Freedom Indices of Eurth
This article contains a list of freedom indices produced by several non-governmental organizations that publish and maintain assessments of the state of freedom in the world, according to their own various definitions of the term, using various measures of freedom, including civil liberties, political rights and economic rights.
The Mundus Liber Institute (Mundus Liber meaning Free World in Latin), a Mauridivian think tank funded by the government, is the leading institution currently making freedom indexes. They have conducted several surveys, among them:
- The Mundus Liber Freedom Index
- This is the main Freedom Index compiled by Mundus Liber, and it gave countries a score between 0-100 in the categories of political, personal/social, economic, and press freedoms. It then averaged the results and ranked nations to determine which countries were the most hands-off and which ones were the most authoritarian. Variota was ranked as the most free country in the world in 2018, with a score of 96.75.
- The Mundus Liber LGBT Rights Survey
- This is a Freedom Index compiled by Mundus Liber specifically about LGBT Rights. It drew from laws, personal testimonies, and other stories in order to determine which nations where tolerant of the LGBT and which nations were not. Adaptus was ranked as the most LGBT friendly country in the world in 2018, with Variota and Mauridiviah not far behind.
- The Mundus Liber Inalienable Rights Survey
- This is a Freedom Index compiled by Mundus Liber, weighing each nation depending on how many rights they guaranteed in practice. The more rights guaranteed (with the list of important rights being determined by the academic definition of 'inalienable rights'), the higher a nation would scored. Variota was ranked as the world's most progressive nation in 2018, with Adaptus and Mauridiviah being close behind.
Mundus Liber has been criticized and praised many times, often by the same nation, for its index results. The most famous controversy have involved the Prymontian delegate to ATARA, Julian Nordeng, and the head of state of Variota, Dina Diva. While ranting about how "unfair" the results were, Nordeng insulted Dina Diva. Dina Diva responded by putting a prank bounty on Nordeng's head until he publicly apologized, which he later did.