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The 20 "goodest" countries

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The countries that contribute most to the common good of humanity.
Take note that the list takes into account both "good" and "bad" things the respective countries have done, and the index is based on the current world situation.
According to the Good country index /2015) by Simon Anholt: http://www.goodcountry.org/overall
Last updated: January 10, 2017
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Rank
Country
1st
Ireland
2nd
Finland
3rd
Switzerland
4th
Netherlands
5th
New Zealand
6th
Sweden
7th
United Kingdom
8th
Norway
9th
Denmark
10th
Belgium
Rank
Country
11th
France
12th
Canada
13th
Germany
14th
Austria
15th
Australia
16th
Luxembourg
17th
Iceland
18th
Cyprus
19th
Spain
20th
Italy
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level 79
Feb 2, 2016
I wonder where the author of this list is from...
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level 68
Feb 2, 2016
Me too.
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level 49
Feb 7, 2016
From the United Kingdom i believe, if that wasn't rhetorical.
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level 59
Oct 28, 2016
Europe probably, at least from western culture. Otherwise the country selection would have been a bit more diverse.
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level 58
Feb 2, 2016
I am sick of people not including the United States on these lists. Sure, it can be improved. Sure, it's not all that peaceful. But it has contributed to humanity more than, say, Iceland. So have South Korea, Japan, and China. Before you start complaining about China, it never said anything about bad governments, and think about what would be different if China was erased from the map. South Korea is a leading medical country and has probably saved millions of lives with vaccinations. Japan has all these wonderful technologically advanced inventions and without that many of our everyday appliances would be unusable. Back to the United States: I find it absurd that countries such as Cyprus and Luxembourg have contributed to humanity more than the States, and think that maybe we should be easier on the States.
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level 49
Feb 7, 2016
I understand your argument, but do check out the original list (http://www.goodcountry.org/overall). They specifically state why each country has the ranking they currently hold.
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level 56
Jan 27, 2019
https://www.goodcountryindex.org/results This is the new ranking, released January 2019
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level 49
Feb 7, 2016
Also, the United States happens to be number 21 on the overall ranking list
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level 69
Feb 2, 2016
Tried U.S., Greece, China, Japan. Gave up.
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level ∞
Aug 15, 2016
It would seem that this list looks only at the current situation, and not at past events, which explains Germany's high rank, and the relatively low rank of the United States. Fair enough. But might want to change the caveats which imply that this takes history into account.
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level 38
Nov 3, 2016
It might also be that those countries had a longer time to accomplish what they have or have not. The USA, after all is only a couple hundred years old. Given the age of some of these other countries (where are Egypt and Iran?) they should actually have accomplished more.
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level 56
Jan 27, 2019
The new ranking is from January 2019, here: https://www.goodcountryindex.org/results
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