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This is a list of countries by order of appearance in the Failed States
Failed state
The term failed state is often used by political commentators and journalists to describe a state perceived as having failed at some of the basic conditions and responsibilities of a sovereign government...

 Index of the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 think-tank
Think tank
A think tank is an organization that conducts research and engages in advocacy in areas such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, and technology issues. Most think tanks are non-profit organizations, which some countries such as the United States and Canada provide with tax...

 Fund For Peace
Fund for Peace
The Fund for Peace is an independent Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit research and educational institution. Founded in 1957, FfP, a non-governmental organization, "works to prevent violent conflict and promote sustainable security.”...

. A failed state
Sovereign state
A sovereign state, or simply, state, is a state with a defined territory on which it exercises internal and external sovereignty, a permanent population, a government, and the capacity to enter into relations with other sovereign states. It is also normally understood to be a state which is neither...

 has several attributes. Common indicators include a state whose central government is so weak or ineffective that it has little practical control over much of its territory; non-provision of public services; widespread corruption and criminality; refugees and involuntary movement of populations; sharp economic decline. Since 2005, the index has been published annually by the Fund for Peace and the magazine Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy is a bimonthly American magazine founded in 1970 by Samuel P. Huntington and Warren Demian Manshel.Originally, the magazine was a quarterly...

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Change in rank from 2010 is shown in parentheses and the three table headings correspond to those used by the Fund for Peace and Foreign Policy magazine. This is the current list for 2011.

The report uses 12 factors to determine the rating for each nation including security threats, economic implosion, human rights
Human rights
Human rights are "commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being." Human rights are thus conceived as universal and egalitarian . These rights may exist as natural rights or as legal rights, in both national...

 violations and refugee flows.

Indicators of a failed state


12 factors are used by Fund For Peace
Fund for Peace
The Fund for Peace is an independent Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit research and educational institution. Founded in 1957, FfP, a non-governmental organization, "works to prevent violent conflict and promote sustainable security.”...

 to ascertain the status of a country.

Social

  • Mounting demographic pressures.
  • Massive displacement of refugees, creating severe humanitarian emergencies
    Humanitarian crisis
    A humanitarian crisis is an event or series of events which represents a critical threat to the health, safety, security or wellbeing of a community or other large group of people, usually over a wide area...

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  • Widespread vengeance-seeking group grievance.
  • Chronic and sustained human flight
    Emigration
    Emigration is the act of leaving one's country or region to settle in another. It is the same as immigration but from the perspective of the country of origin. Human movement before the establishment of political boundaries or within one state is termed migration. There are many reasons why people...

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  • Slum creation in poor areas.

Political

  • Criminalization and/or delegitimization of the state.
  • Deterioration of public services.
  • Suspension or arbitrary application of law; widespread human rights abuses.
  • Security apparatus operating as a "state within a state".
  • Rise of factionalized elites.
  • Intervention of external political agents.

Alert



Rank Country FSI
2011 Change compared to 2010 2011 Change compared to 2010
1  Somalia 113.4 (0.9)
2  Chad 110.3 (3.0)
3  Sudan 108.7 (3.1)
4 (1)  Democratic Republic of the Congo 108.2 (1.7)
5 (6)  Haiti 108.0 (6.4)
6 (2)  Zimbabwe 107.2 (3.0)
7 (1)  Afghanistan 107.5 (1.8)
8  Central African Republic 105.0 (1.4)
9 (2)  Iraq 104.8 (2.5)
10 (2)  Côte d'Ivoire 102.8 (1.6)
11 (2)  Guinea 102.5 (2.5)
12 (2)  Pakistan 102.3 (0.2)
13 (2)  Yemen 100.3 (0.3)
14  Nigeria 99.9 (0.3)
15 (5)  Niger 99.1 (1.3)
16 (3)  Kenya 98.7 (2.0)
17 (6)  Burundi 98.6 (1.9)

Rank Country FSI
2011 Change compared to 2010 2011 Change compared to 2010
18 (2)  Myanmar 98.3 (1.1)
19 (3)  Guinea-Bissau 98.3 (1.1)
20 (3)  Ethiopia 98.2 (0.6)
21  Uganda 96.3 (1.2)
22 (3)  North Korea 95.6 (2.2)
23 (5)  East Timor 94.9 (1.0)
24 (2)  Cameroon 94.6 (0.8)
25 (1)  Bangladesh 94.4 (1.7)
26 (7)  Liberia 94.0 (3.7)
27 (1)  Nepal 93.7 (1.7)
28 (2)  Eritrea 93.6 (0.3)
29 (4)  Sri Lanka 93.1 (2.6)
30 (2)  Sierra Leone 92.1 (1.5)
31 (14)  Kyrgyzstan 91.8 (3.4)
32 (1)  Republic of the Congo 91.4 (1.1)
33 (5)  Malawi 91.2 (2.4)
34 (6)  Rwanda 91.0 (2.3)
35 (3)  Iran 90.2 (2.0)


Warning



Rank Country FSI
2011 Change compared to 2010 2011 Change compared to 2010
36 (11)  Togo 89.4 (1.3)
37 (2)  Burkina Faso 88.6 (2.1)
38 (2)  Cambodia 88.5 (0.2)
39 (1)  Tajikistan 88.3 (0.9)
40 (4)  Uzbekistan 88.3 (2.2)
41 (3)  Equatorial Guinea 88.1 (0.4)
42 (3)  Mauritania 88.0 (1.1)
43 (9)  Lebanon 87.7 (3.2)
44 (2)  Colombia 87.0 (1.2)
45 (4)  Egypt 86.8 (0.8)
46 (6)  Laos 86.7 (2.0)
47 (10)  Georgia (country) 86.4 (4.0)
48  Syria 85.9 (3.0)
49 (6)  Solomon Islands 85.9 (2.7)
50  Bhutan 85.0 (2.3)
51  Philippines 85.0 (2.1)
52 (7)  Angola 84.6 (0.9)
53 (1)  Israel /  West Bank 84.4 (0.2)
54 (2)  Papua New Guinea 84.2 (0.3)
55 (1)  Zambia 83.8 (0.1)
56 (4)  Comoros 83.6 (1.6)
57 (12)  Mozambique 83.6 (2.1)
58 (6)  Madagascar 83.2 (0.6)
59 (6)  Bolivia 82.9 (2.0)
60 (8)  Djibouti 82.6 (0.7)
61 (2)  Swaziland 82.5 (0.3)
62 (7)  Ecuador 82.2 (0.5)
63 (8)  Azerbaijan 81.9 (2.5)
64 (3)  Indonesia 81.6 (1.5)
65 (7)  Tanzania 81.3 (0.1)
66 (8)  Moldova 81.2 (2.6)
67 (2)  Nicaragua 81.2 (1.3)
68 (6)  Fiji 81.1 (0.6)
69 (6)  The Gambia 80.9 (0.7)
70 (10)  Bosnia and Herzegovina 80.9 (2.6)
71 (4)  Lesotho 80.4 (1.8)
72 (10)  People's Republic of China 80.1 (2.9)
73 (1)  Guatemala 80.1 (1.1)
74 (19)  Benin 80.0 (3.2)
75 (10)  Turkmenistan 79.7 (2.8)
76 (3)  India 79.3 (0.1)
77 (1)  Mali 79.3
78 (2)  Honduras 78.3 (1.7)
79 (2)  Thailand 78.3 (0.5)
80 (3)  Venezuela 78.2 (0.5)

Rank Country FSI
2011 Change compared to 2010 2011 Change compared to 2010
81 (10)  Algeria 78.0 (3.3)
82 (2)  Russia 77.7 (1.3)
83 (1)  Belarus 77.6 (1.1)
84 (9)  Dominican Republic 76.9 (0.1)
85 (14)  Senegal 76.8 (2.2)
86 (9)  Cuba 76.6 (2.8)
87 (3)  Morocco 76.3 (0.7)
88 (7)  Vietnam 76.1 (0.5)
89 (4)  El Salvador 76.0 (1.2)
90 (2)  Cape Verde 75.8 (1.6)
91 (7)  Maldives 75.6 (2.7)
92 (6)  Gabon 75.3
93 (6)  Saudi Arabia 75.2 (2.3)
94 (2)  Mexico 75.1 (1.0)
95 (6)  Turkey 74.9 (2.2)
96 (6)  Jordan 74.5 (2.5)
97 (1)  São Tomé and Príncipe 74.5 (1.3)
98 (11)  Serbia (without Kosovo
Kosovo
Kosovo is a region in southeastern Europe. Part of the Ottoman Empire for more than five centuries, later the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija within Serbia...

)
74.4 (3.4)
99 (6)  Peru 73.6 (3.3)
100 (3)  Guyana 72.6 (0.4)
101 (6)  Paraguay 72.4 (0.3)
102  Armenia 72.3 (1.8)
103 (6)  Federated States of Micronesia 71.9 (1.3)
104 (3)  Namibia 71.7 (2.8)
105  Suriname 71.1 (1.4)
106 (3)  Republic of Macedonia 71.0 (1.7)
107 (3)  Kazakhstan 70.2 (2.5)
108 (10)  Tunisia 70.1 (2.6)
109 (2)  Samoa 69.5 (1.6)
110 (1)  Ukraine 69.0 (0.5)
111  Libya 68.7 (0.4)
112 (2)  Malaysia 68.7 (0.5)
113  Botswana 67.9 (0.7)
114 (2)  Belize 67.7 (1.0)
115 (7)  Ghana 67.7 (0.6)
116 (2)  Cyprus 67.6 (0.4)
117 (1)  South Africa 67.6 (0.3)
118 (2)  Jamaica 67.1 (0.3)
119 (4)  Seychelles 67.0 (0.9)
120 (3)  Grenada 66.4 (0.6)
121  Albania 66.1 (1.0)
122 (5)  Brunei 65.8 (1.8)
123 (4)  Brazil 65.1 (2.3)
124  Trinidad and Tobago 63.7 (2.4)


Moderate



Rank Country FSI
2011 Change compared to 2010 2011 Change compared to 2010
125 (2)  Antigua and Barbuda 59.9 (1.0)
126 (2)  Kingdom of Romania 59.8 (0.4)
127 (2)  Mongolia 59.6 (0.5)
128 (3)  Kuwait 59.5 (2.0)
129 (4)  Bahrain 59.0 (0.2)
130 (4)  Kingdom of Bulgaria 59.0 (2.2)
131 (1)  Panama 57.8 (1.5)
132 (1)  Independent State of Croatia 57.3 (1.7)
133 (1)  The Bahamas 56.5 (2.4)
134  Kingdom of Montenegro 56.3 (1.0)
135 (1)  Latvia 54.2 (1.2)
136 (1)  Barbados 52.8 (2.6)
137 (1)  Costa Rica 50.6 (1.4)
138 (1)  United Arab Emirates 50.4 (2.0)
139  Qatar 49.5 (2.3)
140  Estonia 49.3 (1.0)
141 (3)  Oman 49.3 (0.6)
142 (1)  Hungary 48.7 (2.4)
143 (4)  Greece 47.4 (1.5)
144 (1)  Slovakia 47.1 (1.7)
145 (3)  Argentina 46.8 (1.0)

Rank Country FSI
2011 Change compared to 2010 2011 Change compared to 2010
146 (4)  Poland 46.8 (2.2)
147 (2)  Italy 45.8 (0.1)
148 (3)  Malta 45.4 (2.8)
149 (3)  Lithuania 45.3 (2.5)
150  Mauritius 44.2 (0.2)
151  Spain 43.1 (0.4)
152  Czech Republic 42.4 (0.9)
153 (3)  Chile 40.7 (2.7)
154  Uruguay 40.4 (0.9)
155 (2)  South Korea 38.8 (2.5)
156  Slovenia 35.5 (0.5)
157 (3)  Singapore 35.1 (0.3)
158  United States 34.8 (0.5)
159 (2)  United Kingdom 34.1 (0.2)
160 (3)  Belgium 34.1 (2.1)
161 (2)  Early Modern France 34.0 (0.9)
162 (5)  Germany 33.9 (1.5)
163 (1)  Portugal 32.3 (0.8)
164  Japan 31.0 (0.3)
165  Iceland 30.1 (0.3)


Sustainable



Rank Country FSI
2011 Change compared to 2010 2011 Change compared to 2010
166 (1)  Netherlands 28.3 (0.4)
167 (2)  Australia 28.1 (0.8)
168 (2)  Canada 27.7 (0.2)
169 (1)  Austria 27.3 (0.1)
170 (2)  Luxembourg 26.1 (1.2)
171 (2)  Republic of Ireland 25.3 (2.9)

Rank Country FSI
2011 Change compared to 2010 2011 Change compared to 2010
172 (2)  New Zealand 24.8 (0.9)
173 (1)  Denmark 23.8 (0.9)
174  Switzerland 23.2 (1.4)
175  Sweden 22.8 (1.9)
176 (1)  Norway 20.4 (1.7)
177 (1)  Finland 19.7 (0.4)


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