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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
12,356 10,205
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Washington, D.C.

2
8,152 8,406
Israel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Jerusalem

3
6,475 9,250
Russia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Moscow

4
4,750 7,178
Cuba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Havana

5
8,825 4,890
Saudi Arabia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Riyadh

6
5,090 7,216
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Mexico City

7
6,137 2,806
Poland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Warsaw

8
1,511 594
Soviet Union is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
LukasOtapka added Moscow

9
5,118 4,825
Somalia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Mogadishu

10
2,096 831
Nazi Germany is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Berlin

11
3,354 6,258
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Seoul

12
5,979 5,990
China is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Beijing

13
4,478 4,364
Sudan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Khartoum

14
7,050 5,713
North Korea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Pyongyang

15
5,380 5,546
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Ankara

16
5,993 5,196
Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Islamabad

17
4,518 4,433
Yemen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Sana'a

18
5,237 5,895
Syria is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Damascus

19
4,051 4,437
India is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
New Delhi

20
3,827 3,095
Qatar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Doha

21
4,717 4,631
Afghanistan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Kabul

22
1,389 989
Congo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Brazzaville

23
3,367 2,181
United Arab Emirates is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World

24
3,114 2,265
Kuwait is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Kuwait City

25
3,198 6,163
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Brasília