Freest Countries in the World-Ranked in Order

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Freedom is one of the most important markers of quality of life in a country. In addition to making life easier for citizens, freedom also recognizes an individual's dignity and inherent value. It is difficult to objectively judge the level of freedom in a country. Thankfully, the World Population Review put together the Human Freedom Index, which helps us to measure the level of freedom in 165 countries. Here's what they had to say.

1. Switzerland

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Human Freedom Index Score: 9.11

2. New Zealand

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Human Freedom Index Score: 9.01

3. Denmark

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.98

4. Estonia

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.91

5. Ireland

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.90

6. Finland

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.85

7. Canada

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.85

8. Australia

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.84

9. Sweden

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.83

10. Luxembourg

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.80

Notable Mentions

14. United Kingdom

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.75

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15. United States

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.73

16. Japan

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Human Freedom Index Score: 8.73

165. Syria

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Human Freedom Index Score: 3.66

164. Venezuela

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Human Freedom Index Score: 4.03

160. Iran

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Human Freedom Index Score: 4.53

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150. China

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Human Freedom Index Score: 5.57

126. Russia

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Human Freedom Index Score: 4.03

98. Ukraine

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Human Freedom Index Score: 6.86

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