Take a tour of the world's happiest countries

With the release of the 2015 World Happiness Report, we're sharing what makes the top 15 happiest countries so great.

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New Zealand New Zealand (Photo: Michal Durinik / Shutterstock)

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9. New Zealand

Having jumped four spots from the 2013 report, it’s not hard to see why New Zealanders are happy – and getting happier. Nestled in the South Pacific, this island nation has a stable government, generous social welfare and plenty of beautiful scenery.

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