Small, Successful Countries

Estonia - The Digital Country - Its Response To Covid-19

A Phantom Power Video.

"Estonia is proof of what happens when a nation takes control of its destiny and embraces the future. Just over 30 years ago Estonia freed itself from a broken Soviet Union to finally realise its true potential. This incredible wee nation of just over 1 million people committed to a new adventure in digital and has never looked back. Estonia is now right up there with its Scandinavian neighbours as amongst the very top places to work and live in the world. We trace the country's history, difficult transition to full nationhood and focus on how its highly advanced IT savvy citizens are taking on the global Covid19 pandemic - a crisis Estonia is better placed than many to deal with - an example we can all learn from."

Scotland - The Only Country Incapable Of Running Its Own Economy

"Scotland. The only country in the world incapable of controlling our own finances, according to London. The country that gave the world Adam Smith, the Father of Economics, yet can't run it's own economy. The country that gave the world sociology, ecology, field intelligence, aircraft design, universal standard time, first textbook on surgery, logorythms, hypnotism, electromagnetism, the discovery of the composition of Saturn's rings, popularised the decimal point, discovered the properties of carbon dioxide, the first cloned mammal, but we are incapable of running our own country....."  Read on.

Scottish Land Reform

"The study also found that a mere 87 landowners control holdings over 1.7 million hectares of Scottish land, with some of those estates remaining under the ownership of the same family for over 400 years.
“In some parts of Scotland,” the SLC concluded, “concentrated land ownership appears to be causing significant and long-term damage to the communities affected.”"

Scotland In Top Half Of NBISM League

‘Conducted annually since 2008, the Anholt-GfK Roper NBISM examines the reputation of 50 countries. Since 2008, the Scottish Government (SG) has used the NBISM to measure Scotland’s reputation internationally. This report provides statistics on Scotland’s reputation along six dimensions of national competence: Exports, Governance, Culture, People, Tourism, and Investment and Immigration. These together provide an overall indication of a Scotland’s reputation.’