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Is Australia a 1st world or 2nd world country?

Old Apr 23rd 2010, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by iamthecreaturefromuranus View Post
British Army? ...or 1st Jungle Bunny Rangers?


Just asking like...
What about the bloody Sunday massacre of unarmed civilains? but both sides killed innocent people, its good they were to make peace and to end it all

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Old Apr 23rd 2010, 10:20 am
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Originally Posted by caliburn View Post
Can a country be rich but yet belong to 2nd or 3rd world? How about Middle Eastern countries where I am based now?
Not 2nd or 3rd world but stone-age/primitive. I'm thinking of Saudi Arabia
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Old Apr 23rd 2010, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by IndieG View Post
Not 2nd or 3rd world but stone-age/primitive. I'm thinking of Saudi Arabia
Qatar is world's second richest country (per capita). Which class would you rate it from socio-political aspect
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Originally Posted by mpgrewal View Post
Qatar is world's second richest country (per capita). Which class would you rate it from socio-political aspect
No idea about Qatar...but I guess almost as bad as Saudi
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Old Apr 23rd 2010, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by copa View Post
did you ever murder someone while there ....?
Well out of order mate
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Old Apr 23rd 2010, 11:31 am
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Stick to the topic or stay off the thread please. Some of the comments on here are unnecessary, especially considering Sunday coming. I don't want to have to close or move it.
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Old Apr 23rd 2010, 11:42 am
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I can't remember Wol saying they were corruption free.
Fine - semantics. He said that outside of Africa, Australia was the most corrupt and incompetent and I say Bollocks!
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Originally Posted by mpgrewal View Post
Qatar is world's second richest country (per capita). Which class would you rate it from socio-political aspect
That's a no brainer - primitive, of course !
http://www.amnestyusa.org/all-countr....do?id=1011226
http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/countr...f9a3732,0.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Qatar

The amount of wealth a country generates bears no relationship to it's socia-political status as can be seen from the excellent example of this that you have provided.
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Default Re: Is Australia a 1st world or 2nd world country?

Originally Posted by DownUnderPaddy View Post
That's a no brainer - primitive, of course !
http://www.amnestyusa.org/all-countr....do?id=1011226
http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/countr...f9a3732,0.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Qatar

The amount of wealth a country generates bears no relationship to it's socia-political status as can be seen from the excellent example of this that you have provided.
Agree with you. Good links, eye openers for many
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Originally Posted by mpgrewal View Post
Agree with you. Good links, eye openers for many
On the topic, if you even have a casual browse of some of the shocking socio-economic conditions, corruption, lawlessness and caste related violence that goes on in India, I think you will see Australia as a much better place to live and with minimal issues by comparison.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socio-e...ssues_in_India
http://www.amnestyusa.org/all-countr....do?id=1011170

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Old Apr 23rd 2010, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by copa View Post
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Oh dear....... have'nt herad or experienced this point of view for a few years... certainly did not expect to find such a point of view on Bexpat.com. You seriously need to read some history books BEFORE making such statemets or asking such stupid questions to an ex serviceman. There have been centuries of conflict between the Anglos and the Celtics. BOTH sides commited Atrocities. However the one man's terrorist is another mans freedom fighter principle (if thats what you are narrow mindedly alluding too or where your political views are) is no longer relevant any more as the PIRA supporting yanks found out on 9/11.

The British Army has come a long way since the early days in Ireland and it has learnt alot of lessons. There is actually some semblance of peace now with in the provence but its the ignorant generalisations like the ones you have made on this forum that can cause the conflict and suffering to continue. SORT YOUR LIFE OUT its ANZAC day on sunday...... LEST WE FORGET.....

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Old Apr 23rd 2010, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
Stick to the topic or stay off the thread please. Some of the comments on here are unnecessary, especially considering Sunday coming. I don't want to have to close or move it.
Sorry about that rant there monneypenny had to be said...... apologies
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Originally Posted by exsquaddie View Post
There is actually some semblance of peace now with in the provence but its the ignorant generalisations like the ones you have made .......
asking a simple question is not generalisation. Calm down.
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Originally Posted by steve`o View Post
what a wanker, you`ve seriousley overstepped the mark with your "posts"
I agree Steve He's taking a 7 day break to think before he posts
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Originally Posted by cresta57 View Post
I agree Steve He's taking a 7 day break to think before he posts
totally agree, those questions should never be asked of those that have been expected to lay their lives down. my never ending respect to you
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