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    The Global Peace Index…

    Just recently I heard about the Global Peace Index. Being a pacifist of sorts this index immediately caught my attention while fooling around the web the other day…

    From Wikipedia:

    The Global Peace Index (GPI) is an attempt to measure the relative position of nations’ and regions’ peacefulness.

    Have a look at the list of countries here…

    The Global Peace Index

    A few comments:

    Isn’t it funny how all the textbook citizens of the Scandinavian countries all do so well in these surveys… 🙂

    It does make sense to me that New Zealand are up there amongst the top, but what are the Aussies doing down at #27?

    …and don´t worry too much about Colombia’s position way down the list. This is all just based on statistical material – I’m gonna prove that all this talk about Colombia being such a dangerous country is yesterday’s news and that the country doesn’t deserve all the bad media hype…

    Anyway, I love global indexes like this…

    — The Peaceful Dane —

    On this day..

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    4 Responses to “The Global Peace Index…”

    1. Rob Thomson Says:

      Reason for Australia being down on the list probably has something to do with John Howard. Him and George are buddies, don’t you know:

      Bush to Award Former Australian Leader Howard Medal of Freedom
      (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601102&sid=aBfCd1SbxXN8&refer=uk)

    2. Lisa C Says:

      And there’s the good ole US of A…above Afganistan! Iraq! Pakistan! The Cote d’Ivoire…woo hooo. We’re just so dern proud.

      I’m still working on my escape plan. 😉

      L

    3. Nicolai Says:

      Hey Rob, ye’ peaceful Kiwi… 🙂

      You might be right about Mr. Howard. Let’s hope Mr. Rudd will help the good Aussies to advance on that Peace List.

      God bless ’em all,

      Nicolai

    4. Nicolai Says:

      Hi Lisa,

      Looking at the list, you should know where your escape plans’d better go: Scandinavia, Scandinavia, and you should be safe.. 🙂

      N

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