The Human Truth Foundation

Monaco (Principality of Monaco)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

Monaco
Principality of Monaco
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index48th best
CapitalMonaco
Land Area 2km21
LocationEurope, The Mediterranean
Population38 6822
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesMC, MCO, 4923
Internet Domain.mc4
CurrencyEuro (EUR)5
Telephone+3776

1. Overview

The Genoese built a fortress on the site of present day Monaco in 1215. The current ruling Grimaldi family first seized temporary control in 1297, and again in 1331, but were not able to permanently secure their holding until 1419. Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with a railroad linkup to France and the opening of a casino. Since then, the principality's mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities have made Monaco world famous as a tourist and recreation center.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)7

Book CoverIt might be the world´s second-smallest country, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in attitude. Glitzy, glam and screaming hedonism, Monaco is truly beguiling. Your first glimpse of this pocket-sized principality, squeezed into just 2 sq km, might make your heart sink: after all the gorgeous medieval hilltop villages, glittering beaches and secluded peninsulas of the surrounding area, Monaco´s concrete high-rises and astronomic prices come as a shock. But Monaco is captivating. The world´s second-smallest state (a smidgen bigger than the Vatican), it is as famous for its tax-haven status as for its glittering casino, sports scene (Formula One, world-famous circus festival and tennis open) and a royal family on a par with British royals for best gossip fodder. For visitors, it just means an exciting trip: from an evening at the stunning casino, to a visit to the excellent Musée Océanographique, to a spot of celebrity/royalty spotting, Monaco is a fun day out on the Riviera.

In terms of practicalities, Monaco is a sovereign state, but has no border control. Most visit Monaco as a day trip from Nice, just a 20-minute train ride away.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)8

2. Monaco National and Social Development

#human_development

Social & Moral
Development Index
9,10
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank9,10
1Taiwan30.2
2Denmark30.5
3Norway30.9
...
45Israel67.5
46Argentina68.1
47Serbia68.5
48Monaco70.5
49Albania71.4
50Mexico72.3
51Kosovo73.2
52Malaysia73.2
World Avg86.4
q=195.

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.

3. Monaco's Demographics

#immigration #migration #population

Population:

Monaco's population is predicted to fall to 36 000 by 2030.

Population (2018)2
Pos.
Population2
1China1.4b
2India1.4b
3USA327.1m
...
187Dominica71 625
188Marshall Islands58 413
189St Kitts & Nevis52 441
190Monaco38 682
191Liechtenstein37 910
192San Marino33 785
193Palau17 907
194Tuvalu11 508
World Avg39.0m
q=195.

Migration:

Immigrants (2017)11
Pos.
%11
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
4Liechtenstein65.1%
5Monaco54.9%
6Andorra53.3%
7Bahrain48.4%
8Singapore46.0%
9Luxembourg45.3%
10Oman44.7%
11Hong Kong39.1%
12Saudi Arabia37.0%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants (2010)12
Pos.
%12
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
4Grenada65.5%
5St Kitts & Nevis61.1%
6Guyana56.9%
7Monaco56.3%
8Antigua & Barbuda47.6%
9Tonga45.4%
10Albania45.4%
11Barbados41.0%
12Suriname39.0%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Monaco's Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#equality #gender_equality #homosexuality #human_rights #international_law #morals #politics #prejudice #tolerance #women

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)13,14
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank13,14
1Denmark9.7
2Sweden10.0
3Norway16.1
...
114Kenya101.1
115Morocco101.1
116Rwanda101.1
117Monaco101.5
118Ivory Coast101.8
119Botswana101.9
120Nigeria103.0
121S. Sudan103.2
122St Vincent & Grenadines103.8
World Avg89.8
q=199.

The best countries in the world at ensuring human rights, fostering equality and promoting tolerance, are Denmark, Sweden and Norway13. These countries are displaying the best traits that humanity has to offer. The worst countries are Tuvalu, The Solomon Islands and Palestine13.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are statistics on commentary in Human Rights Watch reports, its nominal commitment to Human Rights, speed of uptake of HR treaties, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms, supporting press freedom, eliminating modern slavery, opposing gender inequality, the year from which women could participate in democracy, its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice and LGBT equality. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Baltic States and Europe13, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Melanesia and Australasia13.

Human Rights & Tolerance:

Nominal Commitment to HR (2009)15
Pos.Higher is better
Treaties15
1Argentina24
2Chile23
3Costa Rica23
...
88Tajikistan16
89Ghana16
90Belize16
91Monaco16
92Latvia16
93Yemen16
94Congo, DR16
95Burundi16
World Avg15.1
q=194.
HR Treaties Lag (2019)16
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Yrs/Treaty16
1Ecuador2.15
2Uruguay2.25
3Tunisia3.65
...
145Bahrain12.55
146Haiti12.61
147Pakistan12.66
148Monaco12.76
149Antigua & Barbuda12.76
150Georgia12.77
151Suriname12.81
152Andorra12.91
World Avg10.02
q=195.

Gender Equality:

See:

Year Women Can Vote
Pos.Lower is better
Year
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
134Sierra Leone1961
135Zambia1962
136Uganda1962
137Monaco1962
138Algeria1962
139Morocco1963
140Iran1963
141Kenya1963
World Avg1930
q=189.

Prejudice:

LGBT Equality (2017)17
Pos.Higher is better
Score17
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
...
34Slovenia45
35Germany44
36USA44
37Monaco40
38Poland40
39Albania40
40Switzerland40
41Serbia40
World Avg12.6
q=196.

5. Monaco's Health

#health #vaccines

Children's Health:

Infant Immunizations 2011-2015 (2015)18
Pos.Higher is better
Avg %18
1Hungary99.0
2China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
22Fiji97.6
23Kuwait97.5
24Morocco97.5
25Monaco97.3
26Cook Islands97.3
27Greece97.3
28Turkmenistan97.2
29St Vincent & Grenadines97.2
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Monaco's Modernity and Learning

#the_internet

Technology and Information:

Internet Users (2016)19
Pos.Higher is better19
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
8Luxembourg95%
9Netherlands94%
10Sweden93%
11Monaco93%
12UK93%
13Finland93%
14Qatar92%
15UAE92%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake (2017)20
Pos.Higher is better
Ratio20
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
147French Polynesia0.0
148Palestine0.0
149Lesotho0.0
150Monaco0.0
151Bermuda0.0
152Isle of Man0.0
153San Marino0.0
154Cayman Islands0.0
World Avg3.82
q=176.

7. The Natural Environment

#biodiversity #the_environment

Convention on Biological Diversity
Pos.Earlier is better
Signed
1China1993 Dec 29
2Guinea1993 Dec 29
3Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
8Ecuador1993 Dec 29
9Fiji1993 Dec 29
10Canada1993 Dec 29
11Monaco1993 Dec 29
12Maldives1993 Dec 29
13Marshall Islands1993 Dec 29
14Seychelles1993 Dec 29
15Mauritius1993 Dec 29
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.

8. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below21:

Christian86%
Muslim0.4%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jew1.7%
Unaffiliated11.7%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states simply: Roman Catholic 90% (official), other 10%22.

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