Top 10 Countries with the Worst Governments

The Top Ten
1 North Korea North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.

Welcome to North Korea. The place that anything can be illegal. Made by the tyrant known as Kim Jong Un which is originally made by his grandfather known as Kim Il-sung with his father Kim Jong Il. Worst governments with people starving while the Kims soaked in gold.

North Korea is like the modern day USSR. those of you who complain about living in America should be glad that you don't live here. at least the American government won't execute you for trying to leave the country

Yeah. In North Korea, everything that you would enjoy back at home is illegal. It's either you worship the Kims or you go to hell (I.e. the prison camps)

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

2 Somalia 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.

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

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

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

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

3 South Sudan 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. It is bordered to the east by Ethiopia, to the north by Sudan, to the west by the Central ...read more.

The people that were entrusted with the government offices have continued to grow wealth while the people continue to be some of the poorest in the world.

4 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.

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

The united states is not only one of the worst countries, but also has the worst government. Childish rulers, 55% of the presidents are crappy, the right wingers are horrible people, just terrible country with a horrible government that hides everything.

Just a bunch of spoiled babyish men in their 70s who throw temper tantrums when someone sees differently than them. I know now that there are WORSE governments out there, like Russia, North Korea, China, France etc. But still you get the point. Our country needs a strong, smart, and hard-working government, not 2 year olds.

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

5 Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is a country located in Central Africa, with an area of 28,000 square kilometres (11,000 sq mi). Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its post-independence name evokes its location near both the Equator and the Gulf of Guinea. As of ...read more.
6 Syria Syria Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. Syria has been involved in a civil war since 2011.

Honestly, I think this should be above the United States. I mean, this is the only government that'd have the balls to drop an entire atomic bomb on their states...

As a Syrian myself, don't listen to what the media tells you, we are in horrible times but our president is not killing us. DO. NOT. believe in these horrendous lies, we are going through the worst of situations, but this is just brainwashing propaganda

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

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

7 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. ...read more.

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

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

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

Islamic Fundamentalist nut jobs who hi-jacked the hopes and dreams of a warm and noble people. Very Very sad...

8 Liberia Liberia Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast. Liberia means "Land of the Free" in Latin.
9 Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo is a country in Africa. It was founded in August 15, 1960 after being occupied by France for 80 years. Its capital, largest, and most populous city is Brazzaville. Some other cities include Pointe-Noire, Dolisie, and Nkayi. Since Republic of the Congo was colonized by the French ...read more.
10 Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.

This country should be number one in this. It has worst government in the world.

The Contenders
11 Saudi Arabia 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.

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

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

How are they not higher on this list?

12 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. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

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

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

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

The country isn't necessarily bad, it's the government. The most corrupt and irresponsible government on Earth, even more than the U.S government.

13 China 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.

Yep. China (Mainland) is basically becoming the new North Korea at this point, ever since Xi Jinping got elected. Also, ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, the rates of propaganda and censorship skyrocketed by shipping it worldwide, and even worse, many Westerners are brainwashed by the government as "white monkeys". The government spreads propaganda through modern apps like TikTok, which is a platform many people use nowadays, as well as making them shill for the government as a result. We need to be on our feet nowadays for a third World War or a second Cold War, as the CCP may be behind it.

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

They're the reason we have the covid pandemic, if they didn't cover that covid was an easily transmittable disease, countries would've taken measures against it early.

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

14 Chad Chad Chad, officially the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked country in northern Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon to the south-west, Nigeria to the southwest (at Lake Chad), and Niger to the west. It has a population ...read more.
15 Libya Libya Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.

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

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

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

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

It is a poor and inefficient socialist terrorist country.

All government needs to get there act together.

This is what happens when you close your eyes and vote for Nawaz Sharif.

17 Russia 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.

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

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

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

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

18 Eritrea 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.
19 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked sovereign state located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers.
20 Serbia 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.

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

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

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

Our prime minister is selling everything that is valuable in our country to his foreign partners! He is essentially selling national property as it is his own.
He adjusted laws, police, courts of law... all that is needed to assist him in his treason!

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

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

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

Corruption continued for over two decades. Once a rich land that has had its system overhauled by corruption and has lost its ability to set conditions for people to survive.

22 Angola Angola
23 Israel Israel Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia. It is situated on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea, and shares borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, and Egypt to the southwest; it is also ...read more.

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

Israel directly killed many Palestinians. They also have some influence over the US, causing the US to attack its enemies such as Iraq, Iran, Libya Syria, etc.

That leaves Palestine without an ally and the Zionists controlling a land that isn't theirs. They also created Isis to raise tensions in the middle east and overthrow the Middle Eastern governments.

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

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

24 Sudan Sudan Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It shares borders with the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, Egypt to the north, Eritrea to the northeast, Ethiopia to the southeast, Libya to the northwest, South Sudan to the south and the Red ...read more.
25 Congo Congo The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo is a country located in Central Africa.

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

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

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

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