It is true that everyone loves the country he is born in, but that doesn’t mean that there are not better places to live in the world. Given the economical and political factors, as well as the crime level, below you can find a list of the 10 most peaceful countries in the world. This places are ideal wen you want to raise a family, start a business, or simply if you like to live a calm and safe life. Can you guess what country holds the top of the list? It’s Denmark!

10. Japan

One of the most enchanting countries culturally, Japan has the third largest economy in the world. Since the World War II, Japan has been really peaceful, with little internal conflict and low crime. The country settles on an internal security force in order to maintain the peace. Japan is a peaceful as well as breathtakingly beautiful country worth visiting.

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9. Switzerland

Illustrating the quality of government, Switzerland received the lowest score for political instability. It’s also among the world’s most peaceful countries that have low levels of violent crime. Although Switzerland is known for its neutrality in regional, international and global political issues, it maintains strong diplomatic relations with various countries around the world.

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8. Czech Republic

After the division of Czechoslovakia in 1989, the Czech Republic has largely concentrated on building a strong capitalist economy and creating a stable climate for investment. Renowned mostly for its magnificent capital city Prague and breathtaking natural beauty, the Czech Republic draws tourists from all over the world.

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7. Belgium

Situated in the heart of Europe, this small country holds a special place. Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is home to the European Union and NATO. Belgium boasts medieval cities, beautiful town halls, majestic castles, and captivating natural beauty. Homicide and imprisonment rates are low in this country.

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6. Iceland

Staying out of the main conflicts in the world, Iceland seldom or never hits the headlines. Despite the collapse of the Icelandic banks several years ago, the country is remained as an amazing place of spectacular natural beauty.

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5. Sweden

Although Sweden is one of the biggest weapon exporters in Europe, the country has a low level of robberies (only 9,000 a year) compared to the United States (about 350,000 a year)! According to the Global Peace Index, Sweden is one of the most peaceful countries in the world.

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4. Slovenia

A beautiful European country, Slovenia is also among the most peaceful countries in the world. The country got its lowest marks in funding for the United Nations peacekeeping missions, number of police and security officers, level of perceived criminality in society, number of organized internal conflicts, violent protests, and number of internal and external wars fought.

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3. Singapore

Since achieving its independence in 1965 as a sovereign Republic, Singapore has always concentrated on being a great neighbor, through establishing social, peaceful, economic, cordial political relations with all countries.

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2. Norway

Norway is the country with the highest level of human development in the globe. The government of Oslo always places peace at the forefront of the priorities of the country.

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1.    Denmark

Denmark tops the list of the most peaceful countries on Earth since it’s really a safe place to live. The point is that people living in Denmark prefer to focus on economic matters, instead of involving themselves in various armed conflicts. Danish people are very friendly, open and helpful.

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