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UN World Leader Rankings

Rankings of World Leaders
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A 1-300? list of Rankings based on performance in certain criteria for use of the world populace as a reference point when determining change of thier own country's leadership. example: "Bush has fallen to 186?, Holy smokes!, Sadam Hussien himself was 223 wasn't he?" I have not come up with a complete list of criteria for the rankings, but it could include such things as: -Human Rights, Mean Economic Well Being of Populace, UN compliance, National Aggression Index, Foriegn Aid, and Environmental Issues.
Zimmy, Jun 07 2004

World Leaders http://www.google.c...Leaders&btnG=Search
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       With numerous elections, the list would never be stable. Where does a new president enter the list?
phoenix, Jun 07 2004

       Perhaps a new leader would be listed as NR until they actually did something or enough time had elapsed of them not doing something to quantify their efforts.
Zimmy, Jun 07 2004

       How the heck do you calculate the National Aggression Index?
yabba do yabba dabba, Jun 07 2004

       Due differences in cultural values around the world I am dubious that the index would have much value as a global metric.
bristolz, Jun 07 2004

       It would certainly tell who was popular.   

       I think it should be the countries rated rather than the leaders, to deal with the changing faces of govt.   

       There could be different events, so the US could win events like "most english speakers" and australia could get "longest coastline" and so on.
macrumpton, Jun 07 2004

       Actually, I believe India would win "Most English speakers" hands down.
DrCurry, Jun 07 2004

       How would the US react to shock results like most likely to vote against green issues for example?   

       Zimmy suspect this would be best as a system used every year of the leaders tenure. would allow a new leader a year to distance themselves from bad decisions or reinforce their good standing.
engineer1, Jun 07 2004

       Good concept, generally. Although some bugs to work out. How to collect data? I don't think random sampling by pollsters would work in oppressed regimes. People would be too skeptical of implications to truthfully be critical. (e.g., Saddam Hussien was recently reelected in a landslide. Did his people really love him that much?)
booleanfool, Jun 07 2004

       That Saddam Hussien election could have been as free and fair as let me think Florida??
engineer1, Jun 08 2004

       Granted, [engineer1], neither election was free and fair, but the results from Florida differ from Iraq. Saddam Hussien was elected by a landslide. George Dubya was elected by a mere chadslide.
booleanfool, Jun 09 2004

       Why not just continue with the current system. The Americans say they are number one in everything and the rest of us just nod and continue not to care!
KiwiJohn, Jun 11 2004

       good point Kiwi
engineer1, Jun 11 2004


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