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Countries Ruled by A Democracy

Updated June 12, 2018 955.5k views16 items

America may be one of the most famous democracies, but it far from the only democratic country. This is a list of countries, nations, and states governed or ruled by a democracy, sorted alphabetically. In some cases, nations may have multiple ruling bodies or government types, meaning they're not exclusively countries that are governed by democracy. Still, they are all democratic countries in some sense of the word. This list of countries that use democracy as their form of government contains various bits of information about each nation, such as the official language or currency of the country. If you're looking for the names of countries with democracy governments, then you're in the right place.

What is a democracy? Democratic governments are characterized by the fact that power rests in the hands of the people, who may elect official representatives to rule directly or indirectly. This list answers the questions, "Which countries are ruled by democracy?" and "Which countries are governed by democracy?" You'll find examples of democracies everywhere from the Republic of Ireland to Uganda.
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    Dominican Republic

    Santo Domingo
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    Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in...  more

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    New Delhi
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    The Kingdom of the Netherlands, commonly known as the Netherlands, is a sovereign state and...  more
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    Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that...  more

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    Mexico City
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    Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a sovereign country in South Asia....  more

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    Puerto Rico

    San Juan
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    Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a sovereign state in western Europe...  more

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    South Africa

    Bloemfontein, Cape Town
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    Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is an Arab republic in the Nile Valley of North...  more

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    Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is...  more

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    United States of America

    Washington, D.C.
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