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United States [+]2.232114º
11
United Kingdom [+]1.78641º
-6
Germany [+]1.50016º
0
France [+]1.83951º
5
Japan [+]1.40810º
1
Spain [+]1.56823º
-2
Italy [+]1.73738º
-1
Portugal [+]1.258
-2
Greece [+]1.99873º
-9
Ireland [+]1.40810º
-2
United Arab Emirates [+]1.94465º
4
Afghanistan [+]3.567162º
2
Albania [+]1.90857º
3
Armenia [+]2.220112º
2
Angola [+]2.116100º
2
Argentina [+]1.88055º
-12
Austria [+]1.265
1
Australia [+]1.42512º
-3
Azerbaijan [+]2.426132º
-2
Bosnia and Herzegovina [+]2.03584º
24
Bangladesh [+]2.03584º
1
Belgium [+]1.52519º
1
Burkina Faso [+]2.07091º
3
Bulgaria [+]1.63128º
-1
Bahrain [+]2.404131º
-1
Burundi [+]2.641141º
3
Benin [+]2.01479º
7
Bolivia [+]2.04586º
5
Brazil [+]2.199108º
3
Bhutan [+]1.47413º
0
Botswana [+]1.62227º
-1
Belarus [+]2.141103º
-3
Canada [+]1.371
0
Democratic Republic of the Congo [+]3.061153º
1
Central African Republic [+]3.213155º
-2
Republic of the Congo [+]2.334124º
10
Switzerland [+]1.373
2
Ivory Coast [+]2.307121º
3
Chile [+]1.59524º
-3
Cameroon [+]2.390130º
0
China [+]2.242116º
-4
Colombia [+]2.777146º
-1
Costa Rica [+]1.70134º
1
Cuba [+]2.05688º
3
Cyprus [+]1.94064º
-7
Czech Republic [+]1.360
0
Djibouti [+]2.196107º
-14
Denmark [+]1.337
3
Dominican Republic [+]2.11499º
0
Algeria [+]2.201109º
1
Ecuador [+]1.94866º
-10
Estonia [+]1.71236º
0
Egypt [+]2.583139º
-3
Eritrea [+]2.505136º
1
Ethiopia [+]2.477134º
15
Finland [+]1.51517º
6
Gabon [+]2.05287º
8
Georgia [+]2.08494º
9
Ghana [+]1.79343º
-1
The Gambia [+]2.211110º
18
Guinea [+]2.08996º
-5
Equatorial Guinea [+]1.93061º
-1
Guatemala [+]2.245117º
0
Guinea-Bissau [+]2.309122º
6
Guyana [+]2.02181º
-14
Honduras [+]2.185106º
-5
Croatia [+]1.66531º
5
Haiti [+]2.02683º
-6
Hungary [+]1.49415º
-4
Indonesia [+]1.85052º
10
Israel [+]2.707144º
0
India [+]2.541137º
-4
Iraq [+]3.556161º
0
Iran [+]2.364129º
-4
Iceland [+]1.111
0
Jamaica [+]2.07292º
0
Jordan [+]2.08795º
-1
Kenya [+]2.336125º
-6
Kyrgyzstan [+]2.216111º
-13
Cambodia [+]2.06589º
-15
North Korea [+]2.967150º
0
South Korea [+]1.82347º
-6
Kuwait [+]1.90958º
7
Kazakhstan [+]1.99272º
-3
Laos [+]1.80045º
-7
Lebanon [+]2.782148º
2
Sri Lanka [+]2.01980º
-17
Liberia [+]2.02382º
10
Lesotho [+]2.06690º
27
Lithuania [+]1.73237º
0
Latvia [+]1.67032º
0
Libya [+]3.328157º
3
Morocco [+]2.00475º
-16
Moldova [+]1.93862º
-3
Montenegro [+]1.95067º
10
Madagascar [+]1.79744º
6
Republic of Macedonia [+]2.133102º
8
Mali [+]2.596140º
3
Burma - Myanmar [+]2.179104º
-11
Mongolia [+]1.80146º
-4
Mauritania [+]2.355128º
5
Mauritius [+]1.54722º
-1
Malawi [+]1.82548º
3
Mexico [+]2.646142º
2
Malaysia [+]1.63729º
-1
Mozambique [+]2.01378º
10
Namibia [+]1.83850º
-5
Niger [+]2.343126º
13
Nigeria [+]2.849149º
0
Nicaragua [+]2.00274º
5
Netherlands [+]1.52519º
-2
Norway [+]1.48614º
-3
Nepal [+]2.08093º
15
New Zealand [+]1.241
-2
Oman [+]1.98370º
-4
Panama [+]1.83549º
0
Peru [+]1.98671º
-14
Papua New Guinea [+]2.09597º
-2
Philippines [+]2.555138º
-1
Pakistan [+]3.058152º
-1
Poland [+]1.67633º
11
State of Palestine [+]2.774145º
-3
Paraguay [+]1.96168º
-12
Qatar [+]1.66430º
-4
Romania [+]1.60025º
-6
Serbia [+]1.88856º
8
Russia [+]3.047151º
0
Rwanda [+]2.227113º
-15
Saudi Arabia [+]2.474133º
4
Sudan [+]3.213155º
0
Sweden [+]1.51618º
4
Singapore [+]1.53421º
1
Slovenia [+]1.364
-3
Slovakia [+]1.61126º
2
Sierra Leone [+]1.76039º
-4
Senegal [+]1.92960º
-10
Somalia [+]3.387158º
-1
South Sudan [+]3.524160º
-2
El Salvador [+]2.239115º
4
Syria [+]3.814163º
0
Swaziland [+]2.01077º
-13
Chad [+]2.495135º
-1
Togo [+]1.93963º
-3
Thailand [+]2.286120º
-5
Tajikistan [+]2.263118º
-4
Timor-Leste [+]1.86653º
-3
Turkmenistan [+]2.270119º
13
Tunisia [+]1.97769º
5
Turkey [+]2.777146º
1
Trinidad and Tobago [+]2.09597º
13
Taiwan [+]1.78240º
-1
Tanzania [+]1.87654º
-4
Ukraine [+]3.184154º
-2
Uganda [+]2.182105º
4
Uruguay [+]1.70935º
0
Uzbekistan [+]2.132101º
-8
Venezuela [+]2.652143º
0
Vietnam [+]1.91959º
0
Yemen [+]3.412159º
1
South Africa [+]2.324123º
-3
Zambia [+]1.78641º
1
Zimbabwe [+]2.352127º
0

The Global Peace Index analyses the state of peace around the world as an attempt to measure the relative position of nations peacefulness. It was launched in 2007 and updated yearly. It's elaborated by the Institute for Economics and Peace.
The GPI comprises 22 indicators of the existence of absence violence or fear of violence. The indicators were originally selected with the assistance of an international panel of independent experts in 2007 and have been reviewed by the expert panel on an annual basis.
The Indicators are divided how at peace internally and externally a country is.

  • Internal Peace:
    • Level of perceived criminality in society
    • Number of internal security officers and police per 100,000 people
    • Number of homicides per 100,000 people
    • Number of jailed population per 100,000 people
    • Ease of access to small arms and light weapons
    • Level of organised conflict (internal)
    • Likelihood of violent demonstrations
    • Level of violent crime
    • Political instability
    • Political Terror Scale
    • Volume of transfers of major conventional weapons, as recipient (imports) per 100,000 people
    • Terrorist activity
    • Number of deaths from organised conflict (internal)
  • External Peace:
    • Military expenditure as a percentage of GDP
    • Number of armed services personnel per 100,000
    • Financial contribution to UN peacekeeping missions
    • Nuclear and heavy weapons capability
    • Volume of transfers of major conventional weapons as supplier (exports) per 100,000 people
    • Number of displaced people as a percentage of the population
    • Relations with neighbouring countries
    • Number of external and internal conflicts fought
    • Estimated number of deaths from organised conflict (external)