By Joshera Rudertsitguide
Barbara Mills defines international disease, war violence, hunger, poverty, earthquake, flood, malnutrition, mutilation, homicide, rape, those conditions created by corrupt and oppressive government, by illiteracy and bias, by poor health care delivery. Subsequently it can be understood that the categories of international disease, war violence, hunger, poverty, earthquake, flood, malnutrition, mutilation, homicide, rape, ignorance bias, poor healthcare delivery are very severe insecurities. In this sense they are extremely debilitating conditions, rendering the lives of those who experience them underconducive to the natural love of mankind (Carr). The conditions that affect the world are what we today call the failed states. This condition occurs when the basic needs, "security, sovereignty and purpose" (Definitions of Failed States Debate 1999-2001) are unfilled. Failed states can be viewed as a new genre of intelligence test. The failed state is rarely an entity set up by design (Meredith 2001: 138), and as such are susceptible to chaos (Baloch 34) and are especially vulnerable to the HIV epidemic or the World Bank. As power passes onto the affected government officials, chaos can quickly develop into the failed state. The lack of security of the state is expensive (Meredith 2001:138) and a failed state will seek to meet this need from four possible easy sources of revenue: illicit drug trade, international aid or investment, local criminal enterprises (like theft and extortion), or direct taxation (Meredith 2001: 138). Hercules predicts that as governments lose more power and people lose trust in the local governments, the frequent chaos that ensues in failed states will pose an ecological disaster which could potentially spread to neighboring states.