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Not far off from the number one spot is Denmark, and with good reason. With a fusion of youthful energy and great tradition, there’s something special about Denmark. This beautiful Scandinavian country earns its title as the second most peaceful country in the world for many reasons. With extremely low levels of crime, Denmark is one of the safest countries in the world.
According to the World Peace Index, Denmark has a stable government and unlike some of its neighboring European countries, violent demonstrations are virtually non-existent. Norway is also the second happiest country in the world thanks to people’s impressively high life expectancy, excellent healthcare, social support, and freedom.
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If you’re in search of the ultimate peaceful lifestyle, move to Iceland. For a number of years this tiny European country in the North Atlantic Ocean has dominated first spot in the world’s 10 most peaceful countries. With its idyllic picturesque backdrop of mountainous glaciers, volcanoes, natural geysers, hot springs, and stunning coastlines, you’ll automatically feel at peace. There are a number of reasons as to why Iceland has earned its ranking, and many believe that it’s down to one of its natural features, its geysers.
Icelandic scientists use the heat generated from the geysers for electricity, which serves the country’s energy needs. Competition for resources such as energy causes conflict in other parts of the world, but this is something the people of Iceland don’t have to worry about. With a low unemployment rate of 4.3% and considerable wealth, Iceland enjoys a very peaceful way of life with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world.
17/08/2016 2,320 Views