a failed state is a state whose government no longer functions properly even at the most basic level (to hold authority and protect territory), or loses its validity even if it still functions.
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a state whose citizens get sick of it.
a failed state is a political entity that is unable to perform the basic functions of a sovereign government. this can include failing to provide security and basic services to its citizens, having an illegitimate or ineffective government, and being unable to control its territory. failed states can be a source of conflict, terrorism, and instability in the region.
there have been many failed states throughout history, including somalia, yugoslavia, and afghanistan. currently, some examples of failed states include south sudan, syria, and yemen.