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According to the global peace index for 2012, Croatia is the 35th most peaceful country in the world, reports Croatian radio television.
The index shows that despite the conflict in Syria, the world was a more peacefull place than it was in 2011. The Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) based in Australia and the USA compile the list of countries based on the global peace index each year and this year the study included 158 countires.
Croatia scored best when in came to measuring the number of deaths in external and internal conflicts, arms exports, the number of suicides, the number of people displaced, terrorist attacks, political terror and funding UN missions. Croatia scored lowest when it came to the category of access to weapons.
For the first time sub-Saharan Africa was not the most violent place in the world. This year that went to the Middle East and North Africa with Somalia the most violent place on earth. Island was the most peaceful place in the world, whilst the worst ranking nation in the European Union was Greece in 77th place.
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