Top 10 Worst Countries to Live in 2023

The Top Ten
1 Afghanistan Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Referred to as the Heart of Asia, it is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north, Tajikistan... read more

The Taliban has ruined this place. Many refugees are leaving, though where they go, I don't really know. The whole place is sad, especially for women and children.

Reasons why Afghanistan is number one include the Taliban's takeover of the country, women's rights being depleted, and a lack of resources such as food, water, and infrastructure. Life has become a struggle due to sanctions. Unfair prosecutions under the Sharia court also contribute to the difficulties.

2 Russia Russia, or the Russian Federation (RF), is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across... read more

Super corrupt government, poor human rights. If you have money in Moscow and St. Petersburg, you're good. The rest of the country is a cold, sad pit of despair.

Russia is only becoming more and more authoritarian, unsafe, and unjust. Conscriptions for the Ukraine war are certainly a fear among Russian men. Those who want to speak out against Putin are also fearful. In addition, the propaganda created by the Kremlin concerning the war in Ukraine is driving people to be brainwashed, almost desensitizing them to the suffering in Ukraine.

3 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 Juche leader 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

Super weird place with a personality cult. How are we going to stop Kim?

4 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

Iran is already a heavily sanctioned country, but with the protests showing no sign of stopping, the situation is just going to get worse. Protesters are being unfairly tried and executed for waging a war against God. Women's rights and the safety of women are all hanging in the balance. However, this period of time is also a hopeful time for Iran, where people are determined to dismantle the Islamic Republic.

Crazy authoritarian government. They need to get with the 21st century already.

5 Ukraine Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest European country, covering approximately 600,000 square kilometres (230,000 sq mi), and has a population of around 40 million people. It is bordered by Russia to the east and northeast; by Belarus to the north; by Poland, Slovakia, and... read more

This one is pretty obvious. The war waged by Russia against Ukraine is still very much ongoing and is, in some respects, worsening. Being a citizen of what once felt like a normal Eastern European nation and seeing your once-safe homeland become a war zone would be very difficult, especially if you've had to flee the nation itself.

I wouldn't travel to that country if the invasion is going on. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is pretty much ongoing. Luckily, I don't live in Europe. I live in North America. The Russian Army wants to kill Ukrainians if Ukraine joins NATO. Some areas of cities have been damaged.

6 Yemen Yemen, officially the Republic of Yemen, is a country in Western Asia, on the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders Saudi Arabia to the north and Oman to the northeast and shares maritime borders with Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia. It is the second-largest Arab sovereign state in the peninsula,... read more

Pretty much every serious problem a country can have is a factor in Yemen. Poverty, violence, and human rights abuses are definitely reasons why it's one of the countries people would most want to get away from.

Desert wasteland, nothing more. Men, women, and children are starving. Please help this place.

7 Syria Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a Western Asian country located in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Levant. It is a unitary republic that consists of 14 governorates (subdivisions), and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east and southeast,... read more
8 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.
9 Myanmar Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country's largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains... read more
10 Haiti Haiti, officially known as the Republic of Haiti, is a sovereign state located in the Western Hemisphere. Despite its sovereignty, it faces numerous challenges that have led to functional difficulties... read more
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11 Somalia Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country in the Horn of Africa. The country is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa's... read more
12 Palestine Palestine (State of Palestine, is a de jure sovereign state in Western Asia. It is officially governed by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and claims the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. However, its claimed territory has been occupied by Israel since the Six-Day War of 1967; the West Bank is... read more
13 Slovenia Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia, is a country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the southeast, and the Adriatic Sea to the southwest. Slovenia is mostly mountainous and forested, covers 20,271 square kilometres... read more
14 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, abbreviated BiH or B&H, sometimes called Bosnia–Herzegovina and often known informally as Bosnia, is a country at the crossroads of south and southeast Europe, located in the Balkans. The capital and largest city is Sarajevo. Bosnia and Herzegovina borders Serbia to the east,... read more
15 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

Outside of Istanbul, not so nice. Istanbul is somewhat progressive. The rest of the country is home to sexist, backwards, piggish men.

16 Venezuela Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America.
17 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3,300,000 sq mi) and with over 214 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is BrasĂ­lia,... read more

Brazil is beautiful but also really poor, corrupt, dangerous, violent, and full of people addicted to parties, drugs, and sex. It's truly broken.

18 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 the official languages of Pakistan. The world's second-highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat)... read more
19 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is a country on the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It has a land area of about 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq mi), making it the fifth-largest country in Asia, the second-largest in the Arab world, and the largest in Western Asia. It is bordered... read more
20 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
21 Belarus Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, formerly known by its Russian name Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous... read more
22 Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a landlocked country in Southeastern and Central Europe, situated at the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain and the Balkans. It shares land borders with Hungary to the north, Romania to the northeast, Bulgaria to the southeast, North Macedonia to the south,... read more
23 Mauritania Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a sovereign state in Northwest Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara to the north and northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, and Senegal to the southwest. Mauritania is the... read more

This country is exactly what America would be if Lincoln had never outlawed slavery there.

Slavery, poor human rights, force feeding children to gain weight, just awful.

24 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.
25 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical time zones and borders 14 countries, the second most of any country in the world after Russia. Covering an area... read more

Who cares if Mulan and Kung Fu Panda took place there? That doesn't make the country any less horrendous to live in as is.

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