New Zealand is the most peaceful country in the world according to the global peace index. If only the whole world could have the same degree of peace and security.
Singapore is ranked 30, the USA is #85, and Iraq due to the war is at the bottom of the list at #149. Read the full report here.
New Zealand is ranked as the country most at peace for the second consecutive year, followed by Iceland and Japan. Small, stable and democratic countries are consistently ranked highest; 15 of the top 20 countries are western or central European countries. This is an increase from 14 last year, and reflects an improvement in Hungary’s score. Qatar and Australia remained in the top 20 – in 15th and 19th places respectively. All five Scandinavian counties are in the top ten of the GPI, although with the exception of Iceland, each experienced slight deteriorations in their scores and ranks. Island nations generally fare well, with the notable exception of Sri Lanka.
1 New Zealand
12 Czech Republic
26 Costa Rica
31 United Kingdom