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7 Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | 12/12/13 | Kurtis Droge

Posted on 01/06/2014 9:35:29 AM PST by Eleutheria5

Corruption is often cited as one of the biggest problems in governments across the world. Though many would like to dismiss it as a third-world problem or as an issue associated with the mobsters and gangsters of yesteryear, corruption is alive and kicking in more countries than you might think.

Transparency International’s study of corruption found that two-thirds of the world’s nations scored below 50 on their corruption index, with the worst possible score being a 0 and the best, 100. While many developed countries posted fine scores — Denmark and New Zealand led the way, tied at 91 — a number of nations in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas lagged behind.

Oftentimes, the countries that experience the most corruption are those wracked by political and military strife. When conflicts occur, it becomes easier for government functions to break down, as everyone tries to get their hands on a bigger share of the pie at any cost. Let’s take a closer look at the seven most corrupt countries in the world.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 7most; conflict; corruption; list
Somalia, North Korea and Afghanistan are tied for first place, with Sudan, South Sudan, Libya and Iraq right above them.
1 posted on 01/06/2014 9:35:30 AM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Doesn’t that suggest that maybe there’s something wrong with Islam or Communism? Or maybe both?

It takes a lot of doing to make Dingy Harry and Nancy Pelosi look like angles of light.


2 posted on 01/06/2014 9:37:43 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Angels.


3 posted on 01/06/2014 9:38:16 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Eleutheria5

Where is Chicagostan? Probably off the charts!


4 posted on 01/06/2014 9:39:29 AM PST by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: Cicero

“Doesn’t that suggest that maybe there’s something wrong with Islam or Communism? Or maybe both?”

No!/sarc


5 posted on 01/06/2014 9:40:09 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

US tied as the 19th least corrupt country. 19/177


6 posted on 01/06/2014 9:40:20 AM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Cicero

They always have an angle.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 9:41:22 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Smedley
When they secede from the Union rather than accept a TEA party president, then they'll be the most corrupt country.

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8 posted on 01/06/2014 9:43:48 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Hmmm

57 minus 50 equals 7!

Which ones are they?


9 posted on 01/06/2014 9:46:24 AM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Theoria

Israel is 36, tied with Taiwan.


10 posted on 01/06/2014 9:48:22 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Scrambler Bob

Palestine is lucky it’s not a country, so it’s not on the list.


11 posted on 01/06/2014 9:50:55 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Theoria

They must be measuring petty local corruption as opposed to massive institutional corruption...


12 posted on 01/06/2014 9:55:37 AM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Smedley

Yeah. Why isn’t the U.S. on the list? Hell we’re manipulating all of the countries in one form or fashion that’s on that list


13 posted on 01/06/2014 9:57:12 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Theoria

> US tied as the 19th least corrupt country. 19/177

We’re so good at corruption we have the rest of the world fooled. Heck we even have a president who can’t prove who he is. Damn we’re good..../s


14 posted on 01/06/2014 9:59:40 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Cicero

Yes, but I can’t help wishing they’d get bent.


15 posted on 01/06/2014 9:59:56 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (If you liked the website, you'll LOVE the healthcare!)
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To: Eleutheria5

“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” P. J. O’Rourke


16 posted on 01/06/2014 10:07:05 AM PST by SMARTY ("Through money, democracy becomes its own destroyer, after money has destroyed intellect. " Spengler)
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To: Smedley

Right up there with District of Columbistan.


17 posted on 01/06/2014 10:10:10 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I had no idea that North Korea was a Muslim country, but since all of the other winners are, they must be as well.


18 posted on 01/06/2014 10:11:15 AM PST by centurion316
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To: Eleutheria5

A top 10 list would have to include THE US and Nigeria?


19 posted on 01/06/2014 10:13:23 AM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Eleutheria5

7. Iraq
6. Libya
5. South Sudan
4. Sudan
3. Afghanistan
2. North Korea
1. Somalia


20 posted on 01/06/2014 10:17:29 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

As mentioned up thread, if Chicago and/or Illinois were countries they’d lead the list, LOL.


21 posted on 01/06/2014 10:19:16 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Theoria

They understate the problem. The corruption in the United States is so systemic and pervasive, it is difficult to identify the quid pro quo.

Because our system is more sophisticated than the simple-minded crooks on the list, doesn’t make our crony-capitalism any less heinous.


22 posted on 01/06/2014 10:25:47 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: jsanders2001
Why isn’t the U.S. on the list? Hell we’re manipulating all of the countries in one form or fashion that’s on that list.

True, it's because the evaluators are biased, and the evaluation is worthless.

As an example this: Pedophile Made a Fortune Filing Disability Lawsuits in California ....Is absolute corruption with cooperation of law enforcement and the courts, but it is scored as non corrupt governmental activities (by leftist evaluators).

23 posted on 01/06/2014 10:31:58 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Theoria

As far as I am concerned, this country is number one when it comes to urban government throughout its 50 states, and second only to Mideast Muslim countries as an overall whole when considering the Federal Government.


24 posted on 01/06/2014 10:33:38 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Eleutheria5
Rank   Country       Score
 9     Canada         81
19     United States  73 

We'll switch places -- if the price is right.

25 posted on 01/06/2014 10:35:11 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Theoria

They must not have factored in the government to have ranked the US so high.


26 posted on 01/06/2014 10:45:58 AM PST by DPMD
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To: centurion316

Communist. Almost the same.


27 posted on 01/06/2014 11:04:19 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: nascarnation

Between them and Louisiana/New Orleans lies the reason why the US is behind Japan and Hong Kong.


28 posted on 01/06/2014 11:06:48 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

OK. District of Columbistan, Chicagostan, New Orlistan and Houstan brought the US down four pegs on the list.


29 posted on 01/06/2014 11:20:23 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Czech Republic, 57/177.

Woo Hoo!! Oh, wait.....

The joke among Czechs is that the Czech Republic is indeed the most corrupt country in the world, but the government bribes reporters to make the country look better.

:)


30 posted on 01/06/2014 11:58:00 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: jsanders2001
Why isn’t the U.S. on the list?

With nearly $1T a year in deficit spending, mostly going to corrupt insiders with connections, the only reason we didn't come close has to be that our insiders paid the raters to score us dishonestly.

31 posted on 01/06/2014 4:16:57 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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