Finland is the world’s least fragile country
Finland has placed last in The Fragile States Index, which rates nations based on their brittleness through factors of risk. The indicators used by the list compiled by the Fund for Peace include demographic pressures, human flight, economic decline, and public services, among others.
Finland’s last place in the list means it has the lowest total points, making it the least fragile country in the world. Finland also is the only country in the “Very Sustainable” category of the ranking.
The Fragile States index is released yearly and is compiled from information collected in the previous year, meaning this year’s positions are based off data from 2013.
The list was known as The Failed States Index until last year. It is the fourth consecutive time the nation has made the bottom of the index.
The countries at the top of the list are South Sudan, Somalia, and the Central African Republic. Finland is followed at the bottom of the list by Sweden, Denmark and Norway.