Wikipedia, a free web-based encyclopedia project which contains information on a wide variety of subjects, has enlisted Nigeria as one of the failed states in the world.
According to Wikipedia, a failed state is defined as a political body that has disintegrated such that basic conditions and responsibilities of a sovereign government no longer function properly.
Also it adds that a state is determined as failed if the government loses its legitimacy even if it is performing its functions properly.
This means that a government must enjoy both effectiveness and legitimacy, to be considered as stable.
Likewise, when a nation weakens and its standard of living declines, it introduces the possibility of total governmental collapse.
Some countries listed as a failed state include; Syria, Somalia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Iraq, Yemen, Turkey, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Liberia, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan.
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