Ex Director, Maastricht University India Institute, Maastricht University

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Which country comes to your mind when you think of the following attributes and which attribute is the most desirable according to you?

Happy nation, Rich nation, Spiritual nation, Successful nation, Peaceful nation

Why others are not able to attain the abovementioned attributes despite so much intellectual capability and knowledge dissemination all around.

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    Jun 20 2011: Happy nation : Bhutan
    Rich nation : Luxemborg
    Spiritual nation : Israel (Count the numbers of religions related to this land)
    Successful nation : Japan (its very transformation since the WW2 until 1990)
    Peaceful nation : Switzerland

    Bad governance. Bad governance. Bad governance.
    Democracy. Democracy. Democracy.

    The world was forced to believe that democracy is the perfect way to run a country. (Well, thanks to the lack in any substitutes, it is undeniably one of the better ways.) However, democracy - in itself- has a lot of flaws. Most of the voters are uneducated. This, alone, has resulted in the formation of corrupt governments in many developing countries.
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    Jun 21 2011: It's totally depended on how do you define the term "happiness" "rich" and "successful". I think each country have something good, something bad, something they're pround of and happy with, etc. :D
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    Jun 20 2011: Japan has all of them.Being a successful nation,they were still able to maintain their culture and that I find very interesting about them.
    Some countries don't have much resources.That is a very big setback to these countries I think.