Denmark tops the list of the most peaceful countries on Earth since it’s really a safe place to live. Even while Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, was under occupation by the Nazis during the World War II, it still did not fight. The point is that people living in Denmark prefer to focus on economic matters, instead of involving themselves in various armed conflicts. Danish people are very friendly, open and helpful.
Many people do not expect Norway to appear in the
list of the most peaceful countries in the world.
Perhaps, this is because of Anders Behring Breivik,
mass murderer, who hit the pride of the country
hard. Sure, it was an extraordinary incident, but
according to the Global Peace Index Norway is one of the world’s most peaceful countries and friendly and safe place to live. Norway is the country with the highest level of human development in the globe, plus, the government of Oslo always places peace at the forefront of the priorities of the country.
As an active member of the international community and, overall, a small nation, Singapore can never take its right to exist and security for granted. Since achieving its independence in 1965 as a sovereign Republic, Singapore has always concentrated on being a great neighbor, through establishing social, peaceful, economic, cordial political relations with all countries.
The country has worked with the United Nations and its supporting agencies on a great variety of efforts.
It also participates in various global, unilateral and
multilateral organizations to promote international
cooperation, including WTO (World Trade
Organization). Singapore is among the most peaceful countries in the world as well as one of the world’s wealthiest countries. The homicide and violent crime rates are lower than the criminal rates.
A beautiful European country, Slovenia is also
among the most peaceful countries in the world. The country got its lowest marks in funding for the United Nations peacekeeping missions, number of police and security officers, level of perceived criminality in society, number of organized internal conflicts, violent protests, and number of internal and external wars fought. I agree with the Global Peace Index and believe that Slovenia deserves its place in the list of the most peaceful countries on Earth. Moreover, with its wonderful cities like Maribor and Ljubljana teeming with unique culture, Slovenia is a fantastic travel destination.
One of the most beautiful Scandinavian countries,
Sweden is located in the far north of Europe.
Although Sweden is one of the biggest weapon
exporters in Europe, the country has a low level of
robberies (only 9,000 a year) compared to the United States (about 350,000 a year)! According to the Global Peace Index, Sweden is one of the most
peaceful countries in the world, in spite of the fact
that it’s among the world’s top arms exporters.
Besides, Sweden has not been to war and has not
participated in any combats for the whole 2
Iceland was also ranked as one of the most peaceful
countries in the world, staying out of the main
conflicts in the world. Iceland seldom or never hits
the headlines and despite the collapse of the
Icelandic banks several years ago, the country is
remained as an amazing place of spectacular natural beauty. Tourists from all parts of the world come to Iceland to view its huge glaciers and raging
volcanoes, as well as numerous unique natural and
cultural attractions in Reykjavik, the capital of
According to the Global Peace Index, Belgium is one
of the best and most peaceful places to live in Europe
and on Earth. Situated in the heart of Europe, this
small country holds a special place. Brussels, the
capital of Belgium, is home to the European Union
and NATO. Belgium boasts medieval cities, beautiful
town halls, majestic castles, and captivating natural
beauty. Homicide and imprisonment rates are low in
this country, even though Belgium did experience a
crisis within its government over the 2008-2011
8. CZECH REPUBLIC
A relatively new country, the Czech Republic
gained its independence from the Soviet Bloc in
1993due to the Velvet Revolution and its subsequent split with Slovakia. After the division of
Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic has largely
concentrated on building a strong capitalist economy and creating a stable climate for investment. In 2009, the Human Development Index (HDI) ranked the Czech Republic as a country of ‘Very High Human Development.’ Renowned mostly for its magnificent
capital city Prague and breathtaking natural beauty,
the Czech Republic draws tourists from all over the
According to IEP, the Swiss maintain a well-
functioning government and an open political
culture. Illustrating the quality of government,
Switzerland received the lowest score for political
instability. It’s also among the world’s most peaceful
countries that have low levels of violent crime.
Although Switzerland is known for its neutrality in
regional, international and global political issues, it
maintains strong diplomatic relations with various
countries around the world.
One of the most enchanting countries culturally,
Japan has the third largest economy in the world.
Since the World War II, Japan has been really
peaceful, with little internal conflict and low crime.
Moreover, the country maintains cordial relations
with its neighbors. Japan has not had a professional
military since the end of WWII. The country settles on
an internal security force in order to maintain the
With its rich historical sites, amazing green pastures
and friendly people, it’s not surprising that Ireland is
one of the most peaceful countries on Earth!
However, the country has slightly elevated levels of
organized internal conflict between Protestants and
Catholics. Despite this fact, Ireland is an overall
fabulous country with a plethora of reasons for
tourism! Its rich literary history, castle-topped hills,
spectacular coastline and legendary hospitality make
Ireland a wonderful place to visit any time of the
Finland is considered one of the most peaceful and
livable countries, which is not renowned for its
combative nature. Finland is still a country that
embraces mandatory civil and military service for
young people, and the country’s only participation in
fighting has been as a part of joint United Nations
peacekeeping forces. When speaking about Finland, I
want to say about its education. Finland places
education at the heart of literally everything.
Finland’s education system is ranked fifth best in the
13. NEW ZEALAND
Each year since 2007, the Institute for Economics
and Peace has ranked New Zealand as one of the
most peaceful countries in the world. With a small
percentage of its population in prison, limited
military capability, strong relations with Australia
and down-to-earth hospitality, New Zealand is a
wonderful country to live in. This is a country of
natural beauty, diverse scenery and quirky natives.
Visitors from all over the world come to New Zealand
to experience rugged landscape, breathtaking alpine
glaciers, awesome beaches and fantastic geothermal
and volcanic activity. The country is also renowned
for its fine wines and there are a great number of
grape varieties planted throughout New Zealand. So
if you are a great wine lover, you should definitely
visit New Zealand at least once in life.
Having one of the best standards of living in the
world, Canada is also one of the most peaceful
countries on Earth. It has a population of
approximately 33 million people, yet it’s the second
largest country in the world by area. With clean and
safe cities, spectacular scenery and extremely
friendly people, Canada is a wonderful and peaceful
country to live in. The largest strike against the
peace score of Canada is that it has a comparatively
high military capability, though it currently is not
involved in any conflict.