13 Stories That Show What A Hot Mess 2017 Really Was

From ISIS's apparent defeat to nationalism's resurgence to women's voices finally being heard as they said "me too," the world seemed more turbulent than ever in 2017. BuzzFeed World was there.

1. After the Caliphate, February 2017

2. The Strange Case Of The Russian Diplomat Who Got His Head Smashed In On Election Day, February 2017

3. This Is What It's Like To Be Poor, Gifted, And Black In South Africa, March 2017

4. How Russia Hacked Obama's Legacy, April 2017

5. Why Marine Le Pen Finally Decided To Run As A Woman, April 2017

6. The Hungarian Rise And Fall Of Sebastian Gorka, April 2017

7. How Sweden Became “The Most Alt-Right” Country In Europe, May 2017

8. Inside The Fight For Mosul, June 2017

9. The Trump Administration Has A New Plan For Dealing With Russia, September 2017

10. This Woman Devoted Her Life To Keeping Women Safe. And Then A Man Killed Her, October 2017

11. He Was Meant To Guard A Country's Votes — Instead He Was Murdered, October 2017

12. This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like, October 2017

13. These US Troops Were Killed In Combat During Trump’s First Year In Office, December 2017

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