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2016 Global Peace Index: Iceland is the Most Peaceful Country in the World

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In today’s strife-torn world, peace has become elusive. Today, acts of terrorism, and sectarian violence have ravaged many nations around the world leading to the loss of precious lives and economic damages. The Middle East is marred by conflict resulting in the refugee crisis, which has witnessed millions of migrants crossing into Europe.

To assess the relative position of the peacefulness of nations around the world, the Institute for Economics and Peace, releases the Global Peace Index on an annual basis. The 2016 Global Peace Index gives an alarming picture of the world. As per the index, the world has become less peaceful in the last year. The report also highlights the fact that the gap between the most peaceful countries and those at the other end of the spectrum have widened. However, on a positive note, the report also states that the situation in many countries has improved.

According to the 2016 Global Peace Index, Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world. The European nation is devoid of political upheaval, war and conflict. The nation has a score of 1.192. Along with Iceland, Denmark and Austria are the other two European nations that have ranked high on the 2016 Global Peace Index. Denmark, which is at the second spot, has a score of 1.246, while Austria, at the third position scores 1.278. Other peaceful nations, which have scored between 1 and 1.5 are New Zealand, Portugal, Japan, Canada, Australia, Germany, and some others.

Countries, which have scored between 1.5 and 2 are the Netherlands, Spain, Botswana, Estonia, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Mongolia, South Korea, Vietnam and some others. The countries that have ranked at the bottom of the table and have scores of more than 3.5 are the least peaceful. These nations are marred by conflicts, civil war and terrorism related incidents. The four countries in this category are Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, and Syria. Among these, Syria is placed right at the bottom of the list and has a score of 3.806. Since 2011, Syria is embroiled in a civil war and today is one of the most violent countries in the world.

Refer to the table below to get information on how nations score on the 2016 Global Peace Index.

Most Peaceful Country Score
1 Iceland 1.192
2 Denmark 1.246
3 Austria 1.278
4 New Zealand 1.287
5 Portugal 1.356
6 Czech Republic 1.36
7 Switzerland 1.37
8 Canada 1.388
9 Japan 1.395
10 Slovenia 1.408
11 Finland 1.429
12 Ireland 1.433
13 Bhutan 1.445
14 Sweden 1.461
15 Australia 1.465
16 Germany 1.486
17 Norway 1.5
18 Belgium 1.528
19 Hungary 1.534
20 Singapore 1.535
21 Netherlands 1.541
22 Poland 1.557
23 Mauritius 1.559
24 Slovakia 1.603
25 Spain 1.604
26 Croatia 1.633
27 Chile 1.635
28 Botswana 1.639
29 Bulgaria 1.646
30 Malaysia 1.648
31 Romania 1.649
32 Latvia 1.68
33 Costa Rica 1.699
34 Qatar 1.716
35 Uruguay 1.726
36 Estonia 1.732
37 Lithuania 1.735
38 Madagascar 1.763
39 Italy 1.774
40 Zambia 1.783
41 Taiwan 1.787
42 Indonesia 1.799
43 Sierra Leone 1.805
44 Ghana 1.809
45 Malawi 1.817
46 France 1.829
47 United Kingdom 1.83
48 Serbia 1.834
49 Panama 1.837
50 Mongolia 1.838
51 Kuwait 1.842
52 Laos 1.852
53 South Korea 1.858
54 Albania 1.867
55 Namibia 1.873
56 Timor-Leste 1.879
57 Montenegro 1.884
58 Tanzania 1.899
59 Vietnam 1.906
60 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.915
61 United Arab Emirates 1.931
62 Equatorial Guinea 1.94
63 Lesotho 1.941
64 Tunisia 1.949
65 Moldova 1.953
66 Togo 1.954
67 Argentina 1.957
68 Mozambique 1.963
69 Nicaragua 1.975
70 Senegal 1.978
71 Cyprus 1.994
72 Benin 1.998
72 Liberia 1.998
74 Oman 2.016
75 Kazakhstan 2.019
76 Ecuador 2.02
77 Kosovo 2.022
78 Nepal 2.026
79 Gabon 2.033
80 Paraguay 2.037
81 Bolivia 2.038
82 Greece 2.044
83 Bangladesh 2.045
84 Trinidad and Tobago 2.056
85 Cuba 2.057
85 Georgia 2.057
85 Peru 2.057
88 Burkina Faso 2.063
89 Haiti 2.066
90 Swaziland 2.074
91 Morocco 2.086
92 The Gambia 2.091
92 Jamaica 2.091
94 Macedonia 2.092
95 Guyana 2.105
96 Jordan 2.127
97 Sri Lanka 2.133
98 Angola 2.14
99 Dominican Republic 2.143
99 Papua New Guinea 2.143
101 Guinea 2.148
101 Uganda 2.148
103 United States of America 2.154
104 Cambodia 2.161
105 Brazil 2.176
106 Belarus 2.202
106 Turkmenistan 2.202
108 Algeria 2.213
109 Uzbekistan 2.216
110 Armenia 2.218
111 Honduras 2.237
111 El Salvador 2.237
113 Niger 2.239
114 Republic of the Congo 2.249
115 Myanmar 2.256
116 Guinea-Bissau 2.264
117 Guatemala 2.27
118 Cote d’ Ivoire 2.279
119 Ethiopia 2.284
120 China 2.288
121 Djibouti 2.292
122 Tajikistan 2.293
123 Mauritania 2.295
124 Kyrgyz Republic 2.297
125 Thailand 2.312
126 South Africa 2.316
127 Zimbabwe 2.322
128 Rwanda 2.323
129 Saudi Arabia 2.338
130 Cameroon 2.356
131 Kenya 2.379
132 Bahrain 2.398
133 Iran 2.411
134 Azerbaijan 2.45
135 Eritrea 2.46
136 Chad 2.464
137 Mali 2.489
138 Burundi 2.5
139 Philippines 2.511
140 Mexico 2.557
141 India 2.566
142 Egypt 2.574
143 Venezuela 2.651
144 Israel 2.656
145 Turkey 2.71
146 Lebanon 2.752
147 Colombia 2.764
148 Palestine 2.832
149 Nigeria 2.877
150 North Korea 2.944
151 Russia 3.079
152 Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.112
153 Pakistan 3.145
154 Libya 3.2
155 Sudan 3.269
156 Ukraine 3.287
157 Central African Republic 3.354
158 Yemen 3.399
159 Somalia 3.414
160 Afghanistan 3.538
161 Iraq 3.57
162 South Sudan 3.593
163 Syria 3.806

(Data sourced from The Institute for Economics and Peace)

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