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Seychelles (Republic of Seychelles)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Seychelles
Republic of Seychelles
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index40th best
CapitalVictoria
Land Area1 460 km2
LocationAfrica
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population287 169
Life Expectancy373.751yrs (2012)
GNI3$22 615
ISO3166-1 Codes4SC, SYC, 690
Internet Domain5.sc
Currency6Rupee (SCR)
Telephone7+248

1. Overview

A lengthy struggle between France and Great Britain for the islands ended in 1814, when they were ceded to the latter. Independence came in 1976. Socialist rule was brought to a close with a new constitution and free elections in 1993. President France-Albert RENE, who had served since 1977, was re-elected in 2001, but stepped down in 2004. Vice President James MICHEL took over the presidency and in July 2006 was elected to a new five-year term; he was reelected in May 2011.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)8

2. Seychelles National and Social Development

UN's Human Development Index
Country2012
score
Average
1980-2010
1Norway95.587.3
2Australia93.888.9
3USA93.787.8
...
43Portugal81.673.3
44Latvia81.474.2
45Argentina81.172.7
46Seychelles80.676.8
47Croatia80.577.1
48Bahrain79.673.8
49Bahamas79.476.1
50Belarus79.375.1
51Uruguay79.271.5
52Montenegro79.176.9
53Palau79.177.6
54Kuwait79.072.8
55Russia78.872.1
Data Source
Social and Moral Development
CountryScore
1Sweden88.9
2Iceland87.4
3Denmark87.2
...
37Latvia69.1
38Costa Rica68.7
39Israel68.5
40Seychelles68.4
41St Kitts & Nevis68.1
42Bahamas67.9
43Uruguay67.7
44St Lucia67.3
45Brunei67.2
46Malta67.1
47Hungary67.0
48Cyprus66.7
49Jamaica66.5
50Poland66.4
Data Source

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others. The values in the chart are factored by 100.

The Social and Moral Development Index is a formulaic aggregation of many factors. It concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism. 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: "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" by Vexen Crabtree (2017).

3. Population and Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy (at birth)
1Japan83.6
2Hong Kong83
3Switzerland82.5
...
81Saudi Arabia74.1
82Georgia73.9
83Colombia73.9
84Seychelles73.8
85Brazil73.8
86China73.7
87Jordan73.5
88Dominican Rep.73.6
Data Source
Population (m=millions)
CountryPeoplePer km2
1China1 353.6m145
2India1 258.35m423
3USA 315.79m35
...
183Kiribati102 660127
184Antigua & Barbuda90 510206
185Andorra87 518186
186Seychelles87 169189
187Dominica67 66590
188Marshall Islands55 717310
189St Kitts & Nevis53 697207
Data Source

Seychelles's population is predicted to rise to 92 431 by 2030. This rise is despite a low fertility rate, meaning, that this country is helping to alleviate problems with growing population in neighbouring countries by accepting immigrants, very likely as a requirement of maintaining an active workforce.

4. Gender Equality

Female Vote and Stand
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
69Pakistan1947
70Malta1947
71Argentina1947
72Seychelles1948
73Niger1948
74Belgium1948
75Korea, S.1948
76Israel1948

Gender inequality is not a necessary part of early human development. Although a separation of roles is almost universal due to different strengths between the genders, this does not have to mean that women are subdued, and, such patriarchialism is not universal in ancient history. Those cultures and peoples who shed, or never developed, the idea that mankind ought to dominate womankind, are better cultures and peoples than those who, even today, cling violently to those mores.

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5. 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 below9:

Christian94%
Muslim1.1%
Hindu2.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated2.1%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Roman Catholic 82.3%, Protestant 7.5% (Anglican 6.4%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.1%), other Christian 3.4%, Hindu 2.1%, Muslim 1.1%, other non-Christian 1.5%, unspecified 1.5%, none 0.6% (2002 census)10.

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6. The Internet

Internet Users in Population
1Iceland95.64
2Norway93.28
3Netherlands90.70
...
65Bahamas42.98
66Panama42.75
67Saudi Arabia41.00
68Seychelles40.77
69Brazil40.65
70Moldova40.12
71St Lucia40.06
72Romania40.02
Data Source

Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.

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7. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

Human Rights Treaties
1Argentina24
2Ecuador23
3Germany23
...
88Congo, DR16
89San Marino16
90Egypt16
91Seychelles16
92Gabon16
93Nigeria16
94Ghana16
95Burundi16
Data Source
Press Freedom Index
1Finland99.0
2Netherlands99.0
3Norway99.0
...
89Timor-Leste (E. Timor)99.3
90Paraguay99.3
91Guinea-Bissau99.3
92Seychelles99.3
93Northern Cyprus99.3
94Guatemala99.3
95Ivory Coast99.3
96Liberia99.3
Data Source
Gross National Income
1Qatar$87 478
2Liechtenstein$84 880
3Kuwait$52 793
...
34Slovenia$23 999
35Cyprus$23 825
36Saudi Arabia$22 616
37Seychelles$22 615
38Czech Rep.$22 067
39Trinidad & Tobago$21 941
40Equatorial Guinea$21 715
41Malta$21 184
Data Source
Gay Equality
1Netherlands405
2Belgium350
3Canada280
...
186Bangladesh-120
187Brunei-120
188Tuvalu-130
189Seychelles-130
190Papua New Guinea-140
191Zambia-140
192Antigua & Barbuda-150
193Kenya-160
Data Source

Current edition: 2013 May 01
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References: (What's this?)

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Crabtree, Vexen
(2017) "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" (2017). Accessed 2017 Feb 20.

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. UN (2011) .^
  3. UN (2013) .^
  4. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  5. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  6. According to ISO4217.^
  7. According to ITU-T.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/se.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  9. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  10. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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