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Originally Posted by Hardstyler01
I don't know where this idea comes from. Of course most scandinavian countries rank high, but together they don't form a block of most developed countries.
For example, on this list my country ranks #3. Maybe you just saw Norway on #1 and assumed it represented all of scandinavia? (do note that things could've changed slightly since the euro crisis, but I doubt there are any major changes)
I know the Netherlands is more developed than Denmark or Sweden, but, as a group of countries, the Nordic ones are the most developed in the world. They also have a lot of "socialistic" policies which i like very much.
Originally Posted by RICH1471
Great Britain is not even on that list? What Witch craft is this?
It's on the list, just below the Czech Republic and above Greece. Which is another reason why Greece still isn't a shit hole, unlike what the majority of people everywhere think right now. Same goes for Eastern Europe (in this context, ex-communist). People still like to put these ex-communist countries down thinking they're shit holes or something (referring to the Czech Republic in this case).
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Originally Posted by Istaril
Measuring the 'UK School System' doesn't really work. The Scottish School System and the English School system work pretty differently, I don't know if the Welsh and N. Irish one is different however.
The Human Development Index takes into account education (probably from PISA tests; maths, science and reading of 15 year olds, which i find rather silly seeing as different countries have different educational systems, therefor testing students at a point where they're still getting educated isn't really going to yield a good result of a country's educational quality), average life expectancy and GDP per capita, as far as i know.