Recently, we've had a discussion on the "rank" of various countries, in particular how rich they were per capita. GNP per capita, and in the most recent survey I've found it seems as if the US and Denmark has swapped place. 2003, Denmark was number eight, the US number five. Now Denmark is number eight, USA number seven. But of course, the United States is alsoy a country which follows an economic policy with enormous deficits on the budget and on the balance of payments.

Do you remember that 75 years ago, Argentine and the US competed on being the richest country of the world? To-day the Argentinians migrate {back} to the much richer Spain. When will Americans begin to migrate {back} to the much richer Britain?
But of course, the Decline and Fall of the American Empire would be a disaster to /all/ the countries of the world - it would mean an new depressen. So America: improve on your economic policy.

http://www.alsagerschool.co.uk/subjects/sub content/geography/Gpop/HTMLE NH/stats/gnp.htm
1 Luxembourg 41210
2 Switzerland 40630
3 Japan 39640
4 Norway 31250
5 Denmark 29890
6 Germany 27510
7 United States 26980
8 Austria 26890
9 Singapore 26730
10 France 24990
11 Iceland 24950
12 Belgium 24710
13 Netherlands 24000
14 Sweden 23750
15 Finland 20580
16 Canada 19380
17 Italy 19020
18 Australia 18720
19 United Kingdom 18700
20 United Arab Emirates 17400
21 Kuwait 17390
22 Israel 15920
23 Ireland 14710
24 New Zealand 14340
25 Spain 13580
26 Bahamas 11940
27 Qatar 11600
28 Portugal 9740
29 Korea, South 9700
30 Argentina 8330
31 Greece 8210
32 Slovenia 8200
33 Bahrain 7840
34 Saudi Arabia 7040
35 Seychelles 6620
36 Barbados 6560
37 St.Kitts-Nevis 5170
38 Uruguay 5170
39 Oman 4820
40 Chile 4160
41 Hungary 4120
42 Malaysia 3890
43 Czech Republic 3870
44 Trinidad and Tobago 3770
45 Brazil 3640
46 Gabon 3490
47 Mauritius 3380
48 Mexico 3370
49 Saint Lucia 3370
50 Croatia 3250
51 South Africa 3160
52 Botswana 3020
53 Venezuela 3020
54 Dominica 2990
55 Grenada 2980
56 Slovakia 2950
57 Estonia 2860
58 Poland 2790
59 Turkey 2780
60 Panama 2750
61 Thailand 2740
62 Lebanon 2660
63 Belize 2630
64 Costa Rica 2610
65 Fiji 2440
66 Peru 2310
67 St.Vincent and the Grenadines 2280
68 Latvia 2270
69 Russia 2240
70 Belarus 2070
71 Namibia 2000
72 Colombia 1910
73 Lithuania 1900
74 Tunisia 1820
75 Paraguay 1690
76 Ukraine 1630
77 El Salvador 1610
78 Algeria 1600
79 Jamaica 1510
80 Jordan 1510
81 Romania 1480
82 Dominican Republic 1460
83 Ecuador 1390
84 Guatemala 1340
85 Bulgaria 1330
86 Kazakhstan 1330
87 Vanuatu 1200
88 Swaziland 1170
89 Papua-New Guinea 1160
90 Syria 1120
91 Western Samoa 1120
92 Morocco 1110
93 Philippines 1050
94 Maldives 990
95 Indonesia 980
96 Cape Verde 960
97 Moldova 920
98 Turkmenistan 920
99 Solomon Islands 910
100 Macedonia 860
101 Egypt 790
102 Lesotho 770
103 Armenia 730
104 Kyrgyzstan 700
105 Sri Lanka 700
106 Congo 680
107 Albania 670
108 Cote d'Ivoire 660
109 Cameroon 650
110 China 620
111 Honduras 600
112 Senegal 600
113 Guyana 590
114 Uzbekistan 570
115 Guinea 550
116 Zimbabwe 540
117 Azerbaijan 480
118 Comoros 470
119 Mauritania 460
120 Pakistan 460
121 Georgia 440
122 Bhutan 420
123 Angola 410
124 Zambia 400
125 Ghana 390
126 Equatorial Guinea 380
127 Nicaragua 380
128 Suriname 380
129 Benin 370
130 Laos 350
131 Sao Tome and Principe 350
132 Central African Republic 340
133 India 340
134 Tajikistan 340
135 Gambia 320
136 Mongolia 310
137 Togo 310
138 Bolivia 300
139 Kenya 280
140 Cambodia 270
141 Nigeria 260
142 Yemen 260
143 Guinea-Bissau 250
144 Haiti 250
145 Mali 250
146 Bangladesh 240
147 Uganda 240
148 Vietnam 240
149 Burkina Faso 230
150 Madagascar 230
151 Niger 220
152 Nepal 200
153 Chad 180
154 Rwanda 180
155 Sierra Leone 180
156 Malawi 170
157 Burundi 160
158 Tanzania 120
159 Zaire 120
160 Ethiopia 100
161 Mozambique 80

Per Erik Rønne
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Recently, we've had a discussion on the "rank" of various countries, in particular how rich they were per capita. GNP per capita, and in the most recent survey I've found

I managed to reconstruct the URL you cited (I don't know if it was you or GoogleGroups that inserted the hyphens). Here is a short link to the page:
http://tinyurl.com/ddqw4
Examining the page, I see:
"The information is taken from the Population Concern 1997 World Population Data Sheet. The original estimates come form (sic) The World Bank Atlas, 1997."
You go on to compare this information to some 2003 figures (the source of which you don't cite) and to draw entirely erroneous conclusions.

Your research is as hurried as your proof reading, Per. Please try harder.

Mark Barratt
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Your research is as hurried as your proof reading, Per. Please try harder.

Well, I have to admit I just googled:
http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=da-dk&q=gnp+per+capita&ie =UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
On proofreading, I'll have to admit that this article will be the 101st of the day ..
The kids have just begun their reading period ...

Per Erik Rønne
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Do you remember that 75 years ago, Argentine and the US competed on being the richest country of the world? To-day the Argentinians migrate {back} to the much richer Spain. When will Americans begin to migrate {back} to the much richer Britain?

Both Argentinians and Americans have much more diverse origins than, respectively, Spain and Britain, so "going back" could be something of a problem. Each individual might need to be dismembered and their parts dispatched to their ancestral countries.

Peter Duncanson
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Do you remember that 75 years ago, Argentine and the ... Americans begin to migrate {back} to the much richer Britain?

Both Argentinians and Americans have much more diverse origins than, respectively, Spain and Britain, so "going back" could be something of a problem. Each individual might need to be dismembered and their parts dispatched to their ancestral countries.

For Americans I wouldn't argue with that, but I'd say a large majority of Argentinians were indeed of either Spanish or Italian origin. In fact, many of the (many) recent arrivals here from Argentina actually qualify for an Italian passport rather than a Spanish one, but have opted for Spain rather than Italy simply because of the language question, and once in the EU they can choose where they go.

Ross Howard
Do you remember that 75 years ago, Argentine and the ... Americans begin to migrate {back} to the much richer Britain?

Both Argentinians and Americans have much more diverse origins than, respectively, Spain and Britain, so "going back" could be something of a problem.

I know but the Danish migrants to the two countries have had their Danish tongue replaced with Spanish and English respectively, and the Danish migrants to Argentine have become Catholics. It's simply easier for them to adopt to Spain and the UK respectively than to Denmark.

And, btw, Spain is much more modern a country than is the US. Please remember that 70% of the population supports the Cortez {Parliament} in its decision to legalize homosexual marriage and let homosexual couples adopt children. In the US the President tries to return his country back to the age of the late Queen Victoria;-(.
Each individual might need to be dismembered and their parts dispatched to their ancestral countries.

Well, but then their countries of origin would get an appropriate number of spare parts for the transplantation industry:-).
Per Erik Rønne
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Do you remember that 75 years ago, Argentine and the ... Americans begin to migrate {back} to the much richer Britain?

Both Argentinians and Americans have much more diverse origins than, respectively, Spain and Britain, so "going back" could be something of a problem.

I know, but the Danish migrants to the two countries have had their Danish tongue replaced with Spanish and English respectively, and the Danish migrants to Argentine have become Catholics. It's simply easier for them to adopt to Spain and the UK respectively than to Denmark.

And, btw, Spain is a much more modern country than is the US. Please remember that 70% of the population supports the Cortez {Parliament} in its decision to legalize homosexual marriage and to let homosexual couples adopt children. In the US the President tries to return his country back to the age of the late Queen Victoria;-(.
Each individual might need to be dismembered and their parts dispatched to their ancestral countries.

Well, but then their countries of origin would get an appropriate number of spare parts for the transplantation industry:-).
Per Erik Rønne
I know, but the Danish migrants to the two countries have had their Danish tongue replaced with Spanish and English respectively,

That seems rather cruel and unusual.
And, btw, Spain is a much more modern country than is the US. Please remember that 70% of the population ... children. In the US the President tries to return his country back to the age of the late Queen Victoria;-(.

Sure, but sometimes what's "modern" is not so clear. Is it "modern" to force men ('boys') to wear shorts, even in relatively cold weather? If it is modern, is this the sort of modern we want?
Both Argentinians and Americans have much more diverse originsthan, respectively, ... to be dismembered andtheir parts dispatched to their ancestral countries.

For Americans I wouldn't argue with that, but I'd say a largemajority of Argentinians were indeed of either Spanish or ... rather than Italy simply because of the language question, and once in the EU they can choose where they go.

As the other South Americans used to say, "An Argentine is an Italian who talks Spanish but thinks he's an Englishman."

Mike.
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