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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
12,420 10,237
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Washington, D.C.

2
8,197 8,427
Israel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Jerusalem

3
6,507 9,278
Russia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Moscow

4
4,763 7,199
Cuba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Havana

5
8,858 4,903
Saudi Arabia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Riyadh

6
5,100 7,236
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Mexico City

7
6,154 2,820
Poland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Warsaw

8
1,529 608
Soviet Union is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
LukasOtapka added Moscow

9
5,131 4,834
Somalia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Mogadishu

10
2,117 845
Nazi Germany is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Berlin

11
3,368 6,283
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Seoul

12
6,003 6,005
China is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Beijing

13
4,489 4,367
Sudan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Khartoum

14
7,068 5,722
North Korea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Pyongyang

15
5,390 5,560
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Ankara

16
6,019 5,214
Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Islamabad

17
5,248 5,908
Syria is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Damascus

18
4,525 4,448
Yemen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Sana'a

19
4,074 4,470
India is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
New Delhi

20
3,833 3,101
Qatar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Doha

21
4,727 4,644
Afghanistan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Kabul

22
1,395 991
Congo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Brazzaville

23
3,375 2,187
United Arab Emirates is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World

24
3,119 2,270
Kuwait is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Kuwait City

25
3,203 6,173
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Controversial Countries In the World
Brasília