World's Happiest Places
I thought this was interesting. According to Forbes Magazine, the ten happiest nations in the world are:
8. New Zealand
I've seen other surveys that consistently rate some of these nations at the top of the list. Many surveys also rate several Central American countries very highly in terms of happiness (they were excluded from the Forbes survey, which only polled OECD countries). The least happy places in the world seem to consistently be Eastern European nations, the UK, and France.
What do you think makes a nation happy (or unhappy)?