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Least Peaceful Countries

Name the least peaceful countries according to the Global Peace Index, a conglomeration of statistics regarding conflicts, crime, military spending, and human rights.
For the year 2017
Last updated: August 12, 2017
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Country
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Syria
2
Afghanistan
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Iraq
4
South Sudan
5
Yemen
6
Somalia
7
Libya
8
Central African Republic
8
Sudan
10
Ukraine
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D. R. Congo
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Pakistan
13
Russia
14
North Korea
15
Nigeria
16
Lebanon
17
Colombia
18
Turkey
19
Israel
20
Venezuela
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level 67
Aug 6, 2015
Now I am sure, this is joke :D
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level 57
Oct 14, 2015
Why?
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level 28
Aug 26, 2016
Try another one about the safest countries: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/172272/safest-countries-in-the-world
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level 75
Sep 29, 2015
I think Libya should be in the top 20, but this list seems to be credible, unfortunately.
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level 75
Oct 8, 2015
Very interesting. According to the wiki, Libya is now 14th for the new 2015 rankings. This quiz was made with the 2014 rankings apparently.
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level 59
Oct 9, 2015
Yes, I may update it now that new statistics are out. Libya would definitely be on the list now that ISIS has occupied Sirte and the surrounding area and Egypt has begun conducting air strikes there. I was surprised that it didn't make it last year considering another civil war broke out. If I remember correctly it nearly did.
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level 21
Nov 28, 2017
2017
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level 80
Sep 30, 2015
I was curious where Israel would stack next to Palestine on Wikipedia's list, but apparently Palestine wasn't separated for the purposes of this ranking. I assume they were lumped in with Israel?
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level 57
Oct 2, 2015
I think so. Now the question arises: would Israel be that high without Palestine?
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level 80
Oct 6, 2015
Interesting phrasing - "without Palestine". If you mean "without the contributing statistics of Palestine", I'm guessing Israel would still be on the list, though lower. If you mean "without the existence of Palestine", however, Israel would fall into the same category as the USA, which you might guess would be higher, but isn't.
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level 57
Oct 15, 2015
Yea, without the contribution of Palestine
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level 80
Nov 1, 2016
Just looked at the rankings for 2016, they've broken out Palestine and Israel. Palestine came in at #148 of 163, and Israel at #144.
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level 57
Jul 16, 2018
Imagine Palestine without Israel.
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level 58
Nov 28, 2017
If the ranking was based on countries, then Palestine would not be listed as it is not a country.
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level 66
Oct 10, 2015
I think it's laughable that the US is not number one on the list. They are always at war with somebody.
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level ∞
Oct 11, 2015
If anything, this index does not give America nearly enough credit.
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level 19
Feb 20, 2016
America's not that bad
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level 68
Nov 28, 2017
The idea that Sierra Leone is more peaceful than the US is hilarious.
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level 35
Nov 30, 2017
We are always either attacking or threatening someone. Trump is planning war with N.K. as I write this--people in the admin are either scared to death an incompetent moron is looking for an excuse to go to war to shield him from Mueller/impeachment or that we will fall into WW3 because N.K. accidentally hits someone and China, Russia have to protect them just as we must protect S.K, Japan, Guam.... Hardest thing for advisers now is to make an idiot comprehend Iran has double to triple Saddam's forces and hundreds of thousands of South Koreans/Americans would die the 1st few hours of war with N.K.
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level 69
Oct 14, 2015
It's easy to disregard your comment when you call the United States "they".
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level 24
Oct 16, 2015
Rekt.
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level 41
Nov 29, 2017
What do you mean
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level 63
May 5, 2018
he is saying the poster isn't from the USA by using 'they' instead of 'we'
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level 59
Oct 14, 2015
It's because within US borders it's pretty peaceful. Besides, we only start wars in the Middle East for o̶i̶l̶ w̶o̶r̶l̶d̶ ̶d̶o̶m̶i̶n̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ t̶e̶h̶ ̶l̶o̶l̶z̶ DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM!
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level 57
Feb 12, 2016
We don't care for human rights hope to make their lives better than under their rulers and want to bankrupt them and pull all their oil out want to help them get rich by taking their oil kindly and peacefully.
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level 73
Oct 16, 2015
The entire world right now is benefiting from the lasting relative peace of the Pax Americana, and the United States is pretty close to perfectly safe. But hatas gon hate.
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level 72
Nov 28, 2017
No they aren't, I understand your impulse to defend America against the ridiculous attacks from people on here, but take the rose tinted specs off chap.
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level 48
Nov 28, 2017
USA might be close to pretty perfect (I hope it is), but the world hasn't benefited a iota from USA (or any other power... Russia or China for that matter) military overseas.
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level ∞
Nov 28, 2017
The world benefited massively from US troops overseas during WWII and its aftermath. Keep in mind, that after WWII, people weren't especially keen to encourage Germany and Japan to develop their militaries. Those countries essentially outsourced their defense to the United States, with the added benefit of getting it practically for free. But that's practically ancient history at this point. The time has come, in my opinion, to withdraw U.S. troops from overseas and let other countries fend for themselves. It's obvious that people in other countries resent the United States, and so why are we spending massive amounts of money to maintain an overseas presence?
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level 35
Nov 30, 2017
Quizmaster, we maintain the system the way it is because of the massive military industrial complex. It's extremely expensive for all the aerospace companies and their suppliers to stay on an active footing, and we cannot consume enough of what they make ourselves. We need allies buying stuff--but they got smart and only buy the 1st few, then want to make the rest at home with their own suppliers. Even Saudi Arabia! It cost $25k to hire a new employee and train them back in 1980--they cannot lay them off and rehire them. We need to think smarter, buy smarter, and forget old-fashioned ideas of war. We spend as much as the next 7 countries, but the 70-year-old people that run the country want a WWII military, more nukes, and campaign donations--and the rich want dividends. A mess being pulled in 10 directions at once.
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level 73
Nov 30, 2017
Don't know why all the comments were deleted here. Nafe, you're a dunderheaded rapscallion.

QuizMaster: that's not exactly what the Pax Americana is about. In short, America achieved such militaristic (and economic, and cultural, and technological) hegemony after the end of World War 2 that to maintain the status quo became in the best interests of the USA. The best interests of the US became intertwined with the goal of maintaining global stability. Peace and prosperity enhanced this stability, and so the US has actively promoted these things. And after the fall of the Soviet Union there was nobody left that had anywhere close to the resources to challenge the United States. The largest and bloodiest conflicts are those fought between roughly equal powers engaged in total war. When there exists a power so great that nobody could hope to challenge it, this precludes such conflicts breaking out, drastically limiting the scale and scope of war.
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level 73
Nov 30, 2017
mother forker... one thing I HATE about this site.. if you submit a comment and it doesn't take immediately you are stuck on a page with an endlessly circling dot saying "comment saving" and there is no way to retrieve the comment. Incredibly frustrating when you have a poor Internet connection.

Anyway

I wrote a more eloquent conclusion before complete with examples and such. Too lazy to try and recreate it. When one big power holds sway over a large area this is good for peace, arts, culture, trade, travel, commerce. Everyone benefits. Pax Romana. Pax Mongolica. Pax Brittanica. These are well known and understood things amongst historians. Only the ignorant and bigoted dismiss this out of hand as was done above.
And anyway... the reason the US spends so much to help the rest of the world prosper and remain peaceful is because this helps the US. Like I said. Everyone benefits. The current president doesn't understand this. But he's a moron.
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level 55
May 19, 2016
Wars aren't fought on its territory though.
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level 39
Nov 28, 2017
Laughable??? - It's incredible!!! - The USA has contributed to (if not actually instigated) unrest in at least 1/4th of these countries. I'm all for patriotism, but let's get real!
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level 73
Nov 28, 2017
diva, *you* are laughable. And I am all AGAINST patriotism... just against bigotry (which is often caused by patriotism) and in favor of reality. The US agenda is to suppress and contain conflict not instigate it.
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level 57
Nov 28, 2017
Not that bad, truly. After all, USA has only been at war for 222 of its 239 years of existence.
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level 58
Nov 28, 2017
People love to hate the US.
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level 57
Nov 28, 2017
This is a pretty ignorant comment generally, but it's worth pointing out in any case that the U.S. is a lot safer than most (probably all, but I'm hedging) of the countries on this list, and that it's actual on-the-ground conflict in most places is less than most people think. Obama scaled back the U.S. military presence overseas considerably, and Trump has been too busy tweeting to ramp it back up. It's also worth noting that, while some of the U.S.'s international intervention certainly qualifies as unjustified meddling or worse, it focuses its activities in countries where violent regimes and human rights abuses are rampant. I'm not sure the U.S. presence in Iraq, for example, is escalating the violence there. It's just making it more likely that the casualties will belong to ISIS rather than Iraq. I don't know whether the peace index considers that, but I think it's relevant.
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level 61
Nov 28, 2017
In the 2017 version the US can be found between El Salvador and Rwanda in the 113-115 range, out of the 164 countries ranked. The criteria are listed on the linked page. Up to anyone to draw their own conclusions or find better (sub) criteria and creat another quiz. :)
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level 52
Nov 28, 2017
That's because this quiz refers to lack of peace within the country.
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level 73
Oct 14, 2015
Trying to make sense of the peace index is not really possible as they throw together a bunch of statistics that don't have a whole lot to do with each other. Anyone trying to think of "peaceful" in a coherent way is going to look at the ranking and find at least a few things that seem nonsensical.
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level 48
Nov 28, 2017
My concern is mostly with what to think about "peace". It seems insurgency/civil war/political violence has more weight than crime (gangs, drug dealers, etc), though they dont make it clear.
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level 73
Nov 30, 2017
click through to the source and they go over exactly how the score is calculated point by point.
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level 54
Oct 14, 2015
USA should be on here. They are involved in pretty much every war.
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level 75
Oct 14, 2016
Just seems that way to you.
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level 73
Nov 28, 2017
and you're even more ridiculous than diva. But "involvement" in wars (usually in efforts to broker peace, contain damage, get aid to civilians- which, yes, the US usually does do) is not part of the criteria used for the index.
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level 57
Dec 1, 2017
Rose tinted glasses, indeed.
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level 73
Dec 1, 2017
I am the most devoted realist on this site. I have no glasses on, of any hue.
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level 41
Oct 14, 2015
Don't care still packing up and moving to Mexico :)
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level 56
Oct 14, 2015
Surprised Israel not higher
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level 59
Oct 14, 2015
I'm pretty sure they don't include the Palestinian territories in the statistics for Israel, so all the violence that takes place within the official borders of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are not included. I don't know about the Golan Heights, though.
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level 59
Oct 14, 2015
Also the recent violence in Jerusalem is not part of this data set.
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level 38
Oct 16, 2015
I lived in Israel for a year, and it is actually quite peaceful. For example, you could walk somewhere at night without fear of being assaulted, which is not possible in Brazil.
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level 73
Nov 28, 2017
I met plenty of poor Muslims living in peaceful areas of Israel who were happy to be there.
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level 73
Nov 28, 2017
I'm surprised it's so high and assume they must include at least part of the Palestinian territories or else the country's inclusion doesn't make sense at all.
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level 34
Oct 14, 2015
Where are the USA? It's the common denominator between at least 15 countries on the list..
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level 55
Oct 14, 2015
What about the 20 most peaceful countries? That would be an interesting quiz as well.
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level 59
Oct 14, 2015
Check it out here. I made this one too but it would seem that people are more intrigued by violence than peace.
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level 35
Oct 14, 2015
USA is missing!
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level 75
Nov 28, 2017
Is it supposed to be?
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level 67
Oct 14, 2015
Clearly a "mixing apples and oranges," neither defined. For example, If a high rate of murder were a major factor, I would expect to see Venezuela and Honduras included. The human rights factor is critically important (I assume how North Korea earned its spot), but again not defined. The status of women is clearly a major human rights issue apparently not considered.
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level 51
Oct 14, 2015
throught somalia wouldve been higher
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level 51
Oct 14, 2015
what about georgia? two separatist states there of abkhazia and south ossetia fighting for independece
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level 51
Oct 14, 2015
I got all of them..except Afghanistan..
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level 50
Oct 15, 2015
Scary North Korea is only tenth, especially after tht movie came out
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level 56
Oct 16, 2015
Can't believe USA isn't there, the combination of all the countries on Earth couldn't match their military spending.
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level 75
Oct 31, 2016
Military spending is not the criteria. It's all right there in the quiz notes.
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level 79
Dec 2, 2015
Colombia surprises me a bit. I suppose because of Anthony Bourdain's show visiting Colombia and claiming it's more peaceful there now.
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level 59
Jan 22, 2016
Kind of like how he portrayed China as an affluent capitalist country with all the civil liberties of the West. He gave the benefit of the doubt to his 24/7 government "tour guide" a little too much.
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level 19
Feb 20, 2016
Only 69% got North Korea? WOW!
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level 59
Jun 21, 2016
I'm fairly sure a lot of people press "give up" as soon as they click on quizzes. I guess some people want to see the answers and then take it again to get all the points. That seems like it ruins the entire format of this website or at least takes away all the fun. Besides, if it's information you want I link the source in the description. As we all know, everyone on the internet always reads descriptions.
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level 80
Nov 1, 2016
I'm pretty sure, based on testing my own quizzes, that a 0 score quiz isn't factored into the result percentages.
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level 75
Nov 1, 2016
I don't know about anyone else, but when I visualise a world map, the Koreas always seem to be in my blind spot. I quite often forget them.
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level 35
Nov 30, 2017
I suggest you watch the fascinating documentaries on youtube about North Korea! You won't forget the images. From amateur videos tourists film to VICE News & the BBC (a bit of Lisa Ling and her sister, doctors doing eye surgery, but very little else American). So we get a great idea of the country from Canadians, Europeans. (The movie Sony made about assassinating Kim was so on point with its scenery, sets, etc--I forgot they couldn't shoot there....) There are also interviews with escapees from the North. The amateur videos were shot on tours that really show Pyongyang, the empty stores/restaurantas, the farms of oxen instead of tractors, the people desperate to please their leader, and most of all, the sweet endearing nature of the people who have grown up isolated from the modern world, greed, etc. They have 2 opposite images of Americans--the devils Kim says want to destroy them, and the people they desperately want to know--they are so friendly, curious, innocent.
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level 75
Jun 19, 2018
^ Oh, I'm perfectly *aware* of the Koreas. Just in quizzes like this, I tend to imagine a world map, and make my way round it, and I always miss that particular peninsula.
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level 73
Aug 13, 2017
I missed them the last time I took the quiz. Let's see.. they're not involved in any ongoing wars and haven't been since the 1950s. I imagine that crime statistics are impossible to find but probably also pretty damn low as it is a police state. But the absence of South Africa, Brazil, Guatemala, etc. led me to believe that crime wasn't a significant factor anyway. Military spending: well... as an absolute amount it's not that high, but if that was such a big factor then the USA and China would make the list; on the other hand, as a % of GDP North Korea's is highest, but Eritrea I think is #2 and they don't make the list, and neither do Saudi Arabia, the UAE, or other big spenders as a GDP %, so I gave up guessing countries based on military spending.

I guess that leaves human rights and they probably lead that list, that must be what put them over the finish line. But I didn't think of it. Was mostly just guessing countries with ongoing internal conflicts.
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level 37
Jul 19, 2016
Surprised to see Colombia
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level 70
Sep 5, 2016
Hopefully with the new peace treaty with the FARC it will drop off the list.
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level 45
Oct 13, 2016
How is USA not on this list!? Blew me away...
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level 75
Oct 31, 2016
You could have either read the quiz description, or read any of the comments to get your answer, but you clearly did neither of those.
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level 39
Oct 13, 2016
I missed DR Congo and Somalia. :(
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level 51
Apr 17, 2017
How could Mexico possibly not be on here? The war between the government and the cartels has killed around 150,000 people so far, I believe, making it one of the largest current ongoing conflicts.
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level 53
Nov 28, 2017
While I agree that Mexico's conflict is a very considerable one, looking at the index, to me at least, suggests that you are really in trouble if you are run by terrorists, and for the Middle East/Africa, there are a good number jihadist groups running those places.
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level 56
Aug 12, 2017
Surprised that Mali, Mexico, and Egypt aren't here....
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level 76
Aug 13, 2017
Burundi in 2017 is totally unsafe, crime-ridden and has a partly illegitimate government. The northeast half of Mali is infested with jihadis and is out of the govts control. They're worse than at least a few on this list.
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level 38
Aug 13, 2017
there are 78 coments, and it came out yesterday....
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level 60
Aug 13, 2017
Some of those comments are older than that. A big mystery! ;-)
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level 10
Aug 13, 2017
This quiz is stupid
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level 73
Nov 28, 2017
not as bad as most of these comments
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level 74
Nov 28, 2017
If this is for 2017, I am surprised not to see Myanmar on the list.
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level 49
Nov 28, 2017
Can anyone inform me as to why South Sudan is so unsafe? Don't hear about South Sudan violence much.
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level 73
Nov 28, 2017
ongoing conflict with North Sudan I'm guessing
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level 41
Nov 29, 2017
North Sudan?
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level 73
Nov 30, 2017
yes. Of the two Sudans, the one that is farther North. Also known as Sudan. But North Korea and South Korea aren't official names, either, so what's your problem with me calling it North Sudan to differentiate from the subject of the comment which was South Sudan? So many people on this site lately seem to be deliberately obtuse.
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level 59
Nov 28, 2017
Possibly the ethnic conflicts/civil war since it gained independence.
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level 23
Dec 7, 2017
It makes me so sad that so little people know of the struggles the throusands of displaced young persons went through due to the terror that haunted sudan. Many boys were displaced from their homes at ages younger than 13 where thier parents were brutally killed and they were forced to flee and trek through african forests encountering dangers such as wild animals and facing severe starvation and dehydration. Few finally reached a refugee camp in kenya and other surrounding african countries where yet again they had to come face to face with more problems, living a life feeling worthless and alone. Just when they strated to find a makeshift family in the camp, many were sent to america to find a new life where they struggled with identification and tradition and continue to struggle forming a new life in foreign ground. I recommend watching the documentary "lost boys of sudan" for more details. It made me cry
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level 73
Nov 28, 2017
Here's a direct link to the index's specific methodology.

Those commenting most passionately above about their own prejudices obviously don't care to look... but... there it is. Things like incarceration rates, military spending, and ease of access to weapons actually are factored in; and this is probably why the US ranks pretty damn low (114th, right behind Rwanda)... but it's still nowhere near the bottom of the list and those of you complaining that it's not in the bottom 20 are obvious bigots.
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level 70
Nov 28, 2017
And that some of the countries questioned for being left off (Mali, Mexico, Burundi, etc.) are next on the list, and Palestine would be on if a JetPunk country. I'm very surprised about how low Myanmar is on the overall list; suspect next year it will be moved up.
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level 43
Nov 28, 2017
No Zimbabwe? Surely the political problems would have made this list?
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level 51
Nov 28, 2017
i can't believe Mexico didn't make the list, with all their cartel killings and kidnappings.
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level 37
Nov 28, 2017
Almost forgot North Korea - 10 seconds to spare
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level 66
Nov 28, 2017
I find it most unfortunate that people feel the need for personal insult and childish tit for tat in their comments rather than simply relying on the power of the facts and logic that they present. I also find it somewhat unfortunate that Jetpunk does not delete such comments, but I guess that it can't vet everything.
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level ∞
Nov 28, 2017
It's tough to moderate. First someone posts "Your country sucks for hyperbolic reason". Okay, stupid comment, but maybe a valid opinion. Then someone posts "My country isn't so bad you're a bigot". This post is obviously rude, but it is probably true, and they didn't start the fight so I leave it up. Then, the next person posts "Haha, you're a nincompoop". I usually just delete the rest of the thread. The question is, should I delete all the comments in the thread?
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level 66
Nov 28, 2017
Fair enough
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level 73
Nov 30, 2017
You think it's more rude to call a bigot a bigot than it is for a bigot to say something bigoted (and thus slander a whole huge group of people)? Really? What's more insulting? Calling out one person for unacceptable behavior they just exhibited publicly? Or calling 300 million people stupid (or some other unjustified put down)?

I'm fine with free speech and leaving all comments up. The only thing I find a bit irritating is when follow-up comments are deleted while the original offending comment is left in place. So I'd say either delete them all or delete none of them.
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level 72
Nov 28, 2017
I was rather enjoying the tit for tat, as was the other chap I'm sure, god knows he does it enough. Seems a bit precious to censor it.
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level 69
Nov 28, 2017
Quite surprised Myanmar isn't on the list for 2017 given all the conflict/human rights issues there.
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level 45
Nov 28, 2017
They forgot the countries that started all the wars, US, UK, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, ect.
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level 53
Nov 28, 2017
Starting wars is bad, yes. However, it says a lot of a country that isn't even stable within itself, let alone its stability/relationship with other countries. U.S./French/whatever-you-want citizens don't usually live under constant threat of terrorists, as someone say, in Syria or Libya.
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level 73
Nov 30, 2017
Saudi Arabia hasn't started any wars since unification. What are you talking about? The closest they've come to starting a war since then was 1948 when they were party to the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, which was started by the Arab League and Saudi Arabia was a part of that. But they were much less directly involved than Egypt, Jordan, or Syria. Saudi Arabia fought a war with Yemen in the 1930s but that began when the King of Yemen broke a treaty and invaded. They fought a cold war with Egypt in the 50s and 60s but this never turned into a direct confrontation. And they are currently involved in both the ongoing military campaign against ISIS in Iraq and the Yemeni Civil War which was turned into something of a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, but the KSA didn't start these conflicts, either.
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level 73
Nov 30, 2017
And Qatar is even more peaceful though they've been heavily criticized for supporting some of the belligerents fighting Assad in Syria, and the fact that a lot of this monetary and material support has found it's way to undesirables.

Can't argue France or the UK, except that the index is not about who started the most wars throughout history.
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level 60
Nov 28, 2017
What a weird list.
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level 66
Nov 28, 2017
It is easy to throw stones: When UK was the worlds leading power they were constantly having to join in or stop or control wars / uprisings/ rebellions etc. and the other countries involved were jealous of the UK's ability to do so. Slowly over the years since the WW1 (when UK was drained of it's manpower and finance), the USA has taken that place as the controlling world body. This brings with it the jealousy and hate that even on this jetpunk site is so easily noticed. What all these knockers don't realise is that without the UK and now the USA, the world would be in one hell of a mess, no democracy, no freedom of rights, no judiciary rights, no freedom of press etc. etc. ........ and the countries that still don't have those freedoms are the countries that are still calling the UK and USA names. Instead of throwing stones at the USA how about those places spending their energies and finances cleaning up their own countries for the good of their own people.
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level 57
Nov 28, 2017
It is true that every dominant power in modern history has tried to impose its will on other countries...the sun never set on the British Empire. The USSR meddled alongside the US in Vietnam and Korea. Germany tried to conquer the damn world during the Third Reich. France established an empire under Napoleon. They speak Spanish in (most of) Central and South America, Portuguese in Brazil, and French in much of Africa because of the imperialism of Spain, Portugal, and France at the height of their respective power. There's Dutch East India, the Belgian Congo...what am I forgetting? The most powerful countries always get involved where they don't really belong. The difference, like it or not, is that the US and UK have generally tried to broker peace and liberate oppressed groups where they go. I'm not so silly as to think their motives are purely altruistic, or that they don't cause collateral damage...but compared to what their predecessors in power did...it's not bad.
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level 59
Nov 29, 2017
I tend to agree. The ethnic cleansing/forced assimilation of natives, slavery, and constant involvement in foreign wars are not unique to the United States. These things have been happening in every corner of the Earth, not just involving the West, for as long as history has been recorded. It's pretty hypocritical when those pointing the finger at the US have done the exact same things, sometimes on a larger scale for a longer time. Of course, that doesn't make it right and America should be called out on it. It would just be nice if everyone got off their high horse and looked in the mirror before doing so.
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level 73
Nov 30, 2017
I've never stated the US is perfect and though I was born there I'm not even patriotic. I don't believe in nationalism. I have no more love for America than any other country. There are good and bad things. I object to bigotry. And there is a whole hell of a lot of that aimed at the US today. And I agree with jmellor, from a historical perspective, the US is doing a hell of lot better than any power that came before including the British (or their contemporaries: the Nazis, the Soviets, Imperial France, etc); but the British were somewhat less evil than the Mongols, or the Arabs, or the Romans.

We can hope that this is an upward trend. Some day we can all complain about China being the great Móguǐ, and Americans can start criticizing everyone for things that they were more guilty of in the recent past, once their country has become obsolete (Trump hard at work on this now). But I'm curious to see if the Chinese will do any better. If I live that long.
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level 39
Aug 24, 2018
The interventions by the UK were effected to quell rebellion amongst those who sought relief from its colonialism. I have yet to read or hear of the UK ever intervening in any imbroglio that wasn't in their self interest.
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level 59
Nov 29, 2017
Thanks to Quizmaster for updating this quiz for me since I've been less active recently.
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level 43
Nov 30, 2017
Why is Russia ranked ABOVE Nigeria (Boko Haram anyone?), North Korea (seriously..), Venezuela (with all the unrest and riots), Turkey...? I know there's Caucasus and its terrorism, but still the countries I mention have more security problems than Russia. Russia has also been involved in less wars than US in the last years.
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level 73
Nov 30, 2017
Detailed point-by-point explanation of the criteria is available if you click through to the source.
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level 67
Jan 4, 2018
@ Debossishere You're not supposed to question it. Just join in with the unfounded xenophobia against Russia like the mainstream media wants you to do. They've been spending millions to air their propaganda; the least you can do is parrot their talking points.
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level 43
Feb 5, 2018
LoL I was expecting US to be in 1st place. Involved in every single war and in the country mass shootings and police brutality protests
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level 59
Jul 19, 2018
How is Myanmar not on the list?