This is self evident in my view. In fact anarchy can be closer still if you take the recent civil disturbances in the UK into account. Anarchy can be generated more quickly by not having effective laws or a way to apply them.
These days when we talk about civil unrest the first example that comes to mind is the recent Arab Spring that has swept through and is still causing unrest in the Middle East and surrounding countries. Many people in the west believe that we would never see anything like that happen in North America but some researchers with a rather unique point of view think otherwise.