New Zealand most peaceful nation on Earth

The 2009 Global Peace Index is out, and NZ leads the world!

The top ten is:

  1. New Zealand
  2. Denmark
  3. Norway
  4. Iceland
  5. Austria
  6. Sweden
  7. Japan
  8. Canada
  9. Finland
  10. Slovenia

Interesting how many of these top ten have violent pasts – Austria and Japan, and Slovenia more recently.

The bottom 10 are:

  1. Iraq
  2. Afghanistan
  3. Somalia
  4. Israel
  5. Sudan
  6. Congo
  7. Chad
  8. Pakistan
  9. Russia
  10. Zimbabwe

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