Mass migration is a truly compelling subject to write about. For example, look at what is currently going on in Syria in consequence of the policy decision allowing Turkey to invade the country. The situation produced refugees fleeing threats of massacre. There are similar situations in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) in South East Asia, and Eritreans escaping human rights violations by a repressive regime, etc.

The phenomenon of mass migration is a critical problem of our time. The five million Syrians leaving their homes and becoming refugees in Europe, mostly, is a good example. If you look at the first three chapters of the novel, Defiance: In the Time of Chaos and Existential Threat, this issue is prominent.

With the harsh and economic conditions, migrants flee their countries and settle in their neighboring nations. But in general, which countries are the ideal places to migrate to? Here is our list and the reasons why they are ideal:   

   1. Canada 

       Located in North America, Canada is the second best country in the world, after Germany. It is also one of the largest countries in the world, with enough room in their population for immigrants. Their economy is currently the 14th strongest, with unemployment rates lower than most countries. It has maintained an immigrantfriendly name, especially after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced to immigrants and refugees that “Diversity is our strength.” By the year 2036, half of Canada’s population is expected to consist of immigrants. 

   2.  Australia

       Australia, being one of the most developed countries in the world, is a place for immigrants for its lifestyle and good quality of life. It’s country’s per capita GPD is at $49,144 as of 2016. It is known for its great weather, which makes it perfect to live in, especially in its top cities such as Perth, Adelaide, and Melbourne. Australia is also third of the world’s least populated country which means that it leaves a lot of room for immigrants. 

   3.  Germany

       With its skilled labor force and a per capita GDP of $47,268, Germany is Europe’s strongest economy and the fourth strongest in the world. It is also the second most popular migration destination in the world, after the US. The country also provides high quality of life for its residents.

   4.  United States

       The best place to migrate to is the nearest available to a desperate migrant. In the case of Central Americans, it is The United States. In the case of Africans and Middle east people, it is Europe. Not by choice, but by dint of necessity. The United States is also the largest economy of the world with the 2019 nominal GDP of $21, 482.41 billion. It remains a popular destination for migrants.   

   5.  Finland

       The 2019 World Happiness Report claims that Finland comes first place with a ranking of 7.632 overall for happiness. The factors leading to this are its GDP capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to life choices, generosity, and perception of corruption. It is the safest country in the world. Finland spends enough money on its public services and stays as a welcoming destination for immigrants.