well first of all: Denmark has a high education system, just depending where you live.
Second: Denmark is small but still has enough for 5.5 million people.
Third: Denmark is one of the most depressed countries but we fight against it
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!
England are only this low down because all of it's votes are placed on the United Kingdom which is mostly England.
Should be number 1, we made it all possible for everyone.
Everyone now speaks our language
Its just great innitV 126 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 the most interesting country and most awesome I live in USA and love living here but I think Brazil looks cooler and the Amazon Rainforest is awesome 3 best countries
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.
Shut up, what do you mean with fabricated history, you are just jealous of our success.. we used to be below you and we are gonna be above you soon - Hgalaxy
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
South Korea is a blessed country with beautiful and talented people. The invention of the Hangul (Korean alphabet) show how smart they are. Despite of their tragic past marked by multiple invasions, today they are one of the most developed and richest country in the world. Personally, I was introduced to Korea (less than one years ago) through Korean dramas and pop musics and now I have no regrets. I learned with the time new things about Korea and my love for this country continue to grow. By the way I am from Tahiti! You do not know where it is! Then look how far and big is the influence of Korea; even in the lost islands of the South Pacific we know South Korea! I love Korea!
Screw kim1001 - FlowerroseV 166 Comments
Beautiful cities, great infrastructure, fun/healthy/smart people, logical laws (legalization of drugs, when will the rest of the world ever learn? ), high incomes, overachieving at nearly every sport, there are no poor people as everyone is guaranteed a house and minimal income. No corruption whatsoever. Known for Its great festivals and parties. EVERYONE speaks English, and dutch of course. I can go on for another two pages but I think you got the point here.. The most of these reasons are common throughout the western world and the regions that are proven to be the best places in the world are northern Europe, Canada, Switzerland, Australia/New Zealand. Anyone speaking in favor of an African or Asian country is just a troll, plain ignorant or stupid, or all three. Do some serious research come on Its not that hard.
Seriously? There are many Asian countries with top quality of life. Have you ever seen Singapore, Taiwan, Japan or South Korea? Much better life quality (at least than Canada) - godlygodgod
Socially this is the best (liberal) country there is in the world!
Amsterdam and Grooningen are the places to be!
People are freethinkers and are pro-quality of life.
If you think about the inhabitants (16 million) related to the quality of life :: education, sports, wealth and infrastructure in combination with the social freedom this is the top country in the world. They possessed the world and seas in the 17th century (golden age) and they are still today!
There are friendly people, good colleges, many opportunities for all people. It has a beautiful land scape and there isn't much poverty. Also unlike countries such as America there is not as much hatred between political parties.
And on the side of fun stuff, there are many great musicians, there is a lot of watersports and other sports and it is perfect for biking.
And it has super hot girls, much better than in America...
The Netherlands is the best country of the wordldV 58 Comments
Schools in Finland are so great that people from other countries come here to study.
The lesser known nordic country, usually in the shadows of the Sweden, despite Finland not being any worse. Most people are humble enough to admit that liking one country only because you live in it is selfish (few exceptions, as always), and will criticise things happening both in and out of the country. Most likely won't be the "best" or second "best" country in the world and will probably be unknown and low on this list because of the low population.
One of the most beautiful countries on the planet with beautiful untouched scenery and is one with nature, has the best education in the world and was the first country in Europe to give women the vote (gender equality)
The rapid developement of Finland from pretty much nothing, a country 100% dependent on agriculture and wood, to one of the world’s most educated, most liberal, most egalitarian and most technologically advanced countries in less than 100 years is badass. And all of this without benefiting from “third-world” countries or colonies, without wars or conquest, without aggressive foreign policies, and Finland did this while successfully defending against the strongest war machine in the world during WWII.V 39 Comments
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
You're right on that. Greece never got invaded, they did the invading. - Reaper380
Greece is a beautiful country, with a wonderful history that goes thousands of years back, in which has formed the base for the world. With beautiful architecture, delicious food, and wonderful people, this country deserves to be distinguished as one of the best countries. Also, the modern life in this country is wonderful throughout every season, especially during the summer! One is never left bored in Greece, at the moment that it has so much to offer!
Most beautiful place in the WHOLE WORLD. Good food and nice people. Ask anyone who has been there and they will say it is the best
The best place in the world from souvlaki to the Parthernon! Best ever!V 168 Comments
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!
This is my country,that's allV 532 Comments
A very small country packed with richness of History and Art and Culture. A place in the centre of Europe shared by many immigrants today. A close trip to other counties. A beautiful country with many variety of landscape from a very flat land in the Flanders to a varied green field and forest in the Ardennes. And the food... Chocolate, biers, cheese, breads and cakes... And the list ids long...
The best country is where your heart is, where your roots are, where your best memories are. Where the people speak the same language as you, laugh at the same jokes, connect by the similarity of lifestyle and customs.
Belgium is great! Full of culture, history, nature and very good food. The best moments of my life happened in Belgium. A truly welcoming country!
Italy number 9 and Belgium number 33, that is ridiculous. Belgium is heart of Europe, a modern country with large foreign influence and proud of that. Italy is south of Europe, poor country during the last 400 years and nothing done since they joined Europe, except expelling their migrants to all the European countries until Nordic ones.
Belgium is great!V 21 Comments
I think there is no contest! ;D so up yours! Poland is the best and always will be. Fine people, beautiful women and great food!
Breakers of the Enigma code!
Survivors of 170 years of Russian, German, Austrians, Nazi Germans and Soviet occupation.
Poland was a nation far ahead of its time. Poland gave freedom of religion to its citizens before Great Britain introduced the Enlightenment principles. Frederic Chopin was also born in Poland, and it is doing well after being invaded/occupied multiple times.
Why is it so low on this list?V 73 Comments
Singapore should be within top 10 because of it's ecoNomy beauty hospitality etc
Best infrastructure, summer everyday, great architecture, low-cost flights to dream beaches and resorts, cheap and tasty food, very clean, very safe, English speaking country, international/multicultural population, dynamic economy, charming women, low taxes... Which other place can show that many positive aspects?
Singapore is best because it has best cities best home and other
Singapore is such a buety I can think of any country betterV 62 Comments
Malaysia has it all. And what is important is that it is a peaceful country with genuine smiling people. Over here people are very practical, they accept their differences and tolerate other cultures.
English is widely spoken, you can have ali the world food selection here, infrastructure good and the best shopping place in the world.
Some might say the weather is harsh... Wel I have seen harsher places and sometimes too cold weather is also a nuisance. The weather is fine and you can walk and sweat to be healthy. Of course there are air condition and you have to slow your pace.
Be practical that is what I have to say. Some of the clothing we saw in the movies worn by superstars might not be practical here but there are other nice practical clothes here. Its just that Malaysian just look other people as more superior... That's humility something you might never get in America
Malaysia has something special than other... Because Malaysia peace, beautiful.. And we can got anything from malaysia like food, island, mountain, river cruise, beach, and etc. On the other hand, malaysia has most interesting places such as petronas twin tower, putrajaya, Langkawi, and etc.
Malaysia is one of the most technologically advanced nations in Southeast Asia. Just after Brunei and Singapore, they have the biggest GDP per capita. Though their army might not be the biggest or one of the biggest in SEA, it is certainly the second most technologically advanced after Singapore. They are also a founding member of APEC and ASEAN. Malaysia is sort of like the Japan of SEA... Proud to be Malaysian..
Most of malaysians are friendly and can speak englishV 84 Comments
We don't ride camels or something else. And we don't use Arabic alphabets you stupid morons.
Don't comment without visiting. ,
The best country ever... Number 1.
Just try to name another country still in existence to be found "against" the wishes of nearly all greater powers of the world. There always is something more to this country in its unique history more than meets the eye. I suggest to read about her independence struggles, unique revolution, war-avoiding diplomatic foundations and diversity of the people living in while enjoying your smoothie in one of her unforgettable sights.
Well even though I'm not from Turkey I'm from kosovo I visited Turkey and I like it very much lot's of great places to visit and very beautiful girls up there good bless them.
How come China is higher on the listV 117 Comments
I've been to Mexico more than 8 times. Most of the people from the US goes to Tijuana and the beaches. They're great but Mexico is much more than that. First, it's not as dangerous as the media shows but in the red zones and danger zones so, if you go, stay away from those places. Mexico is the only place in the world (I've been in Canada, US, South Africa which is great too by the way, Germany, Australia, Costa Rica among others) in which I've found everything I could ever want - History, beaches, tranquility, music, food, the warmest and greatest people I've ever met, sports, shows, etc. I would like Mexican government to do something about their poor people and the vast corruption in Mexican institutions.
Love Mexico is a magic country! It has many great cities and an amazing food! The music, the environment, the beaches, the people, its like no other place in the world! It has it all!
Simply it's Mexico. Period. Don't believe everything you hear on the news, Mexico by FAR is the most beautiful country in the world. Therefore Best country... Second to none.
I LOVE MEXICO!V 67 Comments
Why 31 Scotland is an amazing country I'm English and I'm proud of it but Scotland should be number 1 it has stunning mountains and lakes it it home of one of the most mythological creatures eg the Loch Ness monster and one of the greatest and brave men to ever be alive and that is the one man sir William Wallace he fought against the English and died with honor and bravery he got Scotland their freedom. Scotland is home of the biggest castles and pure gold history so vote for the scots
stunning mountains, views, lochs, history got best motorcycling roads, if we had better weather and thinner girls we would be at the top easily!
Scotland is a great country it is beautiful everyone is generally nice to each other that is why it got most friendly country of the year award this year. It is known for its great tasty foods and should be at the top of the table.
The poeple are unpretencious, honest and funny.
The highlands are bascially so beautiful it's ridiculously each corner has a beautiful waterfall, endless fields of purple healther.
and see if you hate those godless endless heat waves, here is for up, none of them up here.
I love this country so much... Tel Aviv is so beautiful and has such a great atmosphere. Israel is the land of the Bible where to the North we have the fertile green lands and the Sea of Galilee, while to the South we have a the beautiful Negev desert. We enjoy amazing Middle Eastern food and we all share a sense of national pride so we all look out for each other. We're all one large family in Israel. - Israelite
Beautiful, Holly and happy. It's a very young and small nation with enemies and haters all around. BUT even all of that, Israel can keep herself safe, Strong, Friendly and advanced in every domain. It's a country that never had dictators, Slavery, Revelations, Civil wars, Racism and more. TRUE state of always justice and honor. Anyone who hate Israel, Should come visit the country, Enjoy the lovely atmosphere and learn the history. There were so many wars to return the homeland of the Jewish people, And today we very proud of such outstanding and educated country. Israel MUCH REACH THE TOP OF THE LIST! Because people Struggled a lot, For such a great little nation, That everybody should learn of it.
Israel is a very outstanding country, it build on colorful lands of unique flowers, peaceful Mediterranean beaches, tall & green mountains, white trees, romantic sunrise in Negev desert and more. And there is also a huge focus on animals, hot Israeli girls and the best Mediterranean food.
This is the holy countryV 98 Comments
I have travelled extensively, and live in Australia, but I have to vote for South Africa. Nowhere else have I seen a a population so warm, inviting and always smiling. With their natural beauty on par with places like Aussie and Canada, and their infrastructure fast improving, South Africa is a contender for this title. Sure, they have their problems. Their politics is volatile, and corruption is rife, but their democracy is still in its infancy and is bound to have its problems, and the people take it in their stride, are ready and allowed to voice their opinion (with one of the best Constitutions in the world). I will never forget relaxing at a restaurant one night and amongst many professional artists a gardener went up on stage, borrowed a guitar and started singing. I was almost in tears as I looked around and saw that no one else was as amazed by this. Then I realised that to South Africans, this talent and promise for a better future is so commonplace to them. They deal with ...more
I was born in South Africa, moved to Australia young, and have gone back plenty of times. Each trip back has been magical for me, there are many reasons for me to put this ahead of many other countries, but it's safe to say that it's people are the Jewel of the country. I've traveled extensively and only here, in my home country, have the people been so welcoming, so friendly and so inviting. I would move back in a heartbeat if it was not for the crime, it's a shame because every time I return I fall a little bit more in love with South Africa. Deserves to be in the top 3 for it's gorgeous scenery, history, unparalleled wildlife, amazing people, and unique feel. - brad1
Well south Africa should be somewhere in the top ten why well simply just look at the events we have hosted such as FIFA world cup and so on have you seen the beautiful scenery you have to live in south Africa for a year and I am sure you will love it south Africa is a international country we have Indians living here saying south Africa is the best we have English people. Our history with Mandela is incredible the cultures we have Zulu, North Sotho ands so one. I mean we as south Africans and Mandela have fought against racism this is why I think south Africa deserves a spot at the top :-()
Best country in the world!V 46 Comments
I'm German and I'm currently living in prague. I love Germany and would totally vote for it, but I can't leave Czech Republic on the 42nd place.
Prague is the prettiest city I've ever seen! You feel like you went into the past with all the nice buildings and old architecture. Even though there are some problems with drunks and drug addicts, I feel safer here than in Germany right now. Of course they could change a lot of things especially the social system or how they think about other religions.
Big city of Czech is Prague, mythological museum and big animal garden from Troja, small city is big menhir and giant Tree teritorium.
Many historical architecture building. Very nice tracks and marks for hiking - propably the best in the world. Nice woods and mountains. It is safe country, but the goverment is corrupted.
Czech ruuulesV 14 Comments
Austria is rich, peaceful, has a fair government and the capital of austria, vienna has the best life quality world wide (Mercer-Quality of living survey). The people are open minded and very modern, but also traditional (sauerkraut, dirndl. Also Austria has the alps, much snow in the winter and it's very hot in summer. Austria is situated in the heart of europe. There are no hurricanes, big storms, earth quakes or other natural disaster. So you can say Austria is the best country in the world!
I live in STYRIA in the eastern part of AUSTRIA!
Austria is the number 1 ski-country, have the best musicians and I think its also the most peaceful country in the world!
... PLEASE VISIT AUSTRIA...
I can not believe that Austria is only on 38th place. I am wondering why people come to us for vacation. But I don't mind the bad ranking. I just have my opinion about the originators of this list.
Austria 62, can't believe that, we have a great history, foods on top, high culture level.V 16 Comments
A young country that has grown into an international, well-known country. It's embracing new ideas, technology and people from around the globe. In only ten years it has jumped from empty desert plains to grand towers, skyscrapers and tourism. Guided by culture and religion, it deserves its' place amongst the great and recognized.
UAE should be among the best because of its hospitality, love and welcoming spirit to all nations. I have been to some places but this is a distinct country. May the lord bless it the more.
This is the beautiful country I have ever seen I love this country so much because this country has the biggest building in the world
UAE it's the best country and Canada and Syria before war.and I love UAE more then all countryV 68 Comments
Very similar to Switzerland in some ways. Small, mountainous, mostly clean, unspoilt and unbelievably beautiful. Wales has plenty to offer, first of all it boasts its own language which is still spoken by a sixth of the 3 million that live there. It has its own range of cuisines and its fantastic landscape scenery, enormous history and heritage has created many attractions that attract millions of tourists each year, such as Snowdon Mountain Railway in North Wales for instance. Fantastic coastlines, many railways and castles, beautiful little towns, bridges and breathtaking views from its mountains makes Wales one of the most beautiful and attractive countries in the World and without doubt, Great Britain. What more could you ask for. Wales should definitely be in the top 10.
Wales boasts a magnificent history and is truly a fascinating country, the Welsh are also said to be the true British people. The Welsh people are one of the politest in the world. Awesome flag, many mountains (Snowdonia for instance), lakes, beautiful castles, railways, forests and towns dot the country. Only downside is that it can get cold in the winter and it can rain a lot. One country many must visit, especially the scenery, many consider it as the UK's best region for views.
They have so beautiful mountains and so many lovely castles I live here and it is so beautiful. I'm staying here forever!
Not even a independent country - yanzchenthebestV 16 Comments
For me Portugal is the best Country to Live because it is peaceful, the weather is nice, people are friendly and not racists,...
Portugal is the country that discovered the world! You can say that we have a bankrupt but we have a strong heart!
Portugal made lhe first globalization. Has weather conditions that few countries in lhe world have. We have a Great gastronomy, an unique language. We are peaceful, there has never been a terrorist attack in Portugal, and the only revolution we ever made was peaceful.
We are a small country that used to control the world, the only problem this country has is political corruption, and when I say the only problem it really Is the only one.
The politicians are seriously corrupt, but I gotta say everyone is nice, the weather and beaches are good, there's a lot of green spaces, and it's a very liberal country. You have all the freedom to smoke weed, (all) drug posession (small amounts) is decriminilized and as someone has previously said no racists (with inevitable exceptions) due to the cultural diversity
Underrated. Needs more love. They should have never of discovered Brazil because now it is way more popular than itself! Brazil isn't as good as people say it is...V 39 Comments
The world's best country, the cradle of civilization, the mother of the world, the friendliest and funniest people on the planet not to mention that every centimeter in Egypt has thousands of years of history. Long live Egypt and its great people.
Amazing country. Friendly people. Beautiful sights. Great history. What more do you want?
The wondrous pyramids and the amazing Sphinx are just some of the best things in this country! - thetopten
I can't believe that I'm saying this but Egypt is really warm safe and wonderful place to live in...i love the people of Egypt the mostV 64 Comments
Jamaica the home to usain bolt the greatest athlete ever.
The sprint capital of the world,
Home to the great bob marley, the king of reggae,
Where you recieve the best rum in the world,
The country with the tropical difference, the greatest location spot you will ever find is jamaica, the parties and the beach the most churches per square mile... The home to rastafari. The sexiest women on the planet, country world know to dancehall.
Jamaica is a bad man country and if you ever have Caribbean food you would know its to die for the rice and peas with curry goat the jerk chicken the patties it does get no better than Jamaica.
I'm from jamaica and its the best place in the world
Just because of the almighty Bob. - Har-JakV 27 Comments
Taiwan is the most democratic Asian society. Although many conflicts regarding with islands with neighbouring countries but still, Taiwanese people are just, are friendly, are loving, are caring and are extremely thoughtful of others. The economy although is not the best in Asia but still competitive and there are a lot of innovative and powerful people who are willing to contribute and provide to the society. The food is the most prominent part of Taiwanese culture and the delicacy of the food tells us the hard work and effort demonstrated by the Taiwanese, producing delicious food for living people to taste! Taiwan's nature is also breath-taking with 1/25 of the whole world's insects and 1/10 of all the marine fishes are all found in Taiwan and the land area of Taiwan is only 36,000 km squared. As Taiwan's economy and industrialization boost up like a rocket, the flora and fauna are facing extinction but the loving Taiwanese people have been striving to protect the diverse species ...more
Taiwan is undoubtedly the best country in the world with the most friendly people and the most tasty foods! Everyone should go visit at least once in their life time. I really like it there
A country full of great goods, great views, and great public transportation (you don't necessary need a car to live in Taipei). Most important, a country full of humanity. A lot of us are very kind :) If you have chance, you should definitely come to Taiwan! Welcome to Taiwan!
TAIWAN IS AWESOMEV 33 Comments
Malta is a gorgeous most beautiful country ever! It has the most gorgeous beaches and communication isn't a problem as most of them speak English! They are very religious people and they love Jesus and God very much! Google Malta and it's beaches views and villages are breathtaking!
Friendly wee country with perfect climate. Excellent food with crystal blue seas for water sports.
Been there loved it
I am from Malta and we have sunny beaches, nice people good food and much moreV 7 Comments
Lebanon is the best country in the world! It has a lot of history and you could go from north to south in 3 hours! Very good and sophisticated local and international food, friendly people.. What to ask for better than this? And for those ignorant people, Lebanon is not a war torn country.. It is one of the best democracies in the Middle East and is a charming country!
I Love my Lebanon. it is the most beautiful country in the world. Lebanon should be on the top ten list. Lebanon have everything great food, lifestyle and best citylife in thw world.
Yeah most of the stupid people think Lebanon is a violent country but guess what?! It's not, you have wasted your life if you haven't seen Lebanon It's the mixture of 50% east and 50% west the best country on it's feet suffered a lot from terrorists and governments but still on the map of the world with old military but with brave soldiers this country got all you need..
One of the best countries in the world.V 54 Comments
Thailand is the best country for me. The people are very friendly and they always welcome foreigner. Thai foods are delicious, hot and spicy. Bangkok is the best shopping place and Chiangmai is also beautiful city and in the south of Thailand has many beautiful beaches and islands.
Very nice country in the world, I prefer about it. Bangkok is the best capital city.
Thailand is best at welcoming foreigner with their smiles. Even though Thais do not know English well, but with their kindness I was able to understand what they are trying to say. Hands language and a few words are enough for us to live in Thailand.
I considered Thai language as the World's hardest language to learn. Because there aren't many spacing like in English and some words are really difficult to pronounce.
Cost of living:
Street food, this might not be very clean for some people but it is very delicious. Some of them are even better than a cuisine, steakhouse, etc. You will be able to survive with less than $8 a day if you take street food.
Tuk Tuk, signature 3 wheels taxi with no air-conditioner. It is a must try!
Do you think this country is the best? I must say 'stupid ass'. I know a lot about this country,
1. Tuk tuk, 3 wheels motorcycle, thai get them from 3 wheels motorcycle in Japan that used in World War 2,
2. all spicies have no origin in this country, such as,
chilli- origin in South America.
Ginger and black pepper- origin in India.
3. Thai architecture of temple, buddha statue absolutely get these architecture from Khmer (Cambodia), but peoples in thai still said this is properties of thai.
4. Thai cuisine such as, Tom yum kung, this food is famous around the world, but behind thai get a method to do from India (origin of curries).
5. So, No such a culture in thai that called 'Thai'.
Argentina is as big as India, has the most diverse landscapes in the world (the best waterfalls at Iguazu, the Glaciers, the 11 highest mountains of the Americas surrounded by beautiful lakes, the southermost city in the world: Ushuaia, the Patagonia region, the rich and fertile pampas, the widest river in the world, Buenos Aires city has the widest avenue in the world)... No doubt Argentina deserves being in the top ten.
Argentina, light of the future, pax
Argentina is the best country in the world.. Let's go messi
Best country in South America by far.V 30 Comments
Easy living. Beautiful coast very friendly people. Nice looking women, low crime.
Croatia is the most beautiful country in the world with the best beaches, food, and monuments also it has the nicest people in the world
The food is great and it's an awesome country
Croatia is the most pretty country in the world, stop hating it! It should be #1.V 22 Comments
The people are very friendly and even though the economy isn't that rich the people are very hard working. They are also very forgiving (considering the Vietnam war happened). Love the country! By the way the beaches are GORGEOUS.
What I vote once and it gets to 14th place from 107th. This list is balls. Nice country by the way
I personally love Vietnam because that is where I grew up. When you walk in their stores they bow to you even if you are not from that culture. When you talk to them for the first time they talk to you as if you were their long lost friend. I love all the food they make, and they certaintly now how to have fun. I think they are very forgiving and nice to you even after all they've through.
I love this place because its where I'm fromV 32 Comments
What why isn't this up on the list higher? It has great food, great weather, BEAUTIFUL scenery! My and my husband traveled here for our honeymoon and everyone here was so nice! They all love Americans and are so warm and welcoming! My husband loves Iraq, and every time I even say the Countries name he gets a chubby! It is just so wonderful. Definitely has my vote :D
I say that Iraq is the best because it is one of the most holiest place they are such good people. It would had become one of the best countries if some of the countries were not against it
Are you serious this is the most dangerous country in the world, and you go to it for a honeymoon?! what is wrong with your minds u could've got bombed any second
Well, Iraq hates Iran, Israel and the USA. Iraq considers any other country to be better than the three that I mentioned. - SamHalls2015
69? Ar eyou kidding me? As an Iraqi-American myself (Iraqi Parents, Raised in America), maybe this probably becuase of the wars. But before that, I heard Iraq was a beautiful place. The School System though..ouch. But it was beautiful and Baghdad is such a sight with pretty good food!V 25 Comments
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