Finland world’s strongest state

Finland world’s strongest state

An annual index of failed states puts Finland at the top of the table as the world’s most stable country.

Finland again claimed best place after displacing Norway for the first time in 2011. As a region, the Nordics have continued an unbroken streak of securing the top spots, though the Utoya massacre in Norway demonstrated “how a single, nationally traumatic event can negatively impact an otherwise highly stable country,” according to The Fund for Peace, which produces The Failed States Index.

The US-based organization calculates scores based on a dozen key political, social and economic indicators and more than 100 sub-indicators, including public services, income distribution, human rights and the rule of law.

Source: http://yle.fi/uutiset/us_organisation_finland_worlds_strongest_state/6264998