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The World’s Top 10 Most Dangerous Nations: Least Peaceful Countries Of 2015

Syria have been named world’s most dangerous country of 2015, while Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world, according to the Global Peace and violence Index.

Due to its civil war and the rise of Islamic State (IS), Syria has a Global Peace Index (GPI) score of 3.645, the highest in the world. The Global Peace Index examines the state of peace in 162 nations according to 23 different metrics.

Iraq came in 2nd most dangerous country in the world for civilians to live. Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Central African Republic round out the top five.

Somalia, Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, and North Korea also feature in the top 10 list.

When it comes to GPI scores, a lower number means a country is more peaceful, and a higher one indicates it is more violent. So when it comes time to plan your next holiday, we suggest you avoid the below, unless of course it’s necessary to travel there.

So, here is a look at the top 10 countries that are considered to be the most dangerous countries in the world:

10. North Korea
Global Peace Index (GPI) score: 2.977

9. Pakistan
Global Peace Index (GPI) score: 3.049

8. Democratic Republic of the Congo
Global Peace Index (GPI) score: 3.085

7. Sudan
Global Peace Index (GPI) score: 3.295

6. Somalia
Global Peace Index (GPI) score: 3.307

5. Central African Republic
Global Peace Index (GPI) score: 3.332

4. South Sudan
Global Peace Index (GPI) score: 3.383

3. Afghanistan
Global Peace Index (GPI) score: 3.427

2. Iraq
Global Peace Index (GPI) score: 3.444

1. Syria
Global Peace Index (GPI) score: 3.645

Do you agree or strongly disagree with any of the countries mentioned? Let us know and lets get the discussion started.

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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