countries

  1. Futurist

    Which countries came closest to succesfully building nukes without actually doing it?

    *Only including countries which actually attempted to build nuclear weapons, though. Based on the information here: The Free Lance-Star - Google News Archive Search --it appears that Argentina came very close to successfully building nuclear weapons before it stopped its nuclear weapons...
  2. Futurist

    Countries Which Experienced Massive "Demographic Devastation" During the 19th Century

    Countries Which Experienced Massive "Demographic Devastation" During the 19th Century This question is similar to a question which I asked here, but for the 19th century rather than for the 20th century...
  3. Naomasa298

    Should developed countries pay developing countries to curb carbon emissions?

    A new report states that China's carbon emissions per head have exceeded the EU's for the first time, and India's is set to do the same: BBC News - China's per capita carbon emissions overtake EU's Separately, Norway is paying Liberia not to cut down trees: BBC News - Liberia signs...
  4. Jake10

    Why are countries that are better off than others not happy?

    After reading this article about France and the unhappy population there, despite good working conditions and other things associated with a good life, I'm having trouble pinpointing the major factors associated with the level of happiness in different countries. France is unhappy despite...
  5. Futurist

    Why Weren't the Hungarians in Neighboring Countries Expelled En Masse After WWII?

    After World War II, ethnic Germans in some neighbouring countries and areas (Lithuania, Poland, Kaliningrad Oblast, Czechoslovakia (specifically in the Sudetenland), et cetera) were expelled en masse. However, as far as I know, ethnic Hungarians in neighbouring countries were not expelled en...
  6. Lawnmowerman

    Lose the capital city, win the war.

    Trying to think of examples where a country has lost its capital in a war yet made a come back and been victorious. Russia loosing Moscow to Napoleon is the obvious example, but are there any others????
  7. SSDD

    Would US be super power if European countries imposed strict emigration laws?

    Would US be super power if European countries imposed very strict emigration laws, prohibiting Europeans from settling in US, Canada and australia? For example in 19th and early 20st century millions of Europeans settled in US and other new world countries, if Germany imposed strict laws...
  8. Futurist

    Countries Which Experienced Massive "Demographic Devastation" During the 20th Century

    Countries Which Experienced Massive "Demographic Devastation" During the 20th Century According to pages 297 and 298 of this report here: http://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol4/9/4-9.pdf , it is projected that Russia's population in 2000 would have been 258 million rather than 145...
  9. X

    Nazi diplomats in foreign countries after WW2

    I was wondering about the fate of Nazi diplomats, in non-combat countries, at the end of WW2? What happened to them?
  10. V

    Whi is there so much chaos going on in Islamic countries?

    Compared to Christian countries or even the Eastern religions.
  11. Insert Name Here

    The next 10 years / New Countries

    What potential new countries do you think will be created in the next 10 years? Share some thoughts and guesses. I go back and forth about Kurdistan, I'm not too sure, I think if they want to become independent they need to do it soon while the central Iraqi government is weak. Scotland: I...
  12. Futurist

    Which Aditional Non-European Countries Could Have Become Comunist After World War II?

    Which additional non-European countries, other than South Korea and Taiwan, could have become Communist after World War II (but did not become Communist in real life)? Thoughts on this?
  13. Futurist

    Large-scale population growth in "northern" world countries due to climate change?

    Large-scale population growth in "northern" world countries due to climate change? Does anyone here think that Russia, the Scandinavian countries, Greenland, Canada, and/or Alaska will (eventually) experience large-scale (or larger-scale) population growth due to climate change (specifically...
  14. Futurist

    Countries Which Experienced a Demographic "Renaissance" After Decades of "Stagnation"

    Countries Which Experienced a Demographic "Renaissance" After Decades of "Stagnation" A while ago, I have noticed an interesting aspect of metropolitan France's historical population: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_France#Historical_population_of_metropolitan_France Based on...
  15. K

    Will the Sunni countries join the Caliphate?

    "The legality of all emirates, groups, states and organisations becomes null by the expansion of the caliph's authority and the arrival of its troops to their areas," said the group's spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani. "Listen to your caliph and obey him. Support your state, which grows every...
  16. tomar

    Are EU countries client states of the USA, and if yes when/why did it happen ?

    From Wiki: A client state is a state that is economically, politically or militarily subordinate to another more powerful state in international affairs. Types of client states include: satellite state, associated state, puppet state, neo-colony, protectorate, vassal state and tributary state...
  17. Annoying Twit

    Rich countries and poor countries?

    What has led to the current situation of first world versus third world countries? In some cases, such as Saudi Arabia, what was a poor country was made rich by a single type of resource. But take Africa. Why is Africa comparatively poor when many countries have rich resources? Is it just...
  18. Menshevik

    If there is a WWIII, could the U.S. remain neutral?

    1.Could the U.S. remain neutral if another world war were to break out?