According to the '2011 failed states index' published by Fund for Peace, an independent Washington D.C. based nonprofit research and educational institution, and the magazine, Foreign Policy, North Korea ranked 22nd out of 177 countries as one of the most failed state in the world. And in 'Global Peace Index 2012' published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, North Korea ranked as 152 countries out of 158 countries as the world's peaceful country. North Korea has been stigmatized for decades as the world's most corrupt, inhumane, un-free country in the world. However, North Korea maintains that their country is a paradise, and their people are the happiest in the world. It is pure insanity.