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Saint Kitts & Nevis (Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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St Kitts & Nevis
Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index42nd best
CapitalBasseterre
Land Area1 260 km2
LocationNorth America, The Americas, Caribbean
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population253 697
Life Expectancy373.347yrs (2012)
GNI3$12 460
ISO3166-1 Codes4KN, KNA, 659
Internet Domain5.kn
Currency6Dollar (XCD)
Telephone7+

1. Overview

Carib Indians occupied the islands of the West Indies for hundreds of years before the British began settlement in 1623. In 1967, the island territory of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla became an associated state of the UK with full internal autonomy. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. The remaining islands achieved independence in 1983 as Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to separate from Saint Kitts.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)8

2. St Kitts & Nevis National and Social Development

UN's Human Development Index
Country2012
score
Average
1980-2010
1Norway95.587.3
2Australia93.888.9
3USA93.787.8
...
69Kazakhstan75.469.8
70Albania74.969.5
71Venezuela74.866.0
72St Kitts & Nevis74.573.5
73Lebanon74.573.7
74Dominica74.571.1
75Georgia74.572.9
76Iran74.257.9
77Peru74.164.5
78Ukraine74.070.0
79Macedonia74.072.6
80Mauritius73.764.1
81Bosnia & Herzegovina73.573.1
Data Source
Social and Moral Development
CountryScore
1Sweden89.9
2Iceland88.7
3Denmark88.3
...
39Seychelles68.4
40Malta68.4
41Uruguay68.2
42St Kitts & Nevis68.1
43Bahamas68.1
44Barbados68.0
45Hungary67.7
46Poland67.5
47St Lucia67.3
48Cyprus67.1
49Jamaica66.8
50Brunei66.4
51Dominica65.7
52Croatia65.5
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
...
92Egypt73.5
93Algeria73.4
94Jamaica73.3
95St Kitts & Nevis73.3
96Honduras73.4
97Iran73.2
98Oman73.2
99Palestine73
Data Source
Population (m=millions)
CountryPeoplePer km2
1China1 353.6m145
2India1 258.35m423
3USA 315.79m35
...
186Seychelles87 169189
187Dominica67 66590
188Marshall Islands55 717310
189St Kitts & Nevis53 697207
190Liechtenstein36 584229
191Monaco35 44417722
192San Marino31 945532
Data Source

St Kitts & Nevis's population is predicted to rise to 63 336 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
...
85Grenada1951
86Nepal1951
87Dominica1951
88St Kitts & Nevis1951
89St Vincent & Grenadines1951
90Antigua & Barbuda1951
91Greece1952
92Bolivia1952

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.

The 1950s saw a late rush of 43 countries, including St Kitts & Nevis and many developing nations, move to cease preventing women from voting.

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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:

Christian94.6%
Muslim0.3%
Hindu1.5%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion1.3%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated1.6%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states simply: Anglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic10.

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6. The Internet

Internet Users in Population
1Iceland95.64
2Norway93.28
3Netherlands90.70
...
19UAE78.00
20Japan77.64
21France77.50
22St Kitts & Nevis76.59
23Australia75.90
24USA74.25
25Estonia74.16
26Belgium73.73
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
...
167Iran9
168Iraq9
169Samoa9
170St Kitts & Nevis9
171Comoros9
172Guinea-Bissau8
173USA8
174Somalia8
Data Source
Gross National Income
1Qatar$87 478
2Liechtenstein$84 880
3Kuwait$52 793
...
64Botswana$13 102
65Mexico$12 947
66Gabon$12 521
67St Kitts & Nevis$12 460
68Lebanon$12 364
69Venezuela$11 475
70Bulgaria$11 474
71Palau$11 463
Data Source
Gay Equality
1Netherlands405
2Belgium350
3Canada280
...
176Jamaica-100
177Barbados-100
178Grenada-100
179St Kitts & Nevis-100
180Tonga-100
181S. Sudan-100
182Belize-100
183St Lucia-120
Data Source

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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 28.

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/sc.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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