failed state definition

  • noun:
    • A nation-state that has failed to meet the basic conditions and responsibilities of a sovereign government; one that has lost physical control of its territory, the ability to provide public services, etc.
    • A nation-state that features failed to meet with the standard conditions and duties of a sovereign government; one which has lost real control over its area, the capacity to supply public services, etc.
    • A nation-state that neglected to meet up with the basic circumstances and responsibilities of a sovereign federal government; the one that features lost actual control over its area, the ability to offer public services, etc.

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