This week, we travel from East Timor to the Ivory Coast via Finland.
East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia
Brutally-repressive (or -repressed) nation. Typically hot, impoverished and in the vicinity of the Equator.
Exceptions proving the general rule: Estonia.
France, Finland, Fiji
Eurocentric, people-focused political classes. A propensity for clothing-optional events. Viewed with suspicion and awe from outside because of their liberality.
Exceptions proving the general rule: Seriously? Take a guess (Hint:it’s Fiji).
Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana
These countries tend to be found clustered about the Equator, like their C-country brethren, though not foolish enough to actually inhabit the Southern Hemisphere.
Exception proving the general rule: (Again, like the C-countries) A breakaway group – The North G – of Germany and Georgia – attempt to distance themselves from the hot-and-poor stereotyping. Not so Greece, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Germany.
Haiti, Honduras, Hungary
See I-nations below, less the (dubious) benefits of religious institutions.
Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast.
Hot, malarial nations, typically bedevilled with overbearing religious institutions, corrupt governance, crooked political classes and general laziness of the people. Some commentators have noted an almost casual disregard towards improving the economy for the purposes of maximising returns to overseas investors.
Exception proving the rule: Iceland (all), Ireland (heat and malaria only)
Next time out, we continue our look at the PADA Macken-Tiscoate Nation Classification with countries from Jamaica to Norway