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The safest country in the world: where is the most peaceful life?

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The safest country in the world: where is the most peaceful life?

Never in all of human history has life been as safe, calm and measured as it is today. The reason for this is the progress in medicine, technology and science. A person can live much easier, as well as longer than his ancestors.

However, the benefits are still distributed unevenly around the globe: somewhere there are more of them, which means that life is safer. Somewhere less - and strains being throws more.

Let's try to figure out where on planet Earth life most corresponds to the definition of "like clockwork"?


Best countries

Traditionally, three Central European German-speaking states are among the safe ones - Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Plus their neighbors - France, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands. Also on this list is almost always the United States, Canada and Israel: the latter manages to win back the place only by cunning, because a permanent military conflict in the Palestinian territory does not pull on the world.

Among other things, these countries are characterized by low infant mortality and high average life expectancy of male citizens, as well as the number of doctors per thousand inhabitants.

The rating of the English economic almanac "Global Finance", posted on the website of this publication, may seem curious. So, the safest was Iceland,which does not have its own armed forces, and at the opposite end of the rating are the Philippines,where the dictatorial regime is hunting people, and Yemen,which is embraced by a civil war with the participation of Islamists from ISIS and Saudi Arabia.

States were evaluated according to three parameters:

  • peacefulness and participation in military conflicts
  • risk of emergencies and disasters
  • personal safety of people.

As a result, an overall rating was formed, demonstrating a total and comprehensive idea of the level of danger of each state. Top Iceland got 6.17 points, while Switzerland and Finland scored 7 and 7.03 respectively.

The following lines are mostly European countries; the exceptions are Qatar,protected by al-Jazeer and militants of all directions, authoritarian Singapore, as well as the former British colonies of New Zealand and Canada.

In general, the rating is Eurocentric - out of the top twenty, only 4 are in other regions. The reason lies in the highest level of socio-economic development, old borders and a minimum number of conflict situations, as well as the successful fight against criminal elements within the state. That is, the risk of paramilitary conflicts is minimal.

  • Interestingly, the United States in the list is located approximately in the middle - on the 65th position out of 128. This is due to a large number of natural disasters and disasters (every year several tropical hurricanes roll around the southern states, and every 5-7 years the consequences of another storm are catastrophic), as well as high latent crime: In terms of the number of prisoners per capita, America knows no equal.
  • Similar indicators - due to tsunamis and man-made disasters, frequent terrorist attacks and earthquakes - showed Japan.
  • But in Cyprus,for nothing that the northern part of the island is occupied by the Turks, there is a high level of personal human security, and crime is so symbolic that it is even inconvenient in front of neighbors.
  • The Danish Kingdom is one of the Scandinavian states belonging to the safest territories on earth. For a hundred thousand there will not be even one murder per year, and pickpocketing falls on the pages of newspapers as a non-trivial event. The country has been inhabited for a very long time, there are no wild animals, disasters, natural and man-made, happen extremely rarely. And total cycling, while you may not be afraid of kidnapping a two-wheeled friend, is the best evidence of safety.
  • Icelanders can be proud not only of virgin nature and the activity of volcanoes and geysers. There is a small population, a wonderful criminal situation (the last murder occurred the year before last) - and it is safe to say that the country is among the safest on the planet. There are no more than one and a half hundred prisoners in the state, and in case of good behavior they are allowed to go home on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • The Irish are famous all over the world for cultural traditions, soft and tasty, fragrant whiskey and breweries. There are also few crimes here, and the Irish capital, thanks to the feat of journalist Veronica Guerin, who died in the 90s during a showdown with the mafia, enjoys the glory of a kind and law-abiding city.
  • The Land of the Rising Sun is also very prosperous and safe – only 0.4 murders per hundred thousand Japanese per year. Theft is rare, which favorably distinguishes the country from the rest of the East Asian states. And the lost and found bureau, which has been working at the national level for more than 140 years, is a kind of sign of quality and piercing honesty of society: it happens that things lost decades ago are found here.
  • The inhabitants of tiny half a million Luxembourg enjoy all the benefits of European civilization and, according to rumors, are among the happiest people on the planet. This is not surprising: the country has an excellent high-tech economy and the highest gross product in terms of per capita on Earth.
  • Once a resettlement colony for prisoners, today New Zealand with two large islands and several hundred smaller ones is a branch of paradise. Incredible landscapes, high rocky mountains, crystal lakes and original Maori culture, coupled with a stable political system, measured economic and social development, some isolation from the main nodes of world civilization make this place one of the safest on the planet.
  • The westernmost country in Scandinavia, Norway,is known for its fjords, northern lights and white night. Few people know that there is a vanishingly low crime rate, there are no territorial conflicts, the threat of disasters, a very stable political system. Except that prices kill – but this is not a criminal risk.
  • A multicultural East Asian dictatorship with one party, zero crime and a powerful economy based on both high technology and a unique geographical location. The latter is reflected in the face of the people of Singapore: there are traces of the cultures of China, Malaysia, India, Great Britain and Holland, as well as the Arab states of the Maghreb. Security is provided by draconian legislation: for the slightest offense here they are fined, and for larger offenses they beat a one-and-a-half-meter stick on the ass. Exactly the same, only thinner and lighter, in use in schools: corporal punishment is allowed and encouraged at the state level.
  • Small Switzerland is a country of banking tycoons, watch business, alpine mountains and cute houses, between which stink lubochy trains. Everything here is so perfect that crime simply does not have enough space.
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