Democracy Index by country (2017)

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  1. sweede

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    The Democracy Index is an index compiled by the Uk-based company the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) that intends to measure the state of democracy in 167 countries, of which 166 are sovereign states and 165 are UN members.

    The index was first produced in 2006, with updates for 2008, 2010 and the following years since then. The index is based on 60 indicators grouped in five different categories measuring pluralism, civil liberties and political culture. In addition to a numeric score and a ranking, the index categorises countries as one of four regime types: full democracies, flawed democracies, hybrid regimes and authoritarian regimes.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Index

    Before any of you click the link of source. I would like to ask you to do a little test. Can you name 15 countries that are ranked inside the category of full democracy?(out of 19)

    Furthermore, what country have you traveled to(transit is not valid) that is included in the category of authoritarian regimes?

    I have been to Guinea-Bissau that has the rank of 157 out of 167. To sit here today and reflect the past, it is quite amusing to think about it.

    Uruguay is a country I don´t know much about, but is by far the biggest surprise for me in this list.
     
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  2. Son of Jamin

    Son of Jamin Make MMA Great Again

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    I have been to my partial home country Gambia, which is classified as a hybrid regime. It ranks only three spots from the authoritarian regimes. I think Gambia will be ranked more positively next year, now that Yahya Jammeh is gone after almost 25 years in power.
     
  3. sweede

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    Pardon my ignorance, but is Gambia the country single while women travel for sex?
     
  4. Neph

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    More free than the land of the free

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    Way to derail your own thread <2>
     
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    Haha, true that. But i feel embarrassed for the people, men or women who exploit poverty as an excuse for their own failure in their motherland.
     
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    Yeah, I'm always weary of young guys who travel to Thailand. <{fry}>edit old guys too actually it might be worse
     
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    Son of Jamin Make MMA Great Again

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    Well, we provide experiences that seem like Swedes are not able provide, whether it's how well-endowed we are or how passionate we are, is something I will leave up to the judges...
     
  9. HockeyBjj

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    1) It says Trump being elected was a primary reason US was dongraded from full to flawed democracy. That just sounds like bullshit bias from the company making its own arbitrary list

    2) I don't disagree with the flawed democracy rating tho due to our shitty two party system where social aspects are locked in with economic policies really depriving voters of a chance to vote for a candidate they ever actually agree with
     
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    Haha. To my defense. My wife is not a product of the sex industry. Sadly, if you come from poor areas, it is easier for a young girl to travel to tourist areas to feed the family, and for boys it is the sad story of being a subject to human cockfighting in form of Muay Thai, and this because of the gamble sick thais.

    Edit. Love me som Futurama
     
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    Canada is 6, even though our majority fedral government was elected with less thatn 40% of the vote .... similar in many provinces. Study's methods seem off.
     
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    Four of the categories of questions are are:
    1. "Whether national elections are free and fair";
    2. "The security of voters";
    3. "The influence of foreign powers on government";
    4. "The capability of the civil servants to implement policies".
    I feel like there are at least some question marks around #3 and #4 right now

    As for my own country there are questions around #4 at least.
     
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    HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    yes. Those 160k of facebook ads were so influential :rolleyes:
     
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    If that's the case, Europe better watch out.
     
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    Unless your country has a protected and enshrined right to freedom of speech and an enshrined legal right to bear arms, America still wins in the "freedom meter".

    The study was contrasting and comparing the Democratic processes of different countries. Access to democracy doesn't necessarily mean freedom. In many cases, democracy can end up becoming a tyranny of the majority.
     
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    According to this we are tied 6th while you are now 23rd. It could be because people measure their personal freedoms different to you (frankly, I'm glad we don't have the so-called freedom to bear arms).

    I will agree with you that freedom of speech should be enshrined in law.
     
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    I think that rank is somewhat meaningless if you compare countries that are close together. I don't see how Spain is somewhat more democratic than Portugal, it's basically the same.
    Of course, there is a big difference between one that is listed as a democracy and an authoritarian regime.
    About Uruguay, I'm not sure why you're shocked. Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and southern Brazil are basically a poor outpost of Europe. It has nothing to do with the typical latin american country. Although Argentina has been on the decline, it was once one of the richest countries in the world, while Uruguay especially has been advancing.

    Out of the top of my head I've been to Russia and China. Russia feels like any other eastern european country, the authoritarianism is more on the top against political figures, China feels more like a typical dictatorship, the most noticeable thing is that many websites and apps are blocked without a VPN.
    I almost went to Venezuela to work in a gold refining project but the army took over the mine and that was it. Shithole, LOL.
     
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    How can we help make the USA more democratic ? .
     
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    Sharia law and more Halal Guys.
     
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    Pretty sure you're thinking of Dubai.
     

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