The State Of 'Freedom' Worldwide (According To Democratic Think-Tanks)

Democratic watchdog organization Freedom House has released its annual ranking of the world's most free and the world's most suppressed nations. For the twelfth year in a row, global freedom has been found to have declined.

As Staista's Martin Armstrong notes, 71 countries experienced a decline in freedom with only 35 making a move in the right direction. Of the 195 countries assessed in 2017, 45 percent were rated as 'free', 30 percent as 'partly free', and 25 percent as 'not free'.

Infographic: The State of Freedom Worldwide | Statista

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The United States, while still classed as 'free', saw a year-on.year decrease in its score, from 89/100 in 2016 to 86/100.

According to Freedom House, this is mainly due to a fall in its political rights, citing "growing evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election", "violations of basic ethical standards by the new administration" and "a reduction in government transparency" as key factors.

One wonders what a Republican Think Tank would 'think'?



GreatUncle ACP Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:00 Permalink

Yea fucking hilarious when even this comment is being watch don't ya know.

Or populations being gaslighted no longer able to make a sound decision on all the lies is freedom right.

Or the "gangstalking" of people to wreck their lives.

On top of all that a political class that is supposed to represent freedom, promises you freedom, then promptly reneges on it when elected.

Nope all those green bits need to turn red.


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rmopf2010 ACP Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:40 Permalink

Once government spending gets up past 30% it's game over. Communist state is inevitable.

The plebs want their free shit, and the elites are perfectly willing to give it to them.

Once government spending gets up past 50%, there will be more plebs receiving from gubermint than those working

Freedom to pay IRS income taxes of 50% and more. Is this freedom ?


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TheVillageIdiot Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:39 Permalink

worthless shit of an article.


Arrested for hate speech for talking about muslim incursion and crime ANYWHERE in the EU. FISA abuses on presidential candidates seems to wake America up. What do you think about Google and Facebook with the largest shareholders being the CIA?


You want freedom? Smoke a loaded Glock...

Golden Showers Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:57 Permalink

So gestalt.

How many 2 year old 30 year olds did it take to pin the tail on this donkey?


Oh, and they forgot Antarctica.

IF this index was called "Stupid", "Partly Stupid", and "Not Stupid" I would concur. And I think red for not free and yellow for partly free is racist.

We're all pink on the inside. Oh, and your mother. You bunch of bigot mother fuckers are free and supergreen! Yeah!

But pacman is yellow. What does that shit mean?

roddy6667 Savvy Fri, 01/19/2018 - 01:47 Permalink

In China most people pay 10% withholding and do not have to even file taxes.

There is no property tax. Repeat. There is no property tax.

There is no sales tax.

Businesses pay a lot less in tax than American businesses. It is easier to start a business and get rich in China than in America.

But that's OK, Americans are free. Free to do what, I might ask.

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khnum Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:59 Permalink

Well my state is a corporation registered in Delaware and I am a good or chattel as far as the state is concerned,I live under Admiralty law and unless I devoid myself of all state rights and privaleges cannot be sovereign as the Roman catholic church owns me through my birth certificate on which I am registered as stillborn or dead.I imagine most areas that are green are similar study Unam Sanctum and the Vatican trusts.

odzy Fri, 01/19/2018 - 01:57 Permalink

To me the green areas look like Nikki Haley's servants.  Disagree with the US and you end up red marked...  what a faking joke :(

Debugas Fri, 01/19/2018 - 02:24 Permalink

in this map freedom is understood

as freedom to plunge and exploit

by this definition those nations that oppose the above by protecting freedoms of their citizens from being exploited are not free

Pi Bolar Fri, 01/19/2018 - 02:32 Permalink

In western countries you are not free. Take UK for example. Every time you post on FB, Twitter, Google search, whenever you write down your National Insurance number or address on an application form, or spend on your debit or credit card - they have you plotted, pinned to a location and they know your spending habits. Ever wonder why you get store coupons for dog food and your neighbour doesn't? It's because you hand over your store card each time you buy your dog food and your smart neighbour pays cash with no store card for his dog food.There are no freedom countries.

Minburi Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:37 Permalink

Thailand is not free?  LOL

I can do anything I want here.

It's when I go back to the USSA that I live in fear for my life.

What kind of freedom is that?


whatisthat Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:18 Permalink

I would observe look on the map at the middle East where American taxpayers were forced to spend and waste trillions $$$ on perpetual wars and accomplished nothing - thanks to the corrupt US Congress and presidents  (i.e., Bush and Obama administrations ) and media and their defense contractor constituents..