WorldViews: The world’s newest country is already on the brink of civil war. Here’s how it happened.

By Max Fisher, December 23, 2013

It was considered one of the world's great successes when, on July 9, 2011, South Sudan became an independent nation. After many unhappy years as a region of Sudan, the new country declared its independence with crucial support from the outside world, particularly the United States.

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