US Foundation: Finland and Somalia Represent the Extremes


By D. Thomas

According to the annual Failed States Index, Finland is the world’s most stable state whereas Somalia is the world’s most unstable nation.

The Failed States Index published annually by US-based Fund for Peace Foundation reports that Finland is the world’s most stable state. The foundation compares different countries based on various criteria including human rights, public services, property distribution and the number of refugees.

No other country compares with the high score of Finland. Close behind Finland in ratings are Swedent, Denmark, Switzerland and Norway.

According to the foundation’s report, the most unstable country in the world is Somalia. This was followed by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and South Sudan.

The Fund for Peace published the report for the eighth time.

Source: YLE