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Three Diamond-Producing Nations Make Most Failed Country List

Jun 19, 2012 8:21 AM   By Jeff Miller
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RAPAPORT... Foreign Policy magazine listed three diamond-producing countries in its top 10 most failed states index for 2012. (View the interactive map.) The nonprofit group ranks nations annually for their stability, human flight and abuse, economic decline, security and external intervention measures.

While Somalia was ranked the most failed state in 2012, and for the fifth consecutive year, due to lawlessness, ineffective government, terrorism, insurgency, crime and piracy, the Democratic Republic of the Congo took second place. Zimbabwe ranked fifth and the Central African Republic was ranked No. 10. Cote d'Ivoire made the list as well, but it ranked No. 11.

The magazine reviewed 177 nations for the index. The most stable country was Finland (No. 177) followed by  Sweden, Norway, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, Iceland, Germany and Australia.


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