Most heavily Christian nation in the world: Vatican City (no defined HDI but it seems well off considering its a literal theocratic monarchy, lets say between 0.9-0.8)
Most heavily Jewish nation in the world: Israel (HDI 0.894)
Most heavily irreligious nation in the world: Czech Republic (HDI 0.870)
Most heavily Muslim nation in the world: Saudi Arabia (HDI 0.837)
Most heavily pagan nation in the world: Vietnam (HDI 0.666)
Most heavily Buddhist nation in the world: Cambodia. (HDI 0.555)
Most heavily Hindu nation in the world: Nepal (HDI 0.548)
If you had to live in one, where would you want to live?
I don't know I think Vatican City would be nice to live in as well, though its very tiny so probably would end up visting Italy a lot (most Vatican City citizens end up doing that).
Israel would be a lot nicer if it wasn't under attack all the time. (Yeah I know they attack back too). Even though I am female I might live in Saudi Arabia if they allowed alcohol and freedom of religion.
Only ones I cannot see myself living in are Vietnam, Cambodia and Nepal. I'm too much of a soft suburbanite. I might visit though.
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I bet OP is one of those Americans who are so proud of their 1/64 Czech heritage.
Clearly sold their souls to beat America
Theocracy is best -cy my sons
Vatican City pretty much rules Christiandom almost. And yes they are 100% Christian (wow) and a rare example of a pure Christian theocracy. For this reason I think they do a better job of representing Christianity then the other countries do in representing their other ideologies.
Because even hardcore Muslim countries only manage like 99.9% Islam and that involves a threat of violence. Vatican City is, afaik, the only country that is 100% religiously homogenous and they do it without any threats. That impresses me a lot. I guess if you are a priest you are more likely to take it very seriously. Priest need to give up a lot such as family, freedom, etc.
I might live in the Vatican even though it is very tiny. The standard of living seems pretty good and lots of beautiful art. But maybe it would get boring and old after a while. And yeah I bet dating there is very hard if almost all the men are celibate.
Most people who adhere to folk religions, as opposed to one of the major world religions.
If Vatican City got a HDI rating it might be higher, Israel does get bombed/attacked a lot. But Vatican City is usually too small to get a rating.
Isn't that true of nearly every Western nation? Unless you are a refugee, you have to prove you are worthy to live there.
That said the Vatican did take in a refugee family of 4 Melkite Greek Catholics from Syria:
Wonder how those refugees are fitting in with their new country vs. how they fit in with Germany.
I'd like to live in all of them for a while desu.
If I have to stay there then check'em republic
Because those Muslim countries have millions of people from a variety of ethnicities, while the Vatican has like 200 people. There are probably communities of 200 people that are 100% Muslim in Saudi Arabia... or hundreds of thousands.
> isn't that true of other western nations
no, the others don't discriminate on religion
> 4 refugees
Wowwe!? 4 whole refugees?
>Wowwe!? 4 whole refugees?
Its the equivalent of us taking in 1.5 million, according to our respective population sizes. I just am pointing out they do take in refugees too not just skilled workers. And I haven't heard that it went bad either. Imagine being a family of Catholic Syrians (an oppressed minority within a minority) and being invited with your children to live in the Vatican, a very stable and very sacred place among many Christians. Seems almost like Cinderella story.
>no, the others don't discriminate on religion
Unfortunately there's a post on /int/ right now talking about banning Muslim immigrants. So yes it does happen. I don't know if its right or wrong though. I feel bad for good Muslim but there are bad Muslims as well. Same as other religions I suppose.
Most countries in the world give out citizenship for free if you were born in the country or if your parents were citizens. The Vatican is a rare example of a country where citizenship is handed out on a person-by-person basis, you can't get citizenship unless the Vatican gives it to you. Most citizens are either high-ranking clergy, Swiss Guard, or other employees.