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Most Peaceful Country: Norway

Postby Yogi » Thu May 31, 2007 6:59 am

http://www.upi.com/International_Intell ... rway/7933/


The United States ranks #96 by the way.
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Postby mdkilmer » Thu May 31, 2007 11:21 am

Hasn't NATO been sheltering them for the last 60 years?

Methinks it's easy to be peaceful if you're related to Muhammad Ali, if you get my drift.
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Postby Yogi » Thu May 31, 2007 1:07 pm

Does it really matter how you achieve peace? If NATO is doing such a good job there, I wonder why we are not higher on the list in that the popular believe is NATO is just an extension of our military.

I tried getting into the site ( http://www.eiu.com/ ) of the people who actually made the survey, but it is by subscription only. I'd like to know more details about how they judge peace.
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Postby Silke » Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:30 am

Many disslike the role America has taken on itself to be the "worlds police" with a sudden right to decide right from wrong and how to uphold it...
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Postby angel » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:28 pm

Rank Country Score
1 Norway 1.357
2 New Zealand 1.363
3 Denmark 1.377
4 Ireland 1.396
5 Japan 1.413
6 Finland 1.447
7 Sweden 1.478
8 Canada 1.481
9 Portugal 1.481
10 Austria 1.483
11 Belgium 1.498
12 Germany 1.523
13 Czech Republic 1.524
14 Switzerland 1.526
15 Slovenia 1.539
16 Chile 1.568
17 Slovakia 1.571
18 Hungary 1.575
19 Bhutan 1.611
20 Netherlands 1.620
21 Spain 1.633
22 Oman 1.641
23 Hong Kong 1.657
24 Uruguay 1.661
25 Australia 1.664
26 Romania 1.682
27 Poland 1.683
28 Estonia 1.684
29 Singapore 1.692
30 Qatar 1.702
31 Costa Rica 1.702
32 South Korea 1.719
33 Italy 1.724
34 France 1.729
35 Vietnam 1.729
36 Taiwan 1.731
37 Malaysia 1.744
38 United Arab Emirates 1.747
39 Tunisia 1.762
40 Ghana 1.765
41 Madagascar 1.766
42 Botswana 1.786
43 Lithuania 1.788
44 Greece 1.791
45 Panama 1.798
46 Kuwait 1.818
47 Latvia 1.848
48 Morocco 1.893
49 United Kingdom 1.898
50 Mozambique 1.909
51 Cyprus 1.915
52 Argentina 1.923
53 Zambia 1.930
54 Bulgaria 1.936
55 Paraguay 1.946
56 Gabon 1.952
57 Tanzania 1.966
58 Libya 1.967
59 Cuba 1.968
60 China 1.980
61 Kazakhstan 1.995
62 Bahrain 1.995
63 Jordan 1.997
64 Namibia 2.003
65 Senegal 2.017
66 Nicaragua 2.020
67 Croatia 2.030
68 Malawi 2.038
69 Bolivia 2.052
70 Peru 2.056
71 Equatorial Guinea 2.059
72 Moldova 2.059
73 Egypt 2.068
74 Dominican Republic 2.071
75 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.089
76 Cameroon 2.093
77 Syria 2.106
78 Indonesia 2.111
79 Mexico 2.125
80 Ukraine 2.150
81 Jamaica 2.164
82 Macedonia 2.170
83 Brazil 2.173
84 Serbia 2.181
85 Cambodia 2.197
86 Bangladesh 2.219
87 Ecuador 2.219
88 Papua New Guinea 2.223
89 El Salvador 2.244
90 Saudi Arabia 2.246
91 Kenya 2.258
92 Turkey 2.272
93 Guatemala 2.285
94 Trinidad and Tobago 2.286
95 Yemen 2.309
96 United States of America 2.317
97 Iran 2.320
98 Honduras 2.390
99 South Africa 2.399
100 Philippines 2.428
101 Azerbaijan 2.448
102 Venezuela 2.453
103 Ethiopia 2.479
104 Uganda 2.489
105 Thailand 2.491
106 Zimbabwe 2.495
107 Algeria 2.503
108 Myanmar 2.524
109 India 2.530
110 Uzbekistan 2.542
111 Sri Lanka 2.575
112 Angola 2.587
113 Cote d'Ivoire 2.638
114 Lebanon 2.662
115 Pakistan 2.697
116 Colombia 2.770
117 Nigeria 2.898
118 Russia 2.903
119 Israel 3.033
120 Sudan 3.182
121 Iraq 3.437


what amazed me is how high up ireland is...
and my country is at 20? hmm...
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Postby pilvikki » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:22 pm

i, too, would love to know the criteria for this!

hm.... did they forget about iceland?
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Postby Silke » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:11 pm

they forgot about lots of countries.. there are over 150 countries in the world (about 150 anyways)
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Postby angel » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:19 pm

Silke wrote:they forgot about lots of countries.. there are over 150 countries in the world (about 150 anyways)

268 nations, dependent areas, and other entities to be exact.
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How silly

Postby googie egg » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:14 pm

the USA is below PNG (Papua New Guinea)???


Now that is just silly, after all they still eat people there. OK, perhaps not as many as Jeffery Dhalmer did, but still......
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Postby Silke » Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:16 pm

angel wrote:
Silke wrote:they forgot about lots of countries.. there are over 150 countries in the world (about 150 anyways)

268 nations, dependent areas, and other entities to be exact.


I knew I had something wrong! I read so much about that; depends how they define "country"...stupid things...


Some of the things they founded it on was economic stability, politic stability, rest or unrest within the country, how many foreign dabbling the country do and for what, military and now much money used on thus, wars (duh), wealth (enough to keep the populace from fighting?) and probably something I have forgotten from the notice in our national paper...
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Re: How silly

Postby ashes13 » Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:43 pm

I knew there was a reason I wanted to move to NZ.
Norway would be a nice though :biggrin:
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Postby pilvikki » Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:18 pm

norway's got brutal taxes... but nice scenery.
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Postby Silke » Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:57 am

pilvikki wrote:norway's got brutal taxes... but nice scenery.


yes, and sweeden and finland makes money off that, everywhere near the boarders.

... They say that about 70% of our income goes back to the state in taxes...
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Postby AJRC_CS » Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:44 am

Woo hoo, the UK is in the top 50. Just!
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