Hint: They are all dominated by Islamic law or socialism.
Via the Examiner:
The magazine Travel and Leisure just recently released its annual listing of the world's most dangerous countries. The chief intent of the article was to simply warn or advise travelers of the dangers that might exist in traveling to certain countries or areas within countries that pose a verifiable risk.
However, while the travel and lifestyle magazine largely focuses on the simple fact of how dangerous a particular nation is, as well as the specific dangers that exist, we thought it might be interesting to look at the "why's" of that danger which, more often than not, speak to the political themes at play.
When we broke the countries down in order to analyze the connective similarities between each, we found several variables largely belonging in the same geopolitical category.
The countries are:
2. The Sudan
5. North Korea
I notice Palestine isn't in the list, only because it isn't actually a state or country -- yet.
Test your knowledge on Palestine: (click to enlarge)