posted on May, 3 2008 @ 05:01 AM
Far be it from me to discredit a reliable source such as that of the economist
, but i'm a little concerned as to the factors attributing to
the total score.
In all honesty it looks like someone has taken a view of Sweden and North Korea and drawn up the point system based on those two polarised examples,
instead of taking into account such things as the history of a democratic (or not such) nation.
Like the American Revolution, for example - a clear example of democracy triumphing over tyranny.
I can't help but wonder whether or not a factor like this was taken into consideration, as in an actual example of Democratic pursuit - A clear
sign of a country's Democratic interests
After all, basing a list of the most and least democratic countries based purely on how the leader chooses to run his country shows ignorance of how
important history is, and how it affects modern day society.
Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
the #1 country on the list is the most atheistic country on the planet
Why would you want to point that out, exactly?
Last i checked about 80% of the population went to one church or the other, so that's little different from anywhere else.