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Most Orderly Society?  
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

Which society on Earth do you think is the most orderly?

Some people say Switzerland. Others say Sweden. Still others say Singapore.

(Hmm.... Just noticed that they all start with the letter "s"!  Confused Coincidence?  Big grin )

I just thought of a society that's even more orderly than any of the above: The Vatican!

I think that, ideally, a country should be as orderly as possible without affecting personal freedom.

Americans are probably too rambunctious to be too orderly, though.  Smile

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User currently offlineLutenist From Canada, joined May 2005, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

I have to go with Switzerland. Their transit system is, well, clockwork itself. Same with their postal service. And they employ armies of people to clean the streets and sidewalks in the mornings.

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4264 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

I would go for Switzerland indeed. There is something boring and eery on those over regulated countries like Sweden, Austria and Switzerland.
I'd sometimes complain about the disorderness and casualness of the Netherlands and especially my hometown Amsterdam but then think: oh wait, if everything gets fixed here and people behave, we end up just like Germany or Sweden but then without the mountains.



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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

I like orderly societies, so I'll have to pay Switzerland a visit one day.  Smile

User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3553 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

I like things mixed up a bit! It's more fun that way.

User currently offlineDaedaeg From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

I would probably go with the Japanese. Can't say exactly why. But it seems they have a high level of discipline and order.


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User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Thread starter):
Others say Sweden.

Nah, not really.

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 2):
There is something boring and eery on those over regulated countries like Sweden, Austria and Switzerland.

True


User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

To older I grow to more I like the orderly way, I think the Nordic countries are much alike in that sense, I like it when it's safe and things go smoothly, that's why I am paying the hight taxes. I can have adventures somewhere else.

But Singapore goes over the limit, I think. No wonder their subway is super clean: the fee for eating & drinkig there is 250 Euros, 500 for smoking...


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 4):
I like things mixed up a bit! It's more fun that way.

That's what vacations in other places are for, though!  Big grin


User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
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The North Korean Wins here.
However, I will say Swiss comes first if we choose not to count dictatorships.



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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

I personally would rule out dictatorships.  Big grin

User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2073 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Thread starter):
Which society on Earth do you think is the most orderly?

The animal kingdom



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

I've heard the swiss are very orderly.
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MEL



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User currently offlineCX777Fan From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 291 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

The Japanese are only orderly when someone (eg boss, teacher) is telling them what to do. Some of the most appalling manners I've ever seen have been from Japanese men. E.G. two days ago I saw a man in his 40s running and pushing in front of an older woman to get the last seat on a commuter train. A few months ago, I saw three men walking on a polished wooden, decorative platform next to their table in the imaculate lobby lounge of the Hong Kong intercontinental, then make derisive comments about Chinese people when the waiter politely asked them to desist in perfect Japanese. Tonight, a friend made truely shocking comments about homeless people - an incredibly ignored and neglected undercaste in Japan.

So Japan is orderly in the respec that there is a protocol in most social situations which people are bound to comply with, however, outside of those confines, it's feeding time at the zoo!


User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

I vote for Singapore.

User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

Singapore gets my vote too

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

I'd vote for Singapore. But the Swiss are very orderly people

User currently offlineKay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

One wouldn't think Singapore is in that category (obviously prejudicial thinking).

I find Austria to be clean and orderly indeed. Sometimes I prefer to be disturbed with chaos, but sometimes I like it.

Kay


User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

New Zealand, a peaceful, stable democracy.

Singapore has more organised crime than they would like to admit to. New Zealand is certainly the choice I would have of somewhere to move to if I had to leave my home country for precisely this reason, it's a grown-up society with no more problems than anywhere else but still an orderly and stable image.


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 18):
New Zealand is certainly the choice I would have of somewhere to move to if I had to leave my home country for precisely this reason, it's a grown-up society with no more problems than anywhere else but still an orderly and stable image.

I have heard very good things about New Zealand, as well.


User currently offlineKSYR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

Well, what exactly is your definition of orderly...?

User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

To me, the word "orderly" evokes a free society that runs extremely well, with a minimum of crime and a maximum of mutual respect. Good manners are held in high regard.

In an orderly society, people freely go about their business without fear of chaos. Citizens enjoy their lives in liberty and peace, doing what they please, going where they please, secure in their person and property under the law.

Civic services are provided as promised. Traffic jams are minimal. The economy and the environment are protected, and a responsive government represents the interests of all the people.

That, ideally, would be my idea of an orderly society. No society quite matches this ideal, but some are closer than others.

[Edited 2006-02-09 15:20:14]

User currently offlineLH477 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 584 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

Finland........blah blah blah


Come on you gunners......!!!!!
User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

LH477: "Finland........blah blah blah"

That's what I think sometimes too Big grin


User currently offlinePilotsmoe From United States of America, joined May 2005, 249 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

how bout Texass?
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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

Texas is a great State, but I don't know if I would call it "orderly". It can be pretty freewheeling. Also, Texas is vast and its regions are varied. Austin has some pretty bohemian districts, for example, whereas Houston seems relatively straight-laced (or is it "strait-laced"? I can never remember which one is the correct spelling).

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