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where does your country rank in the world peace scale?

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posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 04:43 AM
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a study has been done ranking countries from the most peaceful to those with the least amount of peace in their lives. it can be viewed here

24 indicators were used to analyse each country read more here

121 nations were included in the study. where does yours stand?




posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 04:46 AM
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sodom

14


sodom



posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 04:49 AM
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Ireland...4`th....incredible.
my country is UK...well Wales to be precise...so that makes me 49`th


wow...Ireland 4`th...do they mean southern or northern ireland....or is northern ireland included in UK?



posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 04:49 AM
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Yeah! We're number!......96.......


I guess thats what we get for fighting wars.



posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 05:06 AM
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It's amazing that the US isn't ranked at the very bottom.



posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 05:48 AM
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Originally posted by discomfit
It's amazing that the US isn't ranked at the very bottom.


that's probably because they are selling arms to most of those below them. if there were no profit in war then there would be a lot less of them. however, when you make money from war then it's in your interests to keep wars going.



posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 06:03 AM
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Good old america....god blessed our country leadership in the likes of the third reich. When I look at the flag, red always seems to stand out the most, the very same color that our soldiers splatter over the streets of a country on the other side of the world. Too much is emphasized on the terrorists, but no one cares why they do what they do. Ofcourse anyone into violence with guns is crazy in my book, so..with a little hope...they will all burn somehow.

Bah! This post does not make me a terrorist, but I by no means would put it past some government organization to label me a possible threat.



posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 06:16 AM
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Seriously who voted? I know we have some challenges but to be ranked below countries like Spain, The Netherlands, Chile, Bhutan, Hungary as an example is a joke.

What a joke.



posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 06:52 AM
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This list is a joke...listing countries on their 'peace level'?! Its ridiculous.

They haven't even collected anywhere near enough data to make such an absurd list.



posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 07:22 AM
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where i come from: 11
where i am now: 29

peace



posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 07:29 AM
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What a bunch of bunk. Saudi Arabia is more peaceful than America? Yemen too? Oh please ... whoever made up this junk had to be smoking some powerful crap. :shk:



posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 07:32 AM
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lady of the lake and chupa101.

did you bother to read the included link which shows how much information they actually gathered to put this study together? no? let me list the main areas for you...



* Number of external and internal conflicts fought: 2000-05
* Estimated number of deaths from organised conflict (external)
* Number of deaths from organised conflict (internal)
* Level of organised conflict (internal)
* Relations with neighbouring countries

* Level of distrust in other citizens
* Number of displaced people as a percentage of the population
* Political instability
* Level of disrespect for human rights (Political Terror Scale)
* Potential for terrorist acts
* Number of homicides per 100,000 people
* Level of violent crime
* Likelihood of violent demonstrations
* Number of jailed population per 100,000 people
* Number of internal security officers and police per 100,000

* Military expenditure as a percentage of GDP
* Number of armed services personnel per 100,000 people
* Volume of transfers (imports) of major conventional weapons per 100,000 people
* Volume of transfers (exports) of major conventional weapons per 100,000
* UN Deployments 2006-07 (percentage of total armed forces)
* Non UN Deployments 2006-07 (percentage of total armed forces)
* Aggregate number of heavy weapons per 100,000 people
* Ease of access to small arms and light weapons
* Military capability/sophistication


could you please explain how much more information they could have gathered AND list what YOU think proves which is the least and most peaceful indicator for a country as you obviously both know the difference between a serious study and what you both regard as 'a joke'

we look forward to hearing from you



posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 08:11 AM
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Hmmmmm... i recon Zimbabwe should be just after Iraq. Now South AFrica - hoooooo boy, what can i say!! As far as i am aware our crime rate is worse than the US so maybe they have a point LOL.

Just keep your windows locked and doors barred and switch on those electric fences and you'll be fine - for a minute!



posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 09:15 PM
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woooo number 8
Canada rocks.

I found the USA was suprisingly low, but I mean, where you look at their level of paranoia and how much they like shooting each other its understandable.

I also like how Iraq beats out even Sudan, when the americans went in there to "bring them democracy" and therefore improve their lives, well it is sure working.



posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 10:06 PM
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number 96.

screw this, I think I'll take my ass to #1 Norway.



posted on Aug, 3 2007 @ 05:43 AM
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Originally posted by justyc
lady of the lake and chupa101.

did you bother to read the included link which shows how much information they actually gathered to put this study together? no? let me list the main areas for you...



Yes I did read the list. I am not in the habit of making a statement unless I have at least checked the facts before I comment. As far as I am concerned the following are the most important attributes regards a peaceful from the list.

Estimated number of deaths from organised conflict (external)
* Number of deaths from organised conflict (internal)
* Level of organised conflict (internal)
* Relations with neighbouring countries
* Level of distrust in other citizens
* Number of displaced people as a percentage of the population
* Political instability
* Level of disrespect for human rights (Political Terror Scale)
* Potential for terrorist acts
* Number of homicides per 100,000 people
* Level of violent crime
* Likelihood of violent demonstrations
* Number of jailed population per 100,000 people



posted on Aug, 3 2007 @ 10:11 AM
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my country finland is on 6th place. kinda funny how all the scandinavian countries r some where between 1st to 7th place



posted on Aug, 3 2007 @ 10:23 AM
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Woooooo!

Iran's just after the US at number 97!

When you click on a country to get details, does it look like they've got culture and education the wrong way round?



posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 04:03 PM
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You guys in the US should take another look at the numbers assigned to your country. They gave you alot of breaks to keep you as high in the scale as they did. Hostility to foreigners-1,Higher education enrollment-81%, Number of paramilitary personnel per 100,000 people-0. These are just the top three that stick out. Considering that you are fighting in Iraq with up to 100,000 private contractors, detaining Canadians and other nations citizens and shipping them to detention camps, and have a recorded adult literacy problem, you got off easy.



posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 04:09 PM
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The criteria is bull#. I don't trust this ranking at all.

"World peace" is a joke anyway.



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