Saturday, June 28, 2014
The United States became markedly less stable in 2013, largely thanks to November’s government shutdown. In the annual Fragile States Index — which assesses corruption, factionalism, economic inequality and other factors — the U.S. trailed 19 other countries. The robust democracies of Scandinavia are global leaders, whereas the world’s youngest state, South Sudan, is also its most fragile. Just 17 percent of the global population lives in stable countries, while the rest operate dangerously close to the brink.
Here are the top 10 Most Fragile States:
1 South Sudan
4 Congo (D. R.)