Lebanon is a nation that has gone through a turbulent economic situation ever since its cataclysmic civil war ended in 1990. Left with a weakened state, warlords who held onto power for decades, and a terrorist organization controlling its security apparatus, the Levantine nation has become internationally isolated over the past several decades.


In the early 90s, Lebanon went through a slow economic and demographic crisis as many of its best and brightest emigrated after the war. This process has sped up in the past several years as the country’s economic situation has rapidly deteriorated, with fears of another armed conflict on the horizon.

Dozens of MPs have pledged to improve the state for years, but all have failed to uphold their promise and taken advantage of the lack of checks and balances to embezzle public funds. The Beirut Blast would symbolize how much of a catastrophe awaits Lebanon, which is rapidly deteriorating into a Somalia/Afghanistan failed-state situation.