Despite a Decline in Wars, the World is Getting Less Peaceful Each Year

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Tue, Jul 15th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to the Pacific-Standard's Talia Hagerty, although the number of wars have been declining, because armies and governments are no longer the biggest threat, the world has actually become less peaceful.

Most of the world’s countries have medium, high, or very high levels of peacefulness. The Cold War period saw a spike in internal conflicts and civil wars, but overall conflicts between state militaries are becoming less frequent. However, global peacefulness has been falling for the past seven years, and over 500 million people currently live in countries at risk for further declines in peacefulness in the short-term. That’s because, today, peacefulness is as much about what happens between people and inside our borders as it is about armies and wars.

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