And the Most Peaceful Country in the World Is…

Tjörn Pond, Reykjavik, Iceland

According to the Institute for Economics & Peace, the most peaceful country in the world is Iceland. Yes, the country that disrupted air travel across Europe with its spewing, unpronounceable volcano a couple of years ago. Icelanders have an upside for everything: they use the energy of volcanoes for heat.
Iceland is one of the most progressive nations on the planet: its welfare system offers health care and higher education for each of its 320,000 citizens; it is powered in large part by renewable geothermal energy (see volcanoes, above); and it was one of the first countries in the world to legalize gay marriage.

Tying for second place are Denmark and New Zealand. Try to guess the nation that came in dead last before you check out the article at TIME Newsfeed. Link

(Image credit: Flickr user Stephen_AU)

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We, too, could rank like those countries if we had 1/10th of our current population size and a homogenous and closed off culture. With size and diversity comes adversity. But I would take diversity any day.
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Sorry...meant to say 1/1000th of our current population size. These countries that rank so highly on all of these indexes are the size of one of our cities. The population of Iceland is less than the population of Kansas City, Missouri. It's like comparing apples or oranges.
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I agree with Joshua completely.
I know people in other countries who go on about our lack of free public health care. Those countries, like Joshua said, have less people than just one of our cities. Can you imagine how much it would cost to give "free" health care to over 300 BILLION people??? Our taxes would exceed our incomes!!!
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I think I know what you're trying to say, AGFH, but 300 billion people makes no sense when the earth has only 7 billion total now. Maybe you meant 300 million, since the U.S. has about 311 million people now.

But still, you seem to think that if we had universal health care, it would be more expensive per person than it is now under the for-profit companies. How could that be?
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