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The U.S. ranks 19th in state success

9 November 2012 1 comment

According to the Fund for Peace, the United States has a “failed state index” score of 34.8, which makes the United States the nineteenth most successful state in the world, out of one hundred seventy seven countries ranked in that category. Finland ranks first, with a score of 20.0. The least successful state in the world is Somalia, with a score of 114.9 out of 120 possible points.

The U.S. is listed as a “stable” nation by the Fund for Peace, but not a “sustainable” nation.

The U.S. ranks 37th in upholding rule of law

3 August 2010 Leave a comment

According to the 2010 Failed States Index, the United States has a score of 3.7 out of 10 (lower score=better) in the category of “Suspension or Arbitrary Application of the Rule of Law and Widespread Violation of Human Rights,” which makes the United States tied for thirty-seventh with Malta and Mauritius (out of 177 ranked countries) in that category. The Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Denmark were tied for first, with a score of 1.3.


The U.S. ranks 21st in state legitimacy

26 July 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Fund for Peace, the United States has a score of 2.5 on the “Criminalization and/or Delegitimization of the State” indicator of the 2010 Failed State Index. That makes the United States rank twenty-first out of one hundred and seventy-seven ranked countries. Finland ranked first with a score of 0.7.

The U.S. ranks 158th in 2010 Failed State Index

24 July 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Fund for Peace, the United States has a “failed state index” score of 35.3, which makes the United States rank one-hundred-fifty-eighth out of one-hundred-seventy-seven ranked countries. Somalia ranks first, with a score of 114.3 out of 120 possible points.

The U.S. score puts the U.S. in the category of “moderate” as opposed to “sustainable.”