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Political Stability by Country 2024

In today's world, there is a significant amount of uncertainty. We are dealing with the largest land war in Europe since WWII, there is a global pandemic that continues to wreak havoc on most of the world, and there are autocrats who are seeking to throw us into a new Cold War. As a result, many people are curious about the political stability of certain countries. When we are talking about political stability, we are referring to whether a country is prone to civil unrest and whether the government is prone to being overthrown. We are also talking about countries that have a peaceful transition of power whenever an election takes place.

Why Is Political Stability Important?

Political stability is important for a number of reasons. First, it is very difficult for a government to support its citizens if there is no stability. If a country is considered politically unstable, the people who run the country are going to be more concerned about keeping themselves in power and less concerned about providing the necessary support for its people. Furthermore, political stability is important because it allows countries to form alliances with others. If a country is deemed politically unstable, it will be difficult for other countries to take the leader of that country seriously. Finally, political stability is also important from a safety perspective. If a country is not politically stable, it is prone to having protests, riots, and even a full-out civil war in the worst situations.

What Is the Most Political Stable Country?

There are plenty of countries in the world that are considered politically stable, and most of them are located in the developed world. For example, Switzerland is generally called the most politically stable country on Earth. This is a country that takes a stance of isolationism whenever a conflict breaks out, and Switzerland was not even involved in World War 2. Furthermore, because it is so stable, it is widely considered to be the center of Europe's economy. It was even major news when Switzerland broke with its long-standing policy of isolationism to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine, even though every other country in Europe, except Belarus, did so.

Is The Political Stability of the United States Strong?

The United States is still widely considered to be the bastion of the Free World. Therefore, the United States is widely considered to be a politically stable country; however, this is something that has been tested significantly during the past few years. Efforts are being made to undermine free elections in the United States by casting doubt on whether the ballots that are cast are fair. In addition, there was a riot at the US Capitol on January 6th after the most recent presidential election, indicating that there were a lot of people who were embracing conspiracy theories about elections in the United States. Even though the country is still relatively stable, this is something that has been tested recently.

- Scores in the Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism index range from a highest/most stable score of approximately 2.5 to the lowest/least stable score of approximately -2.5.
- The Percentile Rank indicates each country's level of stability compared to other countries. Higher percentages indicate greater stability and lower percentages indicate less stability.

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Country
Governance Value
Percentile Ranking
Liechtenstein1.6499.53
Andorra1.5998.58
Aruba1.4797.64
Singapore1.4697.17
New Zealand1.3196.23
Dominica1.395.75
Brunei1.2694.81
Iceland1.2695.28
Micronesia1.2194.34
Monaco1.293.87
San Marino1.293.87
Tuvalu1.1892.92
Switzerland1.1692.45
Barbados1.1591.51
Macau1.1390.09
Kiribati1.1289.62
Tonga1.1189.15
Uruguay1.188.21
Palau1.188.68
Botswana1.0887.26
Samoa1.0887.74
Japan1.0786.79
Luxembourg1.0686.32
Grenada1.0485.38
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1.0485.38
Bermuda1.0384.43
Qatar0.9683.96
Costa Rica0.9583.49
Vanuatu0.9583.02
Antigua and Barbuda0.9482.55
Australia0.9381.6
Cape Verde0.9381.13
Malta0.9180.66
Sweden0.980.19
Finland0.8979.72
Ireland0.8878.77
Bahamas0.8879.25
Denmark0.8777.36
Saint Lucia0.8777.83
Portugal0.8675.94
Norway0.8676.42
Bhutan0.8676.89
Mauritius0.8475.47
Czech Republic0.8275
Canada0.7773.58
Fiji0.7673.11
Seychelles0.7672.64
Netherlands0.7271.23
Estonia0.7271.7
Slovenia0.7170.75
United Arab Emirates0.770.28
Maldives0.6769.81
Lithuania0.6569.34
Hungary0.6467.92
Austria0.6468.87
Germany0.6167.45
Hong Kong0.6166.51
Croatia0.6166.98
Sao Tome and Principe0.6166.04
Belgium0.5865.57
South Korea0.5664.62
Namibia0.5664.15
Puerto Rico0.5463.68
Oman0.5362.74
Mongolia0.5363.21
United Kingdom0.562.26
Poland0.561.79
Romania0.4960.85
Latvia0.4860.38
Slovakia0.4459.91
Belize0.4359.43
Cyprus0.4258.96
Italy0.4158.49
Suriname0.458.02
Jamaica0.3857.55
Solomon Islands0.3857.08
Trinidad and Tobago0.3656.6
France0.3356.13
Dominican Republic0.3355.19
Panama0.354.72
Kuwait0.2854.25
Spain0.2753.3
Bulgaria0.2552.36
Malaysia0.1451.89
Chile0.1251.42
North Macedonia0.1250.94
Albania0.1150.47
Zambia0.150
Gabon0.0749.53
Greece0.0649.06
Gambia0.0548.58
Paraguay0.0448.11
Rwanda0.0347.64
Guyana0.0347.17
Argentina-0.0146.7
Republic of the Congo-0.0246.23
Vietnam-0.0345.75
United States-0.0445.28
Cambodia-0.0444.81
Montenegro-0.0644.34
Ghana-0.0743.87
Equatorial Guinea-0.0743.4
Sierra Leone-0.0942.92
Turkmenistan-0.142.45
Lesotho-0.1341.98
Malawi-0.1541.51
Senegal-0.1540.57
El Salvador-0.1541.04
Serbia-0.1740.09
Uzbekistan-0.239.62
Comoros-0.2339.15
Ecuador-0.2438.68
Nepal-0.2537.74
Eswatini-0.2538.21
Tanzania-0.2736.79
Bolivia-0.2836.32
Liberia-0.2935.85
Guatemala-0.334.91
Jordan-0.335.38
Morocco-0.3234.43
Brazil-0.3333.96
Benin-0.3533.02
Nicaragua-0.3533.49
Saudi Arabia-0.3632.08
Kazakhstan-0.3632.55
Thailand-0.3831.6
Guinea Bissau-0.3931.13
North Korea-0.4130.19
Bahrain-0.4130.66
China-0.4428.3
Indonesia-0.4429.25
Georgia-0.4428.77
Bosnia and Herzegovina-0.4429.72
Peru-0.4527.83
Mauritania-0.5127.36
Djibouti-0.5126.89
Ivory Coast-0.5226.42
Madagascar-0.5325.94
Honduras-0.5525
Kyrgyzstan-0.5525.47
India-0.5724.53
Tunisia-0.624.06
Papua New Guinea-0.6123.58
Colombia-0.6423.11
Angola-0.6522.64
Moldova-0.6722.17
Mexico-0.6921.7
Tajikistan-0.6921.23
Philippines-0.7120.28
Togo-0.7120.75
South Africa-0.7219.81
Algeria-0.7419.34
Sri Lanka-0.7918.87
Belarus-0.7918.4
Armenia-0.817.92
Uganda-0.8117.45
Guinea-0.8616.98
Zimbabwe-0.8816.51
Russia-0.9216.04
Azerbaijan-0.9315.57
Kenya-0.9415.09
Eritrea-0.9714.62
Egypt-1.0314.15
Turkey-1.0413.68
Bangladesh-1.0913.21
Burundi-1.1912.74
Venezuela-1.2612.26
Mozambique-1.2911.32
Israel-1.2911.79
Cameroon-1.3510.85
Haiti-1.4110.38
Niger-1.479.91
Lebanon-1.479.43
Chad-1.488.96
Iran-1.598.49
Burkina Faso-1.788.02
Nigeria-1.87.55
Pakistan-1.96.6
DR Congo-1.986.13
Sudan-25.19
Ukraine-25.66
Ethiopia-2.044.72
Central African Republic-2.164.25
Libya-2.23.77
Iraq-2.472.36
Yemen-2.481.89
Mali-2.481.42
Somalia-2.480.94
Afghanistan-2.550.47
Syria-2.80
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