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I think a failed state is the responsibility of the people who have made that state fail, and those are generally the people of that country.
Lakhdar Brahimi

Meaning of "failed state" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FAILED STATE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FAILED STATE

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Failed state is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FAILED STATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Failed state

A failed state is a state perceived as having failed at some of the basic conditions and responsibilities of a sovereign government. There is no general consensus on the definition of a failed state. The definition of a failed state according to the Fund for Peace is often used to characterize a state with the following characteristics: ▪ Loss of control of its territory, or of the monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force therein ▪ Erosion of legitimate authority to make collective decisions ▪ Inability to provide public services ▪ Inability to interact with other states as a full member of the international community Common characteristics of a failing state include a central government so weak or ineffective that it has little practical control over much of its territory; non-provision of public services; widespread corruption and criminality; refugees and involuntary movement of populations; and sharp economic decline. The level of government control required to avoid being considered a failed state varies considerably amongst authorities.

Definition of failed state in the English dictionary

The definition of failed state in the dictionary is a weak state where social and political structures have collapsed to the point where the government has little or no control.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FAILED STATE

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WORDS THAT END LIKE FAILED STATE

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Synonyms and antonyms of failed state in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «failed state» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FAILED STATE

Find out the translation of failed state to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of failed state from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «failed state» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

失败国家
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estado fallido
570 millions of speakers

English

failed state
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विफल राष्ट्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دولة فاشلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

несостоявшееся государство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estado falido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যর্থ রাষ্ট্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

état défaillant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keadaan gagal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gescheiterten Staat
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

破綻国家
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

실패 상태
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gagal negara
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quốc gia thất bại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தோல்வியுற்ற நிலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अयशस्वी स्थिती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Başarısız durum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

stato fallito
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

upadłe państwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відбулася держава
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de stat a eșuat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αποτυχημένο κράτος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

mislukte staat
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

misslyckad stat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mislykket stat
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FAILED STATE»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about failed state

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6 QUOTES WITH «FAILED STATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word failed state.
1
Lakhdar Brahimi
I think a failed state is the responsibility of the people who have made that state fail, and those are generally the people of that country.
2
Joschka Fischer
We were in opposition to the decision to go to war. But after the war happened, it was clear that you could not sit and look-there would be a breeding ground for terrorism or a new collapsed or failed state named Iraq!
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Liam Fox
We can't afford to see Afghanistan roll backwards into a failed state that could become a base from which terrorist campaigns can be launched anywhere in the world.
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Sebastian Junger
The attacks of 9/11 came out of Afghanistan. It was a failed state, a rogue nation. That's why al Qaeda was there in the first place.
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Juan Manuel Santos
Ten years ago, we were seen as a virtually failed state, but today we are a vibrant democracy. You can walk safely through the streets of Bogota these days.
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Cameron Sinclair
Treat the world like a failed state; then you can understand the players needed to fix it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FAILED STATE»

Discover the use of failed state in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to failed state and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State?
* Mexico was named an Outstanding Academic Title of 2010 by Choice Magazine. Bloodshed connected with Mexican drug cartels, how they emerged, and their impact on the United States is the subject of this frightening book.
George W. Grayson, 2011
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Defiant Failed State: The North Korean Threat to ...
Delineates the challenges posed by North Korea
Bruce E. Bechtol, 2010
3
Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy
"Failed states" Chomsky writes, are those "that do not protect their citizens from violence and perhaps even destruction, that regard themselves as beyond the reach of domestic or international law, and that suffer from a 'democratic ...
Noam Chomsky, 2007
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Liberia: portrait of a failed state
Voted as the 'worst place to live' by The Economist in 2003, Liberia is again descending into a recurring civil conflict. When one mentions the term "failed state," Liberia almost immediately comes to mind.
John-Peter Pham, 2004
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Military Interventions in Sierra Leone: Lessons from a ...
Analyzes the massive turmoil afflicting the nation of Sierra Leone, 1995-2002, and the efforts of outside forces to bring stability to that small country.
Larry J. Woods, 2010
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Yemen Divided: The Story of a Failed State in South Arabia
In Yemen Divided, author and Middle East expert Noel Brehony tells for the first time the comprehensive history of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY).
Noel Brehony, 2013
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The Fragility of the 'Failed State' Paradigm: A Different ...
This work investigates the weaknesses of the failed state paradigm as a long-term solution for international peace and security, arguing that the solution to the absence of effective government can be found only in an economic and social ...
Neyire Akpinarli, 2010
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Breaking the Failed-state Cycle
Insecurity in the 21st century appears to come less from the collisions of powerful states than from the debris of imploding ones.
‎2008
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Creating a Failed State: The US and Canada in Afghanistan
Taking the stance that the mainstream media sugarcoats Canada's involvement in the U.S.'s war in Afghanistan—and equates "supporting the troops" with supporting the war—this analysis looks at Canada's role in light of the politics of ...
John W. Warnock, 2008
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The Search for Peace in Afghanistan: From Buffer State to ...
This book analyzes the part played by international politics in this debacle, discussing how changing patterns of strategic conflict and cooperation have affected international negotiations over Afghanistan from the period of the civil war ...
Barnett R. Rubin, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FAILED STATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term failed state is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tsipras' Pyrrhic victory puts Greece on path to “failed state” status
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Pericles, the famed statesman of Athens' golden age, must be rolling in his grave at the spectacle of last weekend's ... «Canada Free Press, Jul 15»
2
Joseph E. Stiglitz: The US Must Save Greece
Many, too, have marveled at how Germany has done so well in the propaganda game, selling an image of a long-failed state that refuses to go ... «TIME, Jul 15»
3
Joseph Stiglitz calls for US to intervene over Greece
... and claims that Germany has engaged in "propaganda" by portraying Greece not sympathetically but as "a long-failed state that refuses to go ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
4
Hillary-Slayer Fiorina: Give Me Shot on Debate Stage to Ask Every …
... the American people about Benghazi and what she thinks now of the fact that Libya is a failed state and a haven for terrorists,” she continued. «PJ Media, Jul 15»
5
Donald Trump Raises Uncomfortable Truths
This and left-leaning populist policies, turned oil-rich "Saudi Venezuela" into a failed state -- dotted by slums populated by millions of illegal ... «American Thinker, Jul 15»
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Iran nuclear deal will not banish Middle East demons
Saudi Arabia has been bombing Yemen for three months to prevent advances by the Houthi, Shia fighters, in a contest for a failed state. «TODAYonline, Jul 15»
7
South Sudan is becoming a failed state
It's hard to think of a better example of the UN Human Rights Council's failure. In early July, it decided to send monitors to South Sudan ". «Yahoo! Maktoob News, Jul 15»
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How to stop the slide before Greece becomes a failed state
The FINANCIAL -- Direct assistance to raise state capacity is urgent because Greece has clear symptoms of a failed state, unable to carry out its ... «The FINANCIAL, Jul 15»
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Joe Mathews: So we don't forget recession, how about a museum?
And according to the world's media, California became a failed state responsible for economic malaise from Spain to Shanghai. This was our ... «Sacramento Bee, Jul 15»
10
'PAS top two back Najib despite failed state threat'
"It is most unfortunate that at this pivotal period of national development to ensure that Malaysia does not become a failed state, drowned in the ... «Malaysiakini, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Failed state [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/failed-state>. Jul 2020 ».
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