Germany did well because it ensured that the disaster of the WWII years could be repeated. That was what ensured that they could prosper.
Australia also enjoyed a good run during the GFC. It was cashed up and the people trusted the political system (within reason).
Chile is starting to do well despite years of drought. They lived through the Pinochet years but now have politicians who are actually trying to get things going normally again. I was there a month ago and saw a lot of growth happening.