JOE Stalin's dog is in a circumstance of having two dicks.
the state of affairs, the condition, the context: どういう状況でその言葉を使う？ (どういう じょうきょう で その ことぼあ を つかう？ = In what situation do you use that word?)
the state or status of something: water is the liquid state of h20, but ice is the solid state. State of shock. Pristine state. Also can mean the state of affairs : good, bad, deadlocked, deteroriorating, improving.
It takes a robust SAMURAI to save a DOG in bad circumstances.