Get Happy in the World’s Happiest Countries

Katia Hetter, CNN, March 21, 2014

Is there pixie dust mixed into the food and drink of the happiest places on Earth? Or is it something in the crisp clear air of many of the world’s happiest nations?

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The happiest of countries–many of which are in Scandinavia according the latest World Happiness Report–have a robust combination of higher life expectancy, gross domestic product per capita, social support, generosity, freedom to make life choices and lower perceptions of corruption. By analyzing happiness data, officials hope to improve the world’s social, economic and environmental well-being.

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1. Denmark

Denmark came in first place as the happiest country in the world in the 2013 happiness report and one of the happiest places in Denmark must surely be Tivoli Gardens. One of the world’s oldest amusement parks, Tivoli Gardens will reopen on April 10 for the season to throngs of native and foreign visitors. {snip}

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2. Norway

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3. Switzerland

The Swiss town of Zermatt and the 200 miles of ski slopes in the region will delight any avid skier. And serious hikers will enjoy the famous Matterhorn. Even in summer the slopes welcome some of the world’s national ski teams to train–and you, on your relaxing vacation.

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4. Netherlands

The tulip–the happiest and most iconic of Dutch flowers–has already started to bloom at the Keukenhof gardens, which opens March 20 for Holland‘s spring season. Visitors come from all over Europe to see the different varieties of tulips and other flowers. {snip}

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5. Sweden

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6. Canada

Protecting the land of Banff National Park is one of Canada’s happiest and smartest decisions and it is certainly worth your time to explore on skis. Check out Skoki Lodge to see the first commercial ski lodge built in Canada.

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7. Finland

Of course you should see the Northern Lights and even Santa Claus Village (open year round for your convenience). Want to make your trip to Finland a little more special? How about sleeping in a glass igloo at Kakslauttanen? Enjoy an amazing view of the Northern Lights and a starry sky above in your room temperature two-person igloo. {snip}

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8. Austria

The music at Vienna’s Musikverein’s famous Golden Hall, is happiness for the ears and having the famed chocolate Sacher torte at the Café Sacher in Vienna is music for the mouth.

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9. Iceland

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If you’re up for an adventure, head to Snæfellsjökull National Park to see a glacier on top of a still active volcano (although the last time it erupted was 1,900 years ago). You will spot Snæfellsjökull (Snæfell Glacier), Saxhóll volcano crater, Lóndrangar massive lava formations and Rauðfeldargjá the hidden waterfall. Snæfellsjökull was made famous by Jules Verne’s “A Journey to the Center of the Earth.”

10. Australia

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World Happiness Report 2013 (PDF)

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  • Puggg

    Get happy in the world’s whitest countries.

    But only if you’re white.

    I fixed it.

    • LovelyNordicHeidi

      Studies show that happiness in life is genetically determined.

    • Reverend Bacon

      Have you seen the Africanized rapists in Scandinavia? They look positively elated. I think it’s they prefer their new scenery.

  • mobilebay

    How to make the US one of the top happiest countries? I’ll begin with # 1 – please feel free to add what would put our nation on the list

    # 1. For our immigration laws to be truly enforced –

    • So CAL Snowman

      A White guy, a black guy, and a mexican guy are walking down a beach in the United States when they find an old lamp. A genie suddenly appears out of the lamp and tells the men he will give them each one wish. The black guy wishes that all of his african brothers and sisters are back in Africa, healthy and happy. Poof! All of the blacks in America are magically sent back to Africa. The mexican guy wishes that all of his mexican brothers and sisters are back in Mexico, safe and happy. Poof! All of the mexicans in America are back in mexico. The genie looks at the White guy and asks him what he wants. The White guy looks around and asks, ‘So all of the blacks are back in africa and all of the mexicans are back in mexico?” The genie says, “Yes.”
      The White guy says, “In that case, I’ll have a Coke.”

      • John

        Thanks. That one is definitely a keeper.

      • captainc

        magically, both come back, because the Mexican is the secrect formula for coca cola factory and the black for its profit.

      • tlk244182

        Now THAT’S funny!

      • Reverend Bacon

        I love that joke- an oldie but goodie. I still think “Diet Coke” is funnier, but it’s a free country, for now.

    • Anglokraut

      Repatriation of the Negro to western Africa.

      • BonV.Vant

        on boats they are forced to make themselves! BWAH HA HA HA HA!

        • Anglokraut

          Funny, but I actually want the work to get DONE.

          • BonV.Vant

            You don’t understand. They will be forced to be shipped out whether or not the boat has a chance of making it or is even done.

    • CharlesFinley

      # 2-10 Zimmermanize 40,000,000 more.

      • Jon Doe

        lol….

      • BonV.Vant

        The word “Zimmermanize” is a bit cumbersome, how about “Zimmercise”. It has the added benefit of being similar to “Exorcise”. So we could say we want to Zimmercise the negroes from American society.

    • Reverend Bacon

      #2: At least bring back welfare reform (which Obama undid) so there’s no incentives to breed beyond 2. Ideally, tie welfare to sterilization of mother and children

  • pcmustgo

    Oh wow, I thought the Latinos and Africans were happiest due to their “happy go lucky” nature. I thought the northern Europeans were all a bunch of depressives… seriously. Other articles you posted on here said Latin Americans were happiest.

    • Truth Teller

      This report measures higher standards of living and assumes happiness based on that instead of measuring self reported happiness alone.

    • Bossman

      You’re correct about that. Costa Rica was recently listed as a very happy country. Brazilian women are supposed to be the happiest women. The white happy countries all have generous social programs so that should be taken into account. The most unhappy countries are all Islamic.

    • RyanP

      Having travelled to a few poor countries my first hand experience is that the people are very happy despite their poverty. I also seem to recall stories about finland having a relatively high suicide rate.

  • WhiteGuyInJapan

    On Japanese TV, there was a talk show that discussed this report. Specifically, the panelists compared Sweden and Japan. Despite the economic data of Japan, they don’t rank as a particularly happy people. Maybe there is more to life than work and money.

    • Anglokraut

      Work and money AND tentacle rape anime.

    • IstvanIN

      Maybe the Japanese are just not a naturally happy people? They are still better off than if they had diversity.

      • WhiteGuyInJapan

        Don’t think diversity would help Japan in any way, shape or form. But, no, the Japanese are a bit too nose to the grindstone to be categorized as a particularly happy people. Even their vacation patterns are frantic and stressful.

  • If the multicult agenda continues unabated, the level of happiness in these countries will soon go straight into the toilet. I wonder if the whites in these countries are as happy as they used to be. I’m sure not, living in the former USA, now the USSA.

    • Homo_Occidentalis

      I’m honestly not sure how Sweden made this list at all, and I’m very skeptical of their method. Native born Swedes, especially Swedish men, can’t possibly be satisfied with the fact that their nation has become a poster boy for radical feminism, multi-culturalism, miscegenation, etc.

      • DiversityIsDeath

        Yeah, I always heard Sweden was the suicide capital of the world. Partly to do with short days, lack of sunlight, but also due to their stoic nature, contemplating futility of life, certain death. Good looking race but not sensuous. Like in Ingmar Bergman films. I would think people from Latin nations (Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, South American countries) would be happiest on planet because they love to cook, eat, have sex and make love, they are family people, they have strong Catholic faith.

        • saxonsun

          Brainwashed people are always happier.

  • dd121

    They’re white and their population is/was homogeneous.

  • Luca

    Don’t kid yourselves, CNN is not telling you about White societies. The subliminal message that will soon emerge is that all these countries are a socialist paradise.

    • Alexandra1973

      I am not a socialist, but if I had to choose between an all-White socialist society and one that was diverse, I’d pick the White one.

      Whites are more industrious than blacks or browns, so you won’t have quite as many takers.

      • Luca

        The problem is that within Socialist countries are large populations of Leftist liberals. It is only a matter of time before they allow too many wolves in through the front door. Almost all these countries listed have started to let Africans and Muslims in as immigrants. As their crime statistics and welfare payouts mount, they refuse to learn lessons.

    • All countries are socialist, now, have been for fifty years or more.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    They won’t be happy for much longer when the 3rd world immigrants become majorities and begin dispossessing the entire white population in all of these previously all-white nations.

  • JackKrak

    No offense to the Danes, Norgies and Swiss but I’m not sure they’d be so “happy” if they shared a 3,000 mile land border with on open sewer.

  • DaveMed

    Don’t worry, CNN – those countries will have the same numbers as the rest of the world in several decades, once the blessing of diversity has exerted its magnificent effects.

    • IstvanIN

      And a lot less than several decades.

  • The Final Solution

    Even the cold weather isn’t enough to deter the freeloaders from hot climates who bring much needed job skills such as cannibalism, decapitation, and gang rape.
    On another note, I was accepted into a Ph.D program in Finland. I’ve been putting it off due to lack of funds. Living in Finland obviously has a strong appeal but going back to school with those leftist scumbags is not so appealing. My research will be about immigration policy, homogenous vs. diverse societies and the economic benefits of racially homogenous societies. And yes, I was admitted to study this exact topic. Very hard to believe right? What would you guys choose to do? Go or not?

    • MBlanc46

      Sounds like quite an opportunity if you can swing it financially.

      • The Final Solution

        Thanks. Tuition is free for Ph.D students, it’s just a matter of having enough money for living costs, at least until landing a job.

        • MBlanc46

          If you go, how about keeping us posted on conditions in Finland.

          • Anglokraut

            And how to learn the language; Finnish is notoriously difficult.

          • The Final Solution

            No doubt. I’ve been posting on here since 2007 and I would be eager to share the results of my research and experiences with my comrades.

    • Anglokraut

      Europe is convulsing like a junkie OD-ing on multiculturalism; I think that being an expert in your chosen field will make you very desirable in the consulting field in five to ten years.

    • captainc

      life is about choice, beggar can’t be chooser. and, don’t forget to create some controversies in your paper.

    • Grantland

      They will fail you when you come up with the “wrong” answers.

      • The Final Solution

        Agreed. I most likely would end up like Jason Richwine or that professor in Denmark – found guilty of “unallowable knowledge” and pursued in a relentless witch hunt, after which I’ll be unemployable.

    • dmxinc

      Go

    • Luca

      All those blonde goddesses and all that great fishing?

      C’mon man, get a hold of your senses.

  • JohnEngelman

    They also have Social Democratic economics.

    • IstvanIN

      Not to mention the fact they are still overwhelming white and have civilized, non-violent cultures where people can, for the most part walk the streets without fear of being randomly murdered. But be of good cheer, that is changing in Sweden, Norway Canada and Australia.

      • JohnEngelman

        Social democracy does not work for third world populations. I hope Scandinavian countries learn that before they admit any more Negroes and Muslims.

        Negroes and Muslims require harsh criminal justice systems.

        • WhiteGuyInJapan

          Good point there. Social democracy only works with small, homogeneous and high trust societies. I suppose oil money doesn’t hurt.
          The irony is that the PC Left in the US seems to worship Scandinavian socialism.

        • Norseman

          In a population of Negroes, what socioeconomic system do you think is most conducive to producing a society which is as good as possible?

          • Anglokraut

            Feudalism. They need a clearly-defined authority figure, simple expectations, and quick rewards for their labors–like a basket of bread.

          • JohnEngelman

            Blacks benefit from some kind of benevolent paternalism with whites or Orientals in charge. Orientals have never managed a black society, but I think they could.

            Blacks need to know that if they perform simple tasks conscientiously they will not become destitute. If they break the law punishment will be swift and certain.

          • Luca

            I think that instead of benevolent paternalism, incarceration and deportation would work better, especially for American blacks..

          • JohnEngelman

            There is no place to deport Negroes.

            For the bad ones there should be incarceration.

            For the poor but honest ones there should be benevolent paternalism.

            For those who can perform and behave as well as whites there should be freedom and equality.

          • Luca

            We should be allowed to deport felons, their citizenship should be revoked. Either that or we should be allowed to outsource some of our prison population overseas to the 3rd world to reduce costs.

            Incarceration in American prisons is not a big deal to most blacks and hispanics, they adapt well to those conditions because they are given free food and benefits and give nothing in return.

          • JohnEngelman

            That can be changed by the thorough exploitation of prison labor and an end to educational and recreational opportunities.

          • Norseman

            JohnEngelman:
            “Blacks benefit from some kind of benevolent paternalism with whites or Orientals in charge”

            Would this entail a society where legal rights are openly stratified according to racial distinctions or would legal rights be stratified according to others measures which are heavily racially skewed, like intelligence?

        • jeffaral

          The chosen parasites in the financial system and the media require even harsher criminal justice systems.

          • JohnEngelman

            Jews have a prominence in finance and journalism far out of proportion to their percentage in the U.S. population because of their superior intelligence.

          • Geo1metric

            That makes no sense. There are many more “smart” gentiles in the US than smart Jews. Why would “smart” Jews choose journalism?

          • JohnEngelman

            There are more smart Gentiles than smart Jews. Nevertheless, there are many fewer Jews. That is why Jews are so prominent in fields that require superior intelligence.

    • DaveMed

      It’s far more about the people than the institutions.

      Unless you’re talking about an utter disaster like Communism.

    • Norseman

      It depends slightly where you set the threshold for being described as a social democratic economy. All western economies today have strong elements of social democracy. On the list is at least one country with a relatively free economy, namely Switzerland. If memory serves me correctly, Switzerland usually ranks third to fifth on the annual ranking of the most free economies* -in the free enterprise meaning of that expression – always behind Hong Kong and Singapore.

      *This ranking, published by among others the Heritage Foundation, has some flaws in my opinion, but it is still a rough indication.

    • BonV.Vant

      your keepers let you out?

  • Michael Mason

    It feels good to be of Nordic descent, despite the struggles that lie in front of us in securing a future for our race and civilization.

    • LovelyNordicHeidi

      Being of Nordic descent is an honour, like it is an honour to be Nordic.

  • Alexandra1973

    Wow…no African countries?

    I’m shocked!

    • BonV.Vant

      HEY! I recognize that avatar from C.O.!

      • Alexandra1973

        I was a moderator there, last I knew. Out of Detroit. LOL But I just don’t buy into the “blacks aren’t human” thing. Not saying they don’t act like savages, though.

        • jeffaral

          What’s is amazing about Detroit is the number of churches: one on each corner. There’s no doubt that Jesus saves and turns even the most recalcitrant savages into docile creatures: Detroit is the proof. I’m serious…..

        • BonV.Vant

          I buy into it. Their brains are different than ours, they even lack a whole brain structure, the prefrontal cortex.

  • Anon

    The best place to do this is the good old United States….which has some of the whitest places on the planet, surrounded by hundreds of miles of barriers, with neighbors armed to the teeth and racist as hell. Happiness is finding these places (which make up over half the US) and severing your ties with anything in the way of city life, liberals, non-whites or anything else. Throw out your TV for extra happiness.
    My point. Those other places are white and at risk. There is a nice third world war brewing over anti-white racism. After the conflict, non-whites will only be allowed what they can provide for themselves. Which is to say, almost all blacks are going to die, horribly. And 90% of other non-whites will go through various levels of starvation as the world resets itself. Five hundred years from now, the population of the world will be almost 100% white as this attitude of racial separation finally takes root.
    But, before then, OBVIOUSLY, there is going to be several generations of suffering until everyone “gets it”. The middle of the US will be least effected. I predict a family could go through several generations there, happily minding its own business.
    As the rest of the world burns (and it will).

  • LovelyNordicHeidi

    Despite alleged slightly higher intelligence, it is interesting to note that East Asian countries are not among the world’s happiest countries. If there the difference in happiness in life between Northwestern Europeans and East Asians is genetically determined, then it is yet another valid reason to not allow intermarriage with East Asians and immigration from East Asian countries. Northwestern Europeans will enter an unhappy future if they allow those two things while happiness in life is genetically determined. Racial homogeneity is our greatest joy.

    • PvtCharlieSlate

      Vorsichtig, Heidi!
      You’re baiting der Engelgrendel.

      • BonV.Vant

        Du meinst “Der Engel-Golem”

        • PvtCharlieSlate

          Danke! Viel besser.

    • Romulus

      The obvious goal being to miscegenate the hell out these countries until whites are unrecognizable and/or the minorities in their own evolutionary lands.
      When I say whites, I DO NOT INCLUDE NON ESKIMOS!!!

    • captainc

      Heidy, they are unhappy, because for them life is really about competition for the top chain, no social assistance (welfare-state), parents worship (try to make them proud by entering good universities, good joob, etc, and work to death), clique-ism, dog eats dog world. And, I think, inherently, their Buddhist world-view, so if these fails, they believe they will have nothing in this world, except suffering.

    • jeffaral

      My greatest joy is reading LovelyNordicHeidi’s heartfelt and judicious comments.

      • LovelyNordicHeidi

        Thank you, Jeff!

        I appreciate your support.

  • gemjunior

    I clicked on the PDF and the picture is the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen. Correction – it’s actually just more of the same attempt to genocide the white race. The marginalization stage is of course well underway but the PDF photo is of a giant circle of small and larger circles. Every single one is non-white except one small one and whether or not he is European or Middle Eastern/Semitic is a toss-up. So, the long list of happy countries are white, but the message is clear that the people destined to fill those countries are the non-whites in the large circles, not the little dweeby white guy or dweeby Ben Kingsley Ghandhi-ish kind of fellow in the small circle who might be white.

    • MBlanc46

      Agreed. It’s sickening.

    • Romulus

      Kingsley is a dot, certainly NOT British/English.

      • gemjunior

        No, Ben Kingsley is not a dot, he’s actually a Jew. That’s why my post said that another insult is that the teensiest tiniest circle is meant to be a white guy possibly middle eastern or semitic, even ghandi-ish. I don’t think anyone was saying he looked British. Take a look at the picture. It should be a clearly European group of people representing the countries listed, most of them blond or sandy colored hair and light eyes.

        • Romulus

          Fascinating! Really!!!!??? He sure in the h*ll doesn’t look like your typical middle eastern “white” caucasoid , unless he’s an amalgamation of some sort. Many people claim to be tribe by simply practicing their religion. Of course you probaby know that there are ethnics, half breeds and those that believe or think of themselves as tribe.
          Either way, he still isn’t a brit or anglo!

          • gemjunior

            I never claimed he was british, or anglo, or white. My point was exactly that they deliberately had put in someone who was not, while slyly (if asked) they would use him as their “white guy”.

          • Romulus

            No, of course! I get what you were saying. In no way is my reply intended to smack down your comment. I hope it didn’t read that way. Lol.

          • gemjunior

            Sorry, I read that back over again and I sound like like a Big Sob Sister (I never said that!! Waah!!) I can see how you got that impression. It was really the way it came out. Oops… the point is we are all on the same page about this and I’m glad others are seeing it and telling the wider world of whites. They can deny all they want; eventually it will come to them in a way they can no longer turn away from and as more and more join us we gain power. Or at least enough to fight back against this. We are being wiped out and erased. Once we are gone, it’ll be like life after people.

    • Max

      All of those happy brown faces on the UN propaganda document ARE happy because they are right-now living in one of those top-ten countries listed collecting welfare and/or raping the white women therein.

  • Jon Doe

    1. Sweden has a rape epidemic and are importing Africans and Muzzies by the thousands
    2. Netherlands has a very large African population and is under an interracial epidemic (disgusting)
    3. Canada just lets anyone and gives them welfare, large Arab, African population
    4. Israel however is building a giant wall and deporting Africans every hour. Just say’n

  • FozzieT

    Hey wait a minute….aren’t these all countries of the “Ice People?” Certainly this cannot be. Someone made a mistake. We all know the brown “Sun People” live a life of pure happiness. They dance and sing and are one with nature and have a true “community.” Unlike the Ice People who invade and steal all the inventions from the Sun People.

  • Magician

    No East Asian countries? I can understand that there are many rural parts of China that are still not as advanced as the well-known cities of China but I am wondering why Japan and S. Korea did not make it to the list.

    • Alexandra1973

      When I think China, I think of its one-child policy and forced abortions. I couldn’t be happy in a place like that.

  • BonV.Vant

    “….By analyzing happiness data, officials hope to improve the world’s social, economic and environmental well-being…..”

    When will these academics and bureaucrats ever learn? IT is the DNA!!!!

    • Geo1metric

      “IT is the DNA!!!!”

      They know this.

  • Raydonn

    What percentage of the dolts at Comrade ‘News’ Network will put 2+2? I see a few but……

  • WR_the_realist

    s there pixie dust mixed into the food and drink of the happiest places
    on Earth? Or is it something in the crisp clear air of many of the
    world’s happiest nations?

    Pixie dust, that must be it. The reporter must be striving mightily hard to avoid noticing that all of those countries are majority white. Indeed, even more specifically, their dominant ethnic groups are all people of northern European origin. It’s interesting to see that even a frozen rock in a frigid sea can be a happy place if it has the right people in it.

    • Max

      You can be certain that had they found Liberia, Haiti, or Dominica the “happiest” places on earth it would be attributed to the “carefree and self-confident African community heritage” or some such socialist nonsense.

  • Anglokraut

    Yes, that should kill the joke nicely…

  • jeffaral

    Last time i was in Danemark it wasn’t a happy experience; The moment I came out of the train station I was aggressively targeted by an old black prostitute woman. Times are a changing, and for the worse.

    • LovelyNordicHeidi

      You should’ve bought her a free train ticket back to Africa, even though that’s what the government is supposed to do.

  • Max

    You will need to explain then how most of the advances credited to western civilization came under the overwhelming influence of Christianity and that almost all of the historically influential universities were founded and sustained by the church. I would hardly call Newton, Michelangelo, Galileo, Martin Luther, Locke, Pasteur, Darwin et al. “ignorant wild people who can’t think for themselves. Much of western culture is rooted in that one religion. Whether you consider it a cause or effect of western thought, it is us.

  • The Final Solution

    Thanks that’s what I was hoping to hear. I have heard nothing but excellent things about the country. My only hesitation is going back into the liberal bastion of academics. I suppose the experience would be worth it regardless.

  • The Final Solution

    I see your point but in some ways I feel like it would be taking the easy path. I don’t think all WNs should retreat to places like Finland or Iceland or Luxembourg. We need people on the front lines and the battle against multiculturalism will most certainly erupt in America or more diverse parts of Europe like England and France. We should not retreat into the corners of the world unless it is to regroup for a mighty assault. Should we let the diverse hordes drive us from our lands?

  • The Final Solution

    Any insight into the women there?