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Iceland Ranks Top in 2008 Global Peace Index

The Global Peace Index (GPI) is an annual ranking of 140 countries. The countries are listed in relation to their peacefulness, crime rate and respect for human rights. This year, Iceland was ranked at the top of the list.

Compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Global Peace Index is now in its second year. The list is made out of a broad range of 24 indicators measuring both internal and external peacefulness of nations.

Iceland is a new entry into this year’s rankings and it received a favorable score for many different indicators, including for its high level of respect for human rights.

After Iceland the next countries on the list are Norway, which ranks number two, and Denmark as number three. On the other end of the scale, Iraq, Somalia and srael rank last.

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