Best Countries in the World


The Top Ten

1 United States United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the more.

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

My country has some serious problems. While the USA is a very democratic and militarily powerful country, there are many major issues going on that we Americans seem to ignore or look away from.

First and foremost, everybody hates us. We have been around for 200 years and in that time we have invaded attacked or occupied almost 50 other countries. The Middle East blames all of it's problems on us because we support Israel and have invaded Iraq and Afghanistan just for the oil. They burn president Obama in effigy and some groups like ISIS are calling for another Iraq war. Americans are also taken hostage, sold as slaves and beheaded on television. Africa is a similar situation. Central Americans and South Americans think of us as a huge bully, because back in the 1900s and early 20th century we were constantly invading them and butting into they're affairs. We invaded like ten Latin Americans countries during the Wilson administration alone. We ruined our relationships with ...more

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2 Canada Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million kmĀ²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, more.

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.

Canada. Proud to live here. One of the most natural countries. I live in Vancouver, and for all of the people who say it's boring, it's not. Rain is a downside but that also means that we can plant tropical plants in a colder country! Plus, we are used to that. (Everybody realizes that the people not wearing jackets are tourists. ) yes the housing, but places like Toronto have cheaper housing, so that evens it out. We are not racist, though I was very sad to see Our people being racist to Chinese, but now, it's changed. Plus, where else in the world can you ski in Canada where you can't anywhere else? I can't tell you much about other places, but I know at Vancouver, we can ski in a averagely warm weather. Bring a jacket in case! If you don't want something simple like Seymour and grouse or cypress, go to whistler, an amazing resort unquestionably the best resort in the world. Sun peaks resort at okanagon is a very good place as well. Meet loons, ducks, Eagles, Hawks, songbirds, ...more

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3 United Kingdom United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is more.

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!

Now America is a great country you know!? But one thing is for sure. They stole invention ideas like the rocket. That idea is actually from the Germans (sorry I am not a big fan of defending the horrid Nazis either here) but the German that invented the rocket LAUNCHER is also one of the main guys that produced the rocket in the first place! But now I'd like to say this UK has got racist problems as well but only because the Asians have immigrated here just to offend us but Asia is awesome too. GO BOLLYWOOD! Anyways WE invented the usage of coal WE invented the telephone WE invented the camera WE created the cruise ship (ok so the first one didn't go so well) WE created real football or that weird word soccer you Americans call it and your football barely uses feet anyways! What kind of STOLEN name are you thinking of!? WE took a great load of history including the Romans (YAY ITALY! Even though you invaded us. ) The Saxons which I am pretty sure is us and the Vikings (Scandinavia if ...more - Gregorology11

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4 Japan Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. more.

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

They have absolutely great technology. They have many of the world's leading companies like Sony, Panasonic, Nintendo etc., and there are some beautiful mountains and natural sites. Mount Fuji. And also the beautiful and mysterious temples, castles etc. The Tokyo skyline now is amazing, with its new Tokyo Sky Tree making it even better.
The people of Japan are the kindest, and everyone is very punctual - this is reflected in how Japanese trains are hardly ever late. The cities are really clean too. They have got great T.V. dramas and variety shows. The boybands like Smap, Tokio and Arashi are amazing too.

Actually Japan may have all of that but is not worth it because of all the earthquakes that cause tsunami's so your putting your own life at risks

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5 Australia Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

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

Australian's see someone struggling, they help. They don't stand by and watch. Aussies love their country and don't let politics ever RULE their lives. We are care free. We are happy. Well looked after. We are clean. Naturally stunning and diverse. Spiritual land like Africa. Where places and natural wonders are more than you see, we can feel it. We are genuine and down to earth, and we love our families with our whole heart. We don't compete. We are the people who not only want the world to be a better place, we try to make it a better place. We can have a laugh with a stranger at a bus stop, or smile at a stranger walking by. We don't have any sort of crisis happening where we all lose our head or turn against each other. We are like Canada, we simply just kick back and let it run it's course. We are without a shadow of doubt the most beautiful and safe country in the world. If you come here and tour around, you won't want to leave this place. Great southern land

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6 Germany Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. more.

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.

Lovely countryside and beautiful mountains. Nice cities going from big international and historical Berlin to small beautiful and cultural Heidelberg, one of the few cultural cities that weren't destroyed in the war. People are good just as good as any other person in another country. Some are funny and nice some are rude and some are just reserved but helpful. A very economically strong country, which doesn't need to rely on other countries. Can help themselves and solve problems mostly on their own. don't have to depend on anyone. Is the centre of Europe. Has many neighbours and is very well connected to these other countries. You can get very far very fast ( Autobahn or other public transport). Transportation system is very good. Trains are 'mostly' on time. Many Universities. Education is free for everyone, even those who come from other countries. Have many good movies, although many Germans don't think so but I do. Comedy does exist but is manly for Germans because its not ...more

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7 France France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to more.

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

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

Many thanks to this marvelous country named France.

Of course France is famously known for its gastronomy, but that is just the visible part of the iceberg. With more than 84 millions of tourists in 2015 is the most visited country in the world with USA and Spain. And it is also ranked number 6 in terms of GDP. Is in the top 5 or healthcare and the top 1 in Europe for its number of diverse cultures and origins. Counting everything will take ages, but right now we can confirm it as in the top 5. Just see how many people here try to destroy the image of France, you never try to destroy a bad country only a good one like the famous ones here too.

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8 New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. more.

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 was the first country to let women have the right to vote

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9 Sweden Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.

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

Norway has fjords

Iceland has ponies

Denmark has delicious pastries and seafood

Finland has heavy metal bands

Ikea has Sweden

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10 Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. more.

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!

This is the world number 1 country ever never

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The Contenders

11 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. more.

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!

The music is terrific too, one of the best. Not a fan of xenophobic attitudes below, though. - NoLifers

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.

Let's get out of Europe!

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12 Norway Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

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.

It looks like a nice and beautiful place!

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13 Russia Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. more.

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!

They are better than The United States! How in the heck are they ranked lower than The United States?! - shiphater

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!

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14 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. more.

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?

Hello Indians, I'm from Bangladesh. I think this is a true review. India is one of the richest countries of the world and it has a lot of attractive cultural traditions. It is also one of the largest countries of the world. Historical places are amazing and travel destinations are dashing. A huge number of Hindus, Muslims and other religious people have been living together peacefully there for centuries. Some religious collisions were seen in the past time but neither Hindus nor Muslims of India should be blamed. It is the dirty 'two nation theory' which was the cause of all mishaps. What did Pakistan do with Bangladeshi people (East-Pakistan at that time) after 1947? They tortured both Hindus and Muslims of Bangladesh. Bangladeshi people will always thank India and Indian people for those great help and supports during the liberation war. There are some people in Bangladesh who are still against the liberation of Bangladesh. These people are the main problem of Bangladesh. We had ...more

India is beautiful but is one of the dirtiest in the world. People do not have toilets and they poop outside, people do not have sanitary indoor bathrooms in the countryside. Their waste management is very inefficient. and are sanitation challenged. If India pass strict laws on environmental and personal cleanliness like Singapore or Tokyo, then I might vote India as the best.

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15 China China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, more.

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

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.

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16 Iceland Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.

I wont vote for my own country, Norway. Iceland is my favourite country, so my vote goes to you.

Calm and peaceful. Great scenery with beutiful nature with glaciers, ocean, volcanoes. Nice people with strong men and cute and charming girls. Good government and good standards of living.

Iceland is very peaceful, good people and language.

Iceland - Good food, good people, good safety. Bad for murderers since you will be too sad to kill anyone once you meet the people.

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17 Denmark Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

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.

Denmark is one of the only Places you can go to school, to the doctor and hospital for free. If you can't Work due to Health, old age or any other reason you will get Money from the state to live and exist as human.
In Denmark you are taken care of.

Better than the USA.

Why is Denmark 17? It's one of the happiest countries and has great non-polluted oceans. - TopTenTed

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18 Ireland Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

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.

Ireland is a lovely country and the language is nice. It has an ancient history ( the Celts) and this is where Halloween comes from ( Samhain). It has scenic views. I was born and still lives in Ireland.

It is still in the middle of a civil war! Do not come here! The war is never going to end, EVER at this rate!

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19 Spain Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

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!

Such a grat place to live

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20 Brazil Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

I think Brazil is the best country to visit for tourism. It's huge, wonderful and amazing people! VOTED!

Brazil is socialist, but a good place to travel to

Hey look, my country

I life in brazil I just speak inglish butt in school I learn inglish brazil is awesome

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21 England England England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. more.

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!

I love the history of England the capital the country and the monarchy and it is a great place to be

England are only this low down because all of it's votes are placed on the United Kingdom which is mostly England.


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22 Philippines Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

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!

Because It's More fun in the Philippines!

Boracay- Asia's top beach destination
Baguio- Summer Capital of the philippines
Cebu- Future city of asia
Puerto Princessa underground river- One of the New7wonders of nature
Vigan- Spanish Era City
Mt. Mayon, Bicol- perfect coned-shape volcano
Davao- one of the fastest growing city
Mall of Asia- 7th biggest mall in the world

and finally:
FILIPINOS- The most ebullient and easy-going people in the world

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23 Netherlands Netherlands

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

The Netherlands should be way above the United States. Who voted the U.S. #1?

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!

The Netherlands is the best country of the wordld

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24 South Korea South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

1) Fastest Internet Speed in the World as well as the Fastest Mobile Data Speed ever.
2) Better infrastructure and ahead of the future
3) Clean and most people maintain high levels of personal hygiene
4) Transportation System is ridiculously better (Coming from a resident living in San Francisco, it's slow, dirty and drug addicts are likely to board trains and cause concern), At least if you're commuting in Seoul, those problems are scarce and hardly present at all.
5) Technologically Advanced, Samsung and LG originated here. In fact, Samsung is leading in the phone market whereas Apple is falling behind but Huawei is catching up.
6) Low-Crime Rate, San Francisco is home to the highest homeless population in the world, most of these people are pissing on the streets and also inciting harm on the residents.
7) It's inexpensive to live there, usually debatable but in all honesty, when spending in cities like SFO or LA, you are likely to be spending $100 a week unlike ...more

5 reasons why South Korea is a great country:
1) It is a beautiful place.
2) Rich in history and culture.
3) They created there own language to help unite the country (when North Korea and South Korea were together) it is the best language in the world.
4) Delicious food!
5) Seoul is an amazing place and is far more technologically advanced than most if not all American cities.
South Korea is an amazing place and is one of the greatest countries in the world.

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

Look I haven't been to South Korea before but from what I've heard it's better to go there then to go to North Korea

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25 Finland Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.

Schools in Finland are so great that people from other countries come here to study.

I heard they serve REAL FOOD for lunch in their schools

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)

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26 Belgium Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. A small and densely populated country, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers (11,787 square miles) and has a population of more than 11 million.

It's definitely the best country To live in, because we have the best health care system in the entire world

It has the best food really you shoukd go to Belgium one day

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!

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27 Greece Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

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

Kindest people in the world! No matter what economic problems they have, they will take care of you as if you were family. Very open to others and welcoming of tourists with great tolerance and generosity. Just gorgeous beaches, delicious fresh food, clean air -- had the best vacation of my life in Greece.

Let's not forget the massive contributions to the world that shaped our very existence: philosophy (humanism), theatre, mathematics, language, arithmetic, algebra, physics, music, drama/comedy, ethics, medicine (Hippocratic oath still the cornerstone of medical ethics), architecture (look at Washington DC, London, Paris, Berlin, ROME.. (took nearly everything from Greece! )... Geometry, astronomy (measured the circumference of the earth over 2,000 years ago! )... You name it, they started it: OLYMPICS, marathon, javelin, discus, wrestling, boxing, sprint, relay... Sports were invented in Greece.

Greece didn't change the world, Greece made the world --- and guess what ...more

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28 Poland Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately more.

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.

Poland sucks.
Mentality like burping zombies (ofc not all, just most often)
It has quite amazing history and successful in a past bur maan alive. Todaay? Oooo man. Heretical catholicism? They removed second commandment from main 10 and say they are christians (means following the bible). And it's a 95% of the country! 95% of the country is hecticly catholic. Enough said. By that one fact alone we can see that this is brain dead country.
But people are leaving so just give it a time, it will pass away - as it did before. Did u know that poland wasnt on a map for 123 years? Was split between 3 countries - those countries are hectic too I don't know whats better for the world. Just burn europe, it has only nice views, nature, that's it. Live there is crap.

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29 Singapore Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.

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?

Best Country

I can prove that it is one of the cleanest garden cities in the world. I live there. Thanks to Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore is now a fully established city and will continue to grow, no matter what. This year, the year of the pig according to the chinese zodiac, 2019, is the biccentanial of when Stamford Raffles from Britain and turned Singapore into a trading port. The year was 1819. Mr. Lee Kuan Yew was Singapore's first prime minister, since it became independent in 1965. Just like Yusof Ishak, Singapore's first president, he was very good in his studies. Even though Singapore is really nice, I wish to visit New York City, in the US. That's all, except my favourite place in the world is the public library, near my HDB flat. The flat is like an apartment, and most Singaporeans live in it. I LOVE SG! P. S. This year, Singapore is turning 54, in case you don't want to do the maths.

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30 Israel Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. more.

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

Holy land. Hot people. Sacred landscape. God's chosen.

The land of God

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.

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31 Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such more.

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.

c'mon guys, malaysia is the best country in the world. beautiful landscape, nice people, peaceful, ultimate cities, and even high clas economic region. Also known as Pearl of South East Asia n been voted 'WORLD'S MOST VISITED COUNTRY' by UNESCO.. proud to be Malaysian..

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..

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32 Turkey Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.

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.

Most of the people has wrong prejudices about Turkey and some of the most disturbing ones for me is that they think turks are conservative people, most of the women wear hijab, turks don't drink alcohol hence they don't like people drinking etc. These all are totally wrong and this thoughts disturbing me really. Turkey's population is mostly Muslim yes but it's a secular country, so there are many women wearing a head scarf, but there are also women not wearing head scarf as much as the wearing ones. Some of the turks especially through the east part of Turkey, might be conservative, but there is much more people that are not. Even if you go to a city let say that is the most conservative one, nobody cares whether you're wearing a head scarf or drinking alcohol. Most of us drink alcohol here in Turkey, but the people aged over 60 years usually don't. There are lots of bars, pubs, night clubs etc. Because Turkey's population is mostly Muslim, people think that we are like Iran, Iraq ...more

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33 Mexico Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

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.

Maybe not the best, but certainly doesn't deserve to be this low

Mexico is the most intersting country cause when WE have earthquakes and every time we have and earthquake a CHILD always dissapears and nobody ever found them. Mexico the BEST! I'm mexican by the way

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!

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34 Scotland Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

For years they've taken our freedom!

Hey Scotland hate to burst ye bubble but ye be not a country - Simonb

Exactly. It's part of the United Kingdom. This, England, and ales should all be consolidated as one item- the United Kingdom. - MaxAurelius

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!

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35 South Africa South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana more.

Best country to be in and their people are so welcoming

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

Best country in the world!

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

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36 Czech Republic Czech Republic Czechia, officially the Czech Republic, is a nation state in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast.

Good beer and safe country.

Not the best, but it should be in TOP-25

None better

Czech ruuules

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37 Croatia Croatia Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia (independence since 1991), is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb. It is a member of the European Union. During the Cold War it was part of Yugoslavia. It is a cultural more.

I think it's very beautiful and nice... Suprised it isn't in the Top 15

Beautiful coastline and the countryside, thousands of islands, rich historical architecture and culture, nice people.

Beautiful country with very friendly people!

Low crime, nice people, very nice coast.

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38 Wales Wales Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Located on the island of Great Britain, it is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south.

The main reason Wales is a great country is that the occupants are NOT ENGLISH

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 I have sed it one's and I will say it again your a principality of the uk - Simonb

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.

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39 Austria Austria Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often more.

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!

A very safe, green wealthy country. Rich in history and historic buildings. Vienna, Austrias capitol is voted over and over again as the number 1 city to live in. Educated, charming,and humerous people.

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!

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.

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40 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran.

Without a doubt, the best Arab country. - ThrashDeath666

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.

This country has an amazing life since 1971
they would help the poor in and out
until 2004 things changed a bit
I believe it is like a shell with a pearl

A young country compared to others and built the tallest building in the world. - MaxAurelius

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41 Portugal Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes more.

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...

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 is the best country ever!

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.

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42 Egypt Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

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

People there are so kind, and the weather is gorgeous, great history, and a lot of beautiful things... lets just say its magical

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43 Malta Malta Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.

I am from Malta and we have sunny beaches, nice people good food and much more

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

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44 Jamaica Jamaica Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, consisting of the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles.

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

Jamaica is the best country,
Not only are we a small island yet still we stand out and dominate.
We are known for our food, music, athletes beaches etc.
The best place to have fun even to spend a vacation

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45 Taiwan Taiwan Republic of China was established in 1912. After the Chinese Civil War (1949), the Chinese government relocated to Taiwan. Its capital was originally Nanjing but now it's Taipei. Mandarin is the most spoken language.

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

Most democratic asian nation with hi-tech, great food, healthcare and contributes greatly in the globe in terms of tech innovations, human rights, democracy etc...

Taiwan is a nice country. However, it's easy to see that a disgusted country always said Taiwan is part of them no matter where you are. Shame on them!

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

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46 Lebanon Lebanon Lebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun . It is known as the Phoenix of the world since it has sunken under the ocean and has been destroyed by wars 7 times . In advance, more.

Despite all the problems Lebanon faced, it's still one of the best countries to live in.

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!

Lebanon is the best country in the world!
I am proud of being Lebanese!
Lebanese people are so friendly and welcoming since they welcomed the Syrian people who have war in their country as they also welcomed people from Palestine that are also leaving their countries from the cause of war!

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.

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47 Thailand Thailand Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

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.

Thailand? Do you think this is the best country? I think this country must not be called 'Thailand'. This country is the worst country for me, the dirtiest country in the world, I always saw garbage on sidewalk, undiscipline country, peoples really really lazy, students sometimes escape school because drugs, want to play games, don't want to learn because it's hard, don't understand in lesson. This is the last that I want to say, lot of Thai when they're going to another countries like Japan, some Japaneses said that Thai is the lawless country in the world, love to not stand the line, love to say impolite words, Thailand is a country that going to destroy the world in the future.

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!

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48 Luxembourg Luxembourg

Its a nice county with highest average income in the can you forget that..!

Calm country and good people, beautiful natural

More rainy and less hilly than Switzerland- with just as lax secret banking laws. Money laundered same day. - IndoRaya

Rich country with high wages and low taxes. I think it's the best country to live in.

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49 Liechtenstein

I want this to be number one because nobody cares about it. And it would be funny. - MaxAurelius

The best country ever!

Liechtenstein didn't even get made when Swiss army invaded them by mistake

Clean as can be and greet skiing

50 Argentina Argentina Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.

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

And besides is beautiful, is an organized country and something else very important for me: It's clean!

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