Cases of human rights abuse are generally very high in a Failed State, and human development indicators, such as infant mortality and literacy rates, also increase.
The government of a Failed State typically disintegrates to a point where it can no longer raise taxes, while political, social, and economic stability erodes as the government lacks the ability to make decisions and implement policies that would improve security and sustainability.
In advanced stages of collapse, all of this chaos creates the perfect environment for warlords and terrorist organizations to thrive, wreak more havoc, and undermine the state further.
This scenario became Somalia’s reality when it got caught up in the conflicts between numerous warlords and militia groups that have facilitated its collapse. Such is the case in Afghanistan, Syria, South Sudan, and other war-torn countries.
If Lebanon Were Declared a Failed State
Since a Failed State loses its order and its capacity to provide essential services and perform basic functions, these tasks somewhat become the responsibility of the international community, as the collapse of a state may pose a threat to world peace.
As such, the intervention of other countries may ensue to help the state-building and humanitarian relief processes.