The World's Most Peaceful Countries-- 2011.

Would you live in any of the top 10?

1.) Iceland
2.) New Zealand
3.) Japan
4.) Denmark
5.) Czech Republic
6.) Austria
7.) Finland
8.) Canada
9.) Norway
10.) Slovenia


I'd live in New Zealand or Canada. Why do some of these countries have to be so dang cold???

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1) New Zealand - such a beautiful country
2) Canada - good beer and i can practive my French
3) Japan - love to live here but its more expensive than US and their racist attitude towards other asians are well known

all others i am indifferent. as for Iceland isnt this place people get sent to as punishment?
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With the exception of Japan, don't most of those countries have relatively small populations? I wonder if population size has anything to do with it?

I'd live in New Zealand. Beautiful country. In fact I think given the chance I'd live in anyone of them.
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Would you live in any of the top 10?

1.) Iceland
2.) New Zealand
3.) Japan
4.) Denmark
5.) Czech Republic
6.) Austria
7.) Finland
8.) Canada
9.) Norway
10.) Slovenia


I'd live in New Zealand or Canada. Why do some of these countries have to be so dang cold???

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Originally Posted by Springcurl
I do live in Canada (question: how the hell do they determine this, because Canada's treatment of aboriginal people and African-Canadians isn't too "peaceful") and I like it here OK. I'd live in Austria (beautiful country: but not such a peaceful history - and what about Japan which still hasn't admitted to its WWII atrocities? no interest in living there) and MAYBE would live in NZ and would love to visit Scandinavia and Slovenia for the natural beauty, but not live there. Could possibly live in Prague.
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Definitely New Zealand and possibly Iceland.
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1) New Zealand - such a beautiful country
2) Canada - good beer and i can practive my French
3) Japan - love to live here but its more expensive than US and their racist attitude towards other asians are well known

all others i am indifferent. as for Iceland isnt this place people get sent to as punishment?
Originally Posted by OBB

me think i should work on my english first

nothing personal against you Springcurl but and im giving this thread 1 star because it doesnt include VN not only that but they have a rollerderby league

Last edited by OBB; 05-29-2011 at 03:38 PM.
I think I could live in any of those countries, except for Iceland. Based on the Anthony Bourdain episode I watched, I don't think I'd like it much. But I've heard great things about pretty much all of the other countries!

ETA: Actually, I'm not sure if I could live in Japan. I'd like to visit, but that's about it. I know not everywhere is like that, but it seems very crowded and too... Flashy for me.

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New Zealand.

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I'd live in Austria (beautiful country: but not such a peaceful history)
Originally Posted by Amneris
The Austrians I've known hate their home country because of the number of neo-Nazis there
Give me allllllll of Scandinavia. Which would be a ***** because I hate the cold, fine, for a year or two.

I already know I have a three year limit with Japan. A crime rate is only one facet to consider when looking a country. As OBB pointed out, they can be racist, not only to other foreigners but amongst themselves. That argument might not make sense but when you look at native Japanese groups who historically worked as artisans, these people are stigmatised even now and still can't get jobs in certain sectors. Even Korean and Chinese who are 6th generation Japanese citizens are not considered Japanese.

I'm also going to have to consider what each country defines as crime. Cause Japan tends to have a very loose definition of "crime."
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Oh wow, I'd love to visit any one of those places. Particularly Denmark and Norway.
I intend to go to Norway- love the language and think it makes a lot of sense. Which is a terrible reason to live somewhere, but oh well. I'd go there and sing the works of Edvard Grieg
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I'm also going to have to consider what each country defines as crime. Cause Japan tends to have a very loose definition of "crime."
Originally Posted by kayb
Doesn't Japan have a 99% conviction rate?
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That being hard to find, Canada's the most likely of the options! Maybe Czech Republic and commute in to Germany - and one of my childhood best friends lives in the Czech Republic, too.
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I'm also going to have to consider what each country defines as crime. Cause Japan tends to have a very loose definition of "crime."
Originally Posted by kayb
Doesn't Japan have a 99% conviction rate?
Originally Posted by Eilonwy
Depends on what you call crime. Domestic Violence wasn't recoginsed as crime until the 1990's.

There are also problems with forced confessions. Granted, it's not a recent article, but old habits die hard. Which is something they have actually discussed with us when we started the programme. In Japan, you are guilty until proven innocent.

Their views on child abuse are also very lax- for lack of a better word.
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Depends on what you call crime. Domestic Violence wasn't recoginsed as crime until the 1990's.

There are also problems with forced confessions. Granted, it's not a recent article, but old habits die hard. Which is something they have actually discussed with us when we started the programme. In Japan, you are guilty until proven innocent.

Their views on child abuse are also very lax- for lack of a better word.
Originally Posted by kayb
Yeah, that's the kind of stuff that I mean. A conviction rate of 99% implies heavily flawed judicial system.
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New Zealand! And Canada. I would like to visit Slovenia; my SO's family had roots there and Majerle is a Slovenian name.

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