"Norge er verdens fredeligste land."

Translation:Norway is the world's most peaceful country.

June 18, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/Spray

Norway is 10th, pretty good. But Iceland wins... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Peace_Index

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Holla1844

Norge er verdens tiende fredeligste land.

March 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/landsend

Dubious. Costa Rica and Iceland instantly come to mind.

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt92HUN

And Sweden and Switzerland, and then there are also countries that haven't existed long enough to do anything of note.

October 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/landsend

Costa Rica and Iceland don't even have armies. Sweden historically was ... less than peaceful. Same with Switzerland even if they were more famous for their mercenaries. Well they still are.

October 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Noodlemaz

Indeed, not sure the victims - well, their families - of Sweden's eugenics programme appreciate this misconception either...

March 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/valis_90

When I read that the first thought was about Iceland :D

December 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Panthera4

Same.

March 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ArankaBloemberg

I thought Norway was big in the weapon industry?

January 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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We are, especially when it comes to ammunition. My stepdad wrote a book on this recently, if you're up for some depressing reading practice.

Since we sell the ammunition rather than use it ourselves we still score highly on simplistic "peacefulness" ratings, and Norway is of course a peaceful country to live in.

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/m.g.doyle

Is the "g" in "fredeligste" actually pronounced?

December 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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Yes, but it's pretty soft and cuddly.

January 4, 2018
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