by Darius Shahtahmasebi
The Global Peace Index 2017, which bases its annual assessment on a complex analysis of social, economic, and political factors, has found that the United States of America is the 114th most peaceful nation on the planet.
This most recent ranking sees the U.S. down 11 places from the previous year.
This drop places Armenia and Rwanda in front of America, and El Salvador and China right behind. (have a read about the conflict in Rwanda if you have the time).
Considering recent current events, it may come as a surprise to some that Syria wasn't always at the bottom of the list - and we have the 114th most peaceful country to blame for this dilemma.
In 2008, Syria was ranked 75th - following eight years of Bashar al-Assad's rule, as well as the rule of his father for 29 years beforehand. The other countries at the bottom of the list (including Syria) are actively being bombed into oblivion by the United States.
So what could be behind America's own deterioration, given it prefers to take its conflict thousands of miles away from its own soil?
According to the Global Peace Index's latest findings, most of America's allies are ranked within the top 20 places in the rankings, including Canada, Japan, Australia, and Germany.
The United Kingdom is placed somewhat lower, ranking 41st.