December 2017 Travel Guide


Updated Tour Guide

Peace Rank of European Countries

Despite recent events and media focus on negative aspects of society Europe is still considered one of the most peaceful geographical region in the world when looking at the factors correlated by the Global Peace Initiative which include the number and duration of internal conflicts, number of jailed population on a comparative base and the levels of violent crimes and homicides. One of the biggest advances in the ranking for peace came in Portugal which was helped by stability returning

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Peace Rank of North, South & Central America & The Caribbean

The United States rose higher in the ranking of most peaceful countries in the world and while Canada dropped in position it still was the top ranked country for peace in the region and much of the hemisphere. The Caribbean and much of Central America showed improvements in rankings based in part on the low levels of militarism but internal conflicts and division of wealth and power can still be issues as well as the displacement of citizens in places

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Peace Rank of Oceania, Eurasia, Asia Pacific & South Asia

The Asia-Pacific region saw stable rankings among many countries in the area which kept the region in the bronze-medal 3rd place position in peaceful regions behind North America and Europe. Ramping up of tensions in areas of the China Sea caused some downward trends in safety and peace but Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar and Timor-Leste showed reductions in internal tensions leading to upward swings in ratings. Cambodia and Thailand have worked together to improve neighboring relations that have been historically cold.

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Peace Rank of The Middle East, North Africa & Sub-Sahara Africa

The average peace score of Sub-Saharan Africa dropped somewhat, although it continues to rank ahead of Russia and Eurasia, South Asia, and The Middle East and Northern Africa. Stronger efforts to bolster regional security co-operation helped countries such as Chad, Mauritania and Niger become safer and more peaceful but the threat posed by Islamist terrorist groups has continued to push down the score of many countries in the Sahel and West African region. In other countries, the holding of elections

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