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What Are The World’s 20 Most And Least Stable Countries In 2016

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What Are The World’s 20 Most And Least Stable Countries In 2016

Unsurprisingly, Finland was ranked as the most stable country in the world in 2016, according to newly released Fragile States Index (FSI) published by the US-based Fund for Peace. Somalia, the east African nation, was ranked as the world’s least-stable country.

Right behind Finland comes Norway and New Zealand. Denmark comes in 4th place, followed by Switzerland, Australia, and Ireland. Out of 178 countries, ranked No. 17 – less fragile than the United States which ranked No. 20, Russia at No. 65, India at No. 70, and China at No. 92.

On the other end of the spectrum Somalia, South Sudan, and Central African Republic stand at the bottom of the Index as the world’s least-stable countries in 2016.

The world’s 20 most stable countries in 2016

1. Finland
2. Norway

3. New Zealand
4. Denmark
5. Switzerland
6. Australia

7. Ireland
8. Sweden

9. Iceland
10. Canada

11. Luxembourg
12. Austria

13. Netherlands
14. Germany

15. Belgium
16. Portugal

17. United Kingdom
18. Singapore

19. Slovenia
90. United States

The world’s 20 least-stable countries in 2016

1. Somalia
2. South Sudan

3. Central African Republic
4. Sudan

5. Yemen
6. Syria

7. Chad
8. Congo (D. R.)

9. Afghanistan
10. Haiti

11. Iraq
12. Guinea

13. Nigeria
14. Pakistan

15. Burundi
16. Zimbabwe

17. Guinea Bissau
18. Eritrea

19. Niger
20. Kenya

The index assesses the levels of stability and the pressures faced in 178 independent states and territories, based on 12 primary indicators such as: economic equality, , , , , prevalence of refugees, demographic pressures and brain drain.

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