Top 25 Dictatorships

The baddest of the bad! According to the Democracy Index; democracy might as well be a foreign concept to these tinpot tyrants!
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Last updated: June 25, 2012
First submittedJune 25, 2012
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Rank
Country
1
North Korea
2
Chad
3
Turkmenistan
4
Uzbekistan
5
Burma
6
Saudi Arabia
7
Equatorial Guinea
8
Central African Republic
9
Iran
10
Syria
11
Guinea-Bissau
12
Laos
13
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Rank
Country
14
Eritrea
15
Sudan
16
Afghanistan
17
Tajikistan
18
Yemen
19
United Arab Emirates
20
Djibouti
21
Zimbabwe
22
Guinea
23
Republic of the Congo
24
Bahrain
25
Vietnam
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Level 69
Jun 25, 2012
For some reason, guessing repressive dictatorships is a lot of fun!
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Level 40
Jan 20, 2013
It is, isn't it? How could I have forgotten Burma? I've protested and everything.
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Level 79
Feb 23, 2013
How did Afghanistan make this list when Qatar and Kuwait did not?
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Level 45
Oct 6, 2016
is Kuwait that bad? I realise Qatar is awful, but I always thought of Kuwait as one of the more civilised of this group of nations. iirc it has the best human rights record too (out of saudi, uae, qatar, bahrain, kuwait etc)
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Level 54
Jan 3, 2020
They’re all decent but all extreme dictatorships. Doesn’t make them bad if they’re good dictators eg Rwanda and some of the middle east
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Level 50
May 27, 2014
Cuba is missing from this one!!
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Level 65
Jul 22, 2014
Where is Qatar? Why Syria? Because the West doesn't like Al-Assad? I've been to Syria before (in 2009) the uprising and the war, it was as free as most Western countries. In fact, USA should be among the Top 5 after the NSA surveillance controversy was leaked. Other countries that should have made the list (in my opinion) are Cuba and Belarus. Even Singapore is a soft dictatorship.
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Level 55
Jul 6, 2018
Why Syria? Is that a joke? Well in case you haven't noticed since 2011 Al Assad hasn't exactly treated protestors well has he? Especially considering how many of them he killed.
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Level 27
May 4, 2020
this has been extremely exaggerated by media
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Level 52
Oct 8, 2014
Accept CAR for Central African Republic, please.
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Level 78
Oct 20, 2014
Yes, please. Most others do.
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Level 21
Jan 8, 2015
COUNTRIES? I THOUGHT I WAS GUESSING DICTATOR NAMES!
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Level 55
Mar 1, 2015
This really just the least democratic nations. Some countries like Afghanistan aren't really dictatorships like North Korea is.
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Level 55
Nov 12, 2017
True
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Level 24
Apr 10, 2015
No dictatorship quiz is complete without Putin's Russia.
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Level 49
Nov 17, 2015
I am going to make things very clear! Russia, Cuba and China are all authoritarian regime's thus making them dictatorships. United Arab Emirates is not a dictatorship, if it was then Dubai and Abu Dhabi would all be nothing.
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Level 58
Oct 24, 2017
UAE is def a totalitarian state. Dubai s tons of fun, but that doesn’t necessarily make it an open and free society
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Level 55
Nov 12, 2017
How is it a dictatorship, just because a monarch has full power doesn't mean it is a dictatorship. If it was a dictatorship it wouldnt have become one of the fastest developing countries.
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Level 55
Sep 20, 2018
Dictatorship but not totalitarian.
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Level 44
Aug 23, 2016
CAR !! I wrote all countries ! and "C.A.R." accept CAR for Central African Republic
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Level 70
Mar 2, 2017
I must have typed CAR in four times. Sigh. Only one I missed.
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Level 57
Apr 12, 2019
It's Myanmar, not Burma. You can accept Burma as a type-in, but it shouldn't be the displayed name.
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Level 62
Mar 3, 2020
Surprised China isn't here tbh.
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Level 46
May 12, 2020
China China China China China