We know that the USA is very warlike, that Somalia and Yemen are way up there, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan too. But which nations are the most peaceful, and what parameters would be used to assess them?
it ends up that there is a listing of more and less peaceful nations. It's called the Global Peace Index, produced annually by the I nstitute for Economics and Peace
It's been scoring nations based on a number of criteria since 2007.
Here's the list of criteria, or "indicators" as the Index refers to them:
1 Number of external and internal conflicts fought
2 Number of deaths from organised conflict (external)
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3 Number of deaths from organised conflict (internal)
4 Level of organised conflict (internal)
5 Relations with neighbouring countries
6 Level of perceived criminality in society
7 Number of refugees and displaced persons as percentage of population
8 Political instability
9 Terrorist activity
10 Political terror scale
11 Number of homicides per 100,000 people
12 Level of violent crime
13 Likelihood of violent demonstrations
14 Number of jailed persons per 100,000 people
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.
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