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The 11 Most Dangerous Countries in The World

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Things are changing dramatically in the world with population in certain countries becoming increasingly belligerent. Terrorism has become rampant and several countries, especially the middle east, is being decimated by chaos and war. In this article, we look at some of the most dangerous countries in the world. These most dangerous countries in the world are unsafe to live in, with literally hundreds of people losing their lives every single day. It comes as no surprise that sexual slavery, rape and torture are everyday happenings in these countries.

Let us go ahead and look at these world's most dangerous countries. These countries also have the highest murder rates and highest homicide rates. So apart from being classified under the banner of most dangerous countries in the world, they can also be classified under "countries with highest murder rates and countries with highest homicide rates.

Here are 11 most dangerous countries in the world. Read on.. Just so that you know it, this list of world's most dangerous countries is in ascending order on parameters of crime, rape, sexual slavery, torture, murder and destruction of all forms of life and infrastructure.

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11. Mexico

Mexico has a long standing history of drug related violence with warring drug cartels ruthlessly slaughtering civilians. Especially near the border with the US and other North America countries, the situation is worsening by the day.

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10. Colombia

Colombia was the hub of drug trade during the time of dreaded gangster Pablo Escobar. With continuously high murder rates and drug trafficking, Colombia comes 10th on the list of most dangerous countries.

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9. Venezuela

After the death of charismatic President Hugo Chavez, Venezuela has been seeing heightened face offs between government and opposition forces. A wing of the opposition, seeking to overthrow Chavez's successor Nicolas Maduro, ave brought Venezuela to the brink of a severe law and order situation.

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8. Sudan

The civil war that resulted in the separation of Sudan into two parts- with South Sudan being the most recent country to be formed- lead to death and displacement of thousands of civilians. Even till this day, with almost one-forth of the population living below 5 dollars a day makes Sudan figure 8thth on the list.

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7. Somalia

Somalia has long been ravaged and besieged by deadly pirates and has of late become one of the biggest African hubs for terrorism and drug related violence. Murder and violence are a norm, making it the 6th most dangerous countries in the world. The country's civil war has been going for almost 20 years now.

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6. Libya

After the death of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has seen increasing violence and bloodshed, with major sections of terrorist forces seeking to overthrow the government. The situation has gotten worse, with the Libyan Ambassador to the US saying the country is on the brink of civil war.

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5. El Salvador

With a murder rate of 41 per 100,000, El Salvador is one of those countries with the highest murder rates in the world. This worrying sign is only getting miserable by the day with El Salvador becoming a major hub for drug and weapon trade.

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4. Honduras

With a murder rate of a staggering 90 per 100,000, Honduras comes next on the list. Rape and drug related violence have literally become a norm.

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3. Afghanistan

Known to be the worst place for women on the planet, Afghanistan is the 3rd most dangerous country in the world. The Taliban's relentless attempts at taking over the country have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people every single day.

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2. Iraq

Iraq is the second most dangerous country in the world. ISIS militants have lead the country into a state of impossible repair with the United Nations reporting mass killings of Iraqi soldiers and sexual slavery of minority women by the thousands.

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1. Syria

The most dangerous country in the world is Syria. Over 20,000 women have been raped since an uprising against the Assad government broke out three years back. The United Nations efforts at humanitarian intervention have proved fruitless. Over a million people have fled the country.

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Story first published: Thursday, August 28, 2014, 22:02 [IST]
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