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Old 25.05.2011, 16:20
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Global Peace Index - Switzerland ranks 16th

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datab...ace-index-2011

How come Qatar and Japan are more peaceful than Switzerland? For me this is the most peaceful country in the world. I sometimes even think everybody is dead on Sundays
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Old 25.05.2011, 17:29
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Re: Global Peace Index - Switzerland ranks 16th

Yet another "index" published by some "research institute"

Means nothing except another thing to put in the (e)paper
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Old 25.05.2011, 18:15
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How come Qatar and Japan are more peaceful than Switzerland? For me this is the most peaceful country in the world. I sometimes even think everybody is dead on Sundays
All those of at least up to position 25 share RANK ONE.
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Old 25.05.2011, 18:36
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Re: Global Peace Index - Switzerland ranks 16th

And the Czech Rep on no. 5, of course, the land of phlegmatic Bohemians, hahaha...Fab.

And 3 of my fav countries on top, too, New Zealand, Iceland, Denmark, ooooh.

If they take hanging racists posters as anti peace, then I guess 16th position makes sense.

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Old 25.05.2011, 18:45
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And the Czech Re on no. 5, of course, the land of phlegmatic Bohemians, hahaha...Fab.

And 3 of my fav countries on top, too, New Zealand, Iceland, Denmark, ooooh.

If they take hanging racists posters as anti peace, then I guess 16th position makes sense.
Iceland... peaceful... WTF? Like those volcano erruptions were an accident...
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Old 25.05.2011, 18:55
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Iceland... peaceful... WTF? Like those volcano erruptions were an accident...
That' just nature rebelling against Bjork's cheese telling her she should have stayed in Sugar Cubes
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Old 25.05.2011, 19:00
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How come Qatar and Japan are more peaceful than Switzerland? For me this is the most peaceful country in the world. I sometimes even think everybody is dead on Sundays
Methinks they are taking the peace
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As a foreigner, I honestly just don't care

Does getting mugged at the train station in CH factor in?

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Old 25.05.2011, 19:44
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Does getting mugged at the train station in CH factor in?
Naw. I think you might be told it was furiners, anyways..
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Old 25.05.2011, 19:53
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Re: Global Peace Index - Switzerland ranks 16th

I wonder how they calculated the scores.

Denmark was in Iraq, Afghanistan, and is also in Libya. In Libya they contribute with 4 planes (plus 2 in reserve) and in relation to a population of 5M people, that is more than most others. and then a 4th place

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Old 25.05.2011, 20:13
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I wonder how they calculated the scores.

Denmark was in Iraq, Afghanistan, and is also in Libya. In Libya they contribute with 4 planes (plus 2 in reserve) and in relation to a population of 5M people, that is more than most others. and then a 4th place

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Because they chip in with immigrant soldiers...Swedes I reckon so No, Danes do not participate in any wars
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Re: Global Peace Index - Switzerland ranks 16th

out of the top of the list
Iceland, Denmark, Czechia, Norway, Canada, Belgium, and Germany
are NATO countries and only
Austria, Finland, Ireland, and Sweden
are neutral countries

which shows that this Institute regards NATO-membership as a point in favour of being peaceful


and Costa Rica without an army is far behind heavily overarmed Switzerland


I can only assume that this institute has some rather weird criteria
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Re: Global Peace Index - Switzerland ranks 16th

I'm curious about the criteria as well. Their "data download" is essentially useless.
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Re: Global Peace Index - Switzerland ranks 16th

It's probably due to all the mobbing and squabbles they have with expats at work.
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Old 26.05.2011, 21:51
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How come Qatar and Japan are more peaceful than Switzerland? For me this is the most peaceful country in the world. I sometimes even think everybody is dead on Sundays
true Switzerland would have been the first, but then they saw our forum and how we fight and complain, so they ranked it behind
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Old 26.05.2011, 22:49
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Iceland... peaceful... WTF? Like those volcano erruptions were an accident...
no no, they just by chance erupt since Iceland got into financial trouble ! What a coincidence
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Old 27.05.2011, 13:10
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no no, they just by chance erupt since Iceland got into financial trouble ! What a coincidence
How come the Hellenic volcanoes aren't erupting? It just shows how useless the Greek government is.
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Old 27.05.2011, 13:28
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Re: Global Peace Index - Switzerland ranks 16th

Exactly Apparently Greek guys are not paying enough attention to Volcanoes
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I'm curious about the criteria as well. Their "data download" is essentially useless.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Peace_Index

I think it's typical for such rankings to not fully and transparently disclose the criteria. But from what I could gather CH ranks relatively low because

-Not many UN peace missions (Sometimes questionable contribution to peace)
-Export of conventional weapons (SIG & Co... true dat)
-High military expenditure (it's not our fault we're bordering the French, so that point seems unfair)=====> (!!)
-Ease of access to small arms and light weapons (nonsense, why would an armed nation be less peaceful if these weapons aren't used in crime)

Peace and out.
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Re: Global Peace Index - Switzerland ranks 16th

Thanks for the post. Not sure about how they mix domestic crime and security issues with international peace issue.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Peace_Index

I think it's typical for such rankings to not fully and transparently disclose the criteria. But from what I could gather CH ranks relatively low because

-Not many UN peace missions (Sometimes questionable contribution to peace)
-Export of conventional weapons (SIG & Co... true dat)
-High military expenditure (it's not our fault we're bordering the French, so that point seems unfair)=====> (!!)
-Ease of access to small arms and light weapons (nonsense, why would an armed nation be less peaceful if these weapons aren't used in crime)

Peace and out.
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