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
Banned in: Nazi Germany
Reason: The Nazi's weren't keen on showing the honesty of war and unpatriotic sentiments.
2. The Anarchist Cookbook
Banned in: Australia
Reason: Details of weapon making including bombs and and manufacturing drugs.
3. Animal Farm
Banned in: North Korea
Reason: Communist and soviet countries didn't appreciate the portrayal of their corrupt governments.
4. Apocalypse Culture
Banned in: Russia
Reason: Basically, everything about the book made Russians very mad.
5. Bejing Coma
Banned in: China
Reason: The book highlights a "totalitarian government" a theme the Chinese government wanted to bury.
6. The Bible
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
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
Banned in: Ireland
Reason: The Irish censorship board banned the book for "sexually explicit content."
9. The Da Vinci Code
Banned in: Lebanon
Reason: Offensive to Christianity.
10. The Devil's Discus
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
Banned in: Malaysia
Reason: Explicit material and sexual content.
12. The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up
Banned in: Qatar
Reason: The depiction of Islam.
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