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Democracies in the World

Democracy means “ruled by the people”. Democracy is a human right. Most countries in the world claim they are democratic, but are they? You can find out here by
having a look at the Democracy Map!

During the years, many countries have moved from a non-democratic government to a democracy. But during the years previous to 2010, six countries are more democratic (Togo, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, Thailand and Montenegro) and eight are less democratic (Gabon, Lesotho, Mauretania, Senegal, Afganistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bahrain and Jordan).

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About the Democracy map
Democracy can be defined in many different ways. In this production, the
definition comes from Freedom House.The Democracy Map has not been updated since 2010.

Democratic countries:
The citizens have a high degree of political and civil freedom.

Partly democratic countries:
The citizens have a lower degree of political rights and civil freedom, often due to insufficient legislation and corruption.

Non-democratic countries:
The citizens have no civil freedom and the political processes are strictly controlled.

(The more democratic a country is governed, the more political participation and civil freedom are available for the citizens of the country.)

First published: 6 December, 2010
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