About Failed States Index Scores 2007 Page 2
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"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." - John Steinbeck
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The listed states are states that have widespread anti-government guerrilla activity and are engaged in an shooting war. Example: Nepal is having problems combating the Maoist Rebels.
Sudan is no doubt a failed state since there are numerous boiling conflicts in Southern Sudan and in the western regions between the Government and rebels. Uganda: Issues regarding with the Lord Resistance Army
India has serious social problems, inequalities, inefficiencies within its parliamentary system and growing tensions between religious groups. The recent bombings in temples and trains are serious warnings of a failed state. Nepal is not the only country dealing with a Maoist insurgency. Indian Maoists has become a growing problem where they have controlled several certain parts of the north-east, mainly forest areas, where Government control nearly cease to exist.
China is a complex case. The difference with India is an absence of terrorism, armed resistance groups or rebel groups. However, China was a failed state 5-6 times in its long course of history. The recent experimentation of capitalism have invited rampant corruption in the often neglected and poorer regions in China and even worst slavery. Currently there is conflict between the left and right in China to which course of its development path must it choose. The Tienanmen Square protests in 1989 were not largely pro-democracy protests but were socialist/anti-corruption demonstrations. That very moment drew China closer of becoming a failed state.
Cogito ergo sum
Last edited by CABAL; June 22nd, 2007 at 03:38..