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What are the most peaceful countries in the world? IN PICS

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According to Global Peace Index 2023, Switzerland is ranked at the 10th spot in the world's most peaceful countries, despite having one of the highest weapons export per capita in 2023.

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Japan ranks 9th on the Global Peace Index, while securing the second spot in the safety and security domain.

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Slovenia is ranked eighth in the index, witnessing a drop of one rank from 2022. It is the only country in Central Europe to rank in the top ten most peaceful countries.

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Portugal is the 7th most peaceful country in the world, ranking fourth in militarisation and being the fifth most peaceful country in Europe.

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Singapore witnessed a remarkable advancement to rank 6th in the list, while ranking in the top five in the domains of safety and security and ongoing conflict, despite having a high military expenditure.

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Austria is the 5th most peaceful country, recognised for its low economic cost of violence. However, some terrorist events in the country have led to a stringent government response.

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New Zealand is the most peaceful country in the Indo-Pacific region and is ranked 4th globally, improving in the sectors of incarceration rates and terrorism impact.

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Ireland is the third most peaceful country in the world, with a low economic cost of violence and a neutral military without the involvement of NATO.

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Denmark secured the second rank, rising two spots from the previous year's index due to its low economic cost of violence.

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The picturesque Iceland has maintained its stance as the world's most peaceful country for 17 consecutive years, ranking third in the safety and security domain and the top-most rank in militarisation.

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