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Finland ranked as the world’s strongest state

News   •   Jan 08, 2014 15:52 GMT

Finland has been named the world's most stable country by The Failed States Index 2013.

Overall, the Nordic countries keep their top positions. Although performance of Norway has been affected by the Utoya massacre, which 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 organisation 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.

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