Countries Ruled by A Single-Party State

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List of countries, nations and states governed or ruled by a single-party state, sorted alphabetically. In some cases nations may have multiple ruling bodies or government types, meaning they're not exclusively countries that are governed by single-party state. This list of countries that use single-party state 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 single-party state governments then you're in the right place.

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This list answers the questions, "Which countries are ruled by single-party state?" and "Which countries are governed by single-party state?"
China is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Countries Ruled by A Single-Party State
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China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is a single-party state governed by the Chinese Communist Party, with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing. It exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities, and two mostly self-governing special administrative regions. The PRC also claims the territories governed by the Republic of China, a separate political entity commonly known as Taiwan, as a part of its territory, which includes the island of Taiwan as Taiwan Province, Kinmen and ...more on Wikipedia

Capital: Beijing

Language: Standard Mandarin

Founded: 1949-10-01

Currency: Renminbi

Area: 9706961.0

Government: Single-party state, Socialist state, Communist state

Anthem: March of the Volunteers

Divisions: Ningxia, Hong Kong, Taiwan Province, People's Republic of China, Hubei, + more

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Cuba is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Countries Ruled by A Single-Party State
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Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is an island country in the Caribbean. The nation of Cuba comprises the main island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud and several archipelagos. Havana is the capital of Cuba and its largest city. The second-largest city is Santiago de Cuba. To the north of Cuba lies the United States, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands are to the northeast, Mexico is to the west, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica are to the south and Haiti and the Dominican Republic are to the southeast. The island of Cuba was inhabited by numerous Amerindian tribes prior to the landing of explorer Christopher Columbus in 1492, who claimed it for the Kingdom of Spain. Cuba ...more on Wikipedia

Capital: Havana

Language: Spanish Language

Founded: 1868-10-10

Currency: Cuban peso, Cuban convertible peso

Area: 109884.0

Government: Socialist state, Republic, Semi-presidential system, Unitary state

Anthem: La Bayamesa

Divisions: Ciego de Ávila Province, La Habana Province, Villa Clara Province, Isla de la Juventud, Matanzas Province, + more

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Eritrea is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Countries Ruled by A Single-Party State
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Eritrea, officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa. With its capital at Asmara, it is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeastern and eastern parts of Eritrea have an extensive coastline along the Red Sea, across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The nation has a total area of approximately 117,600 km², and includes the Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands. Its name Eritrea is based on the Greek name for the Red Sea, which was first adopted for Italian Eritrea in 1890. Eritrea is a multi-ethnic country, with nine recognized ethnic groups. It has a population of around six million inhabitants. Most ...more on Wikipedia

Capital: Asmara

Language: Arabic Language, Tigrigna Language, English Language

Founded: 1991-05-24

Currency: Eritrean nakfa

Area: 117600.0

Government: Presidential system

Anthem: Ertra, Ertra, Ertra

Divisions: Anseba Region, Northern Red Sea Region, Gash-Barka Region, Debub Region, Maekel Region, + more

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Laos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Countries Ruled by A Single-Party State
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Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma and the People's Republic of China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west. Since 1975, it has been ruled by a Marxist and communist government. Its population was estimated to be around 6.8 million in July 2014. ...more on Wikipedia

Capital: Vientiane

Language: Lao Language

Founded: 1949-07-19

Currency: Lao kip

Area: 236800.0

Government: Socialist state, Communist state

Anthem: Pheng Xat Lao

Divisions: Bokeo Province, Xiangkhouang Province, Phongsaly Province, Champasak Province, Khammouane Province, + more

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