Country ranking for field: government type 1996

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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 NorwayNorwayConstitutional monarchy 
3flag of NauruNauruRepublic 
4flag of Navassa IslandNavassa IslandUnincorporated territory of the U.S 
5flag of NepalNepalParliamentary democracy as of 12 May 1991 
6flag of New CaledoniaNew CaledoniaOverseas territory of France since 1956 
7flag of New ZealandNew ZealandParliamentary democracy 
8flag of NicaraguaNicaraguaRepublic 
9flag of NigerNigerRepublic 
10flag of NigeriaNigeriaMilitary government; Nigeria has been ruled by one military regime after another since 31 December 1983; on 1 October 1995 the present military government announced it will turn power over to democratically elected civilian authorities in October 1998 
11flag of NiueNiueSelf-governing territory in free association with New Zealand; Niue fully responsible for internal affairs; New Zealand retains responsibility for external affairs 
12flag of Norfolk IslandNorfolk IslandTerritory of Australia 
13flag of North KoreaNorth KoreaCommunist state; Stalinist dictatorship 
14flag of Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana IslandsCommonwealth in political union with the U.S 
15flag of OmanOmanMonarchy 
16flag of MyanmarMyanmarMilitary regime 
17flag of PakistanPakistanRepublic 
18flag of PalauPalauSelf-governing territory in free association with the U.S 
19flag of Palmyra AtollPalmyra AtollIncorporated territory of the U.S 
20flag of PanamaPanamaConstitutional republic 
21flag of Papua New GuineaPapua New GuineaParliamentary democracy 
22flag of ParaguayParaguayRepublic 
23flag of PeruPeruRepublic 
24flag of PhilippinesPhilippinesRepublic 
25flag of Pitcairn IslandsPitcairn IslandsDependent territory of the U.K 
26flag of PolandPolandDemocratic state 
27flag of PortugalPortugalRepublic 
28flag of Puerto RicoPuerto RicoCommonwealth associated with the U.S 
29flag of QatarQatarTraditional monarchy 
30flag of NamibiaNamibiaRepublic 
31flag of MozambiqueMozambiqueRepublic 
32flag of RussiaRussiaFederation 
33flag of MalaysiaMalaysiaConstitutional monarchy 
34flag of LatviaLatviaRepublic 
35flag of LebanonLebanonRepublic 
36flag of LesothoLesothoConstitutional monarchy 
37flag of LiberiaLiberiaRepublic 
38flag of LibyaLibyaJamahiriya 
39flag of LiechtensteinLiechtensteinHereditary constitutional monarchy 
40flag of LithuaniaLithuaniaRepublic 
41flag of LuxembourgLuxembourgConstitutional monarchy 
42flag of MacauMacauNA 
43flag of MacedoniaMacedoniaEmerging democracy 
44flag of MadagascarMadagascarRepublic 
45flag of MalawiMalawiMultiparty democracy following a referendum on 14 June 1993; formerly a one-party republic 
46flag of MaldivesMaldivesRepublic 
47flag of MoroccoMoroccoConstitutional monarchy 
48flag of MaliMaliRepublic 
49flag of MaltaMaltaParliamentary democracy 
50flag of Marshall IslandsMarshall IslandsConstitutional government in free association with the U.S 
51flag of MartiniqueMartiniqueOverseas department of France 
52flag of MauritaniaMauritaniaRepublic 
53flag of MauritiusMauritiusParliamentary democracy 
54flag of MayotteMayotteTerritorial collectivity of France 
55flag of MexicoMexicoFederal republic operating under a centralized government 
56flag of Midway IslandsMidway IslandsUnincorporated territory of the US formerly 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 undergoing transfer of accountability and responsibility to the US Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service 
57flag of MoldovaMoldovaRepublic 
58flag of MonacoMonacoConstitutional monarchy 
59flag of MongoliaMongoliaRepublic 
60flag of MontserratMontserratDependent territory of the U.K 
61flag of RomaniaRomaniaRepublic 
62flag of RwandaRwandaRepublic; presidential system 
63flag of KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstanRepublic 
64flag of United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab EmiratesFederation with specified powers delegated to the UAE central government and other powers reserved to member emirates 
65flag of TogoTogoRepublic under transition to multiparty democratic rule 
66flag of TokelauTokelauTerritory of New Zealand 
67flag of Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and TobagoParliamentary democracy 
68flag of Tromelin IslandTromelin IslandFrench possession administered by Commissioner of the Republic resident in Réunion 
69flag of TunisiaTunisiaRepublic 
70flag of TurkeyTurkeyRepublican parliamentary democracy 
71flag of TurkmenistanTurkmenistanRepublic 
72flag of Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos IslandsDependent territory of the U.K 
73flag of TuvaluTuvaluDemocracy; began debating republic status in 1992 
74flag of U.S. Virgin IslandsU.S. Virgin IslandsOrganized unincorporated territory of the U.S 
75flag of UgandaUgandaRepublic 
76flag of UkraineUkraineRepublic 
77flag of United KingdomUnited KingdomConstitutional monarchy 
78flag of The GambiaThe GambiaRepublic under multiparty democratic rule 
79flag of United StatesUnited StatesFederal republic; strong democratic tradition 
80flag of UruguayUruguayRepublic 
81flag of UzbekistanUzbekistanRepublic 
82flag of VanuatuVanuatuRepublic 
83flag of VenezuelaVenezuelaRepublic 
84flag of VietnamVietnamCommunist state 
85flag of Wake IslandWake IslandUnincorporated territory of the U.S 
86flag of Wallis and FutunaWallis and FutunaOverseas territory of France 
87flag of Western SaharaWestern SaharaLegal status of territory and question of sovereignty unresolved; territory contested by Morocco and Polisario Front 
88flag of Western SamoaWestern SamoaConstitutional monarchy under native chief 
89flag of YemenYemenRepublic 
90flag of ZaireZaireRepublic with a strong presidential system 
91flag of ZambiaZambiaRepublic 
92flag of The NetherlandsThe NetherlandsConstitutional monarchy 
93flag of The BahamasThe BahamasCommonwealth 
94flag of Saint HelenaSaint HelenaDependent territory of the U.K 
95flag of SomaliaSomaliaNone 
96flag of Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and NevisConstitutional monarchy 
97flag of Saint LuciaSaint LuciaParliamentary democracy 
98flag of Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesConstitutional monarchy 
99flag of San MarinoSan MarinoRepublic 
100flag of Saudi ArabiaSaudi ArabiaMonarchy 
101flag of SenegalSenegalRepublic under multiparty democratic rule 
102flag of Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and MontenegroRepublic 
103flag of SeychellesSeychellesRepublic 
104flag of Sierra LeoneSierra LeoneMilitary government 
105flag of SingaporeSingaporeRepublic within Commonwealth 
106flag of SlovakiaSlovakiaParliamentary democracy 
107flag of SloveniaSloveniaEmerging democracy 
108flag of Solomon IslandsSolomon IslandsParliamentary democracy 
109flag of South AfricaSouth AfricaRepublic 
110flag of ThailandThailandConstitutional monarchy 
111flag of South KoreaSouth KoreaRepublic 
112flag of SpainSpainParliamentary monarchy 
113flag of Sri LankaSri LankaRepublic 
114flag of SudanSudanTransitional_previously ruling military junta; presidential and National Assembly elections held in March 1996; new constitution to be drafted by the National Assembly 
115flag of SurinameSurinameRepublic 
116flag of SvalbardSvalbardTerritory of Norway administered by the Ministry of Industry Oslo through a governor 
117flag of SwazilandSwazilandMonarchy; independent member of Commonwealth 
118flag of SwedenSwedenConstitutional monarchy 
119flag of SwitzerlandSwitzerlandFederal republic 
120flag of SyriaSyriaRepublic under leftwing military regime since March 1963 
121flag of TaiwanTaiwanMultiparty democratic regime; opposition political parties legalized in March 1989 
122flag of TajikistanTajikistanRepublic 
123flag of TanzaniaTanzaniaRepublic 
124flag of LaosLaosCommunist state 
125flag of KuwaitKuwaitNominal constitutional monarchy 
126flag of AlbaniaAlbaniaEmerging democracy 
127flag of Christmas IslandChristmas IslandTerritory of Australia 
128flag of BulgariaBulgariaEmerging democracy 
129flag of Burkina FasoBurkina FasoParliamentary 
130flag of BurundiBurundiRepublic 
131flag of Cabo VerdeCabo VerdeRepublic 
132flag of CambodiaCambodiaMultiparty liberal democracy under a constitutional monarchy established in September 1993 
133flag of CameroonCameroonUnitary republic; multiparty presidential regime 
134flag of CanadaCanadaConfederation with parliamentary democracy 
135flag of Cayman IslandsCayman IslandsDependent territory of the U.K 
136flag of Central African RepublicCentral African RepublicRepublic; 
137flag of ChadChadRepublic 
138flag of ChileChileRepublic 
139flag of ChinaChinaCommunist state 
140flag of Clipperton IslandClipperton IslandFrench possession administered by France from French Polynesia by High Commissioner of the Republic 
141flag of British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin IslandsDependent territory of the U.K 
142flag of Cocos IslandsCocos IslandsTerritory of Australia 
143flag of ColombiaColombiaRepublic; executive branch dominates government structure 
144flag of ComorosComorosIndependent republic 
145flag of CongoCongoRepublic 
146flag 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 
147flag of Coral Sea IslandsCoral Sea IslandsTerritory of Australia administered by the Ministry for Environment Sport and Territories 
148flag of Costa RicaCosta RicaDemocratic republic 
149flag of CroatiaCroatiaParliamentary democracy 
150flag of CubaCubaCommunist state 
151flag of CyprusCyprusRepublic 
152flag of Czech RepublicCzech RepublicParliamentary democracy 
153flag of Côte d'IvoireCôte d'IvoireRepublic; multiparty presidential regime established 1960 
154flag of DenmarkDenmarkConstitutional monarchy 
155flag of BruneiBruneiConstitutional sultanate 
156flag of British Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryDependent territory of the U.K 
157flag of DominicaDominicaParliamentary democracy 
158flag of BahrainBahrainTraditional monarchy 
159flag of AlgeriaAlgeriaRepublic 
160flag of American SamoaAmerican SamoaUnincorporated and unorganized territory of the U.S 
161flag of AndorraAndorraParliamentary democracy 
162flag of AngolaAngolaTransitional government nominally a multiparty democracy with a strong presidential system 
163flag of AnguillaAnguillaDependent territory of the U.K 
164flag of Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and BarbudaParliamentary democracy 
165flag of ArgentinaArgentinaRepublic 
166flag of ArmeniaArmeniaRepublic 
167flag of ArubaArubaPart of the Dutch realm; full autonomy in internal affairs obtained in 1986 upon separation from the Netherlands Antilles 
168flag of Ashmore and Cartier IslandsAshmore and Cartier IslandsTerritory of Australia administered by the Australian Ministry for the Environment Sport and Territories 
169flag of AustraliaAustraliaFederal parliamentary state 
170flag of AustriaAustriaFederal republic 
171flag of AzerbaijanAzerbaijanRepublic 
172flag of Baker IslandBaker IslandUnincorporated territory of the U.S 
173flag of BrazilBrazilFederal republic 
174flag of BangladeshBangladeshRepublic 
175flag of BarbadosBarbadosParliamentary democracy 
176flag of Bassas da IndiaBassas da IndiaFrench possession administered by a Commissioner of the Republic resident in Réunion 
177flag of BelarusBelarusRepublic 
178flag of BelgiumBelgiumConstitutional monarchy 
179flag of BelizeBelizeParliamentary democracy 
180flag of BeninBeninRepublic under multiparty democratic rule dropped Marxism-Leninism December 1989; democratic reforms adopted February 1990; transition to multiparty system completed 4 April 1991 
181flag of BermudaBermudaDependent territory of the U.K 
182flag of BhutanBhutanMonarchy; special treaty relationship with India 
183flag of BoliviaBoliviaRepublic 
184flag of Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaEmerging democracy 
185flag of BotswanaBotswanaParliamentary republic 
186flag of Bouvet IslandBouvet IslandTerritory of Norway 
187flag of DjiboutiDjiboutiRepublic 
188flag of Dominican RepublicDominican RepublicRepublic 
189flag of KiribatiKiribatiRepublic 
190flag of IrelandIrelandRepublic 
191flag of HaitiHaitiRepublic 
192flag of Heard Island and McDonald IslandsHeard Island and McDonald IslandsTerritory of Australia administered by the Ministry for Environment Sport and Territories 
193flag of Holy SeeHoly SeeMonarchical-sacerdotal state 
194flag of HondurasHondurasRepublic 
195flag of Hong KongHong KongNA 
196flag of Howland IslandHowland IslandUnincorporated territory of the U.S 
197flag of HungaryHungaryRepublic 
198flag of IcelandIcelandRepublic 
199flag of IndiaIndiaFederal republic 
200flag of IndonesiaIndonesiaRepublic 
201flag of IranIranTheocratic republic 
202flag of IraqIraqRepublic 
203flag of Isle of ManIsle of ManBritish crown dependency 
204flag of GuineaGuineaRepublic 
205flag of IsraelIsraelRepublic 
206flag of ItalyItalyRepublic 
207flag of JamaicaJamaicaParliamentary democracy 
208flag of Jan MayenJan MayenTerritory of Norway 
209flag of JapanJapanConstitutional monarchy 
210flag of Jarvis IslandJarvis IslandUnincorporated territory of the U.S 
211flag of JerseyJerseyBritish crown dependency 
212flag of Johnston AtollJohnston AtollUnincorportated territory of the U.S 
213flag of JordanJordanConstitutional monarchy 
214flag of Juan de Nova IslandJuan de Nova IslandFrench possession administered by Commissioner of the Republic resident in Reunion 
215flag of KazakhstanKazakhstanRepublic 
216flag of KenyaKenyaRepublic 
217flag of Kingman ReefKingman ReefUnincorporated territory of the U.S 
218flag of GuyanaGuyanaRepublic 
219flag of Guinea-BissauGuinea-BissauRepublic formerly highly centralized multiparty since mid-1991 
220flag of EcuadorEcuadorRepublic 
221flag of French GuianaFrench GuianaOverseas department of France 
222flag of EgyptEgyptRepublic 
223flag of El SalvadorEl SalvadorRepublic 
224flag of Equatorial GuineaEquatorial GuineaRepublic in transition to multiparty democracy 
225flag of EritreaEritreaTransitional government 
226flag of EstoniaEstoniaRepublic 
227flag of EthiopiaEthiopiaTransitional government 
228flag of Europa IslandEuropa IslandFrench possession administered by Commissioner of the Republic; resident in Réunion 
229flag of Falkland IslandsFalkland IslandsDependent territory of the U.K 
230flag of Faroe IslandsFaroe IslandsPart of the Danish realm; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark 
231flag of Federated States of MicronesiaFederated States of MicronesiaConstitutional government in free association with the U.S 
232flag of FijiFijiRepublic 
233flag of FinlandFinlandRepublic 
234flag of FranceFranceRepublic 
235flag of French PolynesiaFrench PolynesiaOverseas territory of France since 1946 
236flag of GuernseyGuernseyBritish crown dependency 
237flag of French Southern and Antarctic LandsFrench Southern and Antarctic LandsOverseas territory of France since 1955; governed by High Administrator Christian DORS 
238flag of GabonGabonRepublic; multiparty presidential regime 
239flag of GeorgiaGeorgiaRepublic 
240flag of GermanyGermanyFederal republic 
241flag of GhanaGhanaConstitutional democracy 
242flag of GibraltarGibraltarDependent territory of the U.K 
243flag of Glorioso IslandsGlorioso IslandsFrench possession administered by Commissioner of the Republic resident in Réunion 
244flag of GreeceGreecePresidential parliamentary government; monarchy rejected by referendum 8 December 1974 
245flag of GreenlandGreenlandPart of the Danish realm; self-governing overseas administrative division 
246flag of GrenadaGrenadaParliamentary democracy 
247flag of GuadeloupeGuadeloupeOverseas department of France 
248flag of GuamGuamOrganized unincorporated territory of the U.S 
249flag of GuatemalaGuatemalaRepublic 
250flag of ZimbabweZimbabweParliamentary democracy 


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