Which countries on this list are better?

Edited 1 month, 20 days ago

Poll: Which countries on this list are better? (35 votes)

Canada/France/Scandinavian countries 54%
USA/United Kingdom and Ireland/South Korea 37%
Russia/China/Cuba 9%

which ones are better?

#1 Posted by thegerg (14413 posts) -

By what criteria are we to judge "better" here?

#2 Posted by GazaAli (22491 posts) -

How exactly did SK come to be lumped with the U.S and the UK?

#3 Posted by one_plum (6304 posts) -

Rather odd groupings of countries.

option 1: social democracy / welfare state

option 2: right wing capitalism

option 3: (ex) communism / dictatorship

Is this what this is about?

#4 Posted by Kevlar101 (5971 posts) -

Why the hell isn't Canada grouped with USA? They are literally sister nations....

#5 Posted by bobaban (10523 posts) -

I voted Canada

#6 Edited by ChristianGmr14 (135 posts) -

Option 2, though option 1 are also Democracies like the US is. People who think that France and Canada etc...are socialist countries are wrong, they have a Capitalist based economies that drive competition for profit, they just have a few more social programs than we do, that does not make them socialists.

The only socialist countries on that list are China and Cuba, which are now communists which happens to all socialist countries sooner or later.

#7 Posted by Aljosa23 (24306 posts) -

Why the hell isn't Canada grouped with USA? They are literally sister nations....

Anyone who says that hasn't lived in Canada. Sure they have some similarities but it's still a different place.

And Canadians don't like being associated with the US.

#8 Edited by Kevlar101 (5971 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

@Kevlar101 said:

Why the hell isn't Canada grouped with USA? They are literally sister nations....

Anyone who says that hasn't lived in Canada. Sure they have some similarities but it's still a different place.

And Canadians don't like being associated with the US.

Aren't the USA and Canada (politically) considered Sister Nations?

#9 Posted by Storm_Marine (10766 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

@Kevlar101 said:

Why the hell isn't Canada grouped with USA? They are literally sister nations....

Anyone who says that hasn't lived in Canada. Sure they have some similarities but it's still a different place.

And Canadians don't like being associated with the US.

Far more similar to each other than the other countries in the poll....

#10 Posted by deeliman (2249 posts) -

If you are talking about in wchich list of countries I would rather live, then I choose A

#11 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15802 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

@Kevlar101 said:

Why the hell isn't Canada grouped with USA? They are literally sister nations....

Anyone who says that hasn't lived in Canada. Sure they have some similarities but it's still a different place.

And Canadians don't like being associated with the US.

They sure don't mind. Canadians who transplanted to my hometown. They even wave Canadian flags during the Fourth of July.

#12 Posted by pyro1245 (291 posts) -
@thegerg said:

By what criteria are we to judge "better" here?

Well since he didn't specify I'm gonna go with geographical uniqueness; because political and social systems are boring. US and UK/Ireland are both pretty rich in awesome landscapes and geographical features. Don't know much about SK but I'm sure it's pretty as well.

#13 Posted by brimmul777 (1057 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

@Kevlar101 said:

Why the hell isn't Canada grouped with USA? They are literally sister nations....

Anyone who says that hasn't lived in Canada. Sure they have some similarities but it's still a different place.

And Canadians don't like being associated with the US.

They sure don't mind. Canadians who transplanted to my hometown. They even wave Canadian flags during the Fourth of July.

That don't mean shit,most Canadians DON'T like the U.S.If you want Canadians to like the States,then I suggest you go to Quebec.The french Quebecers like the Americans.

#14 Posted by thegerg (14413 posts) -

@jun_aka_pekto said:

@Aljosa23 said:

@Kevlar101 said:

Why the hell isn't Canada grouped with USA? They are literally sister nations....

Anyone who says that hasn't lived in Canada. Sure they have some similarities but it's still a different place.

And Canadians don't like being associated with the US.

They sure don't mind. Canadians who transplanted to my hometown. They even wave Canadian flags during the Fourth of July.

That doesn't mean shit,most Canadians DON'T like the U.S.If you want Canadians to like the States,then I suggest you go to Quebec.The french Quebecers like the Americans.

"That doesn't mean shit"

Wrong. It means something when someone makes the claim "Canadians don't like being associated with the US.

#15 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15802 posts) -

That don't mean shit,most Canadians DON'T like the U.S.If you want Canadians to like the States,then I suggest you go to Quebec.The french Quebecers like the Americans.

I know about Quebec. We're not too far from Montreal as well as Ottawa. As for those Canadians in my hometown, they're ranchers from the Canadian midwest.

I also have friends at Winnipeg and Saskatoon. I've asked them that question before and all I got was a shrug and a "no" from them.

#16 Edited by LJS9502_basic (149520 posts) -

US...UK...Canada....Ireland.

Bad categories in poll though. I picked countries where I understood the language. Always a plus....besides...they aren't that different.

#17 Edited by foxhound_fox (86939 posts) -

Why the hell isn't Canada grouped with USA? They are literally sister nations....

Not politically.

#18 Posted by thehig1 (858 posts) -

A bit if strange poll, you say better but better at what?

The us UK one I guess, but only pick that because I have no experience of the other countries

#19 Posted by Horgen (109953 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

How exactly did SK come to be lumped with the U.S and the UK?

I'm interested in how Ireland got in there as well.

#20 Edited by gamerguru100 (10401 posts) -

@jun_aka_pekto said:

@Aljosa23 said:

@Kevlar101 said:

Why the hell isn't Canada grouped with USA? They are literally sister nations....

Anyone who says that hasn't lived in Canada. Sure they have some similarities but it's still a different place.

And Canadians don't like being associated with the US.

They sure don't mind. Canadians who transplanted to my hometown. They even wave Canadian flags during the Fourth of July.

The french Quebecers like the Americans.

ROFL that's ironic.

#21 Posted by lostrib (31694 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

@Kevlar101 said:

Why the hell isn't Canada grouped with USA? They are literally sister nations....

Anyone who says that hasn't lived in Canada. Sure they have some similarities but it's still a different place.

And Canadians don't like being associated with the US.

it would make more sense than pairing ireland with south korea

#22 Posted by Jeager_Titan (945 posts) -

Westaros is the best.

#23 Edited by DrKillByDeath84 (364 posts) -

@brimmul777 said:

@jun_aka_pekto said:

@Aljosa23 said:

@Kevlar101 said:

Why the hell isn't Canada grouped with USA? They are literally sister nations....

Anyone who says that hasn't lived in Canada. Sure they have some similarities but it's still a different place.

And Canadians don't like being associated with the US.

They sure don't mind. Canadians who transplanted to my hometown. They even wave Canadian flags during the Fourth of July.

That don't mean shit,most Canadians DON'T like the U.S.If you want Canadians to like the States,then I suggest you go to Quebec.The french Quebecers like the Americans.

You don't speak for all Canadians.

#24 Posted by osirisx3 (1702 posts) -

only nation worth living in of those is Canada. All others are hell holes in comparison.

#25 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15802 posts) -

@osirisx3 said:

only nation worth living in of those is Canada. All others are hell holes in comparison.

How about yours? Where are you from again?

#26 Edited by AFBrat77 (23999 posts) -

@thegerg said:

@brimmul777 said:

@jun_aka_pekto said:

@Aljosa23 said:

@Kevlar101 said:

Why the hell isn't Canada grouped with USA? They are literally sister nations....

Anyone who says that hasn't lived in Canada. Sure they have some similarities but it's still a different place.

And Canadians don't like being associated with the US.

They sure don't mind. Canadians who transplanted to my hometown. They even wave Canadian flags during the Fourth of July.

That doesn't mean shit,most Canadians DON'T like the U.S.If you want Canadians to like the States,then I suggest you go to Quebec.The french Quebecers like the Americans.

"That doesn't mean shit"

Wrong. It means something when someone makes the claim "Canadians don't like being associated with the US.

Canadians are snobs, they are lucky to have the U.S. to protect their butts if Canada was ever threatened.

#27 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15802 posts) -

Oh, c'mon. They're okay. I've had dealings Canadians since I was little. They have their little dickheads as do we. I had a grand time in Montreal while the 2012 EUFA was going on.

#28 Edited by themajormayor (25647 posts) -

How you group together the countries here doesn't make any sense. Well, the worst are probably Scandinavian countries, USA, Russia and China are probably the worst.

#29 Posted by toast_burner (21135 posts) -

list are China and Cuba, which are now communists which happens to all socialist countries sooner or later.

What?

#30 Edited by fetus_buffet (9 posts) -

canada represent

#31 Posted by Open-Casket (72 posts) -

It would be ridiculous if I didn't pick Canada, because I live there.

#32 Edited by THUMPTABLE (1805 posts) -

You have missed a country that is among the highest living standards in the world. (Aus)

#33 Posted by Treflis (11387 posts) -

I've come to the conclusion, after reading this topic, that there's probably a canadian that's going around kicking the dogs of certain members here.

Sheesh, And I thought the Norwegian/Swedish bantering/rivalry were bad.

#34 Posted by byof_america (1335 posts) -

Not qualified to answer as I've never been outside the US nor care to learn anything important about the other countries, cause I'm your typical ignorant, slack jawed, gun toting american. I do however feel I'm learning a lot about Canada thanks to the countries spokesperson, brimmul777, for schooling me on their thoughts and feelings.

#35 Posted by hippiesanta (9733 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

How exactly did SK come to be lumped with the U.S and the UK?

perhaps becaus of this

#36 Posted by Cielge (13 posts) -

I've never been in any of those countries so I couldn't offer a good opinion.

That and I don't know what they mean by "better."
As if for living? geographically, culture wise?

#37 Posted by one_plum (6304 posts) -

That don't mean shit,most Canadians DON'T like the U.S.If you want Canadians to like the States,then I suggest you go to Quebec.The french Quebecers like the Americans.

Perhaps you mean Albertans. The only reason I imagine Quebecers would like Americans is because of investment money.