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Despite Exploding Volcanoes, Iceland World's Most Peaceful Nation

Inter Press Service - When Johanna Sigurdardottir was sworn in as Iceland's head of government back in February 2009, she was described as the world's first openly gay prime minister.

But in a country with progressive political views and liberal social mores, her sexual orientation was never considered a liability.

She took power following a riveting financial crisis when Iceland was on the verge of becoming the world's first country to go bankrupt. But it defied the economic onslaught.  Read more.

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