Former colonies who are now more developed than past rulers

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1. Australia
Human Development Index (HDI): 0.938
Former Colony of: United Kingdom
HDI of United Kingdom: 0.875
Year of Independence: 1901 / 1986 (Full)
Continent / Region: Oceania

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2. New Zealand
Human Development Index (HDI): 0.919
Former Colony of: United Kingdom
HDI of United Kingdom: 0.875
Year of Independence: 1947 / 1986 (Full)
Continent / Region: Oceania


3. Ireland
Human Development Index (HDI): 0.916
Former Colony of: United Kingdom
HDI of United Kingdom: 0.875
Year of Independence: 1922
Continent / Region: Europe

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4. Canada
Human Development Index (HDI): 0.911
Former Colony of: United Kingdom
HDI of United Kingdom: 0.875
Year of Independence: 1867 / 1982 (Full)
Continent / Region: North America


5. Hong Kong
Human Development Index (HDI): 0.906
Former Colony of: United Kingdom
HDI of United Kingdom: 0.875
Year of Territorial Transfer: 1997
Continent / Region: Asia

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6. Iceland
Human Development Index (HDI): 0.906
Former Colony of: Denmark
HDI of Denmark: 0.901
Year of Independence: 1918 / 1944 (Full)
Continent / Region: Europe

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7. Israel
Human Development Index (HDI): 0.900
Former Colony of: United Kingdom
HDI of United Kingdom: 0.875
Year of Independence: 1948
Continent / Region: Middle East


8. Singapore
Human Development Index (HDI): 0.895
Former Colony of: United Kingdom
HDI of United Kingdom: 0.875
Year of Independence: 1963 / 1965 (Full)
Continent / Region: Asia

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9. Finland
Human Development Index (HDI): 0.892
Former Colony of: Russia
HDI of Russia: 0.788
Year of Independence: 1917
Continent / Region: Europe


10. Macau
Human Development Index (HDI): 0.868
Former Colony of: Portugal
HDI of Portugal: 0.816
Year of Territorial Transfer: 1999
Continent / Region: Asia


11. Estonia
Human Development Index (HDI): 0.846
Former Colony of: Russia
HDI of Russia: 0.788
Year of Independence: 1918 / 1991 (Full)

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12. Lithuania
Human Development Index (HDI): 0.818
Former Colony of: Russia
HDI of Russia: 0.788
Year of Independence: 1918 / 1991 (Full)
Continent / Region: Europe

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13. Latvia
Human Development Index (HDI): 0.814
Former Colony of: Russia
HDI of Russia: 0.788
Year of Independence: 1918 / 1991 (Full)
Continent / Region: Europe

Malaysia Boleh :?:

that’s what happens when you plant good seeds…

so which should we blame now? skin colour? or religion? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

■■■■… sarawak had he potential to beat japan and taiwan… now all left is dung… :cry: :cry:

Where is Malaysia’s ranking??? :lol:

how about Singapore?
Raffles was really a visionary !!!

[quote=“Snoop Lion”]how about Singapore?
Raffles was really a visionary !!![/quote]

er scroll up? its number 8 -.- :smiley: