Korea Slides on World Peace Index

      December 15, 2015 13:17

      The World Peace Index hit its lowest level as conflict proliferated around the world. The index measures the state of peace in 143 countries based on various factors.

      The index last year was 67.4 points out of 100, down 2.2 points from the previous year, the Seoul-based World Peace Forum said in a report published on Sunday.

      The score was the lowest since the index was first measured in 2000.

      It was affected significantly by the economic crisis in Europe and political turmoil following the tragically misnamed Arab Spring.

      South and North Korea ranked 51st and 114th on the list of individual countries, each down four places. South Korea scored 72.9 points, and North Korea 56.1 points.

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