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Uruguay is on par with North Korea?? Somebody has it in for the Ukraine. I'd rather live in Kyiv than Karachi or Luanda.

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I don't know whats so bad about Ukraine tbh.

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OK, being born in Algeria turns out to be better than being born in Russia? You can not be serious.

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North Korea is on a par with Uruguay??
It's "gray", meaning , off the scale, for both countries. Meaning one of two things.. Either "unrated". Or "better not to be born at all than born in there".

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OK, being born in Algeria turns out to be better than being born in Russia? You can not be serious.
... dark greys like Uruguay and North Korea were not graded...
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it's grey, Venezuela is the only pink one in South America, but still better than Ecuador...

Nothing new here, it just basically follows the general lines of the per capita income and standards of living, so naturally Scandinavian countries will top it up... The Ukraine might be the only surprise as to how low it scored relative to its wealth...
I know Venezuela is the only pink one in South America but in my mac Brazil and most of the other Latin American countries are shown as a very light purple, not grey. I think like someone said, it depends on our respective screen and computer.



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Oh and "dark grey" which is not even shown in the map legend obviously means that they can't say anything about those countries because not enough research done on those countries Doesn't mean they are worse than red



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No real surprises here, on a another note, OOOOOH CANADA!
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That was my question, too, though I see somebody already answered it.

Anyway, South Korea a darker blue than Japan, eh? My South Korean friends must not have seen this yet (because why would they?), or it'd have been all over my facebook feed by now. Having lived in both, I'm not sure I'd agree.
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I don't know whats so bad about Ukraine tbh.
Erm, its the China of Europe; just as bad as Russia( OK, maybe not as bad but still close).
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Ireland still winning even with the economy the way it is

This comes just after Belfast is found to have the lowest living standard in Western Europe. Yeah Ulster Unionism works
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BOTH Koreas are overrated. SK is a heaven of neo liberalism, like USA. The income gap is getting bigger and bigger..
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These kind of maps I get skeptical of sometimes (despite my earlier post) They often seem to promote Neo Liberalism.

For example recent HDI studies show Venezuela as being higher than Colombia, Peru and Brazil yet here it's below them and Ecuador has a HDI similar to Peru. Argentina and Chile have HDI's yet Neoliberal Chile beats Argentina here. Little suspect.

Also Ireland still ranks highly on HDI so my first post is still true
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South Korea

Overpressured kids in school in an over capitalist country with next door neighbours being North Korea? mmmmm right...

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Not that suprising. Scandanavian countries, Canada and NZ and Aus always do well in these sort of things.

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