Country ranking for field: government type 1994

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This entry gives the basic form of government. Definitions of the major governmental terms are as follows. (Note that for some countries more than one definition applies.):


1flag of AfghanistanAfghanistan0 
2flag of Palmyra AtollPalmyra Atollincorporated territory of the US; privately owned but administered by the Office of Territorial and International Affairs US Department of the Interior 
3flag of Netherlands AntillesNetherlands Antillespart of the Dutch realm; full autonomy in internal affairs granted in 1954 
4flag of New CaledoniaNew Caledoniaoverseas territory of France since 1956 
5flag of New ZealandNew Zealandparliamentary democracy 
6flag of NicaraguaNicaraguarepublic 
7flag of NigerNigerrepublic 
8flag of NigeriaNigeriamilitary government since 31 December 1983; plans to institute a constitutional conference to prepare for a new transition to civilian rule after plans for a transition in 1993 were negated by General BABANGIDA 
9flag of NiueNiueself-governing territory in free association with New Zealand; Niue fully responsible for internal affairs; New Zealand retains responsibility for external affairs 
10flag of Norfolk IslandNorfolk Islandterritory of Australia 
11flag of North KoreaNorth KoreaCommunist state; Stalinist dictatorship 
12flag of Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Islandscommonwealth in political union with the US; self-governing with locally elected governor lieutenant governor and legislature; federal funds to the Commonwealth administered by the US Department of the Interior Office of Territorial and International Affairs 
13flag of NorwayNorwayconstitutional monarchy 
14flag of OmanOmanmonarchy 
15flag of PakistanPakistanrepublic 
16flag of PanamaPanamaconstitutional republic 
17flag of Navassa IslandNavassa Islandunincorporated territory of the US administered by the US Coast Guard 
18flag of Papua New GuineaPapua New Guineaparliamentary democracy 
19flag of ParaguayParaguayrepublic 
20flag of PeruPerurepublic 
21flag of PhilippinesPhilippinesrepublic 
22flag of Pitcairn IslandsPitcairn Islandsdependent territory of the UK 
23flag of PolandPolanddemocratic state 
24flag of PortugalPortugalrepublic 
25flag of Puerto RicoPuerto Ricocommonwealth associated with the US 
26flag of QatarQatartraditional monarchy 
27flag of RomaniaRomaniarepublic 
28flag of RussiaRussiafederation 
29flag of RwandaRwandarepublic; presidential system 
30flag of RéunionRéunionoverseas department of France 
31flag of NepalNepalparliamentary democracy as of 12 May 1991 
32flag of NauruNaururepublic 
33flag of Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevisconstitutional monarchy 
34flag of MaltaMaltaparliamentary democracy 
35flag of LesothoLesothoconstitutional monarchy 
36flag of LiberiaLiberiarepublic 
37flag of LibyaLibyaJamahiriya 
38flag of LiechtensteinLiechtensteinhereditary constitutional monarchy 
39flag of LithuaniaLithuaniarepublic 
40flag of LuxembourgLuxembourgconstitutional monarchy 
41flag of MacauMacauoverseas territory of Portugal scheduled to revert to China in 1999 
42flag of MacedoniaMacedoniaemerging democracy 
43flag of MadagascarMadagascarrepublic 
44flag of MalawiMalawimultiparty democracy following a referendum on 14 June 1993; formerly a one-party republic 
45flag of MalaysiaMalaysiaconstitutional monarchy 
46flag of MaldivesMaldivesrepublic 
47flag of MaliMalirepublic 
48flag of Marshall IslandsMarshall Islandsconstitutional government in free association with the US; the Compact of Free Association entered into force 21 October 1986 
49flag of NamibiaNamibiarepublic 
50flag of MartiniqueMartiniqueoverseas department of France 
51flag of MauritaniaMauritaniarepublic 
52flag of MauritiusMauritiusparliamentary democracy 
53flag of MayotteMayotteterritorial collectivity of France 
54flag of MexicoMexicofederal republic operating under a centralized government 
55flag of Midway IslandsMidway Islandsunincorporated territory of the US administered by the US Navy under Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific Division. This facility has been operationally closed since 10 September 1993 and is currently being transferred from Pacific Fleet to Naval Facilities Engineering Command via a Memorandum of Understanding 
56flag of MoldovaMoldovarepublic 
57flag of MonacoMonacoconstitutional monarchy 
58flag of MongoliaMongoliarepublic 
59flag of MontserratMontserratdependent territory of the UK 
60flag of MoroccoMoroccoconstitutional monarchy 
61flag of MozambiqueMozambiquerepublic 
62flag of MyanmarMyanmarmilitary regime 
63flag of Saint HelenaSaint Helenadependent territory of the UK 
64flag of Saint LuciaSaint Luciaparliamentary democracy 
65flag of LatviaLatviarepublic 
66flag of United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emiratesfederation with specified powers delegated to the UAE central government and other powers reserved to member emirates 
67flag of TogoTogorepublic under transition to multiparty democratic rule 
68flag of TokelauTokelauterritory of New Zealand 
69flag of TongaTongahereditary constitutional monarchy 
70flag of Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobagoparliamentary democracy 
71flag of Tromelin IslandTromelin IslandFrench possession administered by Commissioner of the Republic resident in Reunion 
72flag of TunisiaTunisiarepublic 
73flag of TurkeyTurkeyrepublican parliamentary democracy 
74flag of TurkmenistanTurkmenistanrepublic 
75flag of Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islandsdependent territory of the UK 
76flag of TuvaluTuvaludemocracy; began debating republic status in 1992; referendum expected in 1993 
77flag of U.S. Virgin IslandsU.S. Virgin Islandsorganized unincorporated territory of the US administered by the Office of Territorial and International Affairs US Department of the Interior 
78flag of UgandaUgandarepublic 
79flag of UkraineUkrainerepublic 
80flag of United KingdomUnited Kingdomconstitutional monarchy 
81flag of The GambiaThe Gambiarepublic under multiparty democratic rule 
82flag of United StatesUnited Statesfederal republic; strong democratic tradition 
83flag of UruguayUruguayrepublic 
84flag of UzbekistanUzbekistanrepublic 
85flag of VanuatuVanuaturepublic 
86flag of VenezuelaVenezuelarepublic 
87flag of VietnamVietnamCommunist state 
88flag of Wake IslandWake Islandunincorporated territory of the US administered by the US Air Force 
89flag of Wallis and FutunaWallis and Futunaoverseas territory of France 
90flag of Western SaharaWestern Saharalegal status of territory and question of sovereignty unresolved; territory contested by Morocco and Polisario Front 
91flag of Western SamoaWestern Samoaconstitutional monarchy under native chief 
92flag of YemenYemenrepublic 
93flag of ZaireZairerepublic with a strong presidential system 
94flag of ZambiaZambiarepublic 
95flag of The NetherlandsThe Netherlandsconstitutional monarchy 
96flag of The BahamasThe Bahamascommonwealth 
97flag of Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadinesconstitutional monarchy 
98flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsdependent territory of the UK 
99flag of Saint-Pierre and MiquelonSaint-Pierre and Miquelonterritorial collectivity of France 
100flag of San MarinoSan Marinorepublic 
101flag of Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabiamonarchy 
102flag of SenegalSenegalrepublic under multiparty democratic rule 
103flag of Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and Montenegrorepublic 
104flag of SeychellesSeychellesrepublic 
105flag of Sierra LeoneSierra Leonemilitary government 
106flag of SingaporeSingaporerepublic within Commonwealth 
107flag of SlovakiaSlovakiaparliamentary democracy 
108flag of SloveniaSloveniaemerging democracy 
109flag of Solomon IslandsSolomon Islandsparliamentary democracy 
110flag of SomaliaSomalianone 
111flag of South AfricaSouth Africarepublic 
112flag of South KoreaSouth Korearepublic 
113flag of ThailandThailandconstitutional monarchy 
114flag of SpainSpainparliamentary monarchy 
115flag of Sri LankaSri Lankarepublic 
116flag of SudanSudanruling military junta - Revolutionary Command Council - dissolved on 16 October 1993 and government civilianized 
117flag of SurinameSurinamerepublic 
118flag of SvalbardSvalbardterritory of Norway administered by the Ministry of Industry Oslo through a governor 
119flag of SwazilandSwazilandmonarchy; independent member of Commonwealth 
120flag of SwedenSwedenconstitutional monarchy 
121flag of SwitzerlandSwitzerlandfederal republic 
122flag of SyriaSyriarepublic under leftwing military regime since March 1963 
123flag of São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and Prínciperepublic 
124flag of TaiwanTaiwanmultiparty democratic regime; opposition political parties legalized in March 1989 
125flag of TajikistanTajikistanrepublic 
126flag of TanzaniaTanzaniarepublic 
127flag of LebanonLebanonrepublic 
128flag of LaosLaosCommunist state 
129flag of AlbaniaAlbanianascent democracy 
130flag of Clipperton IslandClipperton IslandFrench possession administered by France from French Polynesia by High Commissioner of the Republic 
131flag of BulgariaBulgariaemerging democracy 
132flag of Burkina FasoBurkina Fasoparliamentary 
133flag of BurundiBurundirepublic 
134flag of Cabo VerdeCabo Verderepublic 
135flag of CambodiaCambodiamultiparty liberal democracy under a constitutional monarchy established in September 1993 
136flag of CameroonCameroonunitary republic; multiparty presidential regime 
137flag of CanadaCanadaconfederation with parliamentary democracy 
138flag of Cayman IslandsCayman Islandsdependent territory of the UK 
139flag of Central African RepublicCentral African Republicrepublic; one-party presidential regime since 1986 
140flag of ChadChadrepublic 
141flag of ChileChilerepublic 
142flag of ChinaChinaCommunist state 
143flag of Christmas IslandChristmas Islandterritory of Australia 
144flag of Cocos IslandsCocos Islandsterritory of Australia 
145flag of British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islandsdependent territory of the UK 
146flag of ColombiaColombiarepublic; executive branch dominates government structure 
147flag of ComorosComorosindependent republic 
148flag of CongoCongorepublic 
149flag of Cook IslandsCook Islandsself-governing parliamentary government in free association with New Zealand; Cook Islands is fully responsible for internal affairs; New Zealand retains responsibility for external affairs in consultation with the Cook Islands 
150flag of Coral Sea IslandsCoral Sea Islandsterritory of Australia administered by the Ministry for Environment Sport and Territories 
151flag of Costa RicaCosta Ricademocratic republic 
152flag of CroatiaCroatiaparliamentary democracy 
153flag of CubaCubaCommunist state 
154flag of CyprusCyprusrepublic 
155flag of Czech RepublicCzech Republicparliamentary democracy 
156flag of Côte d'IvoireCôte d'Ivoirerepublic multiparty presidential regime established 1960 
157flag of DenmarkDenmarkconstitutional monarchy 
158flag of DjiboutiDjiboutirepublic 
159flag of BruneiBruneiconstitutional sultanate 
160flag of British Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean Territorydependent territory of the UK 
161flag of Dominican RepublicDominican Republicrepublic 
162flag of BahrainBahraintraditional monarchy 
163flag of AlgeriaAlgeriarepublic 
164flag of American SamoaAmerican Samoaunincorporated and unorganized territory of the US; administered by the US Department of Interior Office of Territorial and International Affairs 
165flag of AndorraAndorraparliamentary democracy 
166flag of AngolaAngolatransitional government nominally a multiparty democracy with a strong presidential system 
167flag of AnguillaAnguilladependent territory of the UK 
168flag of Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbudaparliamentary democracy 
169flag of ArgentinaArgentinarepublic 
170flag of ArmeniaArmeniarepublic 
171flag of ArubaArubapart of the Dutch realm; full autonomy in internal affairs obtained in 1986 upon separation from the Netherlands Antilles 
172flag of Ashmore and Cartier IslandsAshmore and Cartier Islandsterritory of Australia administered by the Australian Ministry for the Environment Sport and Territories 
173flag of AustraliaAustraliafederal parliamentary state 
174flag of AustriaAustriafederal republic 
175flag of AzerbaijanAzerbaijanrepublic 
176flag of Baker IslandBaker Islandunincorporated territory of the US administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge system 
177flag of BrazilBrazilfederal republic 
178flag of BangladeshBangladeshrepublic 
179flag of BarbadosBarbadosparliamentary democracy 
180flag of Bassas da IndiaBassas da IndiaFrench possession administered by a Commissioner of the Republic resident in Reunion 
181flag of BelarusBelarusrepublic 
182flag of BelgiumBelgiumconstitutional monarchy 
183flag of BelizeBelizeparliamentary democracy 
184flag of BeninBeninrepublic under multiparty democratic rule dropped Marxism-Leninism December 1989; democratic reforms adopted February 1990; transition to multiparty system completed 4 April 1991 
185flag of BermudaBermudadependent territory of the UK 
186flag of BhutanBhutanmonarchy; special treaty relationship with India 
187flag of BoliviaBoliviarepublic 
188flag of Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovinaemerging democracy 
189flag of BotswanaBotswanaparliamentary republic 
190flag of Bouvet IslandBouvet Islandterritory of Norway 
191flag of DominicaDominicaparliamentary democracy 
192flag of EcuadorEcuadorrepublic 
193flag of KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstanrepublic 
194flag of IsraelIsraelrepublic 
195flag of Heard Island and McDonald IslandsHeard Island and McDonald Islandsterritory of Australia administered by the Ministry for Environment Sport and Territories 
196flag of Holy SeeHoly Seemonarchical-sacerdotal state 
197flag of HondurasHondurasrepublic 
198flag of Hong KongHong Kongdependent territory of the UK scheduled to revert to China in 1997 
199flag of Howland IslandHowland Islandunincorporated territory of the US administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System 
200flag of HungaryHungaryrepublic 
201flag of IcelandIcelandrepublic 
202flag of IndiaIndiafederal republic 
203flag of IndonesiaIndonesiarepublic 
204flag of IranIrantheocratic republic 
205flag of IraqIraqrepublic 
206flag of IrelandIrelandrepublic 
207flag of Isle of ManIsle of ManBritish crown dependency 
208flag of ItalyItalyrepublic 
209flag of GuyanaGuyanarepublic 
210flag of JamaicaJamaicaparliamentary democracy 
211flag of Jan MayenJan Mayenterritory of Norway 
212flag of JapanJapanconstitutional monarchy 
213flag of Jarvis IslandJarvis Islandunincorporated territory of the US administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System 
214flag of JerseyJerseyBritish crown dependency 
215flag of Johnston AtollJohnston Atollunincorportated territory of the US administered by the US Defense Nuclear Agency 
216flag of JordanJordanconstitutional monarchy 
217flag of Juan de Nova IslandJuan de Nova IslandFrench possession administered by Commissioner of the Republic resident in Reunion 
218flag of KazakhstanKazakhstanrepublic 
219flag of KenyaKenyarepublic 
220flag of Kingman ReefKingman Reefunincorporated territory of the US administered by the US Navy however it is awash the majority of the time so it is not usable and uninhabited. 
221flag of KiribatiKiribatirepublic 
222flag of KuwaitKuwaitnominal constitutional monarchy 
223flag of HaitiHaitirepublic 
224flag of GuineaGuinearepublic 
225flag of EgyptEgyptrepublic 
226flag of French PolynesiaFrench Polynesiaoverseas territory of France since 1946 
227flag of El SalvadorEl Salvadorrepublic 
228flag of Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinearepublic in transition to multiparty democracy 
229flag of EritreaEritreatransitional government 
230flag of EstoniaEstoniarepublic 
231flag of EthiopiaEthiopiatransitional government 
232flag of Europa IslandEuropa IslandFrench possession administered by Commissioner of the Republic; resident in Reunion 
233flag of Falkland IslandsFalkland Islandsdependent territory of the UK 
234flag of Faroe IslandsFaroe Islandspart of the Danish realm; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark 
235flag of Federated States of MicronesiaFederated States of Micronesiaconstitutional government in free association with the US; the Compact of Free Association entered into force 3 November 1986 
236flag of FijiFijirepublic 
237flag of FinlandFinlandrepublic 
238flag of FranceFrancerepublic 
239flag of French GuianaFrench Guianaoverseas department of France 
240flag of French Southern and Antarctic LandsFrench Southern and Antarctic Landsoverseas territory of France since 1955; governed by High Administrator Bernard de GOUTTES 
241flag of Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissaurepublic formerly highly centralized multiparty since mid-1991 
242flag of GabonGabonrepublic; multiparty presidential regime 
243flag of GeorgiaGeorgiarepublic 
244flag of GermanyGermanyfederal republic 
245flag of GhanaGhanaconstitutional democracy 
246flag of GibraltarGibraltardependent territory of the UK 
247flag of Glorioso IslandsGlorioso IslandsFrench possession administered by Commissioner of the Republic resident in Reunion 
248flag of GreeceGreecepresidential parliamentary government; monarchy rejected by referendum 8 December 1974 
249flag of GreenlandGreenlandpart of the Danish realm; self-governing overseas administrative division 
250flag of GrenadaGrenadaparliamentary democracy 
251flag of GuadeloupeGuadeloupeoverseas department of France 
252flag of GuamGuamorganized unincorporated territory of the US with policy relations between Guam and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Territorial and International Affairs US Department of the Interior 
253flag of GuatemalaGuatemalarepublic 
254flag of GuernseyGuernseyBritish crown dependency 
255flag of ZimbabweZimbabweparliamentary democracy 


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