I'm just curious... but if you had a choice to be born in a different country, where would you choose? I was born in South Africa, and I've lived in the United States, and now live in Canada. But if I had to choose, I think I'd choose Germany.
I've actually started to learn German and it's a pretty awesome language.
The reason I would choose Germany is I have a great respect for the culture, attitude, and drive for excellence many of the people hold. It could be argued the same qualities are true for North Americans, but I don't think they apply to the general public so much over here. I had some German friends when I was in the States, and just talking to them showed me how much they valued everything they got, because they worked damn hard to get it.
This attitude showed true at the amazing German engineering from more companies than I'd care to list. Plus, the beer is awesome. I live in a German-centric city in Canada, and I have to say that Oktoberfest is my new favorite holiday, far surpassing Christmas and New Years etc.
So, where would you choose to live if you had a 'do-over'?