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WHICH COUNTRY HAS THE SMARTEST PEOPLE??


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Iceland
Japan
USA
Canada
Australia
New Zealand
China
India
Sweden
Italy
UK OF GB & NI
Jamaica
Zimbabwe, definitely!
Turkey
Israel
Finland
Spain
Croatia
Somalia
Mexico, we made the coke
russia
serbia
Impossible to tell
Poland
singapore
The Netherlands
France
Armenia
South Africa
Iran
Egypt
portugal
Denmark
Venezuela
Saudi Arabia
Thailand
Puerto Rico
colombia
Slovenia
Ireland
morrocoo
Mongolia
All countries
el salvador
Azerbaijan
togo
Switzerland
Greece
Wales
Niger
haiti
Malta
united states
IRELAND OF COURSE - WE BLOW YOU ALL AWAY!!!
Kuwait
Yemen
Poland - Hands Down!
Taiwan
Austria
Great Britain
Uruguay
united kingdom
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COMMENTS:
My vote Japan. But why is America on the list?
The average Japanese IQ is 105, but I'm more impressed by the people of Finland.
A lot of people think Japan has a great education system but as someone who has lived there I know that is a myth. In Japan once you get into college (the only part of education that is worthwhile!) you stop learning. In Japan university is seen as a kind of gap year between all the years of hard work spent cramming for exams and a lifetime of office work. In fact, at the top university (tokyoU) a professor once gave a test where all students had to do was identify his picture. Half the class failed, they had skiped so much. Despite this if you haven't gone to a top university your seen as worthless in Japan. A while back there was a case of a well known scientist having his work go unrecognized because he graduated from a tech college. Add that to the fact that I was hired because, as my boss put it, "Japanese don't know how to think."
And you can see why I'm upset with the U.S. being dissed. True, most people in America are dead ignorant, but I remember a poll in Japan. When asked to locate America the majority of Japanese actually thought it was somewhere in China! Sorry I ranted but I think this self-hating attitude is the main problem in the States nowadays. When asked about things they suck at (like healthcare or economics) Americans think they are the best but when people bring up something they lead the world in (like science and education!)they talk about how terrible they are at it, and the rest of the world buys into this stupidity! I picked Finland because on the whole I think the people are more intelligent, but America is certainly intellectually superior to Japan.
P.S. 105 is an average I.Q

I'd choose Britain because i'm biased.
I have an IQ of 129 and i'm only 17.

I'd say Britain because we have invented things that have revolutionized the world.

I don't rate Japan being very clever as a nation, they seemed to be stuck in their own little anime universe building robots, trains and things that are no use to anyone else outside of Japan.

I consider the US as being quite a clever bunch of chaps, especially when it comes down to finding better ways to kill people but the key word in there is "quite". I do find that some Americans that i've met are quite ignorant when it comes to anything outside of the US.

I heard there was a test in New York where they asked a hundred people if they could find New York on a map of the US, only 31 people got it right. They did the same to see if people could point out the Iraq on the map, most thought it was near China, russia and even Brazil!

Apparently, the smartest country is South Korea, with a national average IQ of 106. Britain has 100, ranking it 12th in the world. However, we had obtained an IQ of 104 in 2004, but have apparently managed to drop 4 IQ points in the last 2 years.

As for America, articles I've read seem to alternate between 95 and 98.

And as for my IQ, one test put me at 130 and another put me at 129. I know some users may find it hard to believe, but that's what I got.

btw, Israel has an IQ of 94, ranking it 33rd, and India had 81, meaning it's one of the lowest in the world. Where the hell those votes came from for those countries, I don't know.
Even the average South Korean is a moron. 106?! The world is stupid place.
{Israel. Average IQ of 124. Ever notice how even the people who hate them, have to admit the Jews are really smart?
by Guest User on Sun Dec 03, 06 3:11am}

If they're so smart then why do they continue do really dumb things?

I'd also like independent confirmation of that IQ, because I have NEVER seen that number claimed for any nation anywhere - including Israel.

{Israel. Average IQ of 124. ...
by Guest User on Sun Dec 03, 06 3:11am}

No surprise, the idiotic "guest user" was a liar, the smartest country is South Korea, with a national average IQ of 106.

To the guest user 3 posts above this: yes, although Britain is one of the smartest countries in the world, and far smarter than America, it isn't actually the smartest country in the world.
Close, but not number 1.

Also, we don't have the fastest tank by a loooong shot, but we DO have the best tank, which is nigh-on unstoppable. Nothing fielded by the infantry of any country is guarenteed to take it out; even modern tanks would have a big problem with it.

Lemming your inferiority complex is showing once again since you had to add "far smarter than America" in there...and guest user you are ignorant. Hotter than the sun....o congradulations. America invented the plasma torch in the 1950's that is far hotter than the sun. They sell them at your local harware store if you are interested and Lemming you are very ignorant to these tanks.
First of all, it's a fact that Britain is far smarter than America. I'm simply reassuring him that I'm not against him, but with him. Nothing more than that.

And ME ignorant with the tanks? lmao, that's rich. You seem to know very little about our tank, whereas I know a heck of alot about yours. And I know, without doubt, that ours is better, as has been PROVEN.

Oh, and we've invented and achieved more than your country has, for the record.

Yeah well your country has been around for a good 500-600 years longer and you had a vast empire while the US was just in a toddler state stuggling to stay alive as recently as 1900. We were also isolationists and didn't stray past our borders unless we had to until WWII. I really don't want to get into this stupud tank argument again, but your o so famour chobham armour is actually simply steel over special ceramic plates, over more steel, over kevlar, over steel. The whole system makes up chobham armour and kevlar was invented in the US so it is partly an American invention. The Abrams has better speed, a better gun and the same minor differences in armour, and your government actually wanted them but wasn't granted access to them so thats the reason the challenger 2 even exists. Sorry if the truth hurts.
The US is a much younger country than the UK. The US has invented and patented a plethora of things. For lemming to say all we have invented is powdered milk(you did say that somewhere)is ridiculous and immature. I could talk about NASA alone and the inventions that have come off as a direct result from them. There's even a book written on it. Anything from the fancy sneakers you wear, to items bought in the grocery store,items used in your household, to high tech medical equipment and many more things. Lemming you seem to have an unreasonable attituted towards the US. You say you don't hate us but there's something I can't quite put my finger on. You seem to have a resentment of the US and a competitiveness.We're not a colony of yours anymore we've grown into a superpower like it or not and have contributed much to the world. The UK is a fine country and has contributed much, but to deny that the US has not done much is beyond reason. Oh ya, powdered milk is probably a direct result of NASA.
Not to mention popular culture. Rock music, Rap, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Techno, basically every type of modern music was invented in the US. Plus our movies are seen world wide. As for Americans being stupid the US patent office is the busiest and largest in the world. If we are so stupid how is that with 163 million less people in the US than in the EU we both have 13 trillion dollar economies, and the US economy is still growing three times the speed? The only reason why the Eu is keeping up is because they keep tacking on little countries. I would love to hear your answers. You seem to have a lot of them
I might add that 26% of the patent applications in the European patent office are from Americans.
When will the UK join the US,Russia and China in space?
The answer is simple to that one mindy, we dont have the funds to do such a thing. Also the US, Russia and China are all about 40 times the size of the UK. Why would we want to waste our money on something as pointless as a space program anyway, all i see is either you, Russia or China launching shuttles into space on pointless, nigh on suicidal missions. What exactly is the space program for? It seems like a waste of money that could be used on something useful, you haven't even made it into space completely, all you do is spend a few days floating in orbit. How many shuttles have you lost compaired to the amount of successful shuttle launches?

It is nigh on impossible to tell which country is smarter than the others and all it will do is cause arguements.

The patent office crap is not an excuse to prove the US is smarter. Many of the items you use in your day to day lives was invented in Britain, including that rather flash piece of equipment in front of you when you type your reply, even the material it is made out of is a British invention. When we talk about inventions we are talking about products and machines that change the way we live like the Jet engine, the aeroplane or the computer, not something like a hair dryer that can float in the bath. every country in the world has invented things that have changed the way we lived so the patent office idea isn't a good way of saying that the US is more intellegent as a nation than any other country.
USRocks, no-one knows what Second Generation Chobham armour is made out of. I dare you to find me a reliable source that says what the composition is.

Anyway, its far superior to what's on any other tank in the world. And it is FAR superior; recent history has proven that its better, with the Challenger 2 surviving unbelievable amounts of damage from modern weapons from direct hits at clsoe range, while glancing shots with RPG's have taken about 2 dozen Abrams out of action.
Also, our gun has a greater range and is more accurate.
So sorry if the real truth hurts.

Mindy, most of the most useful things have been invented by the UK. The US has done much, and I do admit that, though.
That powdered milk thing was actually a Top Gear joke, but was a bit stupid of me using it as no-one outside the UK would realise that. I take that back, but I still stand by saying the UK has invented and done much more.

And while you did invent most popular kinds of music, the UK has perfected modern music (as in from the 60's to modern day), which is the general conception of many. I could give a huge list of amazing bands from this country, but whenever I get into that arguement (not on this site), no-one can has ever managed to produce a list of US bands which matches the quantity and quality of my list.

As for the EU... I don't have much respect for the EU, to be honest.

The UK's economy is growing at a good speed remember, not as slow as the EU's average. Its the fastest growing economy in the EU.

Basically the reason the EU isn't growing so fast is, it can never work together as efficiently as the US can. The US is just one huge country, ruled by one governing body which is accepted by everyone; the EU is made up of 30 or so different governments each with their own individual views.
While the EU may work out in the long run, it probably will never work quite as well as the US for that excact reason.

Oh, and the reason people say the US is stupid is due to the average IQ. Blame the government, blame the schools, blame the southern states, whatever, but that's the reason.

We don't have a space plan... its something our government doesn't really see as worth our time and money seen as NASA got there first. We've done enough for this world anyway.

I might create a ballot just so you and USRocks can argue about sodding Chobham armour in a minute!
Thanks, that'd be great :P
Spartan I never used the patents as an excuse to say the US is smarter. I never even said the US was smarter. If you read these over again you will see who is starting the crap. I don't care about his stupid chobham armour if he wants it so bad he can have it.
^So stop being hypocritical.
Spartan either you read through my comments to fast or your reading comprehension sucks. I never once said the US was smarter than anyone else. My comments were made in direct response to what lemmings said. More than a few times he has said on this site that Americans were stupid. Did you bother to read the sentence where I said that the UK is a fine country and has contributed much to the world, but to deny that the US has not done much is beyond ridiculous. I suggest you go back and read it instead of flying off the handle. I never said that other countries have not contributed. There is a particular British user on this site, who has absolutely no love for the US. He lived and worked in the US for a period of time in an area where he knowledge of what inventions and so forth have come out of the US. He said it was just amazing. Your entitled to your opinion on the space program but it is well worth it. Space flight is dangerous accidents happen and will continue to happen. When I was growing up I had a friend whose father was a NASA engineer, he helped design the space shuttle. He would tell us about the space program the benefits it has for humantiy,technologies that have come directly from the space program and that have been applied directly to civilian life. So I'm going to answer the ballot question as to who I think is smarter. I'm impressed with east asians. I live among many koreans, japanese and chinese. I don't consider them naturally smarter but they place a very strong emphasis on education. I am also an admirer of Greece and the contributions they have made in their countries history. Anyway I'm done with making anymore comments on ballots like these it gets nowhere.





"Britain, including that rather flash piece of equipment in front of you when you type your reply"

If you are talking about computers spartan you are simply outmatched. The United States has done more for computers than any group or combination of nations combine. We did in fact invent the internet, you are most likely using microsoft, and even if you are not using microsoft there is a 95% chance that the operating system is American, we did invent the microprocessor and the computer you are using now would be nothing but a piece of junk without it. We make the most computers, software out of all countries combine. You may have made the first machine that made automatic calculations, but you most certainly had little to do with the machine I am sitting behind. At the most a British guy perfected html.

O and Mindy is so very correct about NASA. You would be amazed at the everyday items you use right from NASA and other technologies.
Major advancments in Rocketry
Sattelites
Remote sensing(weather forcasts)
micro-technology
improved radio technology
Bio chemical engineering
Material science
computers
I promise this is only the top of the list. So I view your oppinions about NASA as very odd, it has given mankind more than most people know.



USRocks is absolutely right. The UK made the first machine that made automatic calculations, but after that the overwhelming contributions to computer technology has originated in the US. Tim Berneres Lee a Brit did invent the world wide webb but everything else is overwhemingly American in its origin. Did you ever hear of the transitor? It was invented by three Americans. It replaced the vaccum tube and allowed for the miniturization of electronics from which came your microchip. This one particular invention spawned the digital age. The Americans who invented it recieved the nobel prize in physics. It is considered by many to be the most important invention of the 20th century. Computers once upon a time filled an entire room, they needed to in order to function. It is because of the US that it is now the much smaller,"flash" piece of equipment that now sits in front of you. So I'll say this one more time. The UK is a great country and has contributed much to the world. But quit talking out your ass when it comes to the US, because it's obvious you know diddlysquat.
Yes he did invent the WWW or world wide web, but the United States Military under ARPA created the internet. Tim Berneres Lee took that technology and added hypertect to make the "World Wide Web".
Yes the US did invent the internet. But I've run across Brits who think Tim Berneres Lee invented the internet.
LOL! I never flew off the handle at all if you care to look at my comments more closely you hypocrite. I never said Americans are stupid nor did i say that Brits are smarter than anyone else, maybe it is your reading comprehension that sucks. Find me the comment where i lost my temper.

Yes i did read your comment Mindy and i resent the fact that you talk to me like i'm some sort of retard and i am certainly not talking out of my "ass". Perhaps you think i'm stupid or something or are you just a bad judge of character, which one? Because this whole "spartan flying off his handle" thing is completely wrong.

Have you forgot about Colossus?

I got nothing against you at all USRocks but what is the "26% of the patent applications in the European patent office are from Americans" meant to be proving apart from the blindingly obvious or I'll take it you are using it as a observation with no particular meaning.

Also, what is your comment "When will the UK join the US,Russia and China in space?" all about, what exactly are you trying to imply?

Calm down spartan,your doing it again. I didn't accuse you of calling Americans stupid. I accused lemming. Go back and read it, or better yet I'll say it again exactly the way I said it before....My comments were made in direct response to what LEMMING said. More than a few times he has said on this site that Americans were stupid. I wasn't referring to you, spartan. I also never accused you of saying that the Brits were smarter. What about the colossus? Look spartan, I would never deny what the UK has contributed towards computer technology. But you give me the impression that the UK is solely responsible for this "flash" piece of equipment in front of me. You don't or at least didn't seem to understand the US overwhelming contribution to computer technology. I can start back to 1942 when two Americans from Iowa State University built the world's first digital computer. Then I could go on to tell you about the contributions Americans made to the computer in 1944,46,48,51,53,54,55,58,62,64,69,70,71,73,74,78,79,81,83 and all the way to the present. As for my remarks regarding the space program and why your country doesn't have one...you can think whatever you want.
I never denied the contribution the US has given towards computer technology and the fact that 95% of the technology involved is indeed US, What i'm implying is that the first electronic programmable digital computer was British.

"As for my remarks regarding the space program and why your country doesn't have one...you can think whatever you want."

Why don't you tell me instead.

"Calm down spartan,your doing it again."

Doing what exactly? Are you going to show me where i lost my temper?

"I didn't accuse you of calling Americans stupid. I accused lemming."

I see well in that case i apologise Mindy.

"Also, what is your comment "When will the UK join the US,Russia and China in space?" all about, what exactly are you trying to imply?

...pretty sure I never said that spartan"

That was directed at Mindy, sorry.

^Yet Finland's average IQ is lower than south Korea's.

You lose.

^lol... as much as I doubt that, the thought is funny.
You all sound remarkably stupid, if the truth be told.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IQ_and_the_Wealth_of_Nations

1. Hong Kong
2. South Korea
3. Japan
4. Taiwan
5. Singapore

It is proven that generally, Asians are the smartest people in the world.

I vote US just given the fact the spartan and lemming don't live here. Sorry kids, your country is an over the hill empire and putting down the US isn't going to make things any better.
Voted : germany
^ Wow that's childish mindy lol, how old are you exactly?

I wouldn't say that the British and French were getting "whooped". That is a very rich comment from a nation who only decided to enter BOTH wars half way through, Oh and Italy was an Axis power.
World War 1 was a stale-mate, no one was going anywhere and Germany was definitely losing because of resources before the US even contimplated entering and even then you joined in the Last year or so of the war. World War 2, Half way through this time and then Germany was losing the Eastern front, Britain Obliterated the luftwaffe as well as helping you fight the Japs. It was America's small contribution to both wars that got them to where they are today, and what i mean when i say "small contribution" i mean time scale not when we talk about man power and stuff. The fact is Britain was crippled after both conflicts and the US filled the power vacumm, simple as that.

USRocks is absolutely right. The UK made the first machine that made automatic calculations, but after that the overwhelming contributions to computer technology has originated in the US. Tim Berneres Lee a Brit did invent the world wide webb but everything else is overwhemingly American in its origin. Did you ever hear of the transitor? It was invented by three Americans. It replaced the vaccum tube and allowed for the miniturization of electronics from which came your microchip. This one particular invention spawned the digital age. The Americans who invented it recieved the nobel prize in physics. It is considered by many to be the most important invention of the 20th century. Computers once upon a time filled an entire room, they needed to in order to function. It is because of the US that it is now the much smaller,"flash" piece of equipment that now sits in front of you. So I'll say this one more time. The UK is a great country and has contributed much to the world. But quit talking out your ass when it comes to the US, because it's obvious you know diddlysquat.
by mindy on Tue Dec 19, 06 7:23am

Actually the Japanese developed the size of the flashy thing in front of you. The UK is responsible for a great many things...and so is the usa.
But for smartest highest iq etc etc its by far and away teh Japanese and other asians...Chinese etc.

Voted : USA
i shol hope it be us

USA

What country controls this world.

USA!

this poll is merely an opinion poll sadly thier isnt any scientific evidence :(

Voted : Israel
What country controls this world?

Ther's some sad uking spelling goin on in this ballot.

^^ "going".

Goddammit, now I'm doing it!

Voted : UK OF GB & NI
Duuuuh
Voted : South Africa
With what Mandela did, I would say so.
usa? with their idiot regiem?? no.

japans got all the high tech shit. they have real thinking robots over there. proper ones like in i,robot for fucks sake.




note: why do all ballot to do with all countries have usa as most rated all the time????

smart people go where the money and opportunities are. usa, china, dubai, etc.
From such a small country, Israel have many Nobel Peace Price winners and nominees.
FUK BRITISH PEOPLE
Hey gavaa click the link on the left side column that says Newest Ballots
"From such a small country, Israel have many Nobel Peace Price winners and nominees.
by UncleMax on Wed Nov 11, 09 1:51pm"

- Which doesn't count for much credibility since the Nobels have been rigged for decades. They have no credibility left despite whatever the corporate media tries to pretend.

"smart people go where the money and opportunities are. usa, china, dubai, etc.
by FLARE on Sat Jun 13, 09 2:27pm"

They must be fleeing the USA and Dubai in droves then. Both are bankrupt has-beens.

Yeah and so is Japan. A broke nation with the highest debt ratio of any major economy. Their darkest days are ahead of them.
I suspect that the debt ratio of the USA has been heavily underestimated by deliberate policy, just like the lying unemployment figures put out by the government. It could easily be 150% higher than that of Japan. The USA has resources, it can eventually - possibly - get out of the mess. Japan doesn't have much in the way of natural resources and has to import nearly everything they need for manufacturing. If there's war in South East Asia or the Middle East, Japan is screwed.

Either way you look at it, they're both in the poo.

come on, of course it is IRELAND OF COURSE - WE BLOW YOU ALL AWAY!!! the real reason they call us highlanders because we are on the ground above.
Voted : united states
This is for Lemming:
America has the best bands. There are only five from the UK that I like, Bullet For My Valentine, Led Zepplin, Eric Clapton, Motorhead, and Black Sabbath. The US have the rest. Metallica? Forget about it, they're the best band in the world. If they were the only band to come out of the US, we would still be better than you. The Beatles suck, Elvis Costello sucks, and Coldplay really sucks. Even in the other genres, we still have you beat. You have no country artist and even with electro there's no one really good except for The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers.
And the reason why your tanks don't get damaged, is probably due to the fact that you never use them.
Your mentioning of the southern states possibly being a reason for a low average iq shows how much you know about the south. We have some of the brightest minds around and there's not much that we can't do. We could fix just about any vehicle. We can build just about any building. We can even hunt and grow our own food. And we have guns and we're not afraid to use them. When America goes to hell because of Obama and the rest of these damn liberals, I think that you'll find that we'll be doing just fine down here. And to those same liberal pricks who'd call me a redneck, there's a saying where I come from: Fuck yall, I'm from Texas.
And if you don't like America, you can kiss my ass. My family didn't leave Sicily and come to America for no reason. America kicks ass.

To identify which countries have smartest people.We must based on games.Those people who have good in mind games that people considered to be smart.Memory is not a basis to be a smart person. In europe are germans,russians,greeks,british, asia are chinese,koreans andjapanese...America?
only few Americans are smart..I experienced in the call center...Most of my American callers(customers)are can't easily understand the simple instructions on how to perform a simple task. And that's the reality. I hope that americans accept the reality that they are not so smart compare to europeans and east asians..Also it is based on my experience in relationship between the foreign people.

to prove that most americans have low IQ watch this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENV7qGUjpHg. This is the examples of an american idiots.
Yeah and so is Japan. A broke nation with the highest debt ratio of any major economy. Their darkest days are ahead of them.
by Mobrule on Mon Feb 15, 10 8:27pm

Yeah, but there's a HUGE AND IMPORTANT difference. Japan's debt is entirely INTERNAL. The debt is what the corporations and government owes to the people of Japan, and it stays in Japan.

The USA's debts are external - they owe enormous sums of money to the Japanese and Chinese. That's much bigger and real debt, not just money being moved around in the same country. The USA corporate media, government, and loony rightwing blog sites run by paid rent-a-trolls would prefer that you ignore that fact.

Voted : USA
I voted for the USA..Clearly the most important contributions to science and engineering come from the US
I really don't understand why the Brits are so hostile and jealous when it comes to USA..IMO a ,clear case of deep inferiority complex.
I think the French have the lowest IQ of any developed nation.
The US has the highest IQ..An American woman was measured 228 and this is still the world record.





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