That’s an easy one. For me on this forum, a shithole country would be any country that ombugge feels he needs to defend as not being a shithole country. If he says it isn’t, chances are it is.
For me at work, if the custom officials comes aboard with empty duffle bags then I know I’m in a shithole country. If the PSC inspector asks why the dot above the letter “i” isn’t 100% exactly above the lower part of the letter “i” in the ORB then I know I’m in a shithole country. If the whole bay reeks of petrochemical pollution & sewage, the sea strainer has to be cleaned every 4 hours because all the trash & some dick in a uniform is threatening the master & myself over some imaginary environmental infraction then I know I’m in a shithole country. You & ombugge have been around more & longer than me, you both know more about shithole countries than I do even if it is politically incorrect for you guys to say it.