Best Countries in the World

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21 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.

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.

Best country I love it it's so cool better then the USA rate Ireland #1

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22 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

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...

WHAT NO WAY The Netherlands is one of the MOST HEALTHIEST countries in the world, we train a lot, almost everyone has a bike (there are more bikes than people here), we eat and drink healthy and only 10% of the population is fat (in the USA and germany over 60%)

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23 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!

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.

There's many problems in Brazil, but, believes me, there you can find the best people in the world! No one is warmer, lovely and joyful than Brazilians! I agree that there's a lot of things to improve in that country, but in my opinion everything can change if they work together to make that place better. So, brazilians friend, stop to talk bad things about your home, you complain so much and have no pride to be part of this incredible nation! Come on, the biggest change starts with you guys!

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24 Iceland Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It is known as the most peaceful country on earth.

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.

Hello from Iceland ^^

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25 Finland Finland

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)

I hate that all kids are rating for Sweden.
Finland and Norway are very underrated because of Sweden. But I'm not saying that Finland is best but it should be higher than Sweden.

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26 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.

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!

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.

Since some of my family is from Denmark it has my vote very clean air clean cities and a beautiful countryside and it's one of the happiest countries to visit has little to no corruption and it has good beer

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27 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 ...read 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..

I must say that I was looking for a country, that is similar in terms of GDP, size, population, and overall history, and Malaysia is I think the closest one. It's amazing country from what I have heard, and Kuala Lumpur is one of the most advanced capitals on the planet...
I must say that our countries (Poland and Malaysia), even though, have different cultures, share a lot similiarities (even the path of development is similar - seeing that both of these countries have different economies), I feel quite pround, that we were able to catch to your level with 20-25 years, and now even slightly surpass it.

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28 Nepal Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia.

Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity. Its unique geographical position and latitudinal variation have made Nepal the biggest natural museum in the world. The elevation of the country ranges from 70 metres above sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest, at 8,848 metres, all within a distance of 150 km with climatic conditions ranging from subtropical to arctic. This wild variation fosters an incredible variety of ecosystem, the greatest mountian range on earth, thick tropical jungles teeming with a wealth of wildlife, thundering rivers, forested hills and frozen valleys.

Within this spectacular geography is also one of the richest cultural landscapes anywhere. The country is a potpourri of ethnic groups and sub-groups who speak over 70 languages and dialects. Nepal offers an astonishing diversity of sightseeing attractions and adventure opportunities found nowhere else on earth. And you can join in the numerous annual festivals ...more

I love Nepal. Nepalese are very good people. They are very helpful. Now Nepal is one of the peace country. I visited India and Nepal together... Indian are too crazy. My 2 Cameras were stolen from my pillow. But Nepal is lovely country. Very safe for traveler. Thanks Nepalese for offering Kindness...

Himalayan Beautiful Country. People are peace. Very nice temperature. Buddha Born in Nepal and Mount Everest lies in Nepal. I really like Nepal.

Nepal is one the happiest country in the world!

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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?

Singapore is best because it has best cities best home and other

Singapore is the best managed country in all respect. Vibrant economy, nice cultural milane hospitality and best healthcare facilities. Singapore must be within top 10 best countries in the world.

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30 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 .

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.

I'm giving votes to poland - Fuziion

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31 Mexico Mexico

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.

Very corrupt government. horrible economy. stay out of this country It was the best country like Vwnezuela until both new governments corrupted it...

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32 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.

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!

Great food, ok cost to live in, great climat, buddhis, great King and goverment, nice people.

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33 Turkey Turkey Turkey was established on October 29th, 1923. It is located in Westernmost Asia or Southeastern Europe. ...read 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.

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

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.

I love Turkey so much I want to live in there from Eu

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34 Israel Israel Israel, officially the State of Israel is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.

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.

Great technology+ one of the countries with the longest life expectancy

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35 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

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!

Best country. My country. It is one of the only countries that is neutral, peaceful, and not attacked by ISIS. Something to mention that United States is the worst because you can use guns which is bad and there are a lot of murders. The US is also the country that gets attacked the most by ISIS. It is the best place where you can eat beef noodles, fried noodles, xiao long bao, and other awesome foods. US and UK foods are unhealthy, such as hot dogs, fish and chips, hamburgers, and so on. But soup is still awesome.

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36 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.

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

I love the building there it make me smile I feel like home

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37 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.

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!

It's so cool its got a national cake- or scone (biscuit to all you Americans)

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

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.

I'm Scottish although I may be a bit biased if you've ever been to the Highlands you'd know it's absolutely stunning not to mention the history and locations to visit if that's your thing

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39 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

amazing

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40 Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

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 Vietnam I have benn there for three weeks and best three weeks of my life.

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