Saturday, March 12, 2005

We're Number 13

If George Bush wants to spread democracy through the world, there might be a little work to do at home. Freedom House has ranked the countries of the world with regards to being democratic. The United States falls at number 13, pulled down by the number 14 rank for corruption. This puts us well behind Canada (9th), and between Germany and Austria. I guess if they can turn things around after their Nazi era, there remains hope for America post-Bush. We are also three spots ahead of post-Franco Spain, six spots ahead of Chile, and, don't forget Poland at number 27. We are the eighth most Democratic country in NATO and 4th in the G8. Finland is number one world wide.


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