QUOTE(Bilbo @ Apr 20 2009, 11:53 AM) [snapback]4203498[/snapback]
what do you mean by lesser or greater . . . comparing national or cultural "greatness" is a waste of time and breath
in terms of standard of living, level of economic development, and/or average income, of course Singapore is "greater" than India
in terms of total output, no . . . however average income is a better indicator of how developed a country is, though of course not the only indicator
small countries are easy to be toppled during crisis. Guess what Singapore is suffering the most in Asia during this economic crisis.
As for Taiwan, not a country to begin with, busy to sign deals with the CPP , fighting to survive economically.
An analogy of that, a delicate flower looks nice and all compare to big tree, but when the heavy thunderstorm, windstorm, hurricane, the flower most likely to get destroyed.