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failed state


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A nation or comparable administrative jurisdiction in which essential infrastructure, including health services, law enforcement, and other necessities for collective and personal health and safety, has broken down because of lawlessness and anarchy. A sharp rise in all or most indicators of population ill health and premature death occurs in failed states.

Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution — Public Health and Epidemiology.


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