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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
12,359 10,209
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Washington, D.C.

2
8,156 8,410
Israel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Jerusalem

3
6,480 9,253
Russia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Moscow

4
4,752 7,181
Cuba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Havana

5
8,828 4,895
Saudi Arabia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Riyadh

6
5,093 7,219
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Mexico City

7
6,139 2,807
Poland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Warsaw

8
1,512 596
Soviet Union is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
LukasOtapka added Moscow

9
5,120 4,826
Somalia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Mogadishu

10
2,099 833
Nazi Germany is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Berlin

11
3,358 6,260
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Seoul

12
5,981 5,992
China is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Beijing

13
4,479 4,365
Sudan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Khartoum

14
7,052 5,714
North Korea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Pyongyang

15
5,382 5,548
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Ankara

16
5,997 5,200
Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Islamabad

17
4,519 4,436
Yemen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Sana'a

18
5,239 5,897
Syria is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Damascus

19
4,054 4,440
India is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
New Delhi

20
3,828 3,096
Qatar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Doha

21
4,720 4,633
Afghanistan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Kabul

22
1,390 989
Congo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Brazzaville

23
3,369 2,183
United Arab Emirates is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World

24
3,115 2,266
Kuwait is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Kuwait City

25
3,199 6,163
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Brasília