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Most Fragile Countries not in Africa

Can you name the most fragile countries of the world that aren't in Africa, according to the 2016 Fragile States Index?
  • Based on 12 factors including demographic pressure, economic failure, and political discord
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Jan 01, 2017
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Rank
Score
Country
4
111.5
6
110.8
9
107.9
10
105.1
11
104.7
14
101.7
26
96.3
30
93.9
33
91.2
35
90.8
Rank
Score
Country
36
90.7
40
89.6
43
87.7
46
87.4
47
86.9
50
86.2
52
85.3
54
84.7
55
84.4
58
83.8
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(69)
Might be useful to have an explanation of what the Fragile States Index is.
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Jan 1, 2017
(65)
Yes. First I thought this referred to ecology
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Jan 1, 2017
(68)
From Wikipedia: The Fragile States Index (formerly the Failed States Index) aims to assess states' vulnerability to conflict or collapse, ranking all sovereign states with membership in the United Nations where there is enough data available for analysis.
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Jan 2, 2017
(60)
And why would you think that?
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Jan 2, 2017
I added a caveat
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Jan 2, 2017
(56)
I thought ecology too, and the picture of the dragons blood trees didn't do much to dissuade that notion.
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Mar 20, 2017
(47)
Yes, please.
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Jan 1, 2017
(67)
Exactly. I only got what I did by guessing Asian countries.
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Jan 1, 2017
(60)
Using your brain to interpret what "Fragile States Index" is, I can tell that it means a list of countries with the most unstable and very corrupt governments. See, it isn't too hard to use critical thinking once in a while.
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Jan 1, 2017
(67)
Well, critical, at least.
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Jan 1, 2017
(79)
You say this, yet Somalia is not on this list--the country has literally been operating without a functioning government since 1992. How is that not "fragile?" Venezuela has hyperinflation and starvation rampant in the country--how are they not on this list? I think we definitely need the parameters that define "fragile."
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Jan 1, 2017
(64)
@sf49ers Somalia is in Africa
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Jan 1, 2017
(60)
What Tramp said, and the quiz does say: "..not in Africa", but I'm sure Somalia would be on here.
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Jan 2, 2017
(58)
Wow, Gamer! Using brandybuck's brain to critically-think!
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Jan 3, 2017
(60)
So I got his brain and I started thinking critically? How's that possible? :P
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Jan 3, 2017
(75)
I am surprised that Yemen is topping Syria.
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Jan 1, 2017
Me too
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Jan 2, 2017
(46)
Yemen's civil war at the moment is probably worse than Syria's but the media's coverage has been far lower so most people are barely aware of it.
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Jan 2, 2017
(51)
swathes of yemen are already completely under militant rule and that amount grows everyday...same with afghanistan where al qaeda is making a terrifying comeback
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Mar 20, 2017
(53)
I am honestly surprised that Venezuela isn't on the list.
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Jan 1, 2017
(68)
It's #63 (#23 on this list), behind Uzbekistan and Guatemala. The US press tends to gleefully report what goes wrong in Venezuela, after years of being teased by Chavez, which is probably why Uzbekistan and Guatemala, and many countries in the Top 20, are less noticed than Venezuela. Also, many rating numbers are so close together that in real terms a whole bunch of nations are as "fragile" as each other.
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Jan 2, 2017
While Venezuela would score poorly in economic areas, they don't have overpopulation or ethnic/religious conflict. It's not tough to imagine that things will rapidly improve once the Chavistas are gone. The problems in other countries are more intractable. Which is why the situation in Venezuela is so sad. It's entirely self-inflicted.
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Jan 2, 2017
(67)
Really, if Venezuela isn't on this list, the list is silly. Maybe things have gotten worse since the list was compiled, but I don't believe there's a country more fragile than Venezuela that isn't in open civil war.
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Mar 20, 2017
(72)
Went through a bunch of the Pacific island countries and figured I was on the wrong track. I guess I didn't go through them all! :-\ And missed one very obvious one near the USA. Nice quiz.
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Jan 3, 2017
(65)
I went that direction too. I thought those ones with all the a's and u's that are going to be totally underwater in under 50 years surely qualified as "fragile".
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Jan 5, 2017
(63)
That was fun! In a depressing sort of way... Nearly missed North Korea because I was thinking largely about government hold on power. Finally broadened my thinking a little bit. Some past experience with UN Peacekeeping made Solomon Islands an easy guess.
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Jan 13, 2017
(48)
North Korea? But not Lebanon? Really?
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Jan 31, 2017
(38)
Venezuela should be on this list
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Mar 20, 2017
(38)
i have never read so many pompous comments anywhere
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Mar 20, 2017
(62)
New to jetpunk eh?
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Mar 22, 2017
(34)
I'm in a Fragile State after the weekend I had
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Mar 20, 2017
(45)
Note to self: when it says NOT in Africa, don't start typing lots of African countries and wonder why none of the them are correct...
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Mar 20, 2017
(60)
Note to self: read fitheach's note to self...
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Mar 20, 2017
(62)
Anyone else get Yemen straight from the photo?
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Mar 20, 2017
(60)
Nope! My first guess for that picture would have been Madagascar. Which, obviously, wasn't an option, so...
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Mar 20, 2017
(66)
I did! That's why I thought it was environmental fragility until I went back and read the note.
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Mar 20, 2017
(50)
Yesss. Socotra dragon trees.
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Mar 20, 2017
(42)
No Cuba? Surprised by that.
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Mar 20, 2017
(53)
Cuba's not all that bad, relatively speaking. It's a very poor country, but that's about it. There isn't much violence. People don't live well by any stretch, but there is no civil unrest or threat of war. There is a lot of national pride too. I think most of us find the government's stronghold over the people upsetting (I certainly do), but a lot of Cubans genuinely believe(d) in Castro and support Communism. Whether that's a consequence of propaganda is a fair question...but I think most countries' citizens are swayed by propaganda. The real exacerbating factor for Cuba is the embargo/blockade, but with relations with the U.S. opening up, there is hope for the future in Cuba. Every nation on this list has a much, much bleaker outlook...
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Mar 20, 2017
(62)
Also surprised no Greece given their economy and the migrant crisis
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Mar 20, 2017
(50)
That's because Greece is comparatively developed. No overpopulation, no starvation, no religion or ethnicity conflicts, democracy, you get the gist.
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Mar 20, 2017
(69)
Europe in general seems to be doing pretty well all things considered. Most of its countries are at the very bottom of the list. Highest is Russia at #65.
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Mar 20, 2017
(69)
Feels like there was too much time. Normally I never would have guessed the Solomon Islands or East Timor over Thailand, Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Iran and so on... but there was so much time I managed 100% with 1:23 left through almost random guessing. (well not completely random, skipped over Europe completely now that I think about it- didn't even guess Ukraine or Romania)
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Mar 20, 2017
(69)
I know these guess-a-country quizzes typically are 4 minutes long. But even in most cases that seems like an excessive time limit. When you block out Africa and the huge number of countries that the continent represents, then 4 minutes becomes way too much. Should be 2 minutes, or at most 3, if you're going to exclude an entire continent.
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Apr 2, 2017
(73)
Moldova!
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Mar 20, 2017
(53)
I am Sri Lankan and I am not sure why Sri Lanka is still on this list after the civil war ended.
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Mar 20, 2017
(53)
I wonder how South Sudan measures up?
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Mar 20, 2017
(69)
#2.
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Mar 20, 2017
(53)
Fra-gi-le? Must be Italian.
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Mar 21, 2017
(33)
Wasn't expecting the Solomon islands on this list
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Mar 21, 2017
(28)
isn't guinea in Africa????????
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Mar 21, 2017
(62)
Yes !!!!!!!
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Mar 22, 2017
(28)
so why is it there
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Mar 22, 2017
(28)
by the way i just started using this website so dont judge me about my level.
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Mar 22, 2017
(10)
Correction: Yemen is actually no. 5 not 4 (although still first on this list) Sudan is 4th
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Mar 26, 2017
(69)
Where is Eggstonia?
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Apr 2, 2017
(43)
Sri lanka? And the philippines?
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Apr 4, 2017
(3)
Venezuela didn't make the list? You would think it would.
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Apr 27, 2017
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