A ground-breaking milestone in the study of peace. For the first time, an Index has been created that ranks the nations of the world by their peacefulness and identifies some of the drivers of that peace.
The last post showed that national rankings of the states that were the most (and least) peaceful. This is the international version. 1)Iceland 2)New Zealand and 3) Japan lead the list while 151)Sudan 152)Iraq and 153)Somalia are at the bottom. Where is the United States on the list? Not in a position worth bragging about.
Where you find a border, you usually find somebody pissed off about it.
Disclaimer: This article is more glib and crude in its language than I typically post. However there is some great insight in this article about the curiosities that can occur on the borders that merits inclusion here. Enclaves, walls, roads, glaciers, and tables all play prominent roles in these 5 quirky borders.