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United States might be one of the more responsible countries in the United Nations, at least when it comes to showing up drunk to work. Joseph Torsella, deputy U.S. ambassador to the UN for management and reform, recently asked that delegates not show up inebriated to the next round of UN budget debates. Torsella said, "While my government is truly grateful for the strategic opportunities presented by some recent past practices, let's save the champagne for toasting the successful end of the session."
We're not sure which country's delegates he's referring to specifically, but we have some strong guesses. Lest you think we're just stereotyping Eastern Europe, the list is taken from a study on alcohol consumption per capita by the World Health Organization.
Moldova dominates the world in both the amount of alcohol they consume and in badass saxophone performances. Perhaps you're familiar with the Moldovan band SunStroke Project's performance at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest which gave the world Epic Sax Guy.
The Czech Republic boasts the highest beer consumption per capita in the world, even without large state school football programs.
Despite all the boozing, Hungary has still managed to acquire more Olympic water polo medals than any other country.
Do you think Russia started drinking more or less after Rocky ended communism?
If Ukrainian heavyweights Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko say Ukrainian delegates can drink at the budget meetings, then they can can drink.
All the alcohol consumption is working out for Andorra, which has the world's fourth highest life expectancy.
Romania is the home to Bran Castle, the residence of the titular character in Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula." Maybe Dracula liked living there because of the high blood alcohol content of Romanians.
We have to show you another great 2010 Eurovision Song Contest entry. You just don't see enough accordion in American pop music.
The relations between the U.S. and Belarus are somewhat strained, so who knows how the "no drinking" policy will play out between the two countries.