Most Underrated Countries

These are the most underrated countries on earth, unlike France, Britain or the USA, who are considered as overrated.

The Top Ten

1 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.

Jestem Amerikaninim, ale jestesm Polakiem na pol or I am an American, but I am half Polish, my mother being of Irish, Swiss, and Norwegian extraction. However, I am proud of my Polish roots, having been to Ireland three time, Swizterland once but to Poland 11 times. Poland is vastly underrated by the international community, by travel groups, by Americans in general, ad nauseum. It is a wonderful country and society. I have felt less anti Americanism there than in any other country in which I have traveled.

Please study the history and culture of Poland. Search it on the internet, please.

One more comment: the Polish jokes started with Hitler in order to pave the way for the invasion of Poland in September of 1939. The Poles came to be viewed as subhuman, dumb, slow, et cetera. The Polish joke emigrated to the US via German displaced persons to the US after WWII as many were disgruntled with the displacement of eastern Germany (which was Poland historically-check it ...more

The United States of America is often quoted as being the most free, democratic country in the world. What most people don't know is that before the invasion of Poland in 1939, the start of World War II, Poland was the most tolerant, liberal, democratic and free country in Europe. There was simply no racism. Even America couldn't make that claim back then. Poland took in Jews, Africans and many other minorities, when no other country would. It is a country rich in history, kings and castles. Poland has historically shown bravery and resiliency, never had started a war or invaded another country in its 1000 year history (yes, that's a thousand with 3 zeros). In fact, it always had to defend itself and it did so successfully, against many enemies, throughout its history. Poland never attacked, always defended. In fact, even when outnumbered, by the Germans in 1939 and smashed to pieces, the polish army still put up a brave fight. Legend has it that the Polish army used horses and swords ...more

Poland is definitely the most underrated (at least, as far as talent goes), not sure about visit-wise. Around those areas near European countries are quite competitive. If I had to look at talent in style and intellect, the only two countries that come to mind are Poland and Japan. Polish people are true craftsmen. They create, not copy, and have excellent technical skills.

I am Polish, it is safe to say we are the proudest and strongest people in Europe. - N4XUS

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2 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.

Why France is one of most underrated country, because not known enough and not recognized at fair value:

Lots of different landscapes, architectures, more than 36 000 villages and cities, lots of different cultures etc...
Famous for its food, gastronomy, for its History (for the best and worst), its known thousands of castles (e.G. versailles, Castles of the Loire Valley (Chateaux de la Loire)),
Its river network (the first in Europe), ski area (the largest in Europe) etc..

Among the most beautiful beaches in the world, because of many Islands and territories like:
- Part of Amazon basin (French Guyana),
- French Polynesia with about 120 among the most beautiful Islands (Pacific Ocean), - French Caribbean with various known islands (Atlantic Ocean),
- Reunion, Mayotte are splendid islands (Indian Ocean)

And France (mainland) surrounded by North Sea, Atlantic Sea and Mediterranean.
That makes France one of the rare countries flanked by 4 ...more

Most people know nothing about France except for Paris, even though its cities are beautiful and its history is interesting. Most people take Spanish instead of French because they think it is easier and more useful. (Both of these are wrong; French and Spanish are just as difficult, and there are more French-speaking countries in the world than Spanish-speaking countries) Most people think French people are rude, which they are not; in fact, French people are some of the nicest people I have ever met. This should definitely be number one. - Mooshroomsrock17

Because major part of people know only Paris and French Riviera, but France is thousands of times more.
We've been for example in Corsica, and I have visited dozens of Mediterranean islands, and surely Corsica is the most fabulous with so beautiful forests, mountains and of course its beaches.

I used to live in France, and I find it annoying how everyone only knows about Paris. Other smaller towns and cities, like Lyon and Thoiry, which is where I lived, get no appreciation. The number of amazing tourist destinations are endless. The culture is amazing, and one of my favorite thing is looking at the old castles.

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3 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.

Incredibly underrated, they have one of the Top 5's economies, football teams and cultures, for Example the Oktoberfest. They are also one of the less western countries having good diplomatic relations with Iran and many other Islamic countries and at least even an embassy in North Korea. Here in Mexico, Germany is the only western country being considered as having a positive influence in the world.
They don't deserve to be connected with Hitler and all this Nazi rubbish anymore! - 19Leviathan14

Germany Mexico Japan = Former enemies of the USA, America sets the standard, no wonder that these three countries are on top of this list. The only thing is that these three countries, even Mexico, is more beloved than the USA!

I don't regret taking German as a foreign language even though most people told me not to. They wanted me to take French or Italian, etc. 10 years later they can't say anything in their respective languages because they lost interest! I never let go of my chosen language- German because the people are so friendly! The country is beautiful! Their literature is interesting, their music is so fun, and well I love their beer too! Hehe I could go on and on but I will just say that I was immediately hooked and have continued to remain up to date with the happenings in Germany. I read their news every day! I was once worried because people at school would demotivate me but I had the last laugh it seems laugh out loud now I am fluent and I LOVE Germany

Not underrated, but you have to admit it's AMAZING - neehawgamer

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4 Bhutan Bhutan Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas.

Possibly had better government than any other country

This landlocked country deserves more recognition. Also,love the flag. Haha

With the Himalayas and the better HDI than Nepal, this is the Switzerland of Asia!

5 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 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, more.

Many people believe Canada is full of igloos and maple syrup but that couldn't be farther from the truth. Some of the best cities in the world are in Canada! In Vancouver you can snowboard and surf in one day and Toronto is one of North America's largest and fastest growing cities. Quebec City is one of the best examples of European architecture outside of Europe and Montreal is one of the most underrated cities in my opinion. Come to Canada and check it out for yourself!

It's america except less crowded more natural and friendlier people also we think we live in the best country in the world but don't feel the need to say or prove it we have pretty much everything you could want in a travel destination dolphins whales extreme activities and despite what you may have heard mild weather on the coasts hell we even have a island that produces a massive amount of salmon and has the largest biodiversity of wolves in the world at least 15 genotypes

Canada is so underrated. I've never been there, but I really want to go. Based on things I've learned about it, it seems like one of the best places in the world to live.

Exetremly underrated. I'm Canadian and I see memes created by Americans down in the USA like meanwhile in Canada and there is like a person with a pet polar bear. Yeah it was a little funny but also a lot of people in the USA will believe in such garbage. Canada knows more about the U.S.A

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6 Nepal Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. more.

We are not in international news, nor our boys win any world cups and we don't have half-witted glamour industry like our two giant neighbors do and boast about. But what we have is a state full of rich natural beauty, unique culture and most prominently we are open and respect anyone and anything. We don't need hype. We know what we are and what our country is. Nepal has always been a country of free men as we have always been independent never been ruled by any foreign powers. Only if our politicians think straighthead, Nepal can be a a-list player in tourism industry.

I'm surprised (but glad) to see that Nepal actually made it on the list. Yes, it's economically poor, but its rich culture easily makes up for it.

Terribly underrated... A lot of potential and a lot of healthy manpower seriously on the down side currently

Some kids are forced to get married and have kids young. Not all, but it does happen.

Also, none of you are providing evidence as to how it's underrated.

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7 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.

The only bad thing about Portugal it's the Government everything else is AMAZING!

Highly over looked. Often thought of as a vassle of Spain. A country that is over a thousand years old with a ton of history and some of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. Some of the greatest sea food you will ever eat and home of one of the only good dictators. (he is dead)

The best country in the entire world!

Cabo the Roca - place where land ends and sea begins.
Sintra - simply a pearl. So many objects are located in this small city.
Fantastic food.
Not so many tourists and that's good.

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8 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.

Seriously, Japan goes through so much crap. Millions of people died under the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and yet newspapers put out crap like "We bombed the Japs! " and Americans could only cheer and scream for joy while innocents die and families have to bear the burden of their lost ones. Years later, they get earthquakes, tsunami's, and now a radiation leak. What do people do? Sit and turn their back on the suffering... People don't realize the incredible culture Japan has.

19Leviathan14, you have made a great list, Germany and Mexico are given so much stereotypes along with Japan. - Buddha

Japan is amazing, been there a few years ago. Its beautiful there and is just as good as any other country in the world. just like Germany Japan has its bad reputation to look out for but many people don't even think about Japan anymore and just consider Germany as the 'bad guy'(which is partly true). I don't think Japan is really UNDERrated but its not overrated at the same time. Many people love Japan including me and I don't get bashed for that like when I say that I love Germany. I love both countries and I am proud of it. They are both amazing and just as good as any other country. I'm not that kind of person that goes around hating on a country for what they did in the past or of that whats happening in the moment. I can dislike people when I know them but I wont judge a whole country based on their history and stereotypes. I like Japan, Germany, France, Norway, UK, USA, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Portugal, Poland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Canada, Egypt, ...more

Japan has to be the most hated and liked countries in the world (hated by the rich countries, liked by the poor countries). The only thing to hate about Japan is the stupid republic made after World War 2, who hides the good facts that Japan did and make up fake stories about the Japanese cruelty. Also, the republic can't think about good decision and do screwed up ideas. A humiliation to the people who died bravely in war and intelligent people who tried to change and protect the country. Other than that, there isn't much things to hate about Japan. I mean really.

Way underestimated. Good country and pioneer in video games!

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9 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.

Lots of countries come to our country and steal out natural resources like uranium, coal, gold, silver, iron, bronze, and bunch of other stuff. IT is not fair because we are under pressure of our neighbors, especially, China! Did you know that Chinese males steal Mongolian women to make Mongolian population fewer so they can have our land, culture and people? Chinese government is super evil!

Mongolia is truly a land of beauty. Despite its small population, it should be considered a tourist hot spot. It has rich culture, rare wildlife such as wolves and snow leopards, and is often overlooked due to its location in between the popular countries of China and Russia.

A ridiculously beautiful country with the nicest people that I've ever met this country is so unique

One best answer, the shabu-shabu food and these people are super-friendly that people can get super cheap food here! Plus the Philippines never beaten Mongolia in
FIBA and way smarter than Filipinos and I'm Filipino!

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10 Madagascar

The Newcomers

? Lesotho Lesotho Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is an enclaved, landlocked country in southern Africa completely surrounded by South Africa.
? Liberia Liberia Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast. Liberia means "Land of the Free" in Latin.

The Contenders

11 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.

I hate the people who say "ooh, SK's the not-so-good version of China and Japan", where it's equally brilliant! I don't see why people miss it out like this. It's also got nothing to do with the North, so, by that logic, South Korea deserves a lot more recognition!

South Korea is the 8th richest country, yet no one knows them. It is as good as China and Japan, but people concentrate on the bigger countries.

Korea is underrated, because so much of their culture is mistakenly considered Japanese, when Korea introduced it to Japan first. Stuff like katanas, ninjas, certain foods

Definitely underrated. Why?
1.Foods and toothbrushes are already there for you in hotel, and great service.
3.8th richest and 9th strongest military

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12 Namibia Namibia Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean.
13 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.

Correction: Mexico is not the most hated country around the americas, is the most envied country, South and central American envy Mexico because is more famous than their countries and have more culture and US people hates Mexico because they are ignorant.

My homecountry, often being considered as underrated like Germany, people often connect Mexico to the Drug Wars at the border to the USA. But we're more than that! We are one of the strongest latinoamerican counry! - 19Leviathan14

Mexicans are the most hated people around Americas (That includes South America) due to the huge percentage of people with poor behavior, ethics, and attitude.

Are you kidding me? Mexico is one of the most ambitious countries.This is the opposite of underrated.

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14 Finland Finland

Everyone compared Finland always with Sweden saying like Sweden is the best country ever when Finland is the worst country ever. What's wrong with Finland?

Sweden is always at good places but why not Finland?

Ps:Sorry for bad English

Finlad is nordic country that was ruled by the Swedish and Russian before gaining independence. It has beautiful landscapes from farmside to lushy forests to hills and mountains.

Finnish weapons and music bands are really great. Go check out Korpiklanni and the Suomi KP/-31. Finland sure knows how to make quality stuff. Also, the land is nice too.

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15 Sweden Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.
16 Laos Laos Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic (LPDR), or commonly referred to its colloquial name of Muang Lao is a landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula of Mainland Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar (Burma) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to more.
17 Denmark Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

Everything works in this country, people are open and think about the future

People always laugh and care about each other.
Best country I have vistited so far.

18 Mali Mali
19 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.

Cambodia is a beautiful and breath taking place not to mention its vast history and spiritual significance! However I had heard almost no mention of it for the majority of my life

20 Lebanon Lebanon Lebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun . It is known as the Phoenix of the world since it has sunken under the ocean and has been destroyed by wars 7 times . In advance, more.

Used to be in the shadow of Turkey and Israel, now being in the shadow of Syria. Lovely people and a nice culture. They did a good job becoming independent from imperial France and Great Britain. - 19Leviathan14

Rich history, culture and traditions with a lot of touristic sites and very nice people overall.

Rich history and culture

21 Austria Austria Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often more.

I can't believe Austria is after England or Italy. It is simply beautiful, both natural landscapes and cities and the people are just awesome.

Austria has so much to offer but Austria is kinda like in the shadow of its big brother Germany and the cousin Switzerland

Extremely underrated, but it's one of the most beautiful and civilised countries in Europe!

22 Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the southeast.

Guatemala is very underrated. Everyone shoves it away and says it's a "small power" and treats it like it's not important. Guatemala may be below Argentina, Brail, Chile, and Mexico, but esides those huge countries Guatemala is pretty powerful. It also has great food and amazing culture, plus volcanoes!

23 Micronesia
24 Burkina Faso

Nobody even knows where it is.

25 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.

China is an extremely underrated countries thanks to the god awful haters that keep bashing on China. - 50

The reason we are underrated is because other countries keep exporting pollution to us. China is actually a beautiful country. Help yourself to a hot pot meal and listen to the sounds of erhus and you will realize. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Chinese arts are very underrated.

China is underrated also where is Bahrain Moldova São Tomé and principe there so under repeated there not even in the list

26 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.

Turkey is just amazing, I go there every year, and it's the best in the world.

Was once one of the greatest powers in europe and still the ultimate power in the middle east. - AbdRahmanSalah

The powerhouse of the Near-East, the "China" of Europe, huge economical growth and a holiday paradise in the Mediterranean area after Greece's econmy screwed up. - 19Leviathan14

27 Hungary Hungary Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.

Hungarian inventions include: the noiseless match (Jànos Irinyi), Rubik’s cube (Ernö Rubik), the krypton electric bulb (Imre Bródy), and the discovery of vitamins B6, riboflavin, and biotin (Paul Gyorgy). Several other notable inventions were made by Hungarians who fled the country before World War II, including holography (Dennis Gabor), the ballpoint pen (László Bíró), the theory of the hydrogen bomb (Edward Teller), and BASIC programming language (John Kemény and Thomas E. Kurtz)

Financier George Soros was born in Hungary. He has given away some 45% of his net worth. In 2013, his charitable donations totaled US $734 million, according to, putting him No. 5 on their list of philanthropists, after Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Zuckerberg

28 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.

Why it's not in that list, that's a proof of its underrating. - kikodo


29 San Marino San Marino San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino, also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the northeastern side of the Apennine Mountains.

This is SOOO underrated! Just Google pictures of San Marino! It’s moubtainous medieval cities are absolutely breathtaking! Not to mention, their ziplining is phenomenal!

30 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.

It's a very beautiful country with lots of things to see, though it's a very expensive country

Great economy. Happy people. Beautiful people. Beautiful scenery.

It has beautiful landscape, and is considered one of the countries with the most fjords and mountains. It is a very cold country with lots of snow, sometimes all year

Good looking flag

31 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, formerly known as Kirghizia, is a landlocked country located in Central Asia.

Beautiful country, and many people have never even heard of it!

Too many stans!

32 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.

Really an amazing country! - neehawgamer

One of the most underrated tourist destination with delicious food,friendly people and epic nightlife. What more can a man ask for?

33 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.

A diverse country with over 10,000 islands, Indonesia has plenty of things to do. You can visit large temples, such as those in Borobudur, relax in Bali, and see active volcanoes. I don't understand why Indonesia is so underrated. There's great food, such as different types of curries, sambal, and satay. Indonesia has an interesting culture, with walang kulit puppets, dances, and more. Biodiversity is high in Indonesia, with interesting animals such as the Komodo Dragon. Although I'm not Indonesian, I'd say that everyone should visit this country at least once in their life. - ethanmeinster

Hello from neighbouring Philippines! Votes for Indonesia. This country is underrated indeed, despite population, size, diversity, culture and history.

Thank you! Indonesia is beautiful and huge, with lots of amazing things there. And the food is REALLY underrated.

I agree they have really nice people since there nice I will be nice

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34 South Africa South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana more.

South Africa, the per capita national income 1 mandal best from Africa over 10,000 live exemplary national GDP of all of Africa occupies 1/3, and the Mediterranean genital Cape Town since people livable cities. Abandoned nuclear weapons only country in the world, while eliminating the need for past racism famous, infamous apartheid, Mandela is a country famous. A successful World Cup and 2010 World Cup hosts, the crime rate in three years, a whopping 30 percent decrease. Is a bad image for South Africa is due to strengthen the management and policing. - gogofiu

Ountries except the countries of the former Soviet Union, only abandoning nuclear weapons is a very nice country.


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

Always in the shadow of Great Britain, or should I say England? They make the second-best beer in the world after Germany and we're cheated by France in the 2010 Qualifiers, but we kicked the French asses for them haha! - 19Leviathan14

Ireland has all the green landscape

36 Botswana Botswana
37 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.

Beautiful woman, crazy people...

38 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.

Ukraine is the largest country that's entirely in Europe. Which means there's a lot more to Ukraine than just Chernobyl

39 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.

Honestly speaking Pakistan could have been in a bad situation now but they are strong economy wise and military wise. Their politicians are pigs, do not care a damn about their country or people. The politicians and certain public figures probably don't make things any easy for Pakistanis and the already tarnished image of Pak. This must change. If Pakistan is such a terrorist country there wouldn't be much left of it. There is plenty of beautiful things and people there. Pakistan is more developed than some of its neighbours, they are lucky to have such modernisation that actually improved their lifestyle and is making the place a safe and happy place to live and visit

People are so ignorant about Pakistan as a country when, if you actually have a look and not on the media and stuff, Pakistan has a mainstream side just like any other country can have. They produce excellent fashion, music, dramas, television, etc. They're people just like us with different lifestyles and cultures that's all.

If you look beyond the violence and oppression it's actually a very beautiful country.

Their music and T.V. serial production is insanely underrated

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40 Taiwan Taiwan Republic of China was established in 1912. After the Chinese Civil War (1949), the Chinese government relocated to Taiwan. Its capital was originally Nanjing but now it's Taipei. Mandarin is the most spoken language.

Not even member of the United Nations and mostly not recogniced as a sovereign country but a huge powerhouse in Asia, being one leiding exporter of high-tech goods. Together with South Korea considered "The little tigers of Asia". - 19Leviathan14

A lot of times Taiwan is mistaken by Thailand. Also due to the pressure from China, they are not even recognized as a ountry even though they have their own president elections, flag and national anthem. Although they all speak Chinese, Taiwan is very different from China and other Asain countries by its unique people, culture and food!

I'm Taiwanese-American, born in the U.S. but I have been traveling to Taiwan every year since I was a baby. The people are honestly, the nicest, most understanding people, the food is SO good, and the culture is so vibrant. My mom is from Dongshi so I always visited the countryside on my visits. It's a gorgeous country, and I'm so glad it's being recognized more and more.

Has higher gdp than most countries but isn't one in the first place...sad.

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41 Iceland Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.

One of the best countries in the world, 300000 people, no Islam immigration, low crime rate.

Its very awesome country but sadly no one no what Iceland is.

Almost every person I know that is not from Iceland says its cold, windy, dangerous.. blah blah blah! Even though its Beautiful, very clean, nice people, clean water... people judge before they get to know it!

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

I am Scottish. This country is immensely underrated. The Scottish Highlands have some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Also good country for hikers + mountaineers.
10/10 should visit

Scotland has to be one of the most Unappreciated countries so tell me how many of you visited? It has the most beautiful scenery better than England still this country is looked upon on... - Animefan14

Scotland is awesome, we don't run around in the rain all the time eating haggis, that's stereotypical. And we don't always wear kilts. I've been to England, and they're similar.

Scottish and proud

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43 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.

Filipinos are known for being hospitable.You can find the best nurses in this country.Also, they are rich in natural resources.The beaches are like paradise and you can really say that the water is as clear as crystal.Beautiful Philippines.

Most people know only about Malaysia and sort there are far more places to visit here, even we filipinos don't recognize the beauty of our country much.

Philippines is A beautiful country! ABUNDANT IN NATURAL RESOURCES!

This country does'nt seem to be recognized by people in most of the time but this should be in the top tens.

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44 Tajikistan Tajikistan Tajikistan, officially the Republic of Tajikistan, is a mountainous, landlocked country in Central Asia with an estimated 8 million people in 2013, and an area of 143,100 km2.

Very underrated country in Central Asia. Lovely landscapes.

45 New Zealand New Zealand

One of the best places on Earth, the economy is great, they have a political system that works, and their wildlife/nature is amazing. Oh yeah, and their all super-nice.

They are well-educated, intelligent, so kind, wealthy.
Even though New Zealand is such a small country, they actually got so many medals in London Olympic, also they have the world strongest national Rugby team.

Now they are storing their resource and using the intelligence to grow their wealth.

I feel sorry for New Zealand, I live in Australia and I realise that New Zealand is always called Australia or doesn't exist at all. I know a few people from there and they are brilliant, I've been there recently and most of the people there were much the same. All New Zealand gets in the spotlight is LOTR being filmed there, they deserve far more.

"A great little country that hardly anyone knows about"

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46 Moldova Moldova Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south.
47 Colombia Colombia Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic more.

Colombia has a horrible, false reputation but it is a beautiful country, probably just as safe or even safer then other Latin American countries. Beautiful landscapes, people, everything. It is amazing.

Colombia is often over looked because of violence, drugs and crime but behind every thing that is said, Colombia is one of the countries with most fauna and flora. There are varieties of cultures and new things to learn everywhere. The best part are Colombians, their passion for their country and love for their nation is beautiful and contagious.

Beautiful music and beautiful scenery! Colombia is a large enough country to contain a huge variety of regions, climates, and cultures. Check it out!


48 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.

It is stereotyped as a country full of sheep and coal mines, but in reality it's full of natural beauty, some of the most beautiful beaches, coasts and mountains in the world and the south area is quickly developing with Cardiff becoming a major European city. You can easily escape from the city to the quiet and peaceful country life here.

Massively underrated. Great landscapes, great food, everyone there is nice (much nicer people than in England, where I live), and peaceful in every way. I love Wales. - PositronWildhawk

Wales is so underrated no one of my friends or family knew it existed.

It has to be the most forgotten United Kingdom’s country. - Animefan14

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49 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.

The truth is Iran is a very beautiful country, lots of nature, mountains, etc. Most of all (and surprising to everyone I know whose been there) the people are so welcoming and friendly. A very nice place to visit.

This country is always hated on by American media. Should be higher, the only part of the country that really hates the west is the government.

The culture of these people is the best!

Iran I don't like the landscape but the people are so arrogant "oh Iran is the best country ever Saudi terrorist nation" or "death to Israel Iran is strong and beat you in one second or "Saudis see Americans as infidels we great Persians see Americans as great people" these are all coming from Iranians I have seen in YouTube comments or even some real people plus Iranians don't like to admit there mistakes they just wanna be called the best

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50 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a country in the Transcaucasian region, situated at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe.
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