A state whose political or economic system has become so weak that the government is no longer in control: if we turn our back on the developing world we will see more failed states
More example sentences
- So money spent to stabilize and prevent the breakdown of failed states is actually a good investment for Britain.
- Unfortunately, too many politicians and citizens wrongly believe that a new framework for fixing failed states must necessarily be expensive.
- Superimpose on that kind of situation an already fragile political state, and you have a recipe for failed states and civil war.
Definition of failed state in:
- The US English dictionary