Top Ten Most Stereotyped Countries

If I may say so, there are many stereotypes about other countries out there. But who suffers the most from it?
The Top Ten
1 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

I love how some Europeans, not all, but some, like to get all mad at us for stereotyping other countries so much. They think we think all Canadians live in igloos. I have yet to meet an American who thinks this. They think we have no respect for other countries, which is 100% untrue. Only President Cheeto lacks respect. After they are done getting angry at us for stereotyping other countries, they then proceed to stereotype us as fat, lazy, uneducated people. I am rather skinny, work out, and am smart, and I'm American. Do I defy the beliefs? Maybe some of them should visit America someday and realize that they were dead wrong all the time.

2 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is... read more

Broken (okay, I have got one broken) yellow teeth, needing fillings, false teeth. Posh, drinking tea. (My favorite hot drink is coffee), eating crumpets (I have cereal, pancakes more nowadays), British Breakfast - I hate beans, Eeeew black pudding. Speak the Queen's English properly. HA! When I speak fast, I say math instead of maths.

American's mind: *snorting laugh* I'll get the crumpets ready, Jeeves boil the kettle if you would not mind me asking.

Reality (Mainly East London): You alright geezer? Yeah, me and all. // Rugby's on soon, I'll be up the pub watching it.

3 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

Yes, French bashing is a national sport of certain countries. They are pure stereotypes which continue despite their complete inaccuracy.

French people also get stereotyped for eating frog legs and snails.

France beats them all with the French bashing.

4 Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and... read more

I shouldn't be so offended by this (because I'm American, not Australian), but I hate Australian stereotypes. Everyone thinks Australia is purely an island filled with spiders, but there's more to it. Also, is it normal to say 'mate' after every sentence in Australia? Because that's what everyone I know does when they do an impression of Australia.

Guys, even though Australia is recognized as the exotic and isolated country of kangaroos, the facts show us that this amazing land indeed is incredibly developed and has some of the most livable cities on the planet, such as Melbourne and Sydney.

5 China China, officially known as the People's Republic of China, is a country located in East Asia. It is the world's second most populous country, boasting a population of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical time zones and shares its borders with 14 countries, making it second only to Russia... read more

Everyone is so ignorant and assumes all Asians are Chinese. Everyone makes fun of our language. Everyone hates Chinese for eating dogs, even though Americans eat pigs. I'm not saying that it is acceptable to eat dogs, but people should stop criticizing one another when they have their own similar problems.

I'm Chinese and I suck at driving, I'm very rude to others, and I'm good at maths. (Jokes) I suck at maths!

They say that they are afraid of black people, are good at math, eat dogs, etc.

6 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

My name is Ivan, my parents Ivan and Ivana are proud Soviet Russians. We ride bears every day to get to our jobs in the uranium and coal mines, and we can't miss a day because... you know... GULAG. We use AK-47s to kill Americans and Iranians that we meet.
Glory to Soviet Russia! Glory to Vodka!
Yes, Russian Ivan will eat your children at night, Putin is watching!
Okay, that is funny, I like these stereotypes, but in reality, they are the same people as everyone else.

Well, to be honest, that is correct.

I don't have a single word to describe all of this stereotyping.

7 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,... read more

I don't know why Americans appear to be so paranoid about Canada. They both have similarities and differences, but not such that they can be enemies.

Side note: America does not hate Canada. And I don't think they do, nor do I hate either of them. That's another one of many deceitful American stereotypes.

Well, not all of them are nice. In fact, some of them are very mean to the United States. We are allies. We should be friends.

Canada likes Maple Syrup, eh? Canada likes hockey, eh? Canadians always say "eh" all the time, eh?

8 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.

I'm a German living in Mexico, and when I came here, my whole family started telling me: Be careful, it's dangerous! Seriously, I have never been assaulted or kidnapped. Everyone is so kind and not dangerous at all!

I don't even like beans, and everyone tells me, "Come to the shade, you're paler than a cloud." And for Heaven's sake, we don't steal your jobs! It's just you that refuse them.

Stereotype: All Mexicans have a big mustache, wear sombreros, and eat burritos and tacos. At least that's what I always see in the American media.

9 India India, officially known as the Republic of India, is a country located in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area and the most populous country, with over 1.4 billion people. Additionally, it is the most populous democracy in the world... read more

Don't know any of these stereotypes? Watch Goodness Gracious Me. It's one of the funniest things ever. And no, it's not offensive.

Haha. They say we all wear turbans.

10 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... read more

Americans are still stupid enough to think that Germans are still Nazis, because it seems as if they are still stuck in the 1940s. Hell, more Americans are Nazis than Germans are. I'd even go as far to say that there are NO German Nazis. Let me tell you, the US is pathetic.

It is all Hitler's fault for making Germans look bad by his hatred towards Jews and the Nazis killing them. Not all Germans worship Hitler, and they don't kill Jews or anyone (other than Jews) at all.

It's funny how people from Germany try to justify the fact that they are wrongfully accused of being Nazi and racist with the only argument that "US is pathetic". They have self-irony, I give them that.

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

Not all of us are ginger drunks who are obsessed with Guinness. We have lives!

Hardly any of them actually look like leprechauns.

No, we don't eat potatoes all the time. We don't have lucky charms. We don't sound like leprechauns on acid, and we are not all drunk off our heads. And we all don't hate the British.

12 Italy Italy (Italian: Repubblica Italiana) is a sovereign state and unitary parliamentary republic in south-central Europe.

Italy covers an area of 301,338 km². With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the third most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares... read more

Is there any representation of an Italian that is not a stereotype? Is there any time when Italy is mentioned that you don't see pasta and that gesture? Especially by Americans (who complain a lot but stereotype the most)

Thanks, Hollywood. Italians look all like the Godfather.

We apperentally all eat pizza everyday and put -a at the end of everything we say, #stop Italian stereotypes

13 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

Japan is known for anime, manga, and so there are stereotypes that come from those. Furthermore, because of how Japanese women are drawn in anime or manga, I know they are sometimes called "sexy school girls". I've seen someone say that in real life.

14 England England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

England can trace its history as far back as the 10th century, but modern England didn't start till the Norman Invasion of 1066. In 1535, England annexed... read more

England, Great Britain, or the UK? Stereotyped as dumb people eating disgusting food under rainy depressive weather. Actually, we have the best beaches in the world, the best culture, and the greatest empire.

15 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims... read more

Not all Koreans eat dogs (it's just the older generations), and not all of us are close-minded/racist towards other races!

Often portrayed as North Korea's little brother. Also eats dogs.

16 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

As an American in high school, I can tell you firsthand that the terrorist/Arabian jokes and stereotypes get way too out of hand. And just to be clear, I don't support them at all!

How people see Muslims: Oh shoot, Josh, a Muslim is coming. He might bomb us.

Often portrayed as a terrorist nation with genies.

17 Romania Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres and a temperate-continental climate. With over 19 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh-most-populous member state... read more

Gypsies, thieves, and beggars.

Mainly by our beloved English Nazis.
Enough said.

18 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.

Stereotyped: hates England, eats Welsh cakes, loves rugby, sings in a choir. I've been to London twice, Welsh cakes are delicious, rugby is weird, and I've been in a primary school choir from years 4-6.

19 New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
It is situated 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington,... read more

Not all New Zealand's act scary.

20 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. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip (Palestine) and Israel to the northeast,... read more

"Egyptians living in their houses."
Shows pyramids.

Not all Egyptians ride on camels.

21 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

Serbs are known for experiencing lots of wars in their country.

22 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3,300,000 sq mi) and with over 214 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília,... read more

This is one of the most stereotyped countries ever.

Stereotypes:

1. They are just a group of black women with big backs.
2. Every Brazilian knows how to dance samba.
3. They speak Spanish.
4. Their favorite sport is football.

Not every Brazilian has these. Brazil is more than Rio.

People think Brazilians are all black or the majority of women have big butts. They think that all Brazilians like soccer or carnival.

23 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.

It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometers (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest... read more

I wonder if Swedish people like eating Swedish meatballs.

24 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, and is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey... read more

Lazy PIGS go to work! But to the contrary greeks are hard working people.

25 Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Scotland is the most mountainous, and least densely populated country in the United Kingdom.

That is true. Not all Scottish people like haggis, etc.

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