September 10th, 2002, 05:22 AM
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.
10. United Kingdom
14. Hong Kong
Trinidad & Tobago
40. Costa Rica
52. Czech Republic
71. Cote d'Ivoire
September 10th, 2002, 05:36 AM
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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September 10th, 2002, 06:35 AM
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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September 10th, 2002, 08:25 AM
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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September 10th, 2002, 01:45 PM
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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September 10th, 2002, 02:48 PM
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.
/me is proud of his nation
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September 11th, 2002, 12:52 AM
FInland was the last corrupted country for the second year in a row