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View Poll Results: What is the absolute most hellish city in the world?
Baghdad, Iraq 10 9.09%
Beirut, Lebanon 0 0%
Kabul, Afghanistan 9 8.18%
Mogadishu, Somalia 46 41.82%
Belfast, Northern Ireland 8 7.27%
Sarajevo, Bosnia 0 0%
Bogota/Medellin, Colombia 0 0%
Tijuana, Mexico 2 1.82%
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico 7 6.36%
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories 3 2.73%
Johannesburg, South Africa 4 3.64%
Port au Prince, Haiti 7 6.36%
Mexico City 4 3.64%
Cairo, Egypt 2 1.82%
Lagos, Nigeria 8 7.27%
Voters: 110. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-17-2013, 10:46 AM
 
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In general...

Mogadishu, Somalia
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Isn't Northern Ireland still very divided on sectarian lines even today? They had the peace agreement but it only dicated which percent of their parliament is Catholic vs Protestant. I don't think people there share a common identity and there is little mixing between the two sides. The fact that Northern Ireland Catholics are allowed to get Irish citizenship and not British citizenship only worsens the divide. I also wonder if the hatred there extends to Protestants and Catholics from outside the region. I've read that even today most of Belfast is very divided and people do not feel comfortable going into the other sect's parts of town. Physically its not as depressing as the other cities on the list but don't most residents still have a siege mentality and a lot of hostility under the surface? I suspect Sarajevo is the same way, and Bosnia will probably descend into war the moment the UN leaves.
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Does anybody here watch Anthony Bourdain's show, Parts Unknown? he went to Congo and there was a city there, Goma, that did look like hell on earth. Now, that's rough.
I've n ever been to Goma, but I've seen Bukavu, on the opposite shore of the lake, which is one the most beautiful cities l've ever seen, situated on forested hillsides overlooking a lake. (pic below) But both cities are heavily affected by refugees and spilloner civil war in neighboring Rwanda, as well as the Congo civil war itself.

The lake is also considered to be at risk for a limnic explosion which could suddenly release a tsunami and a cloud of asphyxiating carbon dioxide that could kill nearly the entire population.

http://images.travelpod.com/users/jo...m-cynagugu.jpg
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:33 AM
 
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Belfast, worst city?!?!

Belfast enters top 10 UK cities to live - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:46 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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How the hell is BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND on the poll!?
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Israel
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Belfast?

https://www.google.co.il/search?q=be...r8IGoCQ#imgdii=_
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Finger Lakes Region, New York
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Phoenix, Arizona.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Florida -
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They don't get much grimmer than Haiti; -- Port Au Prince (list) is probably among the more 'upscale' places in Haiti... (now declared a fourth world country).
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:19 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Phoenix, Arizona.
Yup, or Las Vegas in July/August or any day of the year after a bad weekend of losses.

This thread is so stupid that it is stuper and stupidest.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:52 PM
 
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How about Detroit Michigan, Camden No Jobsy or the Bronx New York in the early 80's?
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