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World's Top-ranked Democracy Is Norway 🇳🇴- Congratulations 🎊🍾🎈 Options
Hope123
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:35:01 PM

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World's Top-ranked Democracy Is Norway


http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/trumps-address-to-congress/norway-world-s-best-democracy-we-asked-its-people-why-n720151

Not perfect but still the best. Here's how they do it.

Congrats, Norway!

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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:03:23 PM

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Hope123 wrote:
World's Top-ranked Democracy Is Norway

No its The Netherlands. The Dutch Parliament has ditched the decision of the citizens in last year's referendum:

http://www.politico.eu/article/dutch-lower-house-backs-eu-ukraine-agreement/



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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:14:52 PM

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It is unbelievable! Norway has done it! They have defeated them all!

Helmut Kohl! Charles De Gaulle! Nelson Mandela! Teddy Roosevelt! Winston Churchill! Lech Walesa! Vaclav Havel! Nelson Mandela! Chaim Weitzmann! Jawaharal Nehru! Pierre Trudeau! Can you hear me? YOUR BOYS TOOK ONE HELL OF A BEATING! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqZTP8-8wIs

Sorry. I couldn't resist. I hope people of all political stripes can enjoy possible the funniest (yet cleanest) trash talkings of all time.

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No Way? Yes Way.Eh?
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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:



This is very interesting.

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Hope123
Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 11:06:55 AM

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Wow. Thanks for the map. So few in black!

And according to the article on the link, in 2017 there would be changes. The US is now a "flawed democracy".

And I always thought the US and UK were democracies like Canada and that there are more than that around the world. How perceptions can be misleading!

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Hope123
Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 10:25:09 PM

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So few in navy, not black. Meaning democracies. They all looked black in the light this afternoon. I can't believe how different all the colors look tonight. (I have a corneal dystrophy that is eroding my eyes.)



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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 11:59:05 PM

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Hope123 wrote:
So few in navy, not black. Meaning democracies. They all looked black in the light this afternoon. I can't believe how different all the colors look tonight. (I have a corneal dystrophy that is eroding my eyes.)



It is not just you. It seems that something in the way this file was transferred caused massive color shifting.

I found another from last October that should display correctly.


Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy index [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], by Kamalthebest, from Wikimedia Commons

It appears to be the same data in a slightly different format, and a not so legible legend 8^0

I'll keep searching for a better representation.

Edited to link to a more recent version in the public domain.



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Hope123
Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:55:28 AM

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Thanks, Leon. The difference in colors shows up much better.

All the darks appear black again this morning for me on the original map. There is a slight difference now I know to look for it. Weird how daylight changes it for me.

But I'm not surprised as I do get huge halos around everything at night, so I know the light is being distorted. Looking down a street, the streetlights and car lights look like a huge Christmas display - actually quite pretty. I don't like going out much at night but wearing sunglasses does help.

So just three major areas are true democracies. I wonder if that is why they seem to be the most content as well.

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almo 1
Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:15:52 AM
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This guy talks about similarities between Norway and Japan:





Norway Vs. Japan



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