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50 Most Peaceful Countries in The World

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The typical headlines of the 24-hour news cycle might have you believe peace is impossible to come by. From international wars and humanitarian disasters to fights for independence and authoritarian regimes, it appears there’s no shortage of countries experiencing hostility and violence.  

Despite global headlines filled with dire depictions of war, heated conflicts, and terror threats, the bigger international picture is more complex when viewed through the lens of year-over-year analysis, which shows that many countries have seen improvements in recent years.

While marking only a slight change, the annual Global Peace Index (GPI)—the leading measure of peacefulness around the globe—rose for the first time in five years. Each year, the Institute for Economics & Peace’s GPI uses 23 qualitative and quantitative factors to come up with an index score for 163 countries around the world, covering 99.7% of the global population. Three factors have the biggest impact on each country’s score: societal safety and security, ongoing domestic and international conflict, and militarization. This year, the GPI found that peaceful conditions improved in 86 countries and deteriorated in 76 others.

Now I won't include all the information about all 50 entrees because lets be honest we only really care about the top 10-15

50 to 40 50th. Serbia, 49th. Timor-Leste, 48th. Zambia, 47th. Panama, 46th. United Kingdom, 45th. Laos, 44th. Ghana, 43rd. Kuwait, 42nd. Mongolia, 41st. Indonesia, 40th. Malawi 

39 to 30 39th. Italy, 38th. Lithuania, 37th. Estonia, 36th. Taiwan, 35th. Latvia, 34th. Uruguay, 33rd. Costa Rica, 32nd. Spain, 31st. Quatar, 30th. Botswana  

29 to 16 29th. Poland, 28th. Croatia, 27th. Chile, 26th. Bulgaria, 25th. Romania, 24th. Mauritus, 23rd. Slovakia, 22nd. Germany, 21st. Hungary, 20th. Norway, 18th. Belgium/Sweden, 17th. Netherlands, 16th. Malaysia

15th. BhutanBhutan, known for measuring its Gross National Happiness, kept its reign as the most peaceful country in South Asia. It rose two places from 2018 and has shown the largest improvement of any country in the top 20, climbing 43 places in the last dozen years.

14th. FinlandFinland was one of the 10 safest and most secure countries in the world. The Scandinavian country’s overall ranking was unchanged from 2018.

13th. AustraliaAustralia slipped one spot in the index because of an increase in its militarization (specifically its weapons imports), its military expenditure, and its nuclear and heavy weapons supplies. Its incarceration rate rose, as well.

12th. IrelandIreland dropped one spot this year, as residents reported a decline in their satisfaction with their freedom to live their lives as they choose. Among European countries, Ireland had the biggest drop in satisfaction with its standard of living.

11th. SwitzerlandSwitzerland rose two slots from its position in 2018. The famously neutral European nation was the only country in the world where women and men reported feeling equally safe walking alone. It also ranked the highest overall in pursuing policies that preserve environmental health and the vitality of the ecosystem.

10th. Czechia (Czech Republic)Czechia had low levels of militarization and ongoing conflict, both domestic and international. However, the nation still dropped three places, with the threat of terrorism looming here as it did in other nations throughout Europe.

9th. JapanJapan kept its position as the third most peaceful nation in the Asia-Pacific region, although it dropped one slot in the overall index. It had a high disparity in the perceptions of men and women feeling safe walking alone at night, and it was among the 10 most militarized nations globally.

8th. SloveniaSlovenia ranked among the most peaceful nations in Europe, moving up two slots in the index from 2018. It was the third-least militarized nation in the world, behind Iceland in first place and Hungary in second place.

7th. SingaporeOne of the world’s least affected nations as far as ongoing conflict, Singapore ranked second overall in terms of safety and security, and it was the second most peaceful nation in the Asia-Pacific region, behind New Zealand.

6th. CanadaCanada’s position in the index was unchanged from 2018, although its overall score improved slightly. It reduced its weapons exports, as well as its nuclear and heavy weapons capabilities, but the impact of terrorism grew, as did its homicide rate. Canadians also reported a drop in satisfaction in their standard of living.

5th. DenmarkWhile Denmark enjoyed a lower impact of terrorism this past year, it dropped a notch in the index from 2018. It experienced a drop in reported satisfaction with freedom to live as people want and a drop in satisfaction with the standard of living.

4th. AustriaAustria slipped to fourth place from third in 2018. The European country had little ongoing domestic or international conflict and low militarization along with high rates of safety and security. Like its neighbors, however, it faced a rising threat of terrorism.

3rd. PortugalClimbing two places from 2018, Portugal was the second most peaceful nation in Europe, which was the world’s most peaceful region. The country had little militarization, and perceptions of its acceptance of immigrants improved dramatically.

2nd. New ZealandNew Zealand kept its position as the world’s second most peaceful country, maintaining or improving its scores in nearly all peace-related factors. Though the Pacific country ranked among the highest for its acceptance of immigration, the nation suffered a horrific white nationalist terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch on March 15, 2019 that left 51 people dead.

1st. IcelandIceland kept its title as the world’s most peaceful nation, a ranking it has held for 11 years running. With little militarization, it enjoys high rates of safety and security. Among all the Nordic countries, Iceland is the only one that is more peaceful now than it was in 2008.

 

How did your country do? 

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6 minutes ago, -idyb- said:

pissed off we're still in 6th. i think its time for canada to invade iceland

😂😂 I expected you to be one of the first to comment on this

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37 minutes ago, Jolldan said:

😂😂 I expected you to be one of the first to comment on this

well canada doesnt have much of a miltary presence, but neither does iceland, so i guess there is nothing stopping us from rolling into their country with our platoon of zamboni's and snowmobiles and beating them down with hockey sticks, nickelback songs, and polite apologies.

let the invasion commence

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5 hours ago, -idyb- said:

well canada doesnt have much of a miltary presence, but neither does iceland, so i guess there is nothing stopping us from rolling into their country with our platoon of zamboni's and snowmobiles and beating them down with hockey sticks, nickelback songs, and polite apologies.

let the invasion commence

Just threaten to release your weapon of mass destruction on them. When they see Bieber schedule a concert there, they know they lost. 

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4 hours ago, juice64011 said:

Just threaten to release your weapon of mass destruction on them. When they see Bieber schedule a concert there, they know they lost. 

alright i'm down with that, as long as nickelback gets to open for the bieber concert

even though the beebz is technically america's problem now after a lost bet on the 2014 usa vs canada semi-final olympic hockey game.    but just this once we could use some help from our allies down south.    if this plan doesnt work, we might have to resort to violence in order to take top spot on the most peaceful countries of the world list

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20 hours ago, Jolldan said:

3rd. PortugalClimbing two places from 2018, Portugal was the second most peaceful nation in Europe, which was the world’s most peaceful region. The country had little militarization, and perceptions of its acceptance of immigrants improved dramatically.

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1 hour ago, Jolldan said:

Its the fact you guy decriminalized all drugs, everyone's too high to start any chit

 

yeah but go over there and tell them that soccer is a womens sport and they wont hesitate to murder you with an icepick

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5 minutes ago, -idyb- said:

 

yeah but go over there and tell them that soccer is a womens sport and they wont hesitate to murder you with an icepick

Reckon Scotland would have maybe made the list if we weren't grouped in with England, they are far too stab happy down there.

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