10 Most Hated Countries in Asia

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“Hate” is a strong word, but you asked for the 10 most hated countries in Asia. 

This sentiment is completely bonkers. People “hate” other people for a lot of different reasons–many of them are subjective or based on their own experience. It doesn’t seem possible to decide the “most hated,” country. Besides how can you judge an entire country for the actions of a few people in that country–whether it is the President, the Prime Minister, or just some man on the street. So much of the news we see today depicts bad news about a place and the “bad guys” in that place.

Certainly, rulers can cause problems for the rest of the world. Still, should we write-off an entire land because of them? It doesn’t seem very fair. We need to use as much objective information as possible when forming opinions–about anything really–but certainly about something as important as political allegiance and global understanding.  We shouldn’t get caught up in propaganda from any one place. However, propaganda can be difficult to recognize–more difficult than you’d assume.

Tensions between whole countries usually stem from their history. Wars, or years of oppression and Colonialism, effect the perspective of people within a country and the relationships between them–that goes for long after the events surrounding the specific tensions may have ended.  For example, there is a lot of tension between Korea and Japan. There is an anti-Japanese sentiment in Korea mostly because of historic events like war and other negative things. There is also speculation of people through forums, what are the most annoying things about Japan. According to Quora, there are few examples of insanely high prices, horrible noise pollution and lack of product variety. This doesn’t seem entirely scientific–it’s much more anecdotal, pretty much the opposite of the objective information we discussed earlier.

It is clearly not at all rational. This site has already written an article about the 16 Most Hated Countries in the World in 2015 and some Asian countries are already on that list but in this article, we will narrow our search to the 10 most hated countries in the Asian continent. Before that, let’s see the other opinions. According to a BBC poll, Germany is the most positively viewed nation in the world and Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, and Iran are on the bottom of the list.

Now let’s see the situation through our research. To do this research, we have used a simple methodology, using several indicators which create an opinion of people around the globe. One is the terrorism index from Institute for Economics and Peace and The Economist democratic index. Firstly, we have listed 10 countries with the highest risk of terrorism and ranked them through the democracy index. For each country in the list, using the Human Rights Watch resources, we have provided some additional information about the problems they have, which are not approved by the rest of the world.  What we are saying is that hate is usually based on FEAR. Therefore high incidents of terrorism or propensity for terrorism makes people afraid–irrationally–of entire countries. This fear turns very quickly to “hate.” It is not a coincidence that terrorism is related to the countries from Asia and we will discuss which are 10 most hated countries in Asia.

Here is the list:

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