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We all want to live in Peace as its in our human nature, maybe except for some people about whom we may discuss later on. But we all want to be in a peaceful environment and avoid all the violence and bloodshed. As we know a person and a community will be happy if there is minimal violence. A country will prosper when the government is not corrupt and the environment is peaceful.
So how do know which countries are more peaceful than the other? We look for the GLOBAL PEACE INDEX from wikipedia and write to you the results in a countdown style the 10 most Peaceful Countries in the world.
So here we go. The lower the index, the more peaceful the country is.
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10. Czech Republic - 1.341
The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe and has over 1.5 million residents. The country was part of the Czechoslovakia before its independence in November 1989 through the Velvet Revolution separating the two countries into Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The Czech Republic is the tenth most peaceful country in the world where the democratic government makes sure of its stability and safety of its citizens. It is also a growing economy. They also have a Per Capita income of $30K.
9. Australia - 1.329
Australia, the country not the whole continent, with the population of around 25 million is the ninth place most peaceful country in the world.
We all know that Australia is currently one of the most wealthiest and most peaceful country and also boasts high rankings in quality of life, health, education and so on. It is also a hub for international workers and students who prefer australia due to the peaceful environment of the country.
Also, they have the per capita income of around $47K.
If you happen to visit, however make sure to stay away from the creepy crawlies as they rank high in poisonous animals and insects as well.
8. Japan - 1.323
Japan needs no introductions as for being a peaceful country as it is equally famous for being a peaceful country as it is for being the hub of technology and japanese anime.
Boasting almost 127 million residents and a per capita income of around $38K, it is the only asian country that is ranked in the top 10 of Global Peace Index. Japan has avoided political instability and also has very low crime rates while its government also ensures the human rights and public security.
A piece of advice though, Japan is also famous for a lot of bizarre things that you might never find anywhere else.
7. Canada - 1.287
Canada is the 7th most peaceful country in the world according to the global peace index. So those looking to visit United states need to look at their neighbours in terms of peaceful visit as Canada trumps their neighbors by a mile who languish in 94th position.
With around 36 million residents and around $ 45K per capita income, Canada should be a part of your visit activities.
One of the most peaceful and friendly citizens and a welcoming and open-minded nation does make it one of the most livable country in the world.
6. Finland - 1.2777
Finland is a country which lacks a combative nature and hence is one of the most peaceful and livable countries in the world ranked as 6th on the Global Peace Index.
With around 5.5 million residents and around $41K per capita income, finland is one of the most peaceful countries and is scarcely populated due to its geographical features.
They have recently only mobilized their combat forces for UN peace missions.
5. Switzerland - 1.275
Switzerland is ranked as the 5th most peaceful country.
The beautiful landlocked country has the population of around 8 milllion people and a per capital income of around $58K. Switzerland is reputed to be safe and peaceful. Also it has very low crime rate and high education and health facilities and is considered neutral on most conflicts which makes it a highly livable country.
4. New Zealand - 1.221
New Zealand is ranked as the 4th most peaceful country in the world.
It is a nation with an estimated population of 4.5 million and the per capita income of $35K.
New Zealand is also making an ideal destination for travel and tours because of the relatively low homicide and violence-free demonstrations. New Zealand also prioritizes the human rights and is considered politically stable which makes it a highly livable country.
3. Austria - 1.198
Austria, with an estimated population of 8.5 million and around $47k per capita income is the 3rd most peaceful country in the world.
Hailed as one of the most livable countries in the world, Austria is a highly peaceful country where freedom of speech is highly valued and protected by the government.
2. Denmark - 1.150
Denmark is ranked as the 2nd most peaceful country in the world.
With the population of around 5.5 million and per capita income of $ 45K, Denmark has been rated as the 2nd most peaceful country for the past 4 years.
High Standard Living, national performance in education, healthcare, protection of civil liberties and better human development has ensured Denmark to be one of the most peaceful country in the world.
1. Iceland - 1.148
For the past five years, Iceland has been rated as the most peaceful country in the world. With the population of only 330K population and the per capita income of $ 44K, Iceland is one of the little countries which do not have a standing army forces.
Iceland also has a market economy with relatively low taxes and it also provides universal health care and tertiary education to its citizens. It also ranks highly in economic, political and social stability and equality.
All these combine to make Iceland the most peaceful country and probably the most livable one as well.
So, these are the Top ten most peaceful countries in the world. Does your country rank in on the top ten? Let us know how much peaceful is your country and if your country is likely to break into the top ten of the most peaceful country.