10 Most Developed Countries (2010)

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    According to the Human Development Index, these are the 10 most developed countries in the world (with the image used in the video linked below):

    10.

    Germany-Export Juggernaut with a life expectancy of 80 years
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kap4001/1438855559/sizes/l/in/photostream/

    9.

    Sweden - A miraculous blend of market dynamism and social welfare, Sweden is a regular in the HDI top ten.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2559339198/

    8.

    Canada: In the first round, life expectancy: Canada wins by more than a year, 81 to 79.6.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4110933448/lightbox/

    7.

    The Netherlands is the second largest natural gas producer in the European Union and it is a large agricultural exporter, leads the world in gender equality
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4151159388/

    6.

    Liechtenstein - its gross national income per capita isn't just the highest in the world.

    It's double Australia (at number two) and 320% of New Zealand's.


    http://www.flickr.com/photos/_o_de_andrade_/3877806805/lightbox/

    5.

    Ireland - Yes Ireland just made headlines for the massive bailout it got from the rest of the EU, but it has the world's third strongest "expected years of schooling" figure.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/catsper/965642565/lightbox/

    4.

    USA - Per capita income is in the top five.

    But US education critics might be surprised to learn that HDI ranks our mean years of schooling above all but two countries: Norway and New Zealand.

    Don't let the years fool you...it doesn't take into account the quality of education.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/puliarfanita/4657574571/lightbox/

    3.

    New Zealand - Although its gross national income is the lowest in the top 15 countries, it hangs around thanks to world leading figures in health care and education.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/flissphil/145007872/lightbox/

    2.

    Australia - As the developed world has undergone an urban industrial revolution, Australia has helped power it with its mining sector, which doubled its contribution to GDP between the early 90s and today.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/linh_rom/2749622638/lightbox/

    1.

    Norway - The Scandinavian nation tends to hang out near the top of the list, with its high tax, high wage, high benefit culture.
    http://www.altergroup.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/norway.jpg

    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2010/11/forget-gdp-here-are-the-most-advanced-countries-in-the-world/66460/

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