The 25 Most Failed States on Earth

Geoffrey Ingersoll and Brian Jones, Business Insider, July 11, 2013

This summer, Foreign Policy came out with its annual list of the most failed states on the globe, based on 12 metrics including social, economic, and political and military indicators.

We covered how Canada beat out the U.S. as less of a failed state.

Now, we’re giving a complete breakdown of the worst of the worst. In the year 2013, it’s hard to believe that life can be so bad.

[Editor’s Note: The list is available in slideshow format here. Each state is accompanied by a stunning photo like the one for Kenya, below.]


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