September 2013

The organisation “Vision of Humanity” has listed the world’s countries in order of peacefulness.  The UK was 44th, and theUS 100th, out of 162.  The five most peaceful countries wereIceland, Denmark, New Zealand, Austria and Switzerland.  Categories included Military expenditure as part of GDP, Volume of transfers of major conventional weapons per 100,000 people, nuclear weapons capability and financial contribution to UN peacekeeping missions.  The full list is at