Due to recent events in your life, you may have decided that it is a good time to leave the United States. For some reason, there are people that would like to either see you harmed.
Is it your out-of-control spouse that dresses like a flashy, near-sighted Vegas lounge singer? Is it the government taking exception to your whistle-blowing activities involving Uncle Sam, Mrs. S. Claus and the acceptance of "favors" in exchange for leniency with workshop labor violations? Or is it the large sum of money that you "borrowed" from that group of people who all have colorful nicknames and look like they have broken noses?
The possibilities are endless. If you want to live to a ripe old age in peace, you will have to find someplace where you can live where the authorities will not turn you over to the U.S. government. What you need is to move to a country that has no intention of complying with the United States' request for your return.
What is extradition?
Extradition is the legal process that allows a person to be removed from their present foreign location and returned to their country of origin to face criminal charges and almost certain prison time. There are several countries that will bid you a fond farewell if the U.S. asks them to.
According to Nick Giambruno, the senior editor of Casey Research International Man, there are countries like Ecuador, Switzerland and Iceland that do not honor extradition requests from The United States.
There are at least 78 countries that you can flee to. Since you are in a hurry to leave the U.S. right away, we will concentrate on at least the top five countries that will not turn you out.
Located in central and southeast Europe, Croatia has lots of beaches, remote castles, caves and uninhabited islands. Your bucks will go very far here, especially since they do not have much nightlife to boast of. If you are someone who really enjoys the outdoors, this is the place for you with its many diving, caving and hiking opportunities to choose from.
These options will really come in handy if you realize that there are secret agents following you. The dramatic cinematic footage of you trying to escape from them over mountaintops and through rivers will be breathtaking.
Your next final getaway destination is Bhutan, which can be found in south Asia, on the southern slopes of the eastern Himalayas. They have the same four seasons as the United States, plus an extra one named after the unusually dry and rainy period that is called monsoon. This Buddhist kingdom is known for its monasteries and fortresses.
Unless you have very deep pockets, it is in your best interest to become a Bhutan citizen as soon as possible instead of remaining a footloose tourist, because the country charges a daily fee to all of its tourists. This is the place to be if you are a non-smoker or plan to become a non-smoker in the near future. Bhutan is the first country in the world to ban smoking and it is illegal to sell tobacco there.
Being one of four countries that have both an Atlantic and Mediterranean coastline, Morocco – also known as The Western Kingdom – is the southern neighbor of Portugal, Spain and France. These countries have also influenced Morocco's beautiful architecture. You will fall in love with its highly affordable cost of living. Sports fans can enjoy watching football, tennis, polo, swimming and kickboxing.
Do not forget to visit Morocco's largest city, Casablanca. While you are there, perhaps you will find your own Rick's Place and enjoy nightly games of casino gambling. Be careful not to lose or you may be forced to give up your letters of transit.
If you like Las Vegas, you will love Dubai, which is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf. Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, a vibrant nightlife, stunning buildings and skyscrapers. This is definitely a playground for the super-rich. You will marvel at the indoor ski resort that has "real" snow. Its luxury hotels, artificial tropical islands and underwater resort will have you acting like a kid in a candy store.
There is no public drinking in Dubai. You can consume liquor in hotels and your home if you get a license first. You read that correctly – you need a license to drink liquor in your own home. It will be worth it once you realize just how much money you spent on your shopping spree.
For those looking to hike in the high mountains, search for wildlife in the windblown grasslands, or explore underground mosques, Kazakhstan, is a perfect fit. It is located in Central Asia and Eastern Europe and is the world's ninth largest country. Also, it is known for glitzy shopping centers and kick-ass nightlife.
Kazakhstan has gotten its money from vast oil reserves and other valuable minerals. If you decide to "retire" here, you might end up walking along the same paths that Genghis Khan walked when the country was part of the Mongolian Empire.
As you can see, there are quite a few countries that would be willing to allow you to live out your days as one of them. To ensure that your adopted homeland will have all the homey comforts that you are used to, it is probably a good idea to have one or two offshore checking accounts at your disposal.
If you are going to leave behind everyone and everything that you know, you do not want to end up having to work any jobs that require manual labor, unless that is what you want. Chances are if you have to leave the country in a hurry, you already have your ill-gotten gains squirreled away somewhere just waiting for your arrival.
Go on – take your corrupt self and get out of here. Wherever you end up, hopefully someone will build a monster mansion that blocks your balcony view of a spectacular floral landscape and waterfall. Bon voyage!
Casey Research International Man
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