Failed States 2021

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We’ve all heard of states – a territory that is organized under one government. However, what happens when this political structure just doesn’t work as it should? The result is a failed state.

There are two characteristics of a failed state. The first is that the government cannot project authority over the people and the territory. The second is that it is unable to protect its boundaries. In other words, the government structure is completely unsuccessful. The government of a failed state is unable to control its people or resources, and there are very few – if any – public services available.

There are many reasons why a state would fail. A predatory and corrupt government is one major reason. Other reasons include civil wars, genocide, and ethnic violence. A failed state can’t implement public policies, infrastructure is not effectively built, and civil liberties and human rights are unprotected. There is no physical security for a failed state’s residents, and there is no stable political or economic systems in place.

Currently, there are many states throughout the world that are noted to be “failed states,” while others classify them as “vulnerable,” meaning that unless change comes soon, the states will fail.

Some of the states most in danger of failing include states like Nicaragua, Brazil, Sudan, and North Korea, due to corruption. States like Libya, Iraq, Pakistan and Siberia are in danger of failing because of rebellion. Other states including Nigeria and Nepal are at risk because of democratic collapse. States including Iraq, Yemen and Turkey are in danger to religious and ethnic conflicts.

Failed States 2021

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Failed States 2021

Country Fragile States Index 2021 Population
Yemen113.530,490,640
Somalia112.316,359,504
South Sudan112.211,381,378
Syria111.518,275,702
Dr Congo110.292,377,993
Central African Republic108.94,919,981
Chad108.516,914,985
Sudan10844,909,353
Afghanistan10539,835,428
Zimbabwe99.515,092,171
Guinea99.413,497,244
Haiti99.311,541,685
Iraq99.141,179,350
Nigeria98.5211,400,708
Burundi98.212,255,433
Cameroon9727,224,265
Eritrea96.43,601,467
Niger96.225,130,817
Guinea Bissau95.52,015,494
Uganda95.347,123,531
Mali94.520,855,735
Myanmar94.354,806,012
Pakistan94.2225,199,937
Ethiopia94.2117,876,227
Kenya93.554,985,698
North Korea92.725,887,041
Republic Of The Congo92.55,657,013
Libya92.26,958,532
Ivory Coast92.127,053,629
Liberia90.25,180,203
Mauritania90.14,775,119
Venezuela89.328,704,954
Mozambique88.732,163,047
Egypt88.4104,258,327
Angola87.833,933,610
Bangladesh87.7166,303,498
Rwanda87.513,276,513
Togo87.48,478,250
Sierra Leone86.88,141,343
Zambia85.718,920,651
Timor Leste85.51,343,873
Eswatini85.31,172,362
Djibouti85.11,002,187
Lebanon856,769,146
Nepal84.729,674,920
Sri Lanka8421,497,310
Burkina Faso83.921,497,096
Gambia83.92,486,945
Malawi83.319,647,684
Philippines83.1111,046,913
Papua New Guinea83.19,119,010
Iran8385,028,759
Equatorial Guinea82.61,449,896
Cambodia82.516,946,438
Solomon Islands81.9703,996
Comoros81.7888,451
Guatemala81.418,249,860
Madagascar80.928,427,328
Turkey80.385,042,738
Tanzania80.161,498,437
Lesotho79.72,159,079
Laos78.77,379,358
Nicaragua78.16,702,385
Honduras77.810,062,991
Tajikistan77.79,749,627
Senegal77.217,196,301
Israel76.58,789,774
Kyrgyzstan76.26,628,356
Jordan75.910,269,021
Colombia75.751,265,844
Uzbekistan75.733,935,763
Algeria75.444,616,624
Russia74.7145,912,025
India74.41,393,409,038
Morocco73.937,344,795
Benin73.612,451,040
Azerbaijan73.210,223,342
Thailand73.169,950,850
Micronesia73116,254
Bolivia72.911,832,940
Georgia723,979,765
Bhutan72779,898
Brazil71.8213,993,437
Fiji71.7902,906
Turkmenistan71.46,117,924
Bosnia And Herzegovina71.33,263,466
Ecuador71.217,888,475
China71.11,444,216,107
South Africa71.160,041,994
Sao Tome And Principe71.1223,368
Ukraine7143,466,819
Gabon70.52,278,825
Indonesia70.4276,361,783
Saudi Arabia70.435,340,683
Tunisia70.111,935,766
El Salvador69.86,518,499
Maldives69.8543,617
Mexico69.7130,262,216
Peru68.233,359,418
Belarus68.29,442,862
Guyana68.2790,326
Serbia688,697,550
Moldova67.14,024,019
Paraguay677,219,638
Armenia66.72,968,127
Cape Verde66.6561,898
Namibia66.42,587,344
Dominican Republic66.210,953,703
Vietnam66.198,168,833
Ghana65.931,732,129
Samoa64.2200,149
Bahrain63.81,748,296
Belize62.5404,914
Suriname61.9591,800
Kazakhstan61.618,994,962
Jamaica61.22,973,463
Cuba60.811,317,505
Malaysia60.532,776,194
Botswana59.52,397,241
Albania58.92,872,933
Cyprus57.81,215,584
Grenada57.6113,021
Brunei57.5441,532
Montenegro55.3628,053
Seychelles55.298,908
Antigua And Barbuda54.498,731
Mongolia54.13,329,289
Greece53.910,370,744
Trinidad And Tobago531,403,375
Bulgaria50.66,896,663
Oman505,223,375
Hungary49.69,634,164
Bahamas48.8396,913
Barbados48287,711
Romania47.819,127,774
Croatia47.54,081,651
Panama474,381,579
Argentina4645,605,826
Qatar45.42,930,528
Latvia43.91,866,942
Italy43.860,367,477
Poland42.837,797,005
Costa Rica425,139,052
Estonia40.81,325,185
Spain40.746,745,216
Slovakia40.55,460,721
United Arab Emirates40.19,991,089
Chile38.919,212,361
Mauritius38.91,273,433
Lithuania38.12,689,862
United States38332,915,073
Czech Republic37.610,724,555
United Kingdom36.768,207,116
Malta34.5442,784
Japan34.3126,050,804
Uruguay343,485,151
South Korea33.751,305,186
France3265,426,179
Belgium28.611,632,326
Singapore28.15,896,686
Slovenia282,078,724
Portugal25.310,167,925
Austria259,043,070
Netherlands24.817,173,099
Germany24.783,900,473
Ireland20.64,982,907
Luxembourg20.4634,814
Sweden20.310,160,169
New Zealand20.14,860,643
Canada2038,067,903
Iceland19.8343,353
Australia19.725,788,215
Denmark19.55,813,298
Switzerland18.78,715,494
Norway185,465,630
Finland16.95,548,360
Kuwait3.24,328,550

Failed States 2021