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Piroko 15 points ago +15 / -0

An expert in geopolitics, asked me to define a failed state. I wasn't prepared to provide a good answer.

Pffft. Moron.

A failed state is a state where the focus of the state activity has diminished to merely preserving continuity of the state; vis a vi, they can do nothing but stay in power.

bamboozler1 [S] 8 points ago +8 / -0

So... Zumastan, Haiti and Cub(isti)a, then?

Hell, that, uhh, largely sounds like it describes the Victorian and Western Australian state governments, too, if I'm being blunt...

Which I would have tongue-in-cheek referred to as (literal) "failed states", but I had never actually seen it defined like that before, lol...

Isolated_Patriot 4 points ago +4 / -0

That's a damn good definition, actually.