Most Overrated Countries

booklover1
Now, I know what you're thinking: Booklover, how could you possibly insult whole countries? Easy. I don't insult them. I just think they're getting credit for doing not as much as plenty others, as well as have a low population and get all the news for no reason. Let's get started.

The Top Ten

1 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 ...read more.

Americans aren't very kind. They are half kind & half mean. They try to act how they want. That is mean for good people because if you are a good person then you should act good. You should be perfect.

We aren't concerned about the environment enough. We are lazy and just dispose whatever we want to. Only things that must be disposed like batteries should be disposed. And the things we can't recycle. We should just keep to make something new.

The entertainment is overrated. I have only seen a few good things to watch & listen. a lot of it sucks.

We shouldn't get in other countries' affairs. We should mind our own business. We try to get oil from the Middle East. We should leave them alone. Why can't we make our own oil?

Also I don't like the English language because the words aren't always pronounced how they are spelled. And we always should a consontants between a vowel. - mistersnakey3

You can't say that all Americans are rude and do not care about the environment. That is a completely wrong generalization. - Mooshroomsrock17

Claim they are better than everyone else they don't even say one reason why they are better. They just say they are better and they do not have an explanation. They are not the best. So when someone asks me what makes them the best I would say I don't know what your talking about. Hey Americans give me two reasons why you think america is the greatest. You teach everyone their that you are so star spangled awesome and say you are the only ones with freedom when Canada has freedom Japan has freedom Australia has freedom Germany has freedom Sweden has freedom Belgium has freedom Austria has freedom you guys are not the only ones. Britian has freedom. You guys are just jealous because you know that your country sucks you just don't want to admit it. As a canadian I would rather live in Japan than the United States. Although never been their Japan has a longer life expectancy than both america and Canada. Canada and Japan both have a longer life expectancy than the United States. Also the ...more

You morons, where do I begin? Most mean people are raging online here In America. The United States is the most powerful nation because of one reason. Yes Obama is nasty along with Clinton and Trump, our economy isn't the best, and our congress isn't doing anything right now, but the reason we are at the top right now is the FACT that we have the most toys to play with in terms of weapons. We did need outside help,to win wars at first because we were a new nation. And the fact that we never fought alone, except in our civil war even though the Confederate States of America had support from the U.K., we were not the ones who asked for help. We gave help to the Allies against the Central Powers in WWI and against the Axis Powers of WWII. Oh and Americans who believe the moon landing was fake and WWE is real are just Morons. That is less than 1% of our population. And those who think our entertainment sucks, there's crappy entertainment everywhere. Only good stuff either gets praised or ...more

I like how USA is out in #1 in all statistics. Let me check the country of origin, oh statistics collected in the USA. You can never believe Statistics/

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

Sweden is a simply awful place to live, especially in the big cities. Let me give you are a tour through the hell that Sweden actually is. First of all the suburbs, rat forsaken holes that no man nor women deserves to experience. Drugs, alcohol and other criminal activity is very common in the suburbs and so the big cities, which the suburbs are located rather near. The culture in Sweden it self is completely horrendous and so is the people, whether ethnic swedes or immigrants the people are just dreadful. The shyness and unpleasantly is to great for words to describe and so is the unkindness, here in Sweden people are just really mean to each other. If you even ask them what time it is, it seems like they are about to call the cops on you. Everyone is just so angry all the time, and don't let me get started on the kids and youths. The youngsters are just so badly raised that it seems like all they can become are bank robbers which a lot of suburban kids become, or drug addicts but ...more

Before you guys talk about criminal rates, I'd like to mention that other countries have MUCH more crime compared to Sweden. All places have "vulnerable areas", the Swedes just chose to mention it out loud. Yes, the people are very shy, but once you get to know you'll learn how nice they are. Unless, of course, your one of those rude people who need's to take a chill pill. I'm assuming you met one mean person and decided that everyone is like them? Or maybe your one of those rightists who can't even tell the difference between real or fake news. No, I have been here and this place is not overrun with immigrants. There are plenty other cities who have accepted much more refugees. If you just didn't like it because it wasn't to your taste, that's totally fine! Anyway, in response to the comment below me, how many residents are drug addicts or bank robbers? Not many, right? Please stop focusing on only the negative aspects and actually open your eyes, though I doubt that's possible for ...more

I hate how popular Sweden is compared to Norway, Denmark and especially Finland. It's like Finland never gets any love or anything just because it's so different from the rest of the Nordic countries. I guess Pewdiepie and Minecraft (the most overrated in the world) is the reason why Sweden is the best country ever. Sweden also feels so innocent, it's like everything they do is good. I feel sorry for Finland because of Sweden

Nordic countries are the best.

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

Here in Switzerland we have lots of Italians who immigrated with us for the last 150 years.

Each year and that for generations most of them, and by entire families are returning back to their own country (Italy). That shows how much they are not integrated and how much they do not want to really stayed in Switzerland. Those people do not give any added value to our country. They just refuse to be pure Swiss.

And we guess that this stupid and arrogant way to do is not only visible in Switzerland but also in major countries where they have migrated all along the ages.

So they just come with their food pizza and pasta, eat just that and never try to tend to be Swiss.

Most of other migrants from Asia, Africa and South-America for example are much more respectable people and therefore much to be respected.

And Italians will never accept in their own country someone doing the same as they are doing.

For this reason Italians are very racist, in ...more

Yes that is true, there in Italy, people are very racist.

It's so hard as a black or Arabic to find a good job, homes and it seems that because you are not Italian, you have to struggle for anything.

Italians don't hesitate to show their hates, specially when you are foreigner. I was tired of the racism in Italy.

I call all migrants to come here in Italy to make change things.

We will succeed, because there is a lot to do here anywhere Italians are so lazy and inefficient.

If you plan on driving in Italy: Don't, they are the worst drivers in the world.

I had 7 weeks of being tail gated by aggressive drivers trying to prove they all had bigger dicks by going too fast, tail gating and horn honking.

Entertainments and attractions are equal to zero.

Everything in Italy is overpriced, Italian people are lazy, the country is dirty and they are on strike every other week.

The museums are closed on Monday and other days in the year. We tried a restaurant was closed at lunch time because it was their lunch time. This country is a shame.

Keep your money and spend it somewhere else.

The most overrated in everything: Best food? Because of pizzas? What do you know about food of the other 197 countries, nearly nothing, countries underrated in food issue like USA, UK, Denmark are so far better than Italy, and without speaking about African, South American and so tasty food from Asia. Landscape? most meh and so dirty. Cities? Chaotic, old, noisy, decrepit. People? arrogant in the north, poor and 'redneck' in south. Dolce vita? In the 70s, maybe, but now? Nothing remains except the old illusion.

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4 Bermuda

If the Bermuda triangle didn't exist, nobody would think this exists. - booklover1

What I mainly dislike about this list is that it doesn't have very good choices. While some are simply bad reasons, some are too broad.

First, Bermuda is not a country. It's a British overseas territory. Second, I'd actually say it's UNDERrated. I've been to Bermuda and there was barely anyone there, and it was very beautiful and crime-free. - ColdTurkey

I only know what Bermuda is is because someone at a ballet intensive/camp lived in Bermuda.😂😂 - Untildawn8

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5 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.

Thanks to all for calling us pointless and rude. Do you see what you're saying yourselves? We're not superficial, insincere or ignorant either. And I'm sure that Australia, being one of the oldest continents on Earth, has no culture or history. And nothing you can't get elsewhere? Yeah, I mean, there are lots of other countries EXACTLY like Australia, aren't there?

No culture, poor cuisine, and a rather dark shameful history! People are superficial, ignorant and sometimes downright racist and exhibit fake niceness that Americans and Brits are famous for (being insincerely nice seems to be a trait shared by anglocentric countries). An awful country that wouldn't be known if Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman didn't land in the next top insincere and overrated country contender: America!

Bland, boring, rude people, no history or culture, pride in nothing... Over priced and no sense of customer service. Just lame in general. (it is beautiful though in SOME spots)

When I was eight I really wanted to go to Australia, but my mum showed me a picture of this huge spider and bird eating spiders in Australia so never mind lol - Puppytart

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6 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 ...read more.

I loved France the first time I went there, but I was tired after a while. I had to go four times, and it's not a bad place; I like it, but I got tired of it quickly as there wasn't much I hadn't done already. And everyone thinks that Disneyland (Paris) is the best thing in France. It's the WORST THING IN FRANCE! Walking around seeing creepy people in Goofy suits hug your children?!?! What are you supposed to get from that?!?! - PositronWildhawk

This is a good country, but this country is overrated because of Paris. People know France mostly because of this city

I'm living now in France and I can affirm that French are kind people. Of course like everywhere you will find some exceptions but not more than normal average.
And the country is so nice, including food, architectures, attractions, exhibitions, festivals...

I want to go to France - Puppytart

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7 Bahamas Bahamas

Nothing you can't get elsewhere, for a similar experience but with friendlier people Italy and really nicest beaches, go Italy.

8 United Kingdom United Kingdom The United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state which consists of the political and economic union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was a member of the European Union (EU) from 1973 to 2016. ...read more.

Hang on, Britain is like the most underrated country in the world. No one ever sees anywhere other than London. 10 minutes driving out of the city centre and you are hit with beautiful green countryside, and the further you go, the more beautiful. We have beautiful beaches, lovely weather in the summer time (hitting as high as 34 celcius last year), lovely people and delicious food. We are not poor, we just live on less. Americans think that we are poor, but we just don't overeat and don't need everything to be huge. Outside of London, everything is to a brilliant standard, and we may not have the huge empire that we once did, but we have more overseas territories than any other country. We still lead the way in science and have the two best and most prestigious universities in the world. We have amazing traditions, and an extremely high standard of living. Those who think Britain is bad have either never been to Britain, or just not taken a 20 minute train out of the city.

The worst place I have ever visited. Nothing much to do except for shopping and relaxing at Hyde Park. Outside of London, it's even worse.

Definitely Overrated. Britain is such a small country

M8, did u really come to the uk thinking it was gonna be like downtown alley? Haha also whoever said that we're a small country can piss off.The population or area of your country doesn't matter.
And whoever said there's not much to do outside Hyde park.

What r u talking about? U are a bit weird if u think that.
Sorry but there's a lot more to do in the uk then relax and shop.

We have kebab shops as well!

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9 Finland Finland

Finland is actually underrated, Sweden is the overrated one

Why is Finland here? Finland is UNDERRATEED not overrated - Cookies

Finland is a hole full of suicidal drunks

U-G-H! FINLAND IS UNDERRATED! See what Sweden did?

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10 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.

Not over rated but over criticized. I have observed british media is quite keen on exaggerating and exclusively showing poor areas of India to show how poor it is. It's becoming quite pathetic actually. Maybe it has to do with their empire history? Maybe the brits are still very bitter about India gaining it's independence. It's definitely depends where you go in India to find those dirty areas, but it's definitely not the place it is shown to be in british media. I also like how mindlessly China's rich parts are shown, when it has equal amounts of old and rotting infrastructure.

India is a wonderful country portrayed as a poor country full of poverty but the media never show the real India but China is known to be powerful and rich even though the country is suffering from pollution and now because of China wanted to show the world its just as powerful as America it got greedy it now looks like a overpopulated wasteland. I guess richer countries like america want to show the world it's the only powerful country and tries to show developing countries as full of dumb poor.

In my opinion, India is probably the most successful underachieving country I've ever seen. Lots of countries such as Canada, England, USA, and Australia knows how useless this country is. This country for many company owners would be the last country they'd put their companies in. Why? They'd do jack crap and the companies going to make kids do it for them. That's right. Child labour is in India too.

Oh, definitely India! People don't look past the glamour and are bias when it comes to looking at the downsides. Like, every place on earth can have downsides except India. I'm sorry but this is the most arrogant country on earth id prefer going to other south Asian countries that are ignored

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The Contenders

11 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 (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, ...read more.

"Look guys! Toronto and Vancouver are jam packed with so many immigrants! Clearly the government's PR campaign must be working and everyone is living with unicorns and butterflies running around. We're just so much better than the US in every way, even though people who keep wanting to come here never do so, and those who do realize how hard is it to get a job thanks to our work experience program that says

you to your past accomplishments, and how your only option is in the increasingly criminal and expensive cities if you're a white immigrant. Maybe if you're a rich Asian you can spend a couple million on a suburb home in Calgary, but we'll still look funny at you nonetheless! Better not be black or an aboriginal in Western Canada! We can always whitewash our history and we can also ignore the constant reports by Martin, Trudeau and every provincial gov't that the aboriginals are treated like @#$# and that systematic discrimination and racism still occurs here towards ...more

I migrated to Canada and lived there for nearly 4 years and I can personally say being a friendly country is overrated at all. You go everywhere and they love to compare how much better they are than America. And rude rude people out there. You try to tell them you miss home and you would get reactions like " go home to your own country" or what made you come here then?! Giving you that very odd look. Oh look at us we have so much better in economy than US. Better this better that. And they talk about US news and sports and politics all the time and compare to them.

In the United States there's an odd need to either hate or love Canada. I don't really fall into either category. Most Canadians I've met have been somewhat rude, though such is likely due more so to the area than the people. What is really overrated about Canada is its assumed position as a 'friendlier' USA. It is a title that seems to be often stated by slackers or otherwise hypocritical people. This idea of Canda as an 'escape' from big bad mean USA is very overrated. There's only a small difference in culture between the USA and Canada (sorry all you hippie hopefuls out there). Canada's full of meanies just like the rest of us.

Canadians are self praising.

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12 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. ...read more.

We are talking about overrated countries right? With all them anime lovers who never STFU about how great Japan is, this should be up there...

Japan might be a super nation or she was a super nation, but now Japan are getting weaker in every industry because the Japanese being too racist to Korean and Chinese that lived in Japan, to reclaim her former glory Japanese should accept Korean and Chinese that acquired Japan nationality in their life. - jason97

Because of anime. Anime is overrated. And I don't know why!

I agree that Japan dominated the world in 90s but it was 20 years ago! Now, it has fallen drastically.

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13 Haiti Haiti

Let me tell you a story, there were two major earthquakes in 2010 that I recall, Haiti and Chile. Chiles was bigger and caused more damage, as well as being one of the worst earthquakes of all time, but since Haiti's poor, they get a song written about them, and tons of recognition. I wouldn't mind if Chile got more attention but nobody cared. - booklover1

That's the point, Haiti couldn't take care of itself, Chile could.

This country looks kinda underrated.

14 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.

Don't even think of visiting Egypt. I've visited it before the revolution. If you're a foreigner even if an Arab, Egyptians will try to rob you in all possible ways. Sexual harassments are notorious here and are annoying, needless to say. The trip to the Pyramids of Giza is not as fancy or dreamy as it seems on Egyptian T.V. ads. The streets can be overcrowded and beggars will follow you everywhere and to make it worse, shopkeeprs near the pyramids will insist on giving you fake discounts even if you don't want to buy. Stick to hotel restaurants and don't even think of eating anything from the streets. You also don't want to give a tip to one hotel staff as plenty of others will come and walk beside you in desperate hope of receiving a tip. Also, once you step in the airport get ready for beggars(janitors working in the airport will ask you for money) and annoying smell. I seriously don't know what the hell was I thinking when I thought of visiting Egypt. It is a nice place but the ...more

The pyramids of Gaza are noisy and the inside looks like a cow shed.

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

K - POP enough said

16 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. Its capital is Beijing. The other major cities are Hong Kong and Shanghai. Chinese (Mandarin) is the only ...read more.

Pretty over rated, the people are egoistic and like to act like prudes. Their economy is mostly built on export markets and free grants from the US. If nigeria was given such an oppurtunity, they would have been in the same place that china is now. Plus a lot of inventions that it is attributed to is not even theirs. For instance, fire works was already used by Indian kingdoms in 5th century AD. And the first military use of fireworks was used by Tipu Sultan, an Indian king against british invaders. It's capacity is way over exaggerated.

I gotta be honest. China copied so many products from Japan, America, etc.

Why? It's because of communists.

Wonderful hardworking people but copied Americas bad example because they were trying to prove devolping countries can be just as good as powerful rich 1's

Just wankers

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17 Malta Malta Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.
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.

Nothing you can't get elsewhere, for a similar experience but with friendlier people, real beautiful beaches and surely better food, try Italy.

So overrated especially places like Majorca.

Overrated Dull Food

Overrated Culture
Exemple- "Flamenco" while being a symbol of Spain, is not even genuinly Spanish - is gypsy music and dance - majkel87

Overrated Food

Overrated Culture
Example - flamenco is a simbol of Spain in many countries
It is not even genuinely Spanish!
Flamenco is Gypsy dance and music

19 Vatican City Vatican City Vatican City, officially Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City, is a walled enclave within the city of Rome. V 1 Comment
20 Greenland Greenland Greenland is an autonomous country within the Danish Realm, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

This shouldn't even be included on this list. It's not even a country. It's part of Denmark.

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