Best Skylines

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Subject: Best Skylines
http://www.diserio.com/top15-skylines.html
[26-05-2006,02:30]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Best Skylines)
http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/sk/st/sr/

http://homepages.ipact.nl/~egram/skylines.html

1. Open this country. Hong Kong 6,943,600 1,001 km? 7,548 119,616
2. Open this country. New York City 8,143,197 800 km? 5,487 35,806
3. Open this country. Seoul 10,331,244 616 km? 2,842 15,905
4. Open this country. Chicago 2,862,244 589 km? 1,046 15,644
5. Open this country. Singapore 4,351,400 685 km? 3,698 13,938
6. Open this country. Shanghai 9,145,711 6,639 km? 773 12,276
7. Open this country. Bangkok 7,587,882 1,569 km? 728 11,431
8. Open this country. S?o Paulo 10,927,985 1,523 km? 3,852 10,516
9. Open this country. Tokyo 8,130,408 621 km? 2,625 10,242
10. Open this country. Toronto 2,481,494 630 km? 1,651 7,097

[26-05-2006,02:54]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Best Skylines)
wow! hong kong looks sick!
[26-05-2006,02:58]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Best Skylines)
Wow..Toronto and Montreal look like shit!
[26-05-2006,03:07]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Best Skylines)
^ fuck you turkey boy! go to your coffee house and talk about how fucked up the middle east is and how you wish you could live in a beautiful country like canada!
[26-05-2006,03:09]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Best Skylines)
I love Ankara!
[26-05-2006,03:12]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Best Skylines)
York does not have an accredited engineering school- yet.
[26-05-2006,03:22]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Best Skylines)
^ The Skyline related to York too?
[26-05-2006,06:47]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Best Skylines)
Hong Kong is where many grads end up working.

HK > Toronto

[26-05-2006,08:51]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Best Skylines)
"Hong Kong is where many grads end up working.

HK > Toronto "

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!




































































HONG KONG > Canada

[26-05-2006,10:25]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Best Skylines)
Also Turkey is the FIRST COUNTRY IN EUROPE to give women the right to elect and to be elected!!!

thats wrong since turkey is a Muslim country and its not allowed for a Women to rule in a Muslim country.

[26-05-2006,20:47]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Best Skylines)
It´s possible Turkey was one of the first in Europe to give franchise rights to women. Turkey´s political system was completely rebuilt in the 20´s and was progressive for the time. Turkey wasn´t the earliest in all of Europe because Switzerland (and I think a couple of Scandinavian nations) had extended the right to women in the 1800s.

Turkey was also invaded during WWI. Small parts were occupied by Triple Entente powers after WWI until Ataturk rallied and retook Turkey proper.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_War_of_Independence

Turkey is overwhelmingly a Muslim country but since WWI has been controlled by the secular military (less overtly in recent decades). Istanbul is incredibly cosmopolitan but eastern Anatolian Turks are very religious (and coincidently make up the majority of the ones who migrate to Europe).

[26-05-2006,22:13]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Best Skylines)
Well, a few points:

1. Turkey is a secular country, not a muslim country. And in the constitution, it says "secular," not muslim or anything. Actually it is STRICTLY SECULAR; you can´t enter government buildings or universities if you cover your head!! But it is true that most people are muslim.

2. The point above about women´s ruling is wrong. Turkey even had a FEMALE PRIME MINISTER. Her name is Tansu Ciller (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tansu_Ciller) Did Canada have any? Even the US didn´t have a female president. (In Turkey prime minister is the highest. President position is more symbolic than authority.)

3. Even at the time of the OTTOMAN Empire, women sometimes ruled in the country. At that time, women were treated like animals in other parts of the world.

4. Actually, it is right that Turkey was the EARLIEST in all Europe to give women FRANCHISE rights. (first in local elections and one of the first in governmental elections)

5. Well, Turks lost the 1st World War. But still it wasn´t occupied lie for a long time. As the last poster said, some small parts were invaded. It was for three years or something. Then, Ataturk kicked the crap out of the invaders. Think about that! At least 10 COUNTRIES ATTACKING one Turkey. Of course, they lost initially. But then all enemy powers were kicked out.

[27-05-2006,01:19]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Best Skylines)
1. agreed

2. Canada had a female Prime Minister, same year as Turkey´s actually: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Campbell

3. true, but other parts of the world weren´t Europe

4. are you talking about the Ottoman empire or Turkish republic? ´cause Swiss franchisement predates modern Turkey (Swiss chix could vote and hold office under the canton systems)

5. I wouldn´t put it that simply, but yeah Ataturk kicked everyone out and secured the borders

[27-05-2006,06:18]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Best Skylines)
Hey, I (Turkish boy) like you man. :) You are very fair in your comments. Thanks! And how do you know so much about Turkey? What is your major?
[27-05-2006,19:09]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Best Skylines)
One of my majors is history and I´ve taken several classes on 20th century europe and the middle east. Last year I had a class on modern arab history and we compared the periods during and after the Ottoman empire. No question that the region was more stable when it was controlled by Istanbul.
[27-05-2006,19:27]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Best Skylines)
Hey, it´s really nice to hear that! :)

Actually, Ottoman Turks had treated Christians and Jews also very well. When Turks got today´s Turkey, they never collapsed even one Christian building (which is rare to see when a country invades another one); on the contrary, they made sure Christians live in peace. So Istanbul still stays kind of like the center of Orthodox christianity. And Turks rescued many Jews from Europe. Both at the time of teh Ottomans and during modern Turkey...

But some people are just ignorant; they classify every country whose population is predominantly muslim in the same group as Arabs, which is actually sad, since Turks have always felt closer to Europe than to those countries.

Well, actually it is like Canada in one respect. OK. Most people might be Christian in Canada, but that doesn´t mean that Canadians love all the countries whose population is predominantly Christian. NOR does it mean that Canadians are LIKE those countries. So are US, France, Germany, Switsertald, Holland, South Africa, South Korea, Greece, Russia etc. etc. all the same for you? Or are they exactly similar to Canada? Something like that...

But it is nice to see that you really know a lot about Turkey and can see things more objectively with both positive and negative sides. :)

[27-05-2006,19:41]
Anonymous



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