Peace is when people can address problems avoiding aggression and collaborate to improve their life quality. It is an undeniable fact not all the people are same, different people implies different opinions, different opinions can seed different disagreements amongst people. But when both the agreements and the disagreements are acknowledged and people stay in harmony, a state of peace is obtained. To determine which is the most peaceful countries of the world, Statista Research Department publishes the statistic to indicate the names and rank them accordingly. The Global Peace Index is an attempt to quantify the degree of peace in countries throughout the world by the Institute for Economic Affairs and Peace. The list started in 2007 and was released every year since then. The score contains a number of factors for peacefulness both at national and international levels. The countries contributing financially to the UN peacekeeping missions are more likely to be considered more peaceful than those who have a higher military expenditure as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP). In addition to detention rates, domestic indicators focus on the quantity of violence and crime and also the political landscape, natural disasters, health risks.
The most peaceful countries according to the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2020:
Iceland tops the chart with the Global Peace Index rate of 1.08. Right after Iceland, follows New Zealand with a Global Peace Index rate of 1.2. Portugal lags of New Zealand’s only 0.05 with a GPI of 1.25. The other most peaceful countries in the world are Austria, Denmark, and Canada with the GPI of 1.27, 1.28, and 1.3 respectively.
Twelve years in a row, in the world Iceland has been chosen as the safest country. This might be an astonishing fact that police in Iceland do not carry guns. Most Icelandic people don’t perceive the police as a danger, simply reachable and helpful. Another underappreciated feature is the driving restrictions in Iceland which contribute to the overall security of people and visitors. In Iceland, there are no highways and the fastest you can drive is 90 km/h to ensure the maximum safety of all the citizens. Another shock is that the capital city of Iceland, Reykjavik, is inhabited by 22000 people only. Every Reykjavik neighbourhood has its team of sport, school, swimming pool, and playground. In Iceland, children and kids take their naps in the walks outside, no records of kidnapping are recorded and the strong immune system and the resilience of Icelanders is worth mentioning. Gender equity of Iceland leaves the stereotypes far behind. The Gay pride in Iceland is the only one that has never been protested once. We are forced to think that the higher government is always under threat and requires some sort of protection but in Iceland, no one has a bodyguard. If you having it in your mind, what about the President? The answer is No. Nobody needs guards. The air quality of Iceland is exquisite. Moreover, due to obvious reasons, the crime rate in Iceland is impeccably low.
Iceland is the country that beats New Zealand regarding its peace keeping mechanism. The Christ church mosque attack was the only incident noted by the researchers where 51 people had died whilst New Zealand was able to score 22 out of 23 among the indicator rankings. Improvements in five additional metrics in all three areas made New Zealand the world’s second most peaceful country. The confights that have regularly swallowed up the people of Europe and Asia were spared, which, even if they desired, found it nearly impossible to avoid wars. The descendants of New Zealand commonly known as referred people though were at disadvantage when the British colonized their land are in great shape and way ahead in comparison to any indigenous people of Australia and the Native Americans. The education and the health care system in New Zealand is top tier. The way the New Zealanders quality index is growing and are satisfied with their lives are the sufficient reason to keep New Zealand at the top of the game in regards to the peace keeping nation.
Portugal has a very good reputation when it comes to low crime rates, the minimal incidence of terrorist attacks, and maintaining a harmonious relationship with its neighbouring countries. Portugal has had a very stable political climate over the years. And not to mention Portugal has the crime rates are the lowest amongst the countries of Europe. In addition to its high safety status, Portugal stores something for everyone. It is famous for its delicious cuisine and its circumference has welcoming weather.