06/17/2012 11:08 am ET Updated Aug 17, 2012

The Least Peaceful Countries in the World

In 2011, world peace improved for the first time in three years. Incidents of terrorism fell and the global economic downturn decreased violence by reducing the amount countries spent on military budgets. However, while many parts of the world improved, others got worse as the result of rising commodity costs, increased protests and internal conflicts.

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