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    Though Hollywood and the news media often portray the nation as a chaotic crucible of gangsters and crime, the U.S. is more "peaceful" now than in the past two decades, says the United States Peace Index.

  • With Mount Katahdin rising in the background, a school bus makes its rounds in Millinocket, Maine. The state is ranked the "most peaceful" in the nation, according to the first-ever United States Peace Index, a report by the Australia-based Institute of Economics and Peace. (Associated Press)

    Maine among 'most peaceful' states in U.S.

    Those who seek the proverbial peaceful life should head to Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Minnesota or North Dakota — the "most peaceful" states in the nation, says the first-ever United States Peace Index.

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  • "Many macro factors have driven the deterioration in peace over the last seven years, including the continued economic repercussions of the global financial crisis, the reverberations of the Arab Spring, and the continued spread of terrorism. As these effects are likely to continue into the near future, a strong rebound in peace is unlikely," said Steve Killelea, founder and executive chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace, the Australian-based interest group behind the research.

    No kumbaya here: U.S. is now the 101st 'most peaceful' nation on earth →

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