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Which country do you think is the most dangerous in the world right now? (do read details)

Asked by Jellie (6489points) June 15th, 2011

I thought long and hard about posting this question because I didn’t want people to get offended by answers which may mention their country. But I am really curious and hoping jellies will be open to it.

Okay so I want to know what country you think is the most dangerous based on the impression you get from media and just general information. Dangerous meaning to live in or to visit or do trade with etc etc… I know the statistics but I want know from a “perceptions” point of view.

Hoping I wont regret this

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MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

North Korea

Afghanistan

A lot of Middle Eastern countries that are in turmoil now.

Coloma's avatar

My space. Under siege by alligator lizards.
Forget the war zones, try living with dozens of lizards running across your pillow at night.

King_Pariah's avatar

USA, China, Russia.

Judi's avatar

I saw a billboard by the LAX airport that said, USA, 5% of the worlds population, 25% of the worlds prisoners.”
If that is true, I would have to say that the US is a pretty dangerous place.
BBC had a story today putting India in the top three mist dangerous places for women.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

In terms of what? For women? For tourists? For people seen as “others”? Harsh sentences for law breakers? Because of terrorist? Warlords? Civil war and internal strife? Famine? Disease? Lack of health care? Natural disaster?

zenvelo's avatar

Pakistan. The government is unstable, the security forces have a variety of loyalties, and they have nuclear weapons.

phaedryx's avatar

hmm, based on impressions from the media?

Sudan
Libya
Yemen

(Although, if you went by media as I type this: Vancouver/Canada)

Jellie's avatar

@Judi I read recently that USA has over 700 prisoners per 100,000 people. The highest in the world..

I’ll put in my opinion too : Pakistan

Plucky's avatar

In additions to the countries already listed:

Somalia
Iraq
Israel
Democratic Republic of the Congo

poisonedantidote's avatar

USA

There may be lots of other countries out there causing problems and what not, but ultimately it’s the USA that has the armaments to do the most damage.

You guys have Palin running rumors for 2012, a massive armament that dwarfs the armaments of any other country by far, and a strong divide of ideologies withing your own country.

Jellie's avatar

At the end of the day everything is an arms race :(

mattbrowne's avatar

Pakistan.

Once the Taliban get their hands on nuclear weapons, they will launch them. The Soviets were afraid of getting killed themselves. The Taliban are not. Plenty of virgins waiting for them.

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