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Bordering Countries by HDI Difference

Name the countries that share a land border and that have the largest difference in Human Development Index.
  • Methodology: All countries are ranked
  • The countries that appear on the list are the countries with the greatest difference in rank
  • HDI is a measure of life expectancy, education, and income per capita
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Nov 29, 2017
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Answer Stats
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+15
level ∞
Nov 16, 2017
I reset this quiz to use difference in rank rather than difference in the the HDI number, which I think yields better results.
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level 51
Nov 16, 2017
Good choice, master.
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level 73
Mar 5, 2018
Not sure what it was like before but every entry here makes sense and is pretty easy to guess. Thinking of the non-contiguous bits of some European countries is perhaps the only really tricky part.
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level 46
Mar 5, 2018
Are we all going to ignore the fact that he used "the" twice in a row.
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level 73
Mar 5, 2018
sounds like a good plan to me
+4
level 38
Mar 5, 2018
Thank you, Daddy
+14
level 67
Nov 16, 2017
Lots of unexpected results for me here. I was expecting North/South Korea and Haiti/Dominican Republic to be near the top. It was eye-opening that Oman is so high -- it's actually classified as "high human development". In my mind, I've always just lumped Oman and Yemen together as being similar poorly developed countries. Shows my ignorance.
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level 58
Nov 16, 2017
I tried making this quiz once, but I could not find a good way to compare sources! I instead made this one about bordering GDP per Capita.
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level 66
Nov 17, 2017
Yeah tricky quiz this one.
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level 78
Nov 17, 2017
Way too much time. Typed my way though most of Africa and South America and had a minute left still.
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level 16
Nov 27, 2017
Where is Russia and Norway (145), Russia and Finland (91), Moldova and Romania (103), Ukraine and Poland (112), Ukraine and Slovakia (102), Ukraine and Hungary (93), Guyana and Brazil (116), Bolivia and Brazil (80), Brazil and France (French Guyana) (143), Suriname and France (French Guyana) (172), Zimbabwe and South Africa (150), etc??
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level ∞
Nov 27, 2017
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_Human_Development_Index
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level ∞
Nov 28, 2017
But one of these actually was missing. France and Suriname. Now added!
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level 43
Dec 4, 2017
Surprised that Singapore didn't make the list.
+2
level 78
Dec 5, 2017
There's no land border, I guess the bridge doesn't count.
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level 42
Mar 5, 2018
Even if Singapore and Malaysia shared a land border, they wouldn't have made the list, since the rank difference is 'only' 54. In fact, Malaysia has the third-highest HDI in Southeast Asia, behind SG and Brunei.
+2
level 53
Mar 5, 2018
I was trying to come up with what bordered Morocco and Spain never entered my mind. Is there really a land connection?
+1
level 45
Mar 5, 2018
Yeah, there's a tiny bit of Spain on Africa, across the strait, I can't remember what it's called...
+2
level 45
Mar 5, 2018
It's called Ceuta.
+3
level 65
Mar 5, 2018
Two separate Spanish enclaves in Morocco, Ceuta and Melilla.
+1
level 31
Mar 5, 2018
Syria and Israel? Why not "North Korea" and "USA", since we're highlighting causal effects...
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level 53
Mar 5, 2018
They don't border.
+5
level 73
Mar 5, 2018
The most brilliant thing I've read all day. What an insightful and knowledgeable individual this pizza person is.
+1
level 50
Mar 5, 2018
Thank you pizza guy! Great comment
+2
level 73
Mar 5, 2018
^ another genius
+1
level 28
Mar 5, 2018
I think that you've had too much pizza
+1
level 73
Mar 6, 2018
Do they make pizza with lead chips now?
+1
level 55
Mar 5, 2018
Well done again. QM on fire!
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level 53
Mar 5, 2018
France and Suriname? I've just had my daily dose of trickery! :)
+1
level 33
Mar 5, 2018
Thank you! Always something new to learn. Love this site!
+1
level 49
Mar 5, 2018
Can you add a callout that legitimizes overseas territories?
+1
level 55
Mar 5, 2018
France-Suriname and Spain-Morocco are both very tricksy!
+1
level 49
Mar 5, 2018
France and Suriname....that one took a while to get! Nice quiz
+1
level 57
Mar 5, 2018
Got that one with 0:11 left after I'd seemingly tried every country in the world about twice. Haha.
+1
level 75
Mar 6, 2018
Gahhh! I guessed France with about seven seconds left, then mistakenly guessed Guyana. Then I typed s-u-r *TIME EXPIRES* ...maddening!
+1
level 57
Mar 6, 2018
I am shocked that UAE and Oman didn't make the cut...
+1
level 73
Mar 8, 2018
Oman is nice. Much more like the UAE than like Yemen.
+1
level 48
Mar 15, 2018
Oman is a rich country also. and 1 omani riyal is equivalent to almost 10 aed. 1 usd = 3.65aed.
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level 48
Mar 15, 2018
I'm shocked i answered it all on first try with 58 seconds remaining.
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level 62
Apr 20, 2018
What's the difference between Russia and North Korea? Or between Zimbabwe and its neighbours?
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