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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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    Bhutan

    Thimphu
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    Dominican Republic

    Santo Domingo
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    Germany

    Berlin
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    India

    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

    Lilongwe
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    Mexico

    Mexico City
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    Pakistan

    Islamabad
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    Poland

    Warsaw
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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

    Khartoum
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    Uganda

    Kampala
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    United States of America

    Washington, D.C.
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