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A_B_ peace & terror etc. is a geopolitical survey of the 192 member states of the United Nations with regard to the quantitative degree to which each contributes to peace and terror in the world.

The project is a dual-sided print where the A_ side displays measures of peace, while the B_ side, measures of terror¹. For each of the A_B_ measures, the graph is divided into 3 rings (3 indexes for peace² and 3 indexes for terror³) that are individual quantitative measures obtained from researchers working in the field of geopolitics. The quantitative variation for the peace and terror measures is represented as variation in line thickness: thin line=low value, thick line=high value.

The functional nature of the piece becomes poignantly relevant when one makes detailed comparisons across nations for the various measures—many of the results are quite surprising and stand in contrast to prevailing norms of collective national perception.


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  1. Highest ranked countries for contributions to peace : Vanuatu, Costa Rica, Dominica, Bhutan and Switzerland. Highest ranked countries for contributions to terror : Israel, Russian Federation, Republic of Korea, United States of America and Eritrea.
  2. Peace indexes : Global Peace Index, Happy Planet Index, Subjective Well-Being Index
  3. Terror indexes : Political Terror Scale, SPIRI Weapon Holdings per Capita, SPIRI Military Expenditure to Conflict Zones