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Arnab
August 19, 2007, 05:11 AM
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Arnab
August 19, 2007, 05:14 AM
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Puck
August 19, 2007, 05:51 AM
each of the top 20 states have been plagued by military dictatorship or rules, civil wars, flood and famine over the last thirty years. i wonder if there is some correlation..

Sohel
August 19, 2007, 05:55 AM
Corruption and western military intervention are also factors. The Bangladesh in this particular chart is the pre- 1/11 or the so called "democratic" Bangladesh of the BNP and BAL mafia that also distinguished itself as the most corrupt country in the world.

Rabz
August 19, 2007, 07:53 AM
Very good thread Arnab.
Just one observation, how come Argentina be a stable country??
Last time i heard, the whole country was bankcrupt.
Have they managed to bounce back from that tragedy?

And according to the diagram, most of the countries in this world are borderline or worse, so we arent doing that bad in comparison.

Arnab
August 19, 2007, 09:24 AM
According to wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Argentina), Argentina's economy grew at rates of 8.9% in 2003, 9.0% in 2004, 9.2% in 2005 and 8.5% in 2006.

Arnab
August 19, 2007, 09:26 AM
And according to the diagram, most of the countries in this world are borderline or worse, so we arent doing that bad in comparison.

Well, most of the countries that are bad have been bad for quite a while now.

The thing is even by that yardstick, we are doing especially bad. Nothing new though.

Sumon77
August 20, 2007, 05:28 AM
Interestingly, our economical situation is not that bad, Among above 60 countries we are behind 15 states regarding economical stabily.

Hatebreed
August 20, 2007, 06:53 AM
Hey, at least we are doing better than Pakistan.