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Womp! This Country Was Named The Greatest Threat To World Peace

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There's really no way to sugarcoat it: The rest of world believes that the United States is the country that poses the greatest threat to world peace, beating out all challengers by a wide margin.

This is the conclusion of a massive world opinion poll conducted by Win/Gallup International and released at the close of 2013. The poll, which was first conducted in 1977, asked over 66,000 thousand people across 68 countries this year a variety of questions about the world, including which country they would most like to call home, whether or not the world is becoming a generally better place and which country poses the greatest threat to world peace.

The U.S. was voted the biggest threat by far, garnering 24 percent of the vote. Pakistan was a very distant second with 8 percent, followed by China (6 percent) and Afghanistan (5 percent).

Perhaps not surprisingly, Americans had a slightly different view of the international troublemakers, naming Iran the top threat. Yet while Afghanistan garnered the second-most votes among American respondents, they also voted the U.S. among the most threatening nations -- in an unenviable veritable tie for third place with North Korea.

Interestingly, the U.S. was also the country to which people around the world would most like to move, if given the opportunity. Also, close to 50 percent of respondents expressed optimism about the future, reporting that they are more positive about 2014 than they were for 2013.

“Despite an unstable economic situation, our happiness index is extremely high all over the world except in Europe," Jean-Marc Leger, President of WIN/Gallup International Association, said in a statement. "Moreover people think that 2014 will be better than 2013. Optimism is back in the world.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/greatest-threat-world-peace-country_n_4531824.html

by on Jan. 3, 2014 at 7:25 AM
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Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Jan. 5, 2014 at 6:09 AM


Quoting -Celestial-:

which country poses the greatest threat to world peace.

I think it depends upon the wording of the question, and the context.

In one sense America is the greatest threat to world peace, since they are more likely to go to war and invade a foreign country, than anyone else.

What the answer to this question doesn't capture, is that sometimes (only sometimes), the gains to be had from invading outweigh to costs to peace.   Those gains might be justice, or decreased suffering of the civilian population, for example.

GrannyM.
by Bronze Member on Jan. 5, 2014 at 7:29 AM

Well...we do have the"biggest guns"...LoL...  Much of the world resents our power...

GrannyM.
by Bronze Member on Jan. 5, 2014 at 7:35 AM

In my opinion North Korea is the biggest threat to the U.S. these days......

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/04/12/world/asia/north-korea-questions.html?_r=0

Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Jan. 5, 2014 at 7:55 AM


Quoting GrannyM.:

Well...we do have the"biggest guns"...LoL...  Much of the world resents our power...

It is a combination of having big guns PLUS not only being ready and willing to use them, but having a track record of using them.   Frequently.

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