The Most Corrupt Countries in the World

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When North Korea's not making hangover free alcohol (allegedly), it's just a generally terrible place. In fact, it's tied for the title of most corrupt country in the world. That's right. Some other place is that bad, too.

According to the Transparency Index, a global coalition against corruption, Somalia and North Korea tied atop the annual list that ranks 168 countries in order of corruption. It ranks countries on a scale of 0 - 100, with 0 being the most corrupt, and 100 being the least corrupt. North Korea and Somalia came in at a lowly eight points. Afghanistan rounded out the top three, gaining just a few more gold stars, but still scoring detestable 11. 

All in all the 2016 edition is pretty similar to last year's list. Denmark took first place again with a score of 91, while Finland (90) and Sweden (89) were within the top four last year, but came in at a close second and third this year. The United States did manage to go up one spot since last year, coming in at 16th and scoring itself 76 points. 

Check out the top 10 most corrupt countries below and see the full list here

The 10 Most Corrupt Countries in the World

9. Guinea-Bissau (17)
9. Venezuela (17)
7. Iraq (16)
7. Libya (16)
5. Angola (15)
5. South Sudan (15)
4. Sudan (12)
3. Afghanistan (11)
1. North Korea (8)
1. Somalia (8)

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