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Guess the Map 12: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Hate Mercator

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by west india man, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. haroon

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    can you give a little clue? there are too many possibilities here, so we can narrow it down a little.
     
  2. Synsensa

    Synsensa Deity Retired Moderator

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    This is as close as I can get without just giving the answer.
     
  3. MaryKB

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    Happiness ranking?
     
  4. haroon

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    Already Mary it's not the answer.
     
  5. EnglishEdward

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    Proportion of new born children expected to attend higher education and gain degrees.
     
  6. Synsensa

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    No to both.

    Alright, the real answer is that it's a map of the best to worst places to be born. The rankings are based on things like expected wealth, health outcomes, job opportunities, and so on.

    The top three nations are Switzerland, Australia, and Norway. The bottom three nations are Ukraine, Kenya, and Nigeria.

    However, the rankings were done by The Economist, and they didn't bother doing it for more than 80 nations. How they weighted everything, too, was subject to their own opinions.

    "Its quality-of-life index links the results of subjective life-satisfaction surveys—how happy people say they are—to objective determinants of the quality of life across countries. Being rich helps more than anything else, but it is not all that counts; things like crime, trust in public institutions and the health of family life matter too. In all, the index takes 11 statistically significant indicators into account. They are a mixed bunch: some are fixed factors, such as geography; others change only very slowly over time (demography, many social and cultural characteristics); and some factors depend on policies and the state of the world economy."
     
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  7. west india man

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    Dark Red > Red > Orange > Yellow > Green > Blue > Grey

    Grey = 0

     
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  8. Synsensa

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    Related to natural resources?
     
  9. really

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    So the USA and China #1, followed by the bigger economies or countries, so something that relates to correlates to GDP.

    Electrical power generation?
     
  10. MaryKB

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    Pollution or carbon footprint?
     
  11. The_J

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    This is absolute numbers, I guess?
    (otherwise Aus/NZ or Spain/Portugal don't make sense)
    Weirdest outlier are probably the Koreas and Ukraine :think:.
    I'll go with something similar to Mary, like energy mix, coal, something like that.
     
  12. west india man

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    No to all, though it is related to infrastructure and does use absolute numbers

    North Korea having a higher number than South Korea also surprised me
     
  13. amadeus

    amadeus The Choice of a New Generation

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    Infrastructure clicked with me. It’s countries by railway track.
     
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  14. west india man

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  15. amadeus

    amadeus The Choice of a New Generation

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    Yay

    [party]

    Open floor!
     
  16. Takhisis

    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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  17. aimeeandbeatles

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    I have a map coming in a few minutes. :)
     
  18. aimeeandbeatles

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    This is a map. I had a limited number of countries to work with.



    Since I know somebody will ask: This has nothing to do with Parkinson's Disease.
     
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  19. Synsensa

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  20. aimeeandbeatles

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    Nope.
     

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