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Land Of Ice & Fire Tops UN List

According to a new United Nations livability study, Iceland has displaced Norway as the world's most "desirable" country. The report combines life expectancy, educational levels and real per capita income. The United States fell from #8 to #12 in the new report.

The Top 20:
1 Iceland
2 Norway
3 Australia
4 Canada
5 Ireland
6 Sweden
7 Switzerland
8 Japan
9 Netherlands
10 France
11 Finland
12 United States
13 Spain
14 Denmark
15 Austria
16 United Kingdom
17 Belgium
18 Luxembourg
19 New Zealand
20 Italy

The bottom 22 nations are all AIDS-ravaged sub-Sahara African nations: Uganda, Gambia, Senegal, Eritrea, Nigeria, Tanzania, Guinea Rwanda, Angola, Benin, Malawi, Zambia, Côte d'Ivoire, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Chad, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Mali, Niger, Guinea-Bissau, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone.


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