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5 Most Conservative Countries in the World

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5. Yemen

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Yemen has a very strict Islamic culture and is considered the worst country for gender equality, according to the Gender Equality Index.In Yemeni courts, the testimony of a woman is not considered as seriously as the testimony of a man. Women are recognized as “half a person” in courts of law and, as witnesses, their testimonies are often dismissed completely. The only exception to this is if a case involves a situation in which no men were present, or if a woman’s story is confirmed by a man. Women aren’t even allowed to act as witnesses in cases concerning certain subjects (like adultery), even though they may have in fact witnessed the crime. Most women are forbidden to leave the house without the explicit permission of their husbands. Though they may leave in emergency circumstances, this societal law prevents many women from seeking educational opportunities, jobs and other resources.

4. Vatican City

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Vatican City is the last true Christian country in the world. An absolute monarchy and the only country in the world that does not allow women to vote, this tiny dot in Italy is one of the last cultural remnants of medieval Europe. It is also one of only 6 countries that ban abortion completely.

3. Bhutan

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Bhutan is a strictly Buddhist nation. Bhutan is one of only a few countries which have never been colonized, and it's also one of the most isolated countries on Earth - it does not have a US embassy. Bhutanese law requires all citizens to wear the national dress in public as formal wear in an effort to protect cultural traits and customs. The country was an absolute monarchy from 1907 to 2008. It is the only country in the world to ban tobacco.

2. Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia is one of approximately thirty countries in the world with judicial corporal punishment. In Saudi Arabia's case this includes amputations of hands and feet for robbery, and flogging for lesser crimes such as "sexual deviance" and drunkenness. Saudi Arabia engages in capital punishment, including public executions by beheading. The death penalty can be imposed for a wide range of offences including murder, rape, armed robbery, repeated drug use, apostasy, adultery, homosexuality, witchcraft and sorcery and can be carried out by beheading with a sword stoning or firing squad followed by crucifixion. Single men and women are not allowed to share the same social space. Women cannot travel alone without a specific form or an electronic authorization. This ban is only lifted when a woman turns 45. Women under 45 must either travel with a husband or father or else hold a permission form signed by a male guardian.

1. North Korea

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North Korea is arguably the most nationalistic and isolated country on Earth. There are only 28 state-approved hairstyles. The regime encourages citizens to see themselves as a superior people who are envied by the rest of the world. North Korea practices eugenics. No one with a handicap or disability is even permitted to live in the capital city of Pyongyang, even if that disability was acquired through injury or illness. Families with infants born handicapped or disabled are physically removed from the city and relocated to rural areas where they are far less likely to come into contact with others or to be seen by visitors.
 

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I see a hottie in three.

Also, that guy in two needs a better sword. That ****ing thing is lame.
 

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Does the Vatican City really count, it is different form every other country in the world. It does not even really have a permanent population. Bhutan is essentially one giant environmentalists kingdom, those strict rules are not to be authoritarian or be religious but mostly to preserve the environment.
 

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Does the Vatican City really count, it is different form every other country in the world. It does not even really have a permanent population. Bhutan is essentially one giant environmentalists kingdom, those strict rules are not to be authoritarian or be religious but mostly to preserve the environment.
I too question the Vatican's inclusion.

However, the Holy See does have extensive diplomatic relations, so I suspect an argument could be made to include it.

Then again as you correctly stated, Vatican City has no permanent population, and all individuals visiting, working, or residing there are in fact de facto citizens of other countries!
 

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Kind of a meaningless definition of "Conservative," if you're going to lump North Korea in with the rest.

Also, their comments on Vatican City are misleadng in that A) it doesn't even have "elections," and B) no one really lives there on a permanent basis, except celibate clergy, so there'd be no reason for abortion in the first place.
 

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Does the Vatican City really count, it is different form every other country in the world. It does not even really have a permanent population. Bhutan is essentially one giant environmentalists kingdom, those strict rules are not to be authoritarian or be religious but mostly to preserve the environment.

Well, Vatican City is actually a micro-nation but possibly also a city.
 

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I too question the Vatican's inclusion.

However, the Holy See does have extensive diplomatic relations, so I suspect an argument could be made to include it.

Then again as you correctly stated, Vatican City has no permanent population, and all individuals visiting, working, or residing there are in fact de facto citizens of other countries!

It is a sovereign country but it is also very special but people recognize the Holy See which is a corporation that owns Vatican City.

Here is a really helpful video:
 

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Well, Vatican City is actually a micro-nation but possibly also a city.

It is an actual nation but is unlike any other other nation in the world, Singapore, Monaco, San Marino are also all city-states but they have a self-reproducing population.
 

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5. Yemen

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Yemen has a very strict Islamic culture and is considered the worst country for gender equality, according to the Gender Equality Index.In Yemeni courts, the testimony of a woman is not considered as seriously as the testimony of a man. Women are recognized as “half a person” in courts of law and, as witnesses, their testimonies are often dismissed completely. The only exception to this is if a case involves a situation in which no men were present, or if a woman’s story is confirmed by a man. Women aren’t even allowed to act as witnesses in cases concerning certain subjects (like adultery), even though they may have in fact witnessed the crime. Most women are forbidden to leave the house without the explicit permission of their husbands. Though they may leave in emergency circumstances, this societal law prevents many women from seeking educational opportunities, jobs and other resources.

4. Vatican City

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Vatican City is the last true Christian country in the world. An absolute monarchy and the only country in the world that does not allow women to vote, this tiny dot in Italy is one of the last cultural remnants of medieval Europe. It is also one of only 6 countries that ban abortion completely.

3. Bhutan

Jetsun-Pema.jpg


Bhutan is a strictly Buddhist nation. Bhutan is one of only a few countries which have never been colonized, and it's also one of the most isolated countries on Earth - it does not have a US embassy. Bhutanese law requires all citizens to wear the national dress in public as formal wear in an effort to protect cultural traits and customs. The country was an absolute monarchy from 1907 to 2008. It is the only country in the world to ban tobacco.

2. Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia is one of approximately thirty countries in the world with judicial corporal punishment. In Saudi Arabia's case this includes amputations of hands and feet for robbery, and flogging for lesser crimes such as "sexual deviance" and drunkenness. Saudi Arabia engages in capital punishment, including public executions by beheading. The death penalty can be imposed for a wide range of offences including murder, rape, armed robbery, repeated drug use, apostasy, adultery, homosexuality, witchcraft and sorcery and can be carried out by beheading with a sword stoning or firing squad followed by crucifixion. Single men and women are not allowed to share the same social space. Women cannot travel alone without a specific form or an electronic authorization. This ban is only lifted when a woman turns 45. Women under 45 must either travel with a husband or father or else hold a permission form signed by a male guardian.

1. North Korea

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North Korea is arguably the most nationalistic and isolated country on Earth. There are only 28 state-approved hairstyles. The regime encourages citizens to see themselves as a superior people who are envied by the rest of the world. North Korea practices eugenics. No one with a handicap or disability is even permitted to live in the capital city of Pyongyang, even if that disability was acquired through injury or illness. Families with infants born handicapped or disabled are physically removed from the city and relocated to rural areas where they are far less likely to come into contact with others or to be seen by visitors.

I do not think the Vatican should be on the list, to many registered sex offenders.
 

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Since when is Theocratic the same as Conservative?

Social conservatism is abides by the idea of tradition and always prefer the status quo to social change and a government that controls people moral lives. Those traditions usually stem from religion but in the case of North Korea just insanity.
 

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Does the Vatican City really count, it is different form every other country in the world. It does not even really have a permanent population. Bhutan is essentially one giant environmentalists kingdom, those strict rules are not to be authoritarian or be religious but mostly to preserve the environment.

That's not really true....The strict rules are kind of certainly to be authoritarian/religious, the environmentalist aspect of it is a big factor as well. I have a good friend who lives in Bhutan, be neat to go there one day.
 

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I didn' read your link, but am familiar with Sealand!

I believe there's been a book out, but there really needs to be a movie on this! I think it would be a hit! :thumbs:

How about we do a hostile takeover instead?
 

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Of Sealand?

Not so easy - I suspect they're a British protectorate!

Nope, Britain disavowed them during a different hostile takeover. See the attack of 1978 in the wiki page, lololol. I love Sealand. Or could we call it PoS?
 

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Social conservatism is abides by the idea of tradition and always prefer the status quo to social change and a government that controls people moral lives. Those traditions usually stem from religion but in the case of North Korea just insanity.

Then say 'Socially Conservative Countries' or Nutcase Countries.
 

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I see a hottie in three.

Also, that guy in two needs a better sword. That ****ing thing is lame.

Give the guy a break, he's clearly level 1.
 

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Since when is Theocratic the same as Conservative?

Theocracy is almost inherently socially conservative.

And someone else mentioned North Korea: People often confuse "conservative" with meaning "small government," and those people will therefore think of North Korea as "liberal," mistakenly believing that "liberal" means "big government."

However, that aspect is better described as an entirely separate axis, often called "authoritarian" and "libertarian." It's absolutely possible to have a conservative authoritarian state. Several examples are listed in the OP.
 
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