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1North Korea

People who voted for the United States over North Korea must be insane. In the United States you're free to practice your religious beliefs without worry of being murdered because the government decided to ignore human rights and outlaw the ability to follow it. In the United States you can preach about how your leader is terrible if that's your opinion without being thrown into jail, executed, or facing punishment. In the United States you don't have to avoid displaying any affection for your lover in public.

The fact of it is that in North Korea you do have to worry about the things listed above. North Korea oppresses, indoctrinates, and strips away the rights of its people. It's one of the worst places in the world and anybody who would speak about how places like India, America, or almost anywhere in the world are worse clearly need to reevaluate their history or their sense of morality.

You guys do not know what the definition of "worst" is. America has contributed so much to history and yes, it made huge mistakes in the past but it is nothing compared to North Korea. I am an Asian and I acknowledge that North Korea is the worst Country ever. From the very start, this Country was doomed. It fell into the hands of a corrupted man called Kim Il-Sung and it just fell from there. North Korea is now simply a propaganda piece held together by a government that prides themselves in brainwashing people. There is not one positive point I can say about this Country. North Korea disgusts me and I will openly and proudly say that North Korea is the worst Country I have ever known.

I, personally, am from America. Now (as I am only thirteen, I don't know much about my country to make too many valid points), America may be considered one of the most obese countries out there. I totally agree with that. There are like 100-200 students in my school that are just big piles of fat. I may have over-exaggerated there, but I don't care. But my point is, America has made mistakes before (just like the fellow before me said) like the Vietnam war and things like that that could and should have been completely avoided. Some may think that America is the "stupidest country ever" well, keep in mind that we do have smart people out there, and from what I have heard from many a person is that I am one of those people. I really do not want to gloat or be full of myself (I hate people like that) but I am being serious. My IQ is apparently way above average for a kid my age, but I have something in my way: ADHD. So don't judge me.

And they call themselves "DEMOCRATIC" people's republic of Korea :/ that irony..

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2United States

The United States is above Somalia. Syria, Russia, Iran and every country on Africa! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Why does everyone look at the United States in such a negative light. We are not the best country in the world, but we are certainly not the worst country. Not even close. I can name twenty countries off the top of my head that I would rather through myself off a cliff than live in. The USA is not one of them. Here are some reasons why the US is not the worst country in the world. We have the largest and most diverse population. People from all over Europe as well as parts of Central America, Asia and even places like Africa and the Middle East come here for better economic opportunity. Almost every religion has a stronghold in America. Christianity is historically the strongest faith here, but there are also lots of Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and a growing population of Atheists. Americans have learned to tolerate other religions and respect them. Racism in America is also dying. We have elected our first colored president ever and the overwhelming majority of Americas, even in the states of the old confederacy, are strongly and morally against racism. We are (I believe) the fifth largest country in the world. We have so much land, most of it still unexplored and untamed. There are huge desserts, giant mountains, endless forests and plains an dome of the world's most unique landforms such as devil's tower and the Grand Canyon. The USA has a little of everything. We have mountains, valleys, cold arias, warm arias, you name it. I doubt there is another country on earth that is more diverse, culturally and geographically, than America. He USA was the first modern democracy. Our founding fathers beat the most powerful empire in the history of the world to create a new type of government, democracy, which had been dead on earth for millennia. They were not perfect human beings like many of us are thought to believe. George Washington was a slave owner and Aaron bur was.. Well, Aaron bur. but they accomplished so much, far more than a group of young rebel farmers were expected to do against a superpower. We have the largest army in the world. We could destroy the human race with the press of a button if we wanted to, not that we would though. We have the best space travel organization in the world and we were the first and (I think) only country to land a man on the moon. Not to mention we will be sending a maned ship to mars by the 2030's, to set up a permanent colony. America was the first country to join the United Nations, which has helped millions of people around the world recover from wars, disasters and famine. There is no communism in the United States and corrupt business practices are looked down upon. And finally, probably the biggest reason of all, Americans are very nice people. We are not like are corrupt leaders. We are normal people who value good will, honesty, selflessness, freedom, progress and discovery, a world away form the fat, burger eating, homophobic, racist, gun carrying loads we are depicted as by the rest of the world. I for one, despite the idiot politicians and the yellow journalists, am content with my lifestyle here. It is not the best country, but to say that it is worse than Syria is like saying "I would rather be crucified than eat a Lima bean".

Well I don't think there should be any such list as Worst countries. I know every country has its own bad times. I'm from India and am really hurt to see it placed fourth. I know our country is going through a harsh time but I believe we will get over it. Finger crossed. Well I have no problem with United States it is a powerful nation. But the too much westernization it is bringing about in the world along with other European countries, I personally am not in favour with it. We Eastern countries are losing our feet and culture.

Honestly, I do not understand why the United States is so high up on the list. Of course, I understand that the U.S. has made lots of mistakes in the past, but I also know that they have improved from their mistakes. Many people voting the U.S. as the worst country are attaching many false and hurtful stereotypes to their arguments. There is lots of tension with racial inequality, homosexuality, etc. However, that is not the case with all Americans. When you generalize all Americans as barbaric and stupid, that means ALL Americans. That means you are generalizing all activists that are advocating for good causes, people with good hearts, and people that well may be victims of the stereotypes that YOU are spreading. Seriously, think before you speak. The U.S. is made up of many different cultures and nationalities which makes it very diverse. Of course there will be conflicting views and inequality. However, I am not saying that the U.S. is a great country, they have made many mistakes in the past. For example the Chinese exclusion act, slavery (Jim Crow laws, racial inequality, etc. ), and much more. I urge people to look these up and maybe be more educated on the topic before spewing out words that they will later regret. Many people that argue for any side do not have very strong points. What do you think will change if you all you do is write hurtful comments that may not even be true? If you want to change something, then do it. - ryan01px2019

Ignorant people who think of themselves I'd go further and say they should be higher up.

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Definitely the worst. Pakistan should manage to get a first place in this.
Terror terror all around filth on the roads! People mean what more are the requirements for the fist place winner?

Worst worst worst
It should be awarded first prize in this list... How can anyone like Pakistan? Impossible liking it

I have been there but it is not that bad people are friendly and Islamabad is much cleaner than New Delhi. I am from Kabul, Afghanistan but, I don't hate it as much as you people say.

Worst place on earth

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Watch out, ladies (local or foreign). India is now the rape capital of the world.

I am form Afghanistan and I was in India this February first New Delhi to Mumbai then Pune. Mumbai is the worst it is very dirty very stinky everywhere has the smell of urine I guess they all have urinary tract infection.

Sick people give importance to their culture, religion... Total sick incredible idiots

Why do everybody target India only?

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Bunch of cowards that ran away or hid when the fighting started, to other countries, but pretend to be tough hard people, in reality are backwards losers

People just like 2 fight

They have bombs and nuclear weapons, they should be no. 1! - 1nyjetsfan

Rude and unfair people.

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Afghanistan has been really bad since Russia invaded and tried to take over in 1979. Russia wouldn't stop until they left in 1989, and when they did leave, Afghanistan was pretty much a disaster area because of the 10 years of war, which wasn't fair to Afghanistan in the first place. After that, it became really corrupt and governments kept on changing all the time and one wouldn't last for at least 10 years. And then the Taliban came around and controlled almost all of the land by 1996. The Taliban made a ton of strict laws and mistreated women so much it's heartbreaking. And they also allowed terrorists to stay there until the USA invaded in 2001. Ever since then terrorists are still running around out there and innocent people are at high risk for something bad happening to them every day. It is also one of the poorest countries in Asia. I just feel really bad for all of the innocent people there because they don't deserve any of the bad things that are going on over there.

There's nothing that makes Afghanistan a redeeming state. The country has been at war for decades. That any country other than Afghanistan, Somalia or Congo is on the top is unbelievable. - nonofyall

Disgusting, horrible, immoral, paedophiles. I'm sick of 'lack of education' being used as an excuse. I imagine most races wouldn't have to go to school to realize that raping children is immoral, disgusting and pathetic. But, they do it on thursdays, and god forgives them on fridays, therefore it's acceptable.

Afghanistan still has land mines left from war. They need to get their act straight, because even they have potential. - Turkeyasylum

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In Russia to live cool, while others say in the media about Russia only bad things that other countries are often promoted Russophobia, in other countries, media for people always lie about the Russia

omg. I just saw a documentary about the environmental issues over there. Bursting of oil pipelines, air pollution and not to mention the areas of radiation. *shudder"

Russia is not so much problem today but has been for a long time in the past

I hate this country.

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It is crazy. They are in civil war and you put them at 45.


Corrupt, Polluted, Vain, Overpopulated, Greedy, Bad food, Heatless people, They hate almost every other country for no reason. But they have beautiful landscapes!

Well I'm not going back to China. Too much pollution. Can't breathe without a mask.

It's not depressing, they just have a communist government and are seriously over-populated. - username34

They're crazy for eating my favorite animal!

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10United Kingdom

I'm from the uk myself, and we've had a pretty messed up past.

The country which destroyed the whole culture of India... Stole all concepts of science.. I must tell you that gravitation was first done by Bhaskaracharya not Newton... This is the country which destroyed the whole country.

This country is a real cancer to the whole world, they enslaved the Native people in their former colonies.

They think they own the whole world

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Im Glad not being There
1. Everybody there is fighting with somebody.
2. It ties with DRC as the least developed country on Earth
3. Its too poor
4. Bad government but most people are nice - while the leader is doin nothin, people are starving and fighting

Stop giving aid to Somalia. Period.

Otherwise they will breed more poor people. They start off as being helpless and vulnerable. But once they get aid, they will grow up to be sub-human, materialistic, race/religious baiting, lying, sexist pigs.

They will turn any prosperous country into a uncivilized, and divided third world country plagued with poverty, crime, and corruption.

Stop helping the Retarded Somalies, let them screw up their country themselvs and plus they are a lot better at screwing up anything.

Same with all Islamic countries out there!


The people are the worst on the planet, and should be exterminated.

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Stop giving aid to Congo. Period.

Otherwise they will breed more poor people. They start off as being helpless and vulnerable. But once they get aid, they will grow up to be sub-human, materialistic, race/religious baiting, lying, sexist pigs.

They will turn any prosperous country into a uncivilized, and divided third world country plagued with poverty, crime, and corruption.

There is a civil war that is starving and killing everyone there

It is proven, website Congo is the most Violent country in the world

The citizens of Congo are killing everyone!

This is democratic Congo right?

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The best country in this part of Europe. But someone put bad words in media about Serbia. If they don't like Serbia and Serbs why they do visit most famous music festivals in Serbia? Most of people missjudged Serbia as a savage people which they aren't.

Serbs made the word "balkanisation" mean splitting up into separate states following a violent civil war.

Sad faces, sad cities, arrogant, primitive and bad tempered, poor and mean.


1. Zimbawbe is a nice place. Although, with that ruler, I guess it isn't exactly paradise.

2. On this page people are being so racist. I come from Australia and no, they're is no racism on Australia here. Now, I do think Australia is the best country but that is for an obvious reason. I come from there, and everyone has a right to their opinion. But they DON'T have the right to write or speak racist comments. Especially, when you're not even giving us a reason why you're being a racist:

Stupid ascents, stupid places, stupid everything I have a american guy in my class (stupid)

"Americans think they are the best, but they are not.
I hope they will be nuked from North Korea.

"Hurricanes, Tornadoes and terrible crimes

Ok I'm fine with the last one but the first 2 ones? Let's start with the first one. Whoever wrote that you are a racist and a beep. Is it the kid's fault he's american. Is they're any problem with it? NO! Stupid accents? 1 I love they're accents and 2 let's here YOUR ACCENT HUH? I bet you sound like a freak of nature and I really hope so.

It's obvious why people are starting to say stupid places, accents and stupid everything. The second comment's writer is an idiot. They obviously don't know that Americans are proud and are very patriotic. USA is a paradise and just because people living in disadvantaged countries they're starting to take out America. By the way do YOU HAVE NYC SAN FRAN LA MIAMI YOSEMITE YELLOWSTONE CALIFORNIA FLORIDA OR INCREDIBLY CHEAP BREAKFAST? (I got four pancakes with ice cream at someplace for 50c. It's easy living and it's paradise.

A single US Dollar is worth hundreds of quadrillions of the currency here, Google it if you don't believe me. (Quadrillion comes after Trillion)

I understand zimbabwe is pretty messed up but every country has it's problem but every foriegn country from the us always hate the us I mean what is wrong with people america is very confused but so is all these countries I reckon we should all just respect each other where on human race but we all hate each other it's just sad

The worst it should... I just hate it.

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15Dominican Republic
16South Korea

This country is evaluated by persons and countries having the common sense as follows,
Always making troubles at any time and anywhere,
Impossible to coexist in the mutual international Community, and
No use for the sustainable harmonization of the global environment.

The people have a low level of culture.
That's all!

As the same as north korea.
Both countries are the identical stocks.

Rejected the treaty to reunify Korea proposed by North Korea, deserves to be invaded - yatharthb

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Stop giving aid to Sudan. Period.

Otherwise they will breed more poor people. They start off as being helpless and vulnerable. But once they get aid, they will grow up to be sub-human, materialistic, race/religious baiting, lying, sexist pigs.

They will turn any prosperous country into a uncivilized, and divided third world country plagued with poverty, crime, and corruption.

Sudan, It's what's for breakfast!


They went into Palestine and forced the original people there out of there homes completely because of there religion to create there own religious country. Religion has been the largest cause of war ever and this has already caused 2 wars and much terrorism.

Jews can't even marry gentiles. That's a similar thing hitler did. They need to create a Palestinian state And give them technology similar to their's to make up for what happened.

People sometimes need to know that there will always be different religions. - ethanmeinster

stole the land, bulldozing the natives houses, killing children, builds "Jewish only" settlement on the land of the native people, killing dozens of peace activist, etc. etc.

Most dangerous country with nukes. They try to create chaos - fuadmondeo

Worst country in the world

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I don't know what you are talking about. France is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. - Alpha101

The food is amazing, and even though there is an attitude of being somewhat cool, this country is friendly and welcoming, and deserves to be out of this list.

Also, French people have a sense of fashion. The accent, food and attitude of the people, along with the various monuments to visit are all factors which contribute to the fact that France is great, and is a country one must visit in his lifetime.

Thank you France.

You'd get slapped, bro.

Most racist all over the Europe

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Overpriced. Rude arrogant and thieving. Rampant poverty and crime in cities. Cops=useless Italy would be great if there were no Italians living in it. And your pizza sucks better slice at almost any pizzeria in New York. Overrated.

It's kind of disaster, cities and beaches full of rubbish, no accommodations on highway etc...
Road infrastructures look like 60 years ago.
Always same kind of restaurants and food and far to be good.
And Italians are extremely rude and have really bad manners.

But there is 1 thing nice: returning back home.

Crime, immigration, tourist robbing, over hyped, dirty, corrupt and those are adjectives id use to compliment them.

Horrible, ugly, frightful, atrocious, horrific, hideous, dreadful, gruesome, ghastly, grisly, nasty, lurid are Italy and Italians.

We will never return there except to make business, because they always believe they are the king of everything and that Italy is the most powerful and beautiful country in the world, which is objectively absolutely not.

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