It's Official: I come from a country full of peaceniks

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    I knew you guys were up to no good down there. :eusa_whistle:

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    The link at the bottom gives you the full list. US is 83...but more interesting is if you click on the country and it gives you a break down of where the score comes through..
     
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    Congratulations. You have nothing anybody is willing to fight for to get, and there is nothing you want badly enough to fight for.
     
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    So in order to want something, or not want something, you have to fight for it? Only a right-wing Yank loon would think like that...I can't think for the life of me why the rest of the world and a vast majority of US citizens thought the same about Dumber when his term was up...:cool:
     
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    First of all, Japan is still an occupied nation, with no viable military as dictated by the terms of its surrender more than 60 years ago. Using that criteria, I could say that the CSA is also one of the great peaceful nations of the world.

    Secondly, the levels of socialism in those nations is non sequitur viz. their proclaimed levels of peacefulness.....The Russians and Chinese are both highly socialistic AND highly militarily belligerent.

    But feel free to keep living your lie...If it helps you sleep at night.
     
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    Japan absolutely has a military. That aside, if you click on the link at the bottom of the page it lists the nations and if you click on the nation it gives the "accounting" system of how it was measured.
    I would call China Totalitarian, and Russia almost Anarchaic...hardly socialist in the true meaning of the word (not the bastardised version that right-wing Yanks seem to have deemed the 'true' meaning of the word). You guys wouldn't know true socialism if it bit you on the butt...
     
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    I looked at a couple of the breakdowns... will look more closely when i have a chance. i'm wondering if there's a correlation between peacefulness and reported levels of happines.. and the country's wealth. I'll also look at the criteria used. But definitely ineresting...
     
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    The vast majority of the world thought like that when the Japanese started sailing for your miserable little island.

    Lucky you they never got there.
     
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    Japan has but a token military, as dictated and regulated by their occupiers.

    The argument that nobody knows what the true definition of "socialism" is, as defined by its pimps, and subsequent navel-contemplating parsings, was all too predictable.

    Like I said...Whatever you need to tell yourself to sleep at night.
     

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