Do you know which are the most peaceful countries in the world? Each year there is a study measuring the peacefulness of countries and regions. The good news is that in 2012 the world becomes generally more peaceful place, at least according to the survey. Here are the top 8 of the most peaceful countries.
The story of Iceland identifies it as one of the most peaceful countries in the world that stands far from the world’s major conflicts. Iceland almost did not enter into the headlines, aside from the collapse of the Icelandic banks a few years ago. It is a place of stunning natural beauty.
Visitors from all over the world travel to the land of fire and ice to see its furious volcanoes, huge glaciers, as well as the unique cultural landmarks in the capital Reykjavik.
The most brutal thing that happened here are battle scenes from the Lord of the rings. New Zealand won second place inthe list of most peaceful countries in the world. Above all, it is a country of spectacular scenery and wonderful locals.
Japan is one of the most interesting countries in cultural terms and is the third largest economy in the world.
After the second world war the country is extremely quiet, with low crime and in warm relations with their neighbors. Japan does not have a professional army by the end of the second world war.
Denmark is a familiar face in the lists of the most peaceful countries in the world. Even when the capital Copenhagen was under the occupation of the Nazis during the second world war, she didn’t fight.
Residents of Denmark are opting to concentrate on economic problems, instead of being involved in armed conflicts.
The Czech Republic is a relatively new Member, after obtaining its independence from the Soviet bloc, thanks to velvet revolution since 1993 and the subsequent split with Slovakia.
Since then she has focused on building a strong capitalist economy. Known mostly for its stunning capital of Prague, Czech Republic is a big hit among tourists.
Landlocked, this central European country gained a place on the list of most peaceful countries in the world for its position in international politics. After the first world war, the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the second world war in Austria permanently establish peace and tranquility.
With its popular holiday resorts in the Alps, as well as cultural centres like Vienna, it’s not surprising the fact that Austria is in this list.
Finland is not known for its violence, but nevertheless it is from countries with compulsory military service for youths. The only military actions, which are performed by Finland is in peacekeeping missions, as member of the United Nations.
This is a nation that puts education first and almost constantly is in the top 5 countries with the most perfect education system.
Canada not only has one of the most peaceful countries in the world, but it is with one of the highest standards of living.
Its population is only 33 million, although it is the second largest country in the world. With a clean and safe cities, greatscenery and nice people, who would not want to live in Canada?