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January 11th, 2006, 3:02 pm

I thought the portugese had more of a presence than the spanish??
 
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January 11th, 2006, 3:03 pm

true. depends on the century?
 
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January 11th, 2006, 3:19 pm

and now if you'll excuse me, I have some cryogens to fill in the lab. snow cones, anyone?
 
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January 11th, 2006, 3:19 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: zetaAnd a pint of beer goes to.... migalley, I would have said spanish but that was friggin hilarious all the same.Thank you. Beer donations always appreciated!
 
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January 11th, 2006, 3:55 pm

It is also possible that if India hadn't been British, that the Russians might have taken over in the 19th century.Britain and Russia were always playing "The Great Game", and that is one reason why the British went into Afghanistan, in order to foil any Russian advance south towards the Indian Ocean.
 
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January 11th, 2006, 4:03 pm

Left to itself, I guess India's evolution would have been vaguely like Europe. Around 20 countries who kept efficient by competition which would include war.Eventually some EU-like entity would arise after some particulalry nasty war.Before it imploded into mindless socialism, Russia was expanding in that direction and was seen by the British as a major threat.Thus they may have formed into a NATO like entity.Indians are not in my opinion served well by being part of a giant state.
 
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January 11th, 2006, 7:09 pm

I agree DCFC. I think when I posed the original question I had in mind the great balls upof 1492, and the consequences thereof. But this is indeed way too big of a topic for here...
 
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January 11th, 2006, 10:07 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: htmlballsupThe most succesful countries in the world are all liberal socialist.The US is the most successful country in the world.I'd define the most successful country in the world as the one with the highest per capita income, making Luxembourg the most successful country in the world, miles ahead of the US.
 
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January 12th, 2006, 7:19 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: htmlballsupThe most succesful countries in the world are all liberal socialist.The US is the most successful country in the world.I'd define the most successful country in the world as the one with the highest per capita income, making Luxembourg the most successful country in the world, miles ahead of the US.TJLuxemburg is a special case because 30% of its workforce commute to Luxemburg every day. So, the population decreases every day at 17.00 by 30%. Nonetheless, a very successful country.The country is very strategically placed as it nestles between Belgium, Germany and France.
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January 12th, 2006, 1:09 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: htmlballsupThe most succesful countries in the world are all liberal socialist.The US is the most successful country in the world.I'd define the most successful country in the world as the one with the highest per capita income, making Luxembourg the most successful country in the world, miles ahead of the US.TJLuxemburg is a special case because 30% of its workforce commute to Luxemburg every day. So, the population decreases every day at 17.00 by 30%. Nonetheless, a very successful country.The country is very strategically placed as it nestles between Belgium, Germany and France.Slight change of direction, IMhO besides successful commerce, successful countries (and not so successful) tend to produce great artists which inspires generations, and I do not mean one or two. From before Sophocles, thru Vermeer and past Cunningham. So I would recommend a balanced diet, for you can spit out PhD types and mba clones until the cows..., but without imagination we are dry.I can count influential Indian artist’s that come to mind, on slightly more than one hand and influential artists from Luxemburg on Ahab’s toes.
 
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January 12th, 2006, 6:01 pm

Perhaps other things like crime stats, infant mortality and education should all be factored in as well. Again, Luxembourg wins hands down, commute or no commute.
 
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January 13th, 2006, 10:04 am

I want to open an account at an Indian bank....Whats the best one to go for?
 
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January 13th, 2006, 10:48 am

If you are a FII then you can invest. If you are an individual and alien,then you cann't. You have to be a fund to do it or you have to come through participatory notes. there is a limit to FII money in GOV bonds. It is full now. If you are a non -resident Indian, you can, ofcourse. My bank is the best pvt bank. the safest is State bank of India,the big daddy. But, then you cann't as an individual alien.There is another way which is not advisable, still let me put it. You can come as an investor in allowable area where in you lock into a particular return but run the exchange risk.The safest way is to send the money to my account. I will ensure that you get a ten percent return,daily compounded. You run the exchange risk,ofcourse. max amount .5 MIO. Anything more than half a million will not be accepted since the return cann't be guaranteed.safeguards are there.cheers
 
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January 13th, 2006, 11:21 am

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January 13th, 2006, 12:09 pm

I'm going to India and want to set up an account while I'm there....I dont care about forex risk just want an account which I can use...I'm British..By non -resident Indian what exactly do you mean..Born in india or does being of indian decent qualify you??
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