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List Rules Vote up the countries that seem most synonymous with controversy and debate.

Of the many countries on the planet, some seem a magnet to controversy. Whether they're some of the worst countries to visit or one of the worst countries to live in, the nations on this list are ranked as the most controversial countries on earth, as decided by the Ranker community. Which of these countries do you think have the most controversy? From gender inequality to poverty, corruption, and other issues, there's a lot to consider when thinking about the most controversial worst countries.

Many of the countries listed here would also be found on a list of third world countries and developing nations, while others are modern nations. Some countries, like Russia, have controversial leaders, while other countries are disliked due to human rights violations and other questionable national policies. Which countries would you not want to visit or live in, and which nations on this list have policies you just don't agree with? Upvote the countries you think are most controversial below and rerank the list to reflect your opinions when it comes to the nations of the world.

1
11,691 10,102
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
United States of America Washington, D.C.

2
7,986 8,310
Israel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Israel Jerusalem

3
6,380 8,697
Russia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Russia Moscow

4
4,703 6,633
Cuba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Cuba Havana

5
8,727 4,842
Saudi Arabia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Saudi Arabia Riyadh

6
5,051 6,687
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Mexico Mexico City

7
5,641 2,722
Poland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Poland Warsaw

8
1,992 766
Nazi Germany is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Nazi Germany Berlin

9
5,079 4,676
Somalia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Somalia Mogadishu

10
1,429 554
Soviet Union is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
LukasOtapka added Soviet Union Moscow

11
3,289 5,707
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
South Korea Seoul

12
4,447 4,330
Sudan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Sudan Khartoum

13
6,974 5,674
North Korea is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
North Korea Pyongyang

14
5,893 5,936
China is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
China Beijing

15
5,328 5,512
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Turkey Ankara

16
5,199 5,414
Syria is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Syria Damascus

17
4,486 4,356
Yemen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Yemen Sana'a

18
5,926 5,162
Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Pakistan Islamabad

19
4,681 4,500
Afghanistan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Afghanistan Kabul

20
3,992 4,367
India is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
India New Delhi

21
3,177 5,687
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Brazil Brasília

22
3,787 3,078
Qatar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Qatar Doha

23
3,336 2,159
United Arab Emirates is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World

24
1,359 977
Congo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Congo Brazzaville

25
3,088 2,246
Kuwait is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Kuwait Kuwait City

26
1,635 1,141
South Sudan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World

27
2,447 2,063
Democratic Republic of the Con... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World

28
1,851 1,084
Egypt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Egypt Cairo

29
1,386 937
Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Venezuela Caracas

30
1,767 1,450
Zimbabwe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Zimbabwe Harare

31
1,450 951
Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Nigeria Abuja

32
1,626 1,373
Angola is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Angola Luanda

33
1,337 689
Algeria is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Algeria Algiers

34
1,190 696
Uzbekistan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Uzbekistan Tashkent

35
1,052 745
Rwanda is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Rwanda Kigali

36
1,084 563
Tajikistan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Tajikistan Dushanbe

37
1,146 589
Turkmenistan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Turkmenistan Ashgabat

38
917 618
Niger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Niger Niamey

39
1,613 1,332
Uganda is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Uganda Kampala

40
1,093 526
Djibouti is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Djibouti Djibouti

41
1,102 643
Bangladesh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Bangladesh Dhaka

42
1,885 1,207
Azerbaijan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Azerbaijan Baku

43
1,536 1,318
Albania is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Albania Tirana

44
1,300 776
Mauritania is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Mauritania Nouakchott

45
804 458
Malawi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Malawi Lilongwe

46
921 629
Burundi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Burundi Bujumbura

47
867 569
Burkina Faso is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou

48
976 693
Chad is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Chad N'Djamena

49
1,233 873
Swaziland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Swaziland Mbabane, Lobamba

50
1,434 719
Liberia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Liberia Monrovia