Most Corrupt Countries In the World

The Top Ten
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.

They execute any person who dislikes our says something rude to the leader of the country (or total dictator of the country) and there are basically no rights. Christianity is basically banned, and worshippers have begun to do it privately. They threaten to nuke other countries, ban Internet, and don't get me started about the propaganda. They make them believe crazy things like " Kim Il-Sung is a the eternal leader of North Korea and is a god" or "Kim Jong-Il controls the weather and created the hamburger". Kim Jong- Un is basically deranged, as he killed his uncle. While millions of people starve all across the country, the government imports Coke. Instead of using their money to feed the starving population, they just increase military strength and just end up in more debt. For example, the government tried to build a building called " the Ryugyong Hotel, a hotel that is over 1,000 feet tall in 1987. They still haven't opened it. This country is crazy and sick.

I can't believe that Ameroca was voted more corrupt then North Korea... Yes we have flaws. Many flaws. Yes, we are trillions of dollars in debt, we never solve any problems, and yes, we are mostly fat, uneducated, gun-enthusiasts. But: do we worship our leader as if he was a god? No. Do we believe that we are the center of the universe? No. And most important of all: are we all brainwashed minions of a fat, psychotic warmonger? NO. come on guys. Be real. We (Americans) may be very very flawed, but admit it: We have it so much better then North Korea.

They kill anyone who says anything to there dictator Kim Jong Un. You don't get killed for making fun of Barrack Obama people do it all the time. All of North Korea is starving, Kim Jong Un ate all there food. North Korea is the ones who are corrupt. America only gets involved in other countries business because there's stuff that should never ever happen there. Then people who are from other countries trash the USA because of stereotypes and say it's because were greedy. Meanwhile Kim Jong Un is killing people because a paper with his picture on it is being used as wrapping paper. So, tell me who is corrupt now? America number 1 on the best countries to live list and number 1 most corrupt. #Logic

Never enter North is literally the highway to hell.
Meanwhile the devil himself lives like a celeb in his home living in luxury while everyone else suffers famine and propaganda everywhere.

United States of America 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.

If you think we are that corrupt, you've seen nothing. Yes, it does happen, but not a whole lot. Especially if you compare us to Russia or China. Don't believe the lies, America is a great place to live!

This country takes advantage of other countries, allows unborn babies to be killed, allows people of the same gender to marry, gives rights lie "Freedom of Religion" an restricts Jews, Christians, and Muslims from practicing their beliefs, they have tons of drama if a black person is killed, but if a white person is slaughtered nobody cares, they mourn over Pearl Harbor where 2,000 were killed (I understand this is a sad thing) and when they bomb Hiroshima where 200,000 were killed they do not mourn. In history books they include that Germany was ruled by a dictator who started a mass genocide, but they do not mention that Hitler was Austrian, he wouldn't have been in power if the treaty of Versailles wasn't written by greedy power hogs, and they don't mention that they looted German houses and kicked the rightful owners out when they took over a city. And do NOT get me started on the President.

I hate the USA. I hate all the crime they have, all the hatred towards other countries. I hate their ignorance towards other countries and their overall ignorance. They have a terrible Educational system. Too many black problems (serves them right for having enslaved all of those people from Africa). They are the most gun crazed people in the world. They have so much poverty, so many street people, so many gangs. The drug trade depends on Americans usage. They think Canadians still live in igloos. So uneducated) They have the most corrupt medical system in the world. Doctors are in it strictly for the money. They have the most demoralizing food stamp system in the world. When I was a child I thought everyone lived in big homes and had a pool, that is what they wanted everyone outside of USA to believe. Their Government thinks more about pouring money into war than taking care of its own people. They would like to run the whole world. They forget one think... History shows that great ...more

The United States has some serious problems. The economy goes up and down every few years and is totally unpredictable and totally unregulated. It is very hard to get a job there compared to places like Europe, and the fact that American collages are some of the most expensive in the world isn't exactly helping. There is also a much higher percentage of poverty in the US compared to other developed countries and homelessness and crime are epidemics in every city. Americans seem to cling to mindless patriotism and religious fanaticism to keep the national identity, which according to some morons is being "threatened" by Mexican immigration, in tact. Politicians use god and the bible as an excuse to do everything from defend so called "marriage equality" to try and force religion into our secular public school systems. Nationalists try to cram historical lies into children's brains and cover up everything bad the country has done. It is actually kind of scary.

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 more.

NO WAY! How can it be under India?!? Don't you know what goes on in here? Men here publicly beat women even in front of police officers and no one says anything to them! There is NO SINGLE LAW TO STOP THIS! AND WHAT LAW HAS CAME OUT IN THIS HELL IS THAT MEN ARE FREE TO BEAT THEIR WIVES! WHAT CAN BE WORSE THAN THIS?!? Ans women are getting all type of tortures either by the law or by the rituals!

I just voted this to say something. Pakistan may be corrupt, but its not as stupid as people call it. It's a beautiful country, just as good as usa (but maybe not financially. ) its just a myth that everybody is a terrorist there. My neighbors are Pakistani and they are the nicest people ever!

Pakistan isn't such a bad country. But They are a bit corrupt. It's just some people think that people should follow their rules. I'm not Pakistani but I'm Indian and I've met a lot of wonderful people from Pakistan and one is my best friend. In every country they're people who are good and who are bad.

Look, those that have said Pakistan is corrupt is actually correct. I myself am a Pakistani and the government since 1990s have been corrupt. This includes the Muslim League led by Nawaz Sharif anc the PPP led by Zardari. They have used money for their own selfish reasons and have ruined Pakistan. Since Nawaz Sharif has been expelled I hope Pakistan gets rid of this corrupt regime.


Somalia was listed as the most corrupt country in the world and has a long history of corruption. The Somalian government is only one year old and is already corrupt. From setting up refugee camps to divert food donations so they could steal them and sell them on the black market. Also the Al Shabaab movement the infamous terrorist sect control most of the nation and finance most of their operations through ransom money it demands as tribute from pirate gangs... oh did I mention they have pirates too. As well Somalia's Transitional National Government led by Sharif Sheikh Ahmed are most competent at stealing foreign aid. Not to mention it is stuck in an ongoing seemingly never ending civil war which began in 1991. Which lead to the overthrowing of the already corrupt Barre government only overthrown because the Somali Armed Forces the military where supplying armed rebel groups with major weapons this then lead to seemingly constant faction fighting between militant groups to become ...more

Are you sure that the United States (the world's super power with one of the highest standards of living on the planet) is more corrupt than a failed state with a famine?

Somalia for me is probably the most corrupt country in the world, since the government can't fully aid those hungry people that cause them to steal like pirates, They are somehow, the modern-day pirates

For all you Libertarians in the United States, this country is the closest thing to an actual Libertarian government. When you see the anarchy that unfortunately is Somalia, it's the best advertisement against Libertarianism I know of. I'll even agree that Libertarianism sounds great on paper---but the actual practice of it leaves a lot to be desired.

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 so corrupt. Anyone who voted USA has no idea what they are talking about because the USA is one of the least corrupt governments and has an excellent democratic system that serves the people. I'm Indian, so I can tell you about India. In India, politicians steal money from the people, hide the money, and evade taxes by pretending their income is lower than it is. Also, many politicians will bribe people to win elections, yet don't do anything to fix problems. The government does not serve the people and bribery is common. Right now, India is definitely the most corrupt country in the world. One day however, we will become a country with low corruption. I feel like for the first time, our government is finally doing the right thing and taking steps to make a better country.

India was ruled and it's wealth was looted by the British in the past. But, a Foreign lady is ruling the country and looting the country exponentially more than the British.
Indian politicians are imbeciles, they don't have any educational background and are more corrupt making India a poor country. But, Indians are not poor.
Indians have the highest amount of Black Money stashed in Swiss Bank alone than any other nations.
They claim that they have unity in diversity. But they killed many Muslims in the Kashmir region. Also, they are directly responsible for the Srilankan mass killings of Tamils in Srilanka, It is India which provided Military support to Srilanka.

This is a country people can be murdered in hundreds by Political powers in an organized fashion for keeping the politicians in power - example - Just Google search Vyapam scandal - in which a person can pay money to become become a doctor, engineer or similar position in one of the Indian States. They have killed about 50 witnesses and middlemen over a course of many years to keep the accused safe

The ONLY REASON India is at the top, or near the top, of all the good country lists is because there are so many Indians on this website. I get that its OK to be proud of your country, but accept that its not perfect. I live in the United States and it is far from perfect. India is a third world country taking on a first world role in world affairs. Overpopulation is causing starvation, famine, unavailability of water and supplies. The politicians are corrupt, stupid and out of touch with the country's problems. There is no minimum wage and the majority of people are lucky to make enough to feed themselves one meal a day, let alone their 10 children (lack of contraceptives). There is no healthcare to speak of. Most people live in third world poverty that is, in some arias, worse than in most African countries. India is the most racist country in the world, racist towards their own countrymen and people from all other countries. They sentence Transgenders to life in prison. They have ...more

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

Its corrupt because usa is giving millions of dollars to its people but they use it for army... While they don't have soldiers!

It's very dangerous this country. Mines are all over the place.

Afghanistan is going DOWN!

Islamic garbage.

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.

A true story of Russian Corruption:

In Russia, like other places in the world, a Double Yellow Stripe in the middle of the road means 'No Passing'. A Dotted Yellow Stripe means that you can pass. However, sometimes the Russian Police will put up a sign stating 'NO PASSING'. Outside St. Petersburg there was a road that was being built, and the Police told the contractors to paint a dotted yellow stripe down the middle. They complied. After the road was opened, the Russian Police hid a NO PASSING sign behind a bush. The contractor found the sign, and decided to to the Locals a 'favor' by repainting the road with a Double Yellow Stripe. Well, when the Police found out about this, they went out in the middle of the night with Black Spray Paint and made the stripe look dotted. And they didn't stop there. They hired a farmer with a tractor to drive up and down the road, to encourage motorists to try to pass, and when they did, the Police would nab them. They paid the farmer a bottle ...more

At this point in history the word "Russia" and the word "Democracy" are pretty much antanyms. It is actually really hard to imagine a democratic Russia. It's like trying to imagine a frozen Mexico or a war hungry Switzerland. The Russian people cannot grasp the thought of Democracy after living under tyranny for so many thousands of years. Imagine someone who has lived underground all of their life attempting to comprehend the sun or the sky. Something in Russian culture, ideology, national identity, whatever is just so hostile to the concepts of democracy and liberalism that the two cannot possibly exist together.

Putin isn't exactly helping either. I sware I wouldn't be surprised if that phsyco tried to take over Alaska or something.

Before you 9 year old rob lox fanboys start talking crap about Russia and attacking the people, well I get that it's government is corrupt, but that doesn't mean you can attack the whole country and point fingers at one. All countries have flaws. Just because the government is bad doesn't make the locals bad.

Since Russia runs much of the US corruption, maybe most of it, especially 2016-2020, they should be number one. It's a criminal syndicate.

Iraq Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. more.

This country isn't really corrupt by itself, isis is what made it bad to live in.

No it is not the corrupt country persons who commented that it is corrupt country they are the corrupted one

Its corrupt country

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.

Seriously? Why is Iran corrupt? Dude, it's one of the richest Middle Eastern nations. R U serious. I am so surprised, you jerks. Do you have something against Iran? This is fake information. DELETE Iran!

If you have money,you can do whatever you want.Also you can only have money if you have governmental connections.

Oh god curse them for taking American hostages!

One of the corrupt countries in the world

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

Even though it's very very rich country richer than what you'd thought of it's dictator intentionally made the gov so corrupt & people so poor so powerless he actually get foreigners to fight them killing 400000 of his own people 12 million displaced he's personal wealth estimated 300 billions all of it outside the country he should be ranked number 1 criminal on earth the amount of crimes he commit against his own people is unheard of

Indeed Syria is the most corrupt country reason because of terrorist.


*When Syria isn't even in top ten*
Wake up people

Central African Republic

You must be having a laugh if this country isn't on this list. Deserves to be in the top 5. THE FRENCH WON'T LEAVE THEM ALONE. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

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.

A country that has free healthcare no tax and has a king that has gave women a right to vote strongest economy in Middle East free education you guys come on its not Congo

Saudi Arabia is just disgusting. no rights for women, on top of that they are treated like pigs. cutting off a head piblicaly as a death penalty definitely makes viorent people like ISIS. plus the king of saudi is ugly

Saudi Arabia mixes religion with government, causing many issues. Every law is based on the Quran. This means women don't have as much rights, and other religions aren't allowed

They'd execute you if you were gay. I mean, I'm not gay, but that's just... barbaric

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.

Dear lovely commentor who posted this friendly statement: "Have you ever seen a Chinese person when questioned about anything, even insignificant non- sense be able to tell the truth. They are lying little picture taking, back stabbing, stealing pricks! "

I'd like to tell you to stop generalizing a whole group of people. Yes, we tell the truth. And yes, unlike you, most of us refrain from making uneducated racist comments that have no truth or background whatsoever. I bet that you'd feel incredibly hurt if someone ruthlessly criticized your country's people. I get that some Chinese and the government are corrupt and rude, but there's no excuse to attack a whole country! Besides, we're only nice to you if you're nice to us.

P.S. Picturing taking... so offensive, huh? -_- It's pretty fun - you should try it some time!

June 4th incident. enough said. Check China Uncensored. please no 50 cents brigade. Pray for freedom in Hong Kong.

Communists... I can't... believe america is number 2 when this guy killed innocent children

China is a communist country and I was wondering why it wasn't top 5.It is very corrupt,

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.

How can china, russia and america be more corrupt than this country?

Terrible country

Turkmenistan Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest, and the Caspian Sea to the west.

Oh god, this country should not even be allowed to exist. It is considered by many experts the third worst country to live in on the planet, beat only be North Korea and Somalia. The government is ostensibly democratic, but in truth it is an imperial presidency. The same "president" has been lording over the place since the end of the cold war. 99% of the country is desert. It is landlocked, dirt poor and scorchingly hot. Most people live in tiny huts with no electricity, running water or furniture. Some have dirt floors and nowhere to go the bathroom but a hole in the ground. Criticism of the government is met with unpayable fines and years upon years in jail, if not execution. The internet is censored throughout Turkmenistan and there are only 7 television channels available in the country, all of which are propaganda. Ethnic minorities are persecuted and treated little better than slaves. It is just a horrible place to live, one of the absolute worst countries to be born into. What ...more

Never heard of it so I will vote for it

Turkmenistan's govorment is so evil.

They had thr same president after the cold war because that's when thr country was born because before that it was in the soviet union. Well same president for more than 20 years is corrupt.

Liberia Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast. Liberia means "Land of the Free" in Latin.


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.

Do you lot even know what you're talking about? Do you know nothing?
In Uganda you have to bride people to do EVERYTHING!
If you want to go to the doctors, you have to bribe the taxi driver (people don't have cars there) or walk for multiple hours. Then you have to bribe the doctors so you don't have to wait in a queue for another few hours, and in the end you end up spending 10x as much as it should spend!
If you lot think Europe/ the west is corrupt, then you know nothing of the workings of this cruel world.

Yemen Yemen, officially known as the Republic of Yemen, is an Arab country in Western Asia, occupying the southwestern to the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula.

Undergoing a civil war at the moment, of course they are corrupt.

Uzbekistan Uzbekistan is a landlocked country. It is one of two doubly landlocked countries in the world, a country completely surrounded by landlocked countries in Central Asia. more.

Uzbekistan has steel rules! But Human rights are more special in that country! So Uzbekistan is Perfect! Because I have been there for more than hundred times! I Love Uzbekistan!

Uzbekistan is WONDERLAND. This country is not corrupt!

Uzbekistan is peaceful country with no crimes

Uzbekistan has nearly NO crimes!

Democratic Republic of The 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.
South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

South Korea is not corrupt. your just made that they copy people
They don't have a corrupt government, there people do not starve and they have really good technology. so don't you Yahoos say something negative because of the what people live
. you need to learn your history.

Us South Korean swear that we have better manners than you people who blame on this country with some stupid reasons.

Nerds are nerds, not corrupt

This country is not corrupt!

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.
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