Top Ten Countries With the Most Fascinating Cultures and Histories


The Top Ten

1 China China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, more.

The most sophisticated, influential, diverse and unique culture and history to ever exist. Wish I could live amidst the Orient, the Far East, and experience the best of Chinese food, philosophy, poetry and everything else.

China is one of the oldest countries, and it shows. - Pmacaroon

Teaching Chinese abroad gives me a chance to see my culture from a different perspective, which is awesome. Trust me, there is much much more than just food, panda and Kung Fu to explore in China. And welcome to China to see and experience it yourself.

China is overpopulated and has a bunch of uncultured swines

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2 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. more.

India is the founder of all branches of studies, ranging from mathematics to musical theory. Even more interesting is its millions of cultures. Most of them are developed and sophisticated than entire countries, contrary to popular myth. You won't understand this in words. Just go to India.

What is generally known to us is the India has a lot of cultures but what is most different is that when we get to go deep into the remote villages and towns we could see the many different kinds of people ideologies and belief systems.

No doubts it is most ancient culture also sanskrit is most ancient language that still exist.

India is mother of modern day mathematics and Geometry..and is on the list of most mega diversed countries in the world...and only country to have more than one biogeographical zones

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3 Greece Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

Greece is a classic civilization we all still learn from to this day. From their beliefs, government system, and obviously their mathematicians and scientists, who've discovered some of the most important and basic concepts that we still build upon to this day. Their ancient history is absolutely fascinating! - keycha1n

In my opinion Greece is one of the most artistic countries. - SamuiNeko

Vibrant culture, fascinating history. Truly the most wonderful Western civilization.

Greece is amazing

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4 Japan Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. more.

Japan is the best country ever

Japanese culture, along with many other asian cultures, is the oldest, most well developed culture on the planet. Everything from their weapons, to their clothes, even their language is extremely refined, graceful, and amazing.

It has anime

The Island Nation has remained aloof from the world through centuries of separation and isolationist policies. With the rise of the modern technology and international commerce, this has create a unique mix of tradition you won't find anywhere else with the cutting edge of the modern. No country is as unique, or has a history so steeped in legend that at certain points of history, they become inseparable.

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5 Russia Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. more.

Great culture

Their history in dance and other forms of art has always captivated my attention! - keycha1n

Soviet history is particularly interesting in my opinion. But the more obscure regions of Russia, like Kaliningrad or Tannu-Tuva, or the most interesting.

6 Egypt Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

It's the best country in the world

Ancient Egypt is one of the most interesting subjects I've ever been taught in class. It has such a rich past, that's so full of mystery. - keycha1n

Egypt's history and culture are very rich richer than bill gates

The first culture in the world

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7 England England England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. more.

England is my Earth

Amazing place many nice people and places to vist!

The greatest country on earth. - wizstorm


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8 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. more.

Italy has most UNESCO world heritage sites than any other country.

Italy is a beautiful place, with a very unique culture. Not only is it pretty important today, but it was also the center of the Roman Empire and Republic. Florence, Rome, and Venice- Italy has some of the greatest cities in the world! - popsmarts


love italy

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9 France France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to more.

French culture is very sophisticated and if you really take time to study it, it is very interesting and broad in many areas pertaining to food, music, architcture, etc.

Good food, patisseries, charcuteries, cheese, good wines, beautiful landscape (mountains, sea, countryside, tropical islands, amazonian forest, pittoresque towns, beautiful cities and Paris), music, festivals, fashion,...

I've actually visited France, and I take French in school. The language is beautiful and it's a very romantic place! - keycha1n

France is a very cool place. I've always wanted to go, my best est friend named Emma got to go there when make a wish foundation helped. I'm not going to give you her whole life story but it was pretty cool, and helps me remember her.

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10 Israel Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. more.

After two thousand years of being scattered throughout the world, Israel has still retained their language and identity...

Woah ok there. This ain't right. The fact actually still stands that falafel, the keffiyeh, dabke and basically everythaaang that's falsely listed as "Israeli culture" is Palestinian. You can't wipe their culture from history as well as their land because only Palestinians can rock the culture you egotistically call Israeli. Simples.

The beginning

It became a country again after 1000s of years...

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The Contenders

11 Iran Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. more.

A country with thousands of years of continuous history, glorious architectural and musical traditions, and much to offer to foreigners. A country that has survived dozens of invaders and continues to exist as a single state today, from the first Elamite empire all the way to the modern Shahdom, then the Republic. It stands as unmatched today as it did in 510 because, 10 AD, 300 AD, 1000 AD, 1750, and many other time periods where it dominated the near east with a highly refined and trained military. It is one of the few countries to never be colonized and it is one of the most authentic and most understudied countries that Asia has to offer.

I think Iranian People are so kind and hospitable.

They have traditional culture.

They have traditional bombs

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12 Ireland Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

If your Irish your amazing

Jacksepticeye and McGregor

If people knew the history it'd be number one!

I'm part Irish!

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13 Scotland Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

Blah blah blah

Scotland used to be a monarchy, which is interesting. It also has interesting food, and the scenery is beautiful, the accent is also awesome

Having Scottish heritage makes it even better :D

I'll admit, this is mostly because I am in love with the Scottish accent, but since seeing Brave, I have been super fascinated by the stories and mystical places the movie was based on. - keycha1n

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14 United States United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the more.

America is great

I suppose it could be interesting. But in America, it's culture/history is nothing compared to other countries. - RandomThings

We rule!

Please people...leave politics and pompous attitudes out. Thank you!

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15 Mexico Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

Mexico holds a lot of culture and tradition. The ancient buildings and towns are preserved with love. The people are super genuine and welcoming. Great food, music, views and energy. Mexico holds one of the seven wonders of the world, the pyramid.

Mexico has it all... ALL!

Ancient pyramids, colonial towns, and rich culture, oh and the FOOD!

The coke is great, so fresh

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16 Ethiopia Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.

So true! such a beautiful country with beautiful people! proud to be Ethiopian!

Ethiopia is where it all began! It is the most fascinating and beautiful country in the world! Religion, civilization, farming etc have all their origins in this ancient wonderful country!

Ethiopia is the only African country that never been colonized. It beat Italy in battle of adwa. It has more than 85 languages and cultures. The people of Ethiopia are so warm and welcoming. Ethiopia is a very divers beautiful country.

Kikikiki. it is the origin of human being and civilization. It is the only country never colonized. the warrior people and Christianity specially the Orthodox is originated from Ethiopia.

17 Australia Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.


I strongly believe Australia is the most fascinating and interesting country/continent. In the universe

Rich culture in the indigenous community that can rival many other older civilisations with its unique ways, may not be as old or have as much recorded history but is truly a beautiful culture

A country where saying "mate" is hip, and not only that but with a neat aboriginal culture, this place has it all! Not to mention a great art scene!

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18 Spain Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

The most interesting and diverse country in Europe. Great food. Beautiful landscapes and people.The North has one of the most magnificent coast lines I have ever seen

Spain is great but I'm surprised Brazil isn't on the list... Would've voted for it



19 Wales Wales Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Located on the island of Great Britain, it is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south.

Wales is an amazing place!

Wales is a lovely country when I visited Swansea in Wales and when I went in to town everybody was so caring and helpful.

Wales is beautiful and underrated.

Rich in culture, language, eisteddfod, history and a beautiful place

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20 Morocco Morocco
21 Turkey Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.

Turkish people are amazing. They are so warm, helpful and welcoming people that I've ever seen. And just to you know, the capital of Turkey is "Ankara" not Istanbul. But you should go and see Istanbul because oh my god this city is a total dream... The history and the view... In my opinion, Turkey is the best.

Turkey is the best I am Turkish and yh

A wandering from east to west throughout the history, adopting and changing the cultures they travel through and they arrive, a fantastic melting pot, yet a single and stark nation with a very rich culture with all that means. What can be more interested than that?

It's just amazing with too many historical places. Every people must go and see Sultan Ahmed

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22 Kenya Kenya Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community.

The 42 tribes, the different cultures, different languages and they still manage to run their country using two national languages English and Kiswahili. Natural resources, the people, everything about Kenya is just fascinating.


Just because

Great people, great climate... did you know it was one of the few countries in Africa to have gotten independence from colonialists, and yes using homemade guns, bombs, arrows and so on, and they won! Wonderful history!

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23 Georgia Georgia Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region. Located at the crossroads between Eastern Europe and Western Asia it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russian Federation, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The country's capital and a largest city more.

Amazing nature and people

Why this country so bad position here? and why Russia and USA in top position?

Very old civilization, Grateful people, First woman monarch-king in the world, the birthplace of WINE, Long and interesting history, Shota Rustaveli- who wrote one of the best poem in the world, one from 14 unique alphabet in the world...


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24 Armenia Armenia Armenia is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in Western Asia on the Armenian Highlands, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Republic of Artsakh and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and Azerbaijan's exclave of Nakhchivan to the more.

One of the most ancient countries and cultures. Mystical place with churches and ruins on every corner. A culture that has endured and persevered through toughest of times without losing its identity.

Very ancient history and traditions that have been passed down since ancient times. A unique culture, that has survived the lowest points of human history"

Armenia is a land of mystifying beauty and an aincient history that nobody really fully understands.

25 Peru Peru Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America, bordered by Colombia and Ecuador to north, Brazil to east, Bolivia to south-east, Chile to south and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Peru is mostly known for being where the Inca people originally came from. The capital of more.

Vote us or we will send a stampede of llamas

Huh...I guess Peru must be Carl Wheezer's favorite country. - PerfectImpulseX

Lots of llamas

Llama Kingdom

26 Philippines Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

Reminds me of the good people of Canada

Philippines has a rich history and it is really beautiful there.

Very beautiful people

I would say that the Philippines has the best culture in the world. From superstitious beliefs to tradition, Fiestas and the people. It also has rich history. People in the Philippines has many ancestors outside the country like Chinese, Spanish, American, Japanese and etc. Philippines has an interesting history and culture.

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27 Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

The interesting wars, the braveless soldiers, the dynasties, food and so on makes this country one of the best!

28 Poland Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately more.

Coming from Poland, I noticed so much like the beautiful views.Poland has a huge history on world war ii

They have amaizing history.

29 Cambodia Cambodia Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Its busy capital, Phnom Penh, is home to the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace and the National Museum's historical and archaeological exhibits. In more.

Kingdom of wonder, the country with such difference Things to explore.

30 Canada Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million kmĀ²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, more.

I like the bacon


Americas hat

I live heer its great

Canada is a beautiful place to live a new adventure every day

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31 Democratic People's Republic of Korea

I love how they are a communist regime would love to live there lol

Look away from all the lies usa and other evil countries say trying to abuse their natural resources and use their poverty as a source of cheap labour

its not a great country but its good looking at their state

It is the best culture I have ever known it should be in top 10

Is this north or south korea

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32 Netherlands Netherlands

So unique!

Very happy people.

We are the best

Beauty fascination. truly wow

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33 Mongolia Mongolia Mongolia is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, and that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state.

Really interesting and fun to learn about

Most richest history in human life

34 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and is known as the world's second most beautiful capital city. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second more.

Very interesting especially learning about women's rights there. If you like this culture you should read "I Am Malala" which is a wonderful book about a young lady's life in Pakistan and her troubles with the Taliban taking over.

Pakistan is naturally the richest country on the face of this earth

Pakistan is one of the most exotic countries in the world, filled with over 74 spoken languages, and traditions and beliefs of some of the most ancient civilizations. A perfect example of a mix of Indo-Persian architecture and cuisines, Pakistan and its lingua franca, Urdu, are one of the most adored things ever.

Pakistan is unique country that owns a unique culture. Some enemies want to defame this country and try to do it.
I request you all to come to Pakistan once year.
If you think that pakistan has only one culture then you are wrong because pakistan has diverse cultures such as :-
Pashtun culture.
Baluchi culture.
Punjabi culture.
Sindhi culture.
Gilgit baltistan's culture.
These are major cultures.
Don't count minorities they are countless.

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35 Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages more.

Indonesia is the best country when we talk about culture.

I can't believe indonesia is on 34 like they have more than 300 languages, traditions, etc like, for real if you move to different region of this country you can definitely feel the difference. maybe indonesia has not gotten enough eyes from the world, but I think this country deserves a lot of attention due to its rich culture

Indonesia is one of the most cultural country

There is no one country like indonesia.

36 Serbia Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.

Serbians have a rich history and they are brave people.

Bad sooo bad1! :( ma hangsh karin

37 Germany Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. more.

It is a great countrey

As a German I usually speak negatively about my country, but when it comes to history I must admit that Germany has one of the most interesting ones. Beginning with the Holy Roman Empire (Of German Nation), over the German Confederation to Weimar Republic and Third Reich.
However in terms of culture Germany isn't that interesting in my opinion. Most things people consider as "German Culture" is actually Bavarian Culture, so there is that. - Flav

38 Portugal Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes more.

Great country with a lot of history, it has the oldest borders in Europe and the portuguese people are very nice to foreigners.

Very underrated. Always in the shadow of Spain, but Portugal has a completely unique culture of it's own. They also have a very fascinating naval history; the sun never set on the Portuguese empire! Far before the same could be said of the British.

Awesome soccer team

I think that there culture is interesting and I went there a few years ago and got too see how the pottery there was made! It was awesome.

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39 New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. more.

Maori culture is hands down the BEST

Best countries ever

Amazing sights, beautiful food, lots of different cultures, all very friendly, definitely worth the flight, or drive.

I've lived in new Zealand for 20 years and I love it here

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40 Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such more.

Most unique multicultural, multilingual, multi-religious and diverse country in the world!

A bitch of a country

41 Finland Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.

By far the coolest country out there.

42 Norway Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

Beautiful nature

Beautiful and unique people


This should me top 10. From the late 8th century to the mid 11th century it was the Viking era. The Vikings were in Norway and all over Scandinavia. Then in the 11th centery Christianization took place. And then the population was growing fast until 1349 when the bubonic plague or also known as the Black Death hit Scandinavia. Then human population regrouped from it and Norway settled by more people.

43 Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.

Undoubtedly Beautiful culture! coming from the people's hospitality to the way they celebrate events, it's mesmerizing. The sarees and jewelries worn by the women are magnificent. It should not be in 43, it deserves a much higher ranking. Starting from its history to how beautifully they celebrate pohela boishakh, it is indeed mesmerizing!

Bengali peoples are mostly amazing for their hospitality.


44 Palestine Palestine

I'm so sorry that Palestinian culture is overlooked and wrongly labeled as Israeli. What is Israeli even please?
Everything is Palestinian! Sorry but God actually made Palestinians beautiful and good looking and with resilient hearts. There's no way dabke is Israeli. I've watched Palestinian Dabke and it affirms how handsome the men are. It's so wrong to label another culture as yours when it clearly isn't.

Its Palestine NOT israel.

An underestimated country! it's great and I have visited it!

Sorry there was a mistake isreal is not the name of the real country it is called palestine I hope you recorrect your mistake
because it is my country and I know what it is called more than anyone
and I want to refer to that not because some idiot people call it isreal that means it is the real name.
thank you

45 Brazil Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.
46 North Korea North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. more.

Beautiful country full of a good system and a working and fair system (send help they're forcing me to say this)

47 Sweden Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.

Best kingdom in the world

48 Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine is a sovereign country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.
49 Eritrea Eritrea Eritrea officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in East Africa. With its capital at Asmara, it is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast.

Eritrea is a small country in the horn Africa. It has a unique culture and is known for its best coffee ceremony.

Eritrean one of the country wiz beautiful weather and culture.

50 Somalia Somalia

Really I thinks somalia os the first one of culture

I like the pirates here, they are really cute (they told me to write this)

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