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The Global Peace Index aims to:
1.) Highlight to the general population the relative position of nations’ and regions’ peacefulness;
2.) Catalyse philanthropic support for further research of peace and funding of peace initiatives;
3.) Serve as a foundation for primary, secondary and tertiary educational study;
4.) Emphasise the need for governments to consider the drivers of peace in policy decisions.
This section lists the results of the analysis into each nation's peace. This is the prime table in the Global Peace Index section. The countries are ranked from most peaceful to least peaceful, highlighting their ranking as well as their score. You can click on a country to see the detail of its peace indicators and drivers.
Respect for Human Rights ...................................3
Number of jailed population per 100,000 people ....5
Potential for Terrorist Acts ...................................4
Originally posted by RRconservative
Definately at site with an agenda.
Some points I do not agree with.
Number of jailed people per 100,000. The U.S. gets a 5.
How about this? If we let out 75% of the criminals in jail right now would the U.S. be safer tomorrow? Would that get us to a 1?
More criminals in jail makes us safer. So this score is outrageous.
Military capability/sophistication The U.S. gets a 5.
I guess they never heard of the correct phrase of "Peace through Strength." It just happened to peacefully end the Cold War.
Importance of Religion in national life The U.S. gets a 4.
I can see how this would apply to Arab countries. I don't see the relevence to a place where people have freedom of religion.
They even have something relating the percentage of women in parliment. The U.S. has a score of 16%. I take it to mean the more women in government the more peaceful the country is? That is also a crock.
My take is that this is some kind of liberal website trying to distort the greatness of the United States.