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    Corruption Index

    I found an article at
    http://abcnews.go.com/sections/world...906_index.html about a company named Transperancy International who ranked 102 countries on how corrupted they were. 1 being least corrupted and 102 being the most i got the list from the link above.
    1. Finland
    2. Denmark
    New Zealand
    4. Iceland
    5. Singapore
    Sweden
    7. Canada
    Luxembourg
    Netherlands
    10. United Kingdom
    11. Australia
    12. Norway
    Switzerland
    14. Hong Kong
    15. Austria
    16. USA
    17. Chile
    18. Germany
    Israel
    20. Belgium
    Japan
    Spain
    23. Ireland
    24. Botswana
    25. France
    Portugal
    27. Slovenia
    28. Namibia
    29. Estonia
    Taiwan
    31. Italy
    32. Uruguay
    33. Hungary
    Malaysia
    Trinidad & Tobago
    36. Belarus
    Lithuania
    South Africa
    Tunisia
    40. Costa Rica
    Jordan
    Mauritius
    South Korea
    44. Greece
    45. Brazil
    Bulgaria
    Jamaica
    Peru
    Poland
    50. Ghana
    51. Croatia
    52. Czech Republic
    Latvia
    Morocco
    Slovak Republic
    Sri Lanka
    57. Colombia
    Mexico
    59. China
    Dominican Republic
    Ethiopia
    62. Egypt
    El Salvador
    64. Thailand
    Turkey
    66. Senegal
    67. Panama
    68. Malawi
    Uzbekistan
    70. Argentina
    71. Cote d'Ivoire
    Honduras
    India
    Russia
    Tanzania
    Zimbabwe
    77. Pakistan
    Philippines
    Romania
    Zambia
    81. Albania
    Guatemala
    Nicaragua
    Venezuela
    85. Georgia
    Ukraine
    Vietnam
    88. Kazakhstan
    89. Bolivia
    Cameroon
    Ecuador
    Haiti
    93. Moldova
    Uganda
    95. Azerbijan
    96. Indonesia
    Kenya
    98. Angola
    Madagascar
    Paraguay
    101. Nigeria
    102. Bangladesh

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    im surprised Hong Kong got a lower number than the US, and that Germany and Belgium got higher numbers. But it looks about right to me.

    i would have thought japan with a lower numer than it got as well
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    When Hong Kong was still under British jurisdiction until 1997, cops used to make as MUCH as doctors do....I dont know if thats still the case but that might be why...
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    Weird, I was thinking about HK too... Maybe around 2050 we'll get a bit more corruption in ye-olde-HK, because that's a little after the time (2047) when the mainland gets to change things around wholesale :P I plan to go back there next summer just to reminisce.
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    Since I have followed this country closely and have visited it there and seen the corruption first-hand, I can officially say Nigeria (which is in Africa) IS NOT 101. It is more like #1. They are so incredibly corrupted you basically have to bribe the taxi-drivers to take you places, its sick. Another example is customs. If you have something taxable or semi-illegal, all you have to do is bribe the customs officials and 99% of them will let it thru! Also, for an excellent example of the managment corruption...

    There is an unfinished oil refinery there. There was way more than enough money to build it when they started, but now it lies unfinished simply because high ranking officials took all the money. The sad thing is, this is an every day occurence.
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    Uraloony: The higher the number in that list the more corruption. That makes Finland the least corrupted country in the world and Nigeria, almost as you said, the second most corrupted.
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    FInland was the last corrupted country for the second year in a row

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