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RE: [Slovak-World] Slovakia 17th Most Peaceful

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  • Armata, Joseph R
    That report uses 24 criteria to rank countries. Below is the list of criteria, and I think some of them are questionable (like the number of armed services
    Message 1 of 5 , May 31, 2007
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      That report uses 24 criteria to rank countries. Below is the list of
      criteria, and I think some of them are questionable (like the number of
      armed services personnel - is that really a measure of how peaceful a
      country is?), while others are open to interpretation ("respect for
      human rights" is determined by Amnesty International, which views the
      death penalty as a violation of human rights in all cases).


      Level of distrust in other citizens

      Number of internal security officers and police per 100,000 people

      Number of homicides per 100,000 people

      Number of jailed population per 100,000 people

      Ease of access to weapons of minor destruction

      Level of organized conflict (internal)

      Likelihood of violent demonstrations

      Level of violent crime

      Political instability

      Respect for human rights

      Volume of transfers of major conventional weapons, as recipient
      (imports) per 100,000 people

      Potential for terrorist acts

      Number of deaths from organised conflict (internal)

      Military expenditure as a percentage of GDP

      Number of armed services personnel per 100,000 people

      UN Deployments 2006-07 (percentage of total forces)

      Non-UN Deployments 2006-07 (percentage of total forces)

      Aggregate number of heavy weapons per 100,000 people

      Volume of transfers of major conventional weapons as supplier (exports)
      per 100,000 people

      Military capability/sophistication

      Number of displaced people as a percentage of the population

      Relations with neighboring countries

      Number of external and internal conflicts fought: 2000-05

      Estimated number of deaths from organised conflict (external)



      Here's a link to the full report, a bit hard to find on the net. It's
      over 1.5 Megs so don't try viewing it unless you have a broadband
      connection or a lot of time to wait:
      http://tinyurl.com/36eds2



      Joe A.
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