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Global Peace Index 2010

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posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 07:17 PM
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Peace Index Map/List

I looked around and found the website above. Im not really sure if I agree with the list and map presented. There's a total of 149 countries on the list.

The one thing that is a bit odd to me on the list, is Russia is # 143, while North Korea is # 139, Myanmar is # 132, and theres a few other dangerous places that are "More Peaceful" than Russia.

RT says that the Peace Index called Russia one of the most aggressive countries in the world. RT Article

I know Russia is fighting in Chechnya and has some terrorism problems, but I dont see why they are called "One of the most aggressive countries"? I just thought I would share this on here.

Edit - Heres the full list.

Rank / Country / Score
1 New Zealand 1.188
2 Iceland 1.212
3 Japan 1.247
4 Austria 1.290
5 Norway 1.322
6 Ireland 1.337
7 Denmark 1.341
7 Luxembourg 1.341
9 Finland 1.352
10 Sweden 1.354
11 Slovenia 1.358
12 Czech Republic 1.360
13 Portugal 1.366
14 Canada 1.392
15 Qatar 1.394
16 Germany 1.398
17 Belgium 1.400
18 Switzerland 1.424
19 Australia 1.467
20 Hungary 1.495
21 Slovakia 1.536
22 Malaysia 1.539
23 Oman 1.561
24 Uruguay 1.568
25 Spain 1.588
26 Costa Rica 1.590
27 Netherlands 1.610
28 Chile 1.616
29 Poland 1.618
30 Singapore 1.624
31 United Kingdom 1.631
32 France 1.636
33 Botswana 1.641
34 Laos 1.661
35 Taiwan 1.664
Rank Country Score
36 Bhutan 1.665
37 Tunisia 1.678
38 Vietnam 1.691
39 Kuwait 1.693
40 Italy 1.701
41 Croatia 1.707
42 Lithuania 1.713
43 South Korea 1.715
44 United Arab Emirates 1.739
45 Romania 1.749
46 Estonia 1.751
47 Mozambique 1.779
48 Ghana 1.781
49 Egypt 1.784
50 Bulgaria 1.785
51 Zambia 1.813
51 Malawi 1.813
53 Sierra Leone 1.818
54 Latvia 1.827
55 Tanzania 1.832
56 Libya 1.839
57 Burkina Faso 1.852
58 Morocco 1.861
59 Namibia 1.864
60 Bosnia and Hercegovina 1.873
61 Panama 1.878
62 Greece 1.887
63 The Gambia 1.890
64 Nicaragua 1.924
65 Albania 1.925
66 Moldova 1.938
67 Indonesia 1.946
68 Equatorial Guinea 1.948
68 Jordan 1.948
70 Bahrain 1.956
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Rank Country Score
71 Argentina 1.962
72 Cuba 1.964
73 Swaziland 1.966
74 Gabon 1.981
75 Rwanda 2.012
76 Cyprus 2.013
77 Madagascar 2.019
77 Paraguay 2.019
79 Senegal 2.031
80 China 2.034
81 Bolivia 2.037
82 Nepal 2.044
83 Brazil 2.048
83 Macedonia 2.048
85 United States of America 2.056
86 Angola 2.057
87 Bangladesh 2.058
88 Montenegro 2.060
89 Peru 2.067
90 Serbia 2.071
91 Guyana 2.095
92 Mongolia 2.101
93 Dominican Republic 2.103
94 Trinidad and Tobago 2.107
95 Kazakhstan 2.113
95 Papua New Guinea 2.113
97 Ukraine 2.115
98 Jamaica 2.138
99 Liberia 2.148
100 Uganda 2.165
101 Ecuador 2.185
102 Congo (Brazzaville) 2.192
103 El Salvador 2.195
104 Iran 2.202
105 Belarus 2.204
106 Cameroon 2.210
107 Mexico 2.216
107 Saudi Arabia 2.216
109 Mali 2.240
110 Uzbekistan 2.242
Rank Country Score
111 Cambodia 2.252
112 Guatemala 2.258
113 Armenia 2.266
114 Haiti 2.270
115 Syria 2.274
116 Algeria 2.277
117 Turkmenistan 2.295
118 Cote d’ Ivoire 2.297
119 Azerbaijan 2.367
120 Kenya 2.369
121 South Africa 2.380
122 Venezuela 2.387
123 Mauritania 2.389
124 Thailand 2.393
125 Honduras 2.395
126 Turkey 2.420
127 Ethiopia 2.444
128 India 2.516
129 Yemen 2.573
130 Philippines 2.574
131 Burundi 2.577
132 Myanmar 2.580
133 Sri Lanka 2.621
134 Lebanon 2.639
135 Zimbabwe 2.678
136 Central African Republic 2.753
137 Nigeria 2.756
138 Colombia 2.787
139 North Korea 2.855
140 Democratic Republic of
the Congo 2.925
141 Chad 2.964
142 Georgia 2.970
143 Russia 3.013
144 Israel 3.019
145 Pakistan 3.050
146 Sudan 3.125
147 Afghanistan 3.252
148 Somalia 3.390
149 Iraq 3.406

[edit on 9-6-2010 by buni11687]

[edit on 9-6-2010 by buni11687]




posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 07:54 PM
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Hello,
Weird how Iraq and Afghanistan are amongst the worst rated, yet the warring nation in those two countries is listed as #85? The aggressor in both wars.

Notice how far up the list is Iran? And the US and Israel wanting to beat the war drum against Iran.

I must have a look at N Korea on the list...Yup, just as I suspected, no wheres near S Korea. I call the list Inaccurate. Hands-down.

Notice Haiti's # as another example.



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 08:03 PM
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...I live in NZ...

...lets see if I can independently skew my country's curve...





posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 04:06 AM
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EDIT:

I was attempting to reply to the other GPI thread, but accidentally pulled this one up from my search.

Sorry.


[edit on 18-8-2010 by Sherlock Holmes]



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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Looks like the list of how peaceful people tend to be within a country. Not the countries themselves. So if there are riots and social unrest, domestic abuse, civil war, kidnappings, drug related violence, or high crime rates - that's going to push the score down. Although how well a country gets along with it's neighbors and the rest of the world may have some weight in scoring.

So it isn't too hard to picture a totalitarian state like NK possibly getting a better score because people choose to toe the line, as compared to a fairly free country like Brazil where you have things like street gangs running around and shooting at each other.

Probably has a use of getting a quick look at the general risk factor for folks choosing to travel abroad. I'm surprised they didn't do something more useful for larger countries like breaking the infographic down to the state, provincial, or metropolitan region level.



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