Did you know which are the most peaceful countries in the world in 2015? The Institute for Economics and Peace announces most peaceful countries in the world each year based on several factors. Iceland is constantly ranked at the first position for many years. It is considered the most peaceful country in the world. So, let’s see other peaceful countries in the world according to the Global Peace Index.
10 Most Peaceful Countries in the World in 2015 According to Global Peace Index
Yes, Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world. You would not believe, Iceland doesn’t have any standing army. It is the most progressive country in the world with a mission of peace and humanity’s welfare. Iceland provides the best opportunities to live your life fully with peace and progressively. Iceland is ranked the most peaceful country by the Global Peace Index in the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 (this year). It becomes national and international headlines when Iceland Police used gun in the rarest operation to handle the situation.
Denmark is ranked in the second position in the list. It is another European country which has been included in the list of the most peaceful countries in the world. Denmark has secured second rank due to its progressive policy, low crime rate, less internal and external conflicts. The people of Denmark believe in peaceful life instead of wars.
Austria is another peaceful country of the European continent. It is a landlocked country located in the South Central Europe. It is the fourth most peaceful country in the world. Austria is not involved in any external as well as internal conflicts. They have maintained peace since the World War II and break up of Austro-Hungarian Empire. Austria has beautiful alps, rich culture and business friendly people.
4. New Zealand
New Zealand is the fourth most peaceful country in the world. New Zealand earlier ranked in the second position and slipped at the third position in 2013. The crime rate in New Zealand is one of the lowest in the world. New Zealand has a limited military force and no internal as well as external conflict which makes it the perfect place to spend your life. New Zealand is also the most popular for its hospitality, beautiful mountains, awesome beaches and rugged landscapes.
Switzerland is the 5th most peaceful country in the world. Switzerland is known for its neutral stand on various international as well as regional issues. Switzerland also maintains strong relationships with major countries of the world. Switzerland is also considered as the richest country in the world. Switzerland becomes the member of the United Nations on 10th September, 2002 after a long time away from the international politics.
Finland is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. It is ranked at #7 position in the list. Finland’s education system is considered one of the best in the world and ranked fifth best in the world. Finland has also made it compulsory for youth to take civil and military training/service. Finland is also a member of United Nations peacekeeping forces.
Canada is the second largest country in the world by area. The country is a well known destination for travellers. It is the home of about 33 million people. Canada is not involved any external or internal conflict. They have strong relations with the United States of America (USA), one of the strongest countries in the world. Canada is ranked at #7 most peaceful country in the world. Canada is also considered as the richest country in the region.
Japan is the first country from Asia, which was included in the list. Japan is the fourth largest economy in the world. In the past, Japan has suffered a lot in the World War II. Japan is also considered as one of the most advanced countries in the world. Japan is not involved in any major conflict either external or internal. The people of Japan are known for hard working and believes in peace.
Australia is the largest country in the Oceania continent. It is one of the most preferred countries in the world to live in. The country is not directly involved in any major conflicts across the world. However, Australian Army has a presence in a few countries. Australia is listed as the ninth most peaceful country in the world.
10. Czech Republic
Czech Republic is another European country included in the list. It is one of the smallest countries in the world and have a less interest in any conflict. The Czech Republic has secured tenth position in the list of the most peaceful countries in the world. The Czech Republic is also known for its hospitality and peaceful people.
In this report, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan, Syria, Central African Republic, Israel and North Korea have been ranked lower in the list of the most peaceful countries in the world.
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Article last re-published on October 31, 2015.