25 Countries With Something To Be Ashamed Of

Posted by , Updated on February 28, 2017

Every country has something to be ashamed of. Sometimes those things are not too bad and can actually be quire humorous. Other times however, those things are REALLY bad. Whether it’s a butter shortage in Norway or an actual war against emus in Australia, today we are going to share with you 25 Countries With Something To Be Ashamed Of.

 

25

Norway

butterSource: wikipedia

The Norwegian Butter Crisis of 2011 – it ran out of butter.

24

Most of Scandinavia and the German speaking world

ScandinaviaSource: wikipedia,

Forced sterilization of people with mental illnesses and gypsies from the 1930’s to the 1970’s

23

Australia

emuSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay.com

The Emu War – The Australian military lost a war against emus. Two of them in fact. (just Google Emu War)

22

New Zealand

kiwiSource: UN, wikipedia

Domestic violence statistics are pretty high. And also, the national bird can’t fly.

21

Nigeria

Nigerian prince

It’s princes keep asking foreigners for money.


20

Argentina

ArgentinaSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay.com

Around the turn of the 20th century, it was the 7th wealthiest country on Earth. After 100 years of poor management and dictatorships, it is only now entering the developed world again.

19

Germany

germany

Do we even need to go into this?

18

United Kingdom

daily mailSource: wikipedia

The Daily Mail. In spite of supporting Hitler right up until the eve of the war in 1939, this is still somehow Britain’s most popular tabloid.

17

Italy

fascismSource: wikipedia

The invention of fascism.

16

China

planeSource: bbc, Image: pixabay.com

Tourists. The government even had to release training material teaching tourists how to act when abroad.

15

Canada

residential schoolSource: wikipedia

Justin Bieber. Seriously though, residential schools. These were basically created to force the assimilation of native children into Canadian culture.

14

Brazil

soccerSource: wikipedia, Image: www.pexels.com

Losing to Germany in the World Cup

13

Ecuador

Rafael CorreaSource: John Oliver

The president makes weekly addresses to the nation, sometimes with a children’s clown.

Note: Ecuadorians love the clown.

12

Australia

AboriginesSource: wikipedia, Image: en.wikipedia.org (public domain)

“The Stolen Generation,” when aborigine children were forcibly removed from their homes

11

United States

George WashingtonSource: wikipedia

The Imperial System. It fought a war to get rid of the British but still uses the king’s foot as a basis of measurement. Also, other things…

10

Armenia

Kardashian

The Kardashians (yes, it’s a joke)

9

Spain

bull fightSource: wikipedia

Bullfights. Many Spaniards aren’t actually very proud of them. Also, the conquistadors.

8

South Africa

apartheidSource: wikipedia, Image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)

Apartheid. Also, it went from having world class infrastructure in the 90’s to constant power outages. There’s even a joke that asks, “What did South Africans use before candles?”….”Electricity!”

7

India

Caste SystemSource: wikipedia

The caste system and how it still affects society in spite of being abolished.

6

Czech Republic

ZemanSource: wikipedia

The presidency. After Vaclav Havel basically went down in history as the poet/politician/revolutionary of the century, the Czech presidency has been held mostly by drunkards and pen stealers (Google it).

5

Russia

RussiaSource: bbc

Outside Russia…Stalin. Inside Russia…Yeltsin.

4

Malaysia

MalaysiaSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/malaysia/, Image: pixabay.com

You thought your country’s politicians were bad? Just talk to a Malaysian.

3

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Not mattering. At all.

2

Mexico

gunsSource: wikipedia

Drug cartels. To make things worse though, the drug cartels often do more for the local communities than the government does.

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