The most peaceful countries, 2015 rating

The Independent Institute of Economics and Peace( IEP) compiled the rating of the most peaceful and safe for life countries .It includes 162 states, covering 99.6% of the world population. The assessment took into account the level of security in the society, the degree of involvement in the internal or external conflict and the level of militarization in 2015.


  • 10. Czech Republic
  • 9. Australia
  • 8. Japan
  • 7. Canada
  • 6. Finland
  • 5. Switzerland
  • 4. New Zealand
  • 3. Austria
  • 2. Denmark
  • 1. Iceland

10. Czech Republic

The onlya country from the former Soviet bloc that has fallen into the most peace-loving countries of the world due to the minimal infant mortality and high employment of women. This is the most non-religious country in Europe( 59% of the population are atheists).And still there like beer - per capita consumption of 143 liters per year.

9. Australia

Sixth state by area in the world, the second country by the index of human development and the sixth by the quality of life. Four major cities of this country entered the top 10 of the world's best in terms of comfort in the world. Australians pay much attention to the ecological security of their continent: it is prohibited to import products, plants and products from fur, wood and other natural materials into the country.

8. Japan

This is the first and the last country in the world to suffer from the use of nuclear weapons. In the 21st century is among the leaders in life expectancy( 82.12 years).

7. Canada

This country is the second largest in the world in terms of area after the Russian Federation. At the same time, the population density in it is one of the lowest. Until now, it is believed that the head of state is the Queen of Great Britain, who runs the "colony" through the Governor-General. It has the longest unprotected border with the United States in the world. Fairly enjoys the reputation of a calm, peaceful and secure country, which contributes to the growth of immigration to the country.

6. Finland

This country held the top three years in the rating "The most stable country in the world" according to the evaluation of the fund for Peace. Active member of many environmental organizations. In Finland itself, ecology is one of the best on the planet.

5. Switzerland

As far back as 1815, the neutrality of Switzerland was recognized at the Congress of Vienna. After the congress, the country did not take part in any military conflict. Thanks to this, Switzerland has become one of the centers of world financial policy.

4. New Zealand

Another country that flourishes under the nominal rule of Queen Elizabeth II.For the first time in the world, it declared its territory a nuclear-free zone. This means that the territorial waters of New Zealand do not have the right to enter ships with nuclear power installations or nuclear weapons on board.

3. Austria

Since the mid 50s of the twentieth century, this country has an international legal status of permanent neutrality. Austria refused to participate in wars, does not allow the presence of troops of another country on its territory and has not concluded any military agreement. The defense spending of the country is only 0.9% of GDP.

2. Denmark

The constitutional monarchy, one of the founding countries of the UN, is distinguished by a high level of medical security - spending on health is 13.6% of GDP.For comparison: defense spending in Denmark is 3% of GDP.Back in the early seventies of the twentieth century, the country had eliminated the health insurance system. Medical practice and hospital care are completely free.

1. Iceland

In the most secure country in the world, there is no private ownership of natural resources. At the same time, the ecological situation in Iceland is one of the most favorable, as heating in the country uses the energy of geothermal sources. The country is characterized by an almost complete lack of crime, a high level of social protection and an excellent health system. Iceland has no regular armed forces. In Iceland, the highest birth rate in Europe and it is in the first place in terms of female employment. At the same time, 45% of Icelandic politicians are women. Not surprisingly, Icelanders do not want to leave their blessed island - the level of migration from the country is extremely small.