We're #8! Canada is the 8th most "peaceful" nation

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  1. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    The Global Peace Index has recently announced this year's rankings of nation's "Peace Index". Canada moved up from 14th to 8th. We're #8! We're #8!

    Global Peace Index

    From the Toronto Star article:
    Imagine where we would have been without the G20 protests, and our involvement in Libya. I'm looking at you, Mr Harper.
     
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    Here in Greece we went from #44 in 2007 to 65# this year. No money = no peace.
     
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

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    I chalked it up to hockey brawling.
     
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    The U.S. has more NHL teams. ;)
     
  6. snberk103 thread starter macrumors 603

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    The forum rules say I'm supposed to add some content, and not just say "This".

    This!
    Go Canucks! But don't fight - we don't want to our ranking to slip, eh? :D
     
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    Go my neighbours in New Zealand — number 2!

    Japan number 3. I guess they don't factor the war on whales into these figures.
     
  9. snberk103 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Apparently Icelanders (Icelandese?) and Japanese whales don't play the hockey.

    Go Canucks!
     
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    How is Somalia the worst? I thought for sure Iraq or Afghanistan would take the top spot right now.
     
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    Convenient since the US said they can't have a military after losing in WWII. Just sayin.
     
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    Somalia- no central government- run almost entirely by [warring] warlords. Two words- Blackhawk Down. The current situation is not much better than in '93 during the Battle of Mogadishu. Afghanistan and Iraq have central governments (and external security forces) which contribute to more stability and peace.

    Japan does have a military, they're known as the 'Japan Self-Defense Forces.' They are simply limited in size and were monitored closely during the cold war, however now they are an integral part of U.S. Military forces in the pacific theatre.
     
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    You know what I mean. They can't declare war on anyone, etc.
     
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    It's too bloody cold to be anything but peaceful! Go Canucks!:D
     
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    Actually it was the Japanese themselves, according to MacArthur, who suggested Article 9 in their constitution forbidding a standing military. Throughout the years it has been the Japanese who have been both vocal critics of the Article and defenders of it. Some Japanese even have suggested it doesn't go far enough as it permits a defense force. I don't believe the US has applied any pressure one way or the other on this matter, least of all not since the Korean War. They seemed to have embraced pacifism as a nation.
     
  16. snberk103 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Tell that to Southern Ontario today.... 40ºC with the humidity (104ºF)... Yikes! ..and it's only May.

    Go Canucks!!! Basically, Vancouver shuts down at about 4:30pm tomorrow.

    For bonus points.... when did Vancouver last win the Stanley Cup?
     
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    "Sweeeet! it's already dark over there. Let's attack 'em in their sleep!"
     
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    Easy one. 1915. Vancouver Millionaires. I listen to CBC as well. ;)
     
  19. snberk103 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yep. Years before the Bruins were even gleam in someone's eye. :D

    My wife is helping to organize a conference in Vancouver that opens on the day the finals go to a 7th game in Vancouver - if necessary.

    They've identified traffic as being a potential issue for that evening's conference event. I'd say they'll be luck to get anyone out to the event.
     

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