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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 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.”

The U.S. ranks 60th in visa requirements

28 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, 158 citizens of nations are required to obtain visas in order to travel to the United States, which makes the United States tied for sixtieth (with Guyana) in that category. Afghanistan, American Samoa, Comoros, Djibouti, Laos, Myanmar, North Korea, and Somalia are tied for first, each requiring visas from 192 countries.

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The U.S. ranks 111th in percent Islam

6 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to islamicweb.com, the United States ranks one-hundred-and-eleventh out of one hundred and thirty ranked countries in terms of the percentage of the population that is Muslim. Afghanistan, Bahrain, Libya, Maldives, Mauritania, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Western Sahara tied for first.