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The blogger Half Sigma has posted a link to a neat table ranking nations by patents granted per million of population.  Ice People nations pretty much sweep the board.

Highest rank for a Sun People nation:  44 if you count Argentina, Brazil at 49 if not.

Highest rank for a mostly-Muslim nation:  26 for Kazakhstan.  (Kazakhstan has a lot of Ashkenazi Jews, though, thanks to Stalin-era deportations.  I used to have my hair cut by an emigre Jew from Kazakhstan.)

Biggest surprise:  China and India, both tied at number 52 with Botswana, Mexico, and Iran.

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