Countries With Worst Governments

The Top Ten

1 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. ...read more.

I agree usa is trash but this is much worse if you leave north korea you'll be killed, Kim John Un Threatens WW3 All the time and always abuses his citizens I really hope somebody sends some killers (like south korea) and start the 2nd Korean war WITHOUT NUKE THREATS! and south korea would have to win and if they don't were all screwed poor people in North korea

If Kim Jong un doesn't watch it he'll start wwIII and he will be ruined and defeated cus unlike hitler in wwII he won't have a bunch of powerful countries on his side, he will be invaded immediately, and likely the US won't wait 2 years to enter into the war. I mean his method for getting allies for the potential for war is by threats for a nuclear attack when all those countries could just easily develope a strong nuclear defense.

Quit voting for the US. Yes, our politics are a joke, but we at least have the freedom to make said jokes. Kim Jong Un is more evil than any US president, far surpassing even Nixon

How can the US's government be worse than this?

Kim Jong Un joke: It's hard enough being the only fat guy in your class, but its more tough when you're the only fat guy in your whole country...

2 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 ...read more.

I honestly think Trump is a bad president since he always makes a complete fool of himself and he locks kids in cages just because they happen to be illegals(We shouldn't just let them in but still, this is not how you deal with it) but the USA shouldn't be in the top 15 at all. The fact that China, Saudi Arabia and Russia are lower is just sad.

They keep people of color oppressed, then they make white people feel guilty about their history through the education system. People of color are raised to believe that whites are the source of all their suffering, and in return, whites think that they are whiners because many white people didn't do anything wrong. Notice how the government turns people against each other? This gives the government more power because people will ask them to make things better. There will never be racial equality unless there is a better government.

US government has been spending $8 Million Dollars PER HOUR on WAR for past 15 YEARS straight.

Obviously nothing improves as a result of these wars but you can bet some people are getting richer and richer.

The media in US is full of propaganda and social-engineering.

People ready to testify with knowledge about govt misdeeds wind up dead every time.

Majority of citizens are clueless and physically ill.

If you are black here-you might be killed by a cop because it hapens daily. Non-criminals get killed and they show us the videos on T.V..

What am I doing about it? I am shopping for a new country.

I don't know what happens in North Korea. I do know what's happening in Middle East and how the United States are responsible for so much of what's going on, while mistreating their own colored people for no other reason but their blatant xenophobia. Their hatred for communism and anything that "seems" alike makes them blind.
I can't say I hold their government in any positive regard because of all this.

3 Afghanistan Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.
4 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. ...read more.

India Should be in number 1, because North Korea ruled by single person not Government. Indian Politican System is worst, Every Government offices engaged in high corruption which supported by Politicians, Every indian struggling to get their justice. No person will not get justice without Money.

India is full of Hindu fanatics. Its actually Hindus who are the worst, I have no idea why. They're filthy and black, a Hindu fanatic even murdered Gandhi. Today, Hindu fanatics kill people for eating meat. Hindu fanatics slander other religions. Hindu fanatics support violence. BJP needs to go, Modi needs to go.

By the way the Indian people are great people. Many think that Indians are dirty filth but this is not true. In the end, it is the politicians' fault that India is not yet developed. The politicians care more about themselves than the people of India.

Very corrupt. I am Indian, so I know. We need better politicians. I think Modi is a step in the right direction. One day, India will have little corruption.

5 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. ...read more.

USA at 2 Iran at 6 Iran is a awful repressive regime that punishes people who disobey their Islamic laws they even have the death penalty for gay people and regularly enforce it. They also spy on other religions. They also threaten their neighbors and other nations they don't like. You liberals seriously need to get over the fact that trump won.

Religious freedom is recognized, but Christians must sign federally-enforced attendance records. Other minority religions must do the same, and if you think Sunnis are exempt, think again! They're not. Same surveillance for them too. Other than that, the government is a lot better than other countries (COUGH) NORTH KOREA (COUGH). However, it is on par with the Soviet Union in terms of oppression (modern Russian Government is more repressive than even the Soviet Union was. Says something about modern Russia).

The government here at least works and gets stuff done. Though they are Islamic Fundamentalists, they allow almost every other religion to live in Iran freely, though Jews are under constant surveillance (as how Muslims are in the US). The Bahais are constantly persecuted and murdered though =(.

They get tax for every little things from you, give building permit for 10 thousand times expensiver than other countries, have added and defined exit tax and duty for leaving country, expensive internet with limitations, almost all usefull sites like facebook, quora and pinterest blocked, whatsapp voice blocked because they can not make money from calls.

6 Syria Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. Syria has been involved in a civil war since 2011.

Just look at Syria. No offense Syrians but the country is the exact definition of a hole. There government is a dictatorship the state controls everything hell the government even ordered the army to shoot their own people.

"ordered the army to shoot their own people" Bashar al assad Is a dictator, but his so called "chemical weapons" are fake news.

Not even Kim Jong Un goes around killing his own people, Syria's government actually bombs its own country. Talk about sad. Hopefully things in Syria get better soon...

Wait... so total democracy is worse than getting killed by your own "president"? Bruh U.S isn't that bad

They are all terrorists do not go to Syria you get bombed

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

At this point, the Russian government is pretty much like Chinese government lite. Not as Authoritarian but getting dangerously close as Putin slowly abuses his power and makes Russia an Authoritarian Ultranationalist state erasing any opposition to his rule.
Let's not forget how he funds Russian Separatists to cause a civil war in Ukraine and take it's lands despite the fact that the Russian minority in Ukraine was not oppressed. It's no wonder that Putin's popularity among Russians is dropping. Soon, the only people who would unironically support him are vatniks.

No Russia is definitely not communist do a little research before you write something down, and all this about how awful Russia is for its involvement in the middle east is idiotic. The U.S gives Saudi Arabia 34 billion dollars to bomb whoever they please.

Continued. Everybody who voted America as the worst goverment, go live in Russia or China. Trust me in 6 months you will be crawling, bleeding, begging, and crying to come back in. Yes America is flawed but so is every country. America has a small goverment for a reason.

While they are a world superpower, they go completely against the UN, an organization that they are in. All their policies want is trouble.

8 Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world. Israel is a small country bordering Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt and its official languages are Hebrew and Arabic.

I have nothing against Israel and I think it's a nice country with great history and people but I really don't like how the government is building illegal settlements in West Bank controlled territory and how they bulldoze the houses of Palestinian civilians.

The only thing keeping people together is the hatred they breed towards those who are different. They keep killing people much more vulnerable and without little regard for them as human beings, and discriminate against all Palestinians as if they were all the same.
United States, for its abusive, war-oriented exterior relationship policies and mistreament of colored people, would come first, but when it comes to intolerance and war-mentality towards others, Israel -by a slight margin- takes the cake.

Israeli government is a terrorist organisation,They kill innocent Palestineans for racist believes. While people may say this is because of war, No wake up!, It's genocide not war. They keep saying Israel is the best democracy in that ME. Nonsense! Go to the west bank and Gazza and you will know the truth.

Very arrogant, they think they are the chosen people and that other races don't deserve to life... Exactly like the Nazis, they victimized with the Nazi stuff and they act like Nazis.

9 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle East) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic. The capital city is Riyadh.

Persecute other religions and women have little rights. Up until 2017, they couldn't even drive without a male companion.
Also, they commit war crimes in Yemen, targeting schools, hospitals and weddings. It's sad that the government of my country(United States) actively helps them in doing so.

This should easily be in the top 5. Maybe top 3 even.

How are they not higher on this list?

Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy! very corrupt govt in my opinion

10 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, ...read more.

It and North Korea are essentially if 1984 actually happened. Completely totalitarian, censors everything, including harmless things that have no reason to be banned at all and let's not forget how they have 1 million Uyghurs(Most of whom have probably not done anything to deserve it) in "re-education" camps.
This is why I admire the Kong Kong protesters, they are risking their lives, standing up to a Totalitarian regime, to ensure liberty in their area for at least the next 20 years.

Apparently lower than Serbia a country that beats up its own people for protesting against their strict laws also they banned Winnie the pooh and pewdiepie and also this country should be 2 to North Korea. Now they watch your every move and get punished for going out of line

Chinese government are bunch of robbers, the country was invaded back than and now they're trying to do the same thing to other countries, people have now freedom under their govern rule.

This has to be way higher. They use their own people for cheap, mass production. For everything "Made in China", at least one person had to suffer labour. This should be way, way higher.

The Contenders

11 Somalia

If you were wondering how this could be worse than North Korea? Well let's think about the fundamental purpose of government. To control people where they need to be controlled. Then let's see whether the Somalian government does that. The answer is, nope, not really.

The situation in Somalia is bad, but there was nothing that the government do to stop what happened.

I knew the US was bad, but not this bad! Seriously! Clearly the worst!

It doesn't HAVE a body that can possibly govern...

12 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked sovereign state located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers.

Corrupt incompetent and diabolical government

Hyperinflation,Zimbabwe Dollar is a bit useless,Rhodesia is better than nowadays Zimbabwe

13 Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are ...read more.

This government's involvement with terrorism has led to the jihadist conflict all throughout the Middle East. They claim they are trying to end it, but they are simply pouring more and more money into the hands of Al Qaeda.

They diverted American Aid for Afghan rebels to the Taliban, which provided a training ground for the US

Pakistan government isn't 1st? BS worst government, life has no value to them I have lived most my life there and it is extremely bad

Get the government to shut up, and the country will be a tourist attraction

It is a poor and inefficient socialist terrorist country.

14 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.

This is a government which is composed of illiterate criminals and corrupt that nothing matters except profit. Panties and over the bodies of their own people to not only lose their function. Employed exclusively by your tribe, and the others harassed and expelled. This is a government which, in practice, very close to fascism! Violence against the media, concealing important facts and disclosure of nonsense and lies are the basis for the functioning of the government. They are known from the time of wars and poverty. Today we are again approaching that time, under the auspices and with the blessing of Western countries.

Genocidal nation. They don't even feel sorry for genocide of Croatian people and making Vukovar look like Hiroshima back in 90s.
Serbs are evil, psychopathic, bloodthirsty liars and killers. God will punish you hard for all your sins.

Masked people destroying some buildings in the middle of the night in a street in Serbia's capital city is not a terorist act, while Police do not know about it, the communal police neither, the officials of the municipality, city or the state, also nothing. Nobody knows and nobody cares, also nothing happend. Few buildings destroyed? Deal with it & have a nice time in Serbia.

Serbia is governed by self-centered egomaniac who has managed to take control over all spheres of public life within his grasp, under the charade of democratic transparency maintained by frequent elections - held for no reason whatsoever other than maintaining a state of permanent pre-electoral campaigning.

15 Libya Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.

Ever since Gaddafi was removed, this country has been a failed state.

16 Sudan
17 Venezuela Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America.

People who vote for the US just don't know the rest of the world. Here, we live in a complete and utter corruption/drugdealing mess. Ok, we have oil. But we give half of it to Cuba and the rest is to buy the friendship of neighbor countries. Meanwhile, our hospitals and health system are looking like Africa, we have the highest inflation rate of the world, and one of the highest murder rates too. 98% of the media belongs to the goverment, they torture opposition prisoners in our overcrowded prisons. EVERYONE gets robbed. Motorized vehicles rule the deteriorate streets. We also have the lack of water, the constant blackouts, making two hours lines to get Toilet Papaer, vegetable oil and flour, one of the slowest internet connections...
All the government does is steal our money for them.

A wealthy nation. Venezuela ranked 3rd strongest and fastest economy growth in the world in the early 60s. This nation had more oil than the UAE. Rich and bless in natural resources, Venezuela has one of the worse regiment in the world. Venezuela ranks #1 most dangerous country in the world. Highest inflation. It is imposible to survive in a country were its lowest minimum wage is $14 per month

That was not really the government's fault. The government had about 10% involvement. The problem was oil price dropping, which was nearly all of Venezuela's economy

Maduro turned Venezuela into the one worst countries

In Venezuela is almost IMPOSSIBLE to live.

18 Congo The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo is a country located in Central Africa.

This country have the most powerless hour beenmemt in the word. The gouverent is not even able to communicate with the nation about humanity crime made in the country. What a sad nation

In this country, the riches people from the gouvernment mostly touch more than one million. Then, there is not middle class, only poor

Beautiful and Amazing, but ruled badly, Hopefully one day it's going to change

The gouvernment kills all an ethnic group to make themselves richer while they are already rich

19 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 ...read more.

Definitely deserve to be the worst! If you pay attention to Malaysia's news, you will realize that all of the news report are all government-related and nothing much about the crime (because the BN government wants to keep the country's reputation, especially during elections and assemblies) and not even a single spark about the oppositions (part of the 1Malaysia-brainwashing project)- is this what we called the freedom of speech from a democratic country? Furthermore, many politicians like Zul Nordin, Ibrahim Ali and many government's officials tend to start a racial issues during conferences or interviews. There are also many unsolved cases that are covered up by the government. I can't name everything, but based on what I mention earlier, I hoped you understand that the Malaysian's government truly is corrupted and dirty!

Year after year, current Gov = Corruption, dictatorship, authoritarian, racist, moronic, vote rigging, corrupt judiciary, corrupt law enforcement.. the list goes on and on... and they're bloody proud of it.The sad part is its people can do nothing about it. Dissenting voices and open criticisms are quickly silenced. Money politics run rampant. A beautiful country with diverse cultures in one big melting pot, in a slow but sure destruction to be a failed country. All thanks to one man and his ambitions. I truly cry for Malaysia.

This government is like the worst! Why? Because he sucks up money and keep it! Proof: Where did the 2.6 billion go?! Seriously, another 5 years of Najib is unacceptable! The people who created the "Anti-Bersih" is so dumb! Why does he want to create GST?! Because his ' wife wants money to murder the people and make the poor suffer! Have they ever thought how it is like, to be poor? I think this government should be the 1st, in the category: worst goverment.

This country has government that cheats during elections, and also increase their cost of many many things... Also, Malaysia's government's wife spend RM24 million buying a ring.

20 South Sudan South Sudan, officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. Its current capital is Juba, which is also its largest city.
21 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, ...read more.

Sorry to say it, but it is true. Canada's government is mostly a Democratic one, and the little rest is a Monarchy. Canada has universal healthcare and parts of it is socialist. Canada is overall a GREAT country to visit, though.

Justin Trudeau is an incompetent laughing stock who only appeals to those who are still sjw in 2019.
But nonetheless, Canada shouldn't be in the top 30 though.

It's the worst place to live in, education is a but a total joke-students' grades are based on likes by teachers and none should fail!
Highest taxes in the world and...
Worst of all is the fact that everybody has been brainwashed to believe that it's the best country. What a shame. Better the devil you know than the angel you don't.

I have seen Canada on the other side of the water from Detroit for 23 years. Let's switch for the next 23! Then tell me if you feel the same.

Why is Canada on this list? Seriously? Canada is one of the least corrupt countries according to the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) and they're way better than the US when it comes to universal healthcare and government.

22 Benin
23 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, ...read more.

A government that was built on secularism is now advancing towards religion once more. So basically, Ottoman Empire V.2

Dictatorship!

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24 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is ...read more.

The Tory government ruined Britain. Privatising everything. Rail. Gas. Water. Power. Attempting to privatise the Healthcare. They are responsible for the financial disaster that is Brexit. #SackTheresaMay

All they do is waste money on things that'll never happen and are happy to take money from anybody and rip you off badly!

Have no compassion for anybody and only care about themselves nobody else matters aside from them. Awful!

Talk a good game about fixing the unemployment and do nothing about it at all poor!

25 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.

The Abbott Government is actively undermining its traditional role by making property unaffordable while its own Treasurer makes a fortune in the property market, the Prime Minister is corrupt, accepting clothing and a $60,000 "scholarship" for his daughter, the Foreign Minister protected an asbestos maker by advising them to delay long enough for their victims to "die off" from their exposure, the Attorney General is trying to bully the Human Rights Commissioner out of her job, the Minister responsible for Citizenship and Immigration wants unilateral powers to strip people of their citizenship on his personal say so, and the list goes on. I would mention the Science Minister, but that was the first thing they got rid of.

By far the worst government in it's history. Currently, the Coalition government of 2013 has displayed a lack of respect for facts and science, and is attempting to actively leave the country in a worse off position then that which it inherited.

Coalition government of 2013 are a corrupt government, with no morale, no thought of the future, environment or the people.

This government is attacking the people and workers and giving the rich what they want could there be a worst government in the history of this country?

I think not

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