Countries With the Lowest Risk of Disaster
by Simon Black: Possibly
the Last Time to Get Out of the Dollar
events unfold in Japan and Libya has probably given a lot of people
reason to consider their own safety, wherever they live. What
if that happened where I live? is a perfectly natural question
to ask when faced with wall-to-wall coverage of horrible devastation.
that no place is perfect, and there are always going to be some
risks wherever you are in the world, whether its California,
Indonesia, or London
but if youve been thinking about
a move overseas, and the events in Japan and Libya have you wondering
which countries run the lowest risk of destruction, read on.
* To be clear,
what follows is not an exhaustive list, just a few countries that
stand out as being particularly low risk for destructive natural
disasters, nuclear meltdown, terrorism, or Qadaffi tactics.
This fairly small nation in South America is home to few, if any,
natural disasters. There is occasional flooding, but not the sort
of thing that makes international headlines for its massive destruction.
There are no earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanic activity, etc. There
are also no nuclear plants in the country.
has a small, ethnically homogeneous population with a poorly funded
government thats incapable of financing totalitarian control
of its people. Uruguays fascist military government is part
of its unfortunate past, not its brighter future.
Devoid of any nuclear power plants, Poland also suffers negligible
natural hazards except for a biting winter cold. The country has
a strong, thriving economy and barely felt the effects of the global
recession if the US caught the flu, Poland had a minor case
of the sniffles.
government is well-funded, however as a former communist nation,
Polish society stands firmly against any hint of authoritarianism.
Poland also has limited exposure to the Islamic immigration crisis
that is plaguing much of Western Europe.
In terms of natural disasters, Singapore is in the fortunate position
of being encased by Borneo on one side and Malaysia to the other.
As such, any typhoon or tsunami activity goes through those locations
first. By the time they get to Singapore, its a tame tropical
depression with great surf conditions.
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March 17, 2011
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