The United States of America has scored another top 100 finish in the the Global Peace Index. Compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit, this year’s peace index rates us as the 97th most peaceful nation in the world, down a spot from our 96th place showing in 2007. The U.S. ranked below both of its neighbors (with Canada and Mexico ranked 11th and 93rd, respectively). We were also deemed less peaceful than such “evildoers” as Libya (61), Cuba (62), China (67), Syria (75), Rwanda (76), and Serbia (85). We did, however, edge out adversary Iran (105), as well as Venezuela (123), Russia (131), and North Korea (133), among others.
Below are the top five most and least peaceful countries, or you can view the complete rankings. Of the five least peaceful nations, the United States government can only take credit for destabilizing two of them.
Five Most Peaceful Nations
- New Zealand
Five Least Peaceful Nations