NOV 24, 2017 AT 08:23 AM
20. Sierra Leone
You may be surprised to see this nation on the list. After a civil war that lasted a decade, the country has risen from the stains of its past and has hit the ground running. It is rich in minerals such as diamonds, and is one of the most religiously tolerant countries in the world since 2002, ranking 42nd in the Global Peace Index of 2016.