12 Books You Didn't Know Were Banned by Governments

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12 Books Banned By Governments

There are a lot of important books in our world, yet not all of them well received.

Some of these books are still banned while others were looked down upon at a certain point in time. Don't worry, we've given you the opportunity to rebel and read them anyway. You'll be surprised by how many of your favorite books we banned by governments across the world. From classics to rebellious literature, there's a lot. While some might not be banned anymore, some aren't welcomed.

Here are the 13 books banned by governments around the world.

1. All Quiet on the Western Front

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Banned in: Nazi Germany

Reason: The Nazi's weren't keen on showing the honesty of war and unpatriotic sentiments.

2. The Anarchist Cookbook

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Banned in: Australia

Reason: Details of weapon making including bombs and and manufacturing drugs.

3. Animal Farm

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Banned in: North Korea

Reason: Communist and soviet countries didn't appreciate the portrayal of their corrupt governments.

4. Apocalypse Culture

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Banned in: Russia

Reason: Basically, everything about the book made Russians very mad.

5. Bejing Coma

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Banned in: China

Reason: The book highlights a "totalitarian government" a theme the Chinese government wanted to bury.

6. The Bible

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Banned in: North Korea & Saudi Arabia

Reason: Both governments didn't want Christian literature in their countries mainly due to the fact that there is no higher power than leaders like, Kim Jong-un.

7. By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

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Banned in: Canada

Reason: Author, Elizabeth Smart's mother, Louise successfully led a campaign to ban the book. She claimed it was an example of, "erotomania".

8. The Country Girls

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Banned in: Ireland

Reason: The Irish censorship board banned the book for "sexually explicit content."

9. The Da Vinci Code

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Banned in: Lebanon

Reason: Offensive to Christianity.

10. The Devil's Discus

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Banned in: Thailand

Reason: Disparaging remarks against the Thai government and alternative details about the royal family specifically the death of King Ananda.

11. Fifty Shades Trilogy

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Banned in: Malaysia

Reason: Explicit material and sexual content.

12. The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up

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Banned in: Qatar

Reason: The depiction of Islam.

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