Country ranking for field: government type 2000

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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 Papua New GuineaPapua New Guineaparliamentary democracy 
3flag of NigerNigerrepublic 
4flag of NigeriaNigeriarepublic transitioning from military to civilian rule 
5flag of NiueNiueself-governing parliamentary democracy 
6flag of Norfolk IslandNorfolk IslandNA 
7flag of North KoreaNorth Koreaauthoritarian socialist; one-man dictatorship 
8flag of Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Islandscommonwealth; self-governing with locally elected governor lieutenant governor and legislature 
9flag of NorwayNorwayconstitutional monarchy 
10flag of OmanOmanmonarchy 
11flag of PakistanPakistanfederal republic 
12flag of PalauPalauconstitutional government in free association with the US; the Compact of Free Association entered into force 1 October 1994 
13flag of PanamaPanamaconstitutional democracy 
14flag of ParaguayParaguayconstitutional republic 
15flag of New ZealandNew Zealandparliamentary democracy 
16flag of PeruPeruconstitutional republic 
17flag of PhilippinesPhilippinesrepublic 
18flag of Pitcairn IslandsPitcairn IslandsNA 
19flag of PolandPolandrepublic 
20flag of PortugalPortugalparliamentary democracy 
21flag of Puerto RicoPuerto Ricocommonwealth 
22flag of QatarQatartraditional monarchy 
23flag of RomaniaRomaniarepublic 
24flag of RussiaRussiafederation 
25flag of RwandaRwandarepublic; presidential multiparty system 
26flag of RéunionRéunionNA 
27flag of Saint HelenaSaint HelenaNA 
28flag of NicaraguaNicaraguarepublic 
29flag of New CaledoniaNew CaledoniaNA 
30flag of Saint LuciaSaint LuciaWestminster-style parliamentary democracy 
31flag of MauritaniaMauritaniarepublic 
32flag of LuxembourgLuxembourgconstitutional monarchy 
33flag of MacauMacauNA 
34flag of MacedoniaMacedoniaemerging democracy 
35flag of MadagascarMadagascarrepublic 
36flag of MalawiMalawimultiparty democracy 
37flag of MalaysiaMalaysiaconstitutional monarchy 
38flag of MaldivesMaldivesrepublic 
39flag of MaliMalirepublic 
40flag of MaltaMaltaparliamentary democracy 
41flag of Marshall IslandsMarshall Islandsconstitutional government in free association with the US; the Compact of Free Association entered into force 21 October 1986 
42flag of MartiniqueMartiniqueNA 
43flag of MauritiusMauritiusparliamentary democracy 
44flag of Netherlands AntillesNetherlands Antillesparliamentary 
45flag of MayotteMayotteNA 
46flag of MexicoMexicofederal republic 
47flag of MoldovaMoldovarepublic 
48flag of MonacoMonacoconstitutional monarchy 
49flag of MongoliaMongoliarepublic 
50flag of MontserratMontserratNA 
51flag of MoroccoMoroccoconstitutional monarchy 
52flag of MozambiqueMozambiquerepublic 
53flag of MyanmarMyanmarmilitary regime 
54flag of NamibiaNamibiarepublic 
55flag of NauruNaururepublic 
56flag of NepalNepalparliamentary democracy 
57flag of Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevisconstitutional monarchy with Westminster-style parliament 
58flag of Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadinesparliamentary democracy; independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth 
59flag of LiechtensteinLiechtensteinhereditary constitutional monarchy 
60flag of UgandaUgandarepublic 
61flag of The NetherlandsThe Netherlandsconstitutional monarchy 
62flag of TogoTogorepublic under transition to multiparty democratic rule 
63flag of TokelauTokelauNA 
64flag of TongaTongahereditary constitutional monarchy 
65flag of Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobagoparliamentary democracy 
66flag of TunisiaTunisiarepublic 
67flag of TurkeyTurkeyrepublican parliamentary democracy 
68flag of TurkmenistanTurkmenistanrepublic 
69flag of Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos IslandsNA 
70flag of TuvaluTuvaluconstitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy; began debating republic status in 1992 
71flag of U.S. Virgin IslandsU.S. Virgin IslandsNA 
72flag of UkraineUkrainerepublic 
73flag of The BahamasThe Bahamasconstitutional parliamentary democracy 
74flag of United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emiratesfederation with specified powers delegated to the UAE federal government and other powers reserved to member emirates 
75flag of United KingdomUnited Kingdomconstitutional monarchy 
76flag of United StatesUnited Statesfederal republic; strong democratic tradition 
77flag of UruguayUruguayrepublic 
78flag of UzbekistanUzbekistanrepublic; effectively authoritarian presidential rule with little power outside the executive branch; executive power concentrated in the presidency 
79flag of VanuatuVanuaturepublic 
80flag of VenezuelaVenezuelafederal republic 
81flag of VietnamVietnamCommunist state 
82flag of Wallis and FutunaWallis and FutunaNA 
83flag of Western SaharaWestern Saharalegal status of territory and question of sovereignty unresolved; territory contested by Morocco and Polisario Front 
84flag of YemenYemenrepublic 
85flag of ZambiaZambiarepublic 
86flag of The GambiaThe Gambiarepublic under multiparty democratic rule 
87flag of ThailandThailandconstitutional monarchy 
88flag of Saint-Pierre and MiquelonSaint-Pierre and MiquelonNA 
89flag of South AfricaSouth Africarepublic 
90flag of SamoaSamoaconstitutional monarchy under native chief 
91flag of San MarinoSan Marinoindependent republic 
92flag of Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabiamonarchy 
93flag of SenegalSenegalrepublic under multiparty democratic rule 
94flag of Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and Montenegrorepublic 
95flag of SeychellesSeychellesrepublic 
96flag of Sierra LeoneSierra Leoneconstitutional democracy 
97flag of SingaporeSingaporeparliamentary republic 
98flag of SlovakiaSlovakiaparliamentary democracy 
99flag of SloveniaSloveniaparliamentary democratic republic 
100flag of Solomon IslandsSolomon Islandsparliamentary democracy 
101flag of SomaliaSomalianone 
102flag of South KoreaSouth Korearepublic 
103flag of TanzaniaTanzaniarepublic 
104flag of SpainSpainparliamentary monarchy 
105flag of Sri LankaSri Lankarepublic 
106flag of SudanSudantransitional - ruling military junta took power in 1989; government is dominated by members of Sudan's National Islamic Front 
107flag of SurinameSurinameconstitutional democracy 
108flag of SvalbardSvalbardNA 
109flag of SwazilandSwazilandmonarchy; independent member of Commonwealth 
110flag of SwedenSwedenconstitutional monarchy 
111flag of SwitzerlandSwitzerlandfederal republic 
112flag of SyriaSyriarepublic under military regime since March 1963 
113flag of São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and Prínciperepublic 
114flag of TaiwanTaiwanmultiparty democratic regime headed by popularly elected president 
115flag of TajikistanTajikistanrepublic 
116flag of LithuaniaLithuaniaparliamentary democracy 
117flag of LibyaLibyaJamahiriya 
118flag of AlbaniaAlbaniaemerging democracy 
119flag of Cocos IslandsCocos IslandsNA 
120flag of BurundiBurundirepublic 
121flag of Cabo VerdeCabo Verderepublic 
122flag of CambodiaCambodiamultiparty liberal democracy under a constitutional monarchy established in September 1993 
123flag of CameroonCameroonunitary republic; multiparty presidential regime 
124flag of CanadaCanadaconfederation with parliamentary democracy 
125flag of Cayman IslandsCayman IslandsBritish crown colony 
126flag of Central African RepublicCentral African Republicrepublic 
127flag of ChadChadrepublic 
128flag of ChileChilerepublic 
129flag of ChinaChinaCommunist state 
130flag of Christmas IslandChristmas IslandNA 
131flag of ColombiaColombiarepublic; executive branch dominates government structure 
132flag of BulgariaBulgariaparliamentary democracy 
133flag of ComorosComorosindependent republic 
134flag of CongoCongorepublic 
135flag of Cook IslandsCook Islandsself-governing parliamentary democracy 
136flag of Costa RicaCosta Ricademocratic republic 
137flag of CroatiaCroatiapresidential/parliamentary democracy 
138flag of CubaCubaCommunist state 
139flag of CyprusCyprusrepublic 
140flag of Czech RepublicCzech Republicparliamentary democracy 
141flag of Côte d'IvoireCôte d'Ivoirerepublic; multiparty presidential regime established 1960 
142flag of Democratic Republic of the CongoDemocratic Republic of the Congodictatorship; presumably undergoing a transition to representative government 
143flag of DenmarkDenmarkconstitutional monarchy 
144flag of DjiboutiDjiboutirepublic 
145flag of Burkina FasoBurkina Fasoparliamentary 
146flag of BruneiBruneiconstitutional sultanate 
147flag of Dominican RepublicDominican Republicrepresentative democracy 
148flag of AzerbaijanAzerbaijanrepublic 
149flag of AlgeriaAlgeriarepublic 
150flag of American SamoaAmerican SamoaNA 
151flag of AndorraAndorraparliamentary democracy 
152flag of AngolaAngolatransitional government nominally a multiparty democracy with a strong presidential system 
153flag of AnguillaAnguillaNA 
154flag of AntarcticaAntarcticaAntarctic Treaty Summary - the Antarctic Treaty signed on 1 December 1959 and entered into force on 23 June 1961 establishes the legal framework for the management of Antarctica. Administration is carried out through consultative member meetings - the 23rd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting was in Peru in May 1999 
155flag of Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbudaconstitutional monarchy with Westminster-style parliament 
156flag of ArgentinaArgentinarepublic 
157flag of ArmeniaArmeniarepublic 
158flag of ArubaArubaparliamentary democracy 
159flag of AustraliaAustraliademocratic federal-state system recognizing the British monarch as sovereign 
160flag of AustriaAustriafederal republic 
161flag of BahrainBahraintraditional monarchy 
162flag of British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin IslandsNA 
163flag of BangladeshBangladeshrepublic 
164flag of BarbadosBarbadosparliamentary democracy; independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth 
165flag of BelarusBelarusrepublic 
166flag of BelgiumBelgiumfederal parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch 
167flag of BelizeBelizeparliamentary democracy 
168flag of BeninBeninrepublic under multiparty democratic rule; dropped Marxism-Leninism December 1989; democratic reforms adopted February 1990; transition to multiparty system completed 4 April 1991 
169flag of BermudaBermudaparliamentary British overseas territory with internal self-government 
170flag of BhutanBhutanmonarchy; special treaty relationship with India 
171flag of BoliviaBoliviarepublic 
172flag of Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovinaemerging democracy 
173flag of BotswanaBotswanaparliamentary republic 
174flag of BrazilBrazilfederative republic 
175flag of DominicaDominicaparliamentary democracy; republic within the Commonwealth 
176flag of EcuadorEcuadorrepublic 
177flag of LiberiaLiberiarepublic 
178flag of ItalyItalyrepublic 
179flag of HondurasHondurasdemocratic constitutional republic 
180flag of Hong KongHong KongNA 
181flag of HungaryHungaryparliamentary democracy 
182flag of IcelandIcelandconstitutional republic 
183flag of IndiaIndiafederal republic 
184flag of IndonesiaIndonesiarepublic 
185flag of IranIrantheocratic republic 
186flag of IraqIraqrepublic 
187flag of IrelandIrelandrepublic 
188flag of Isle of ManIsle of Manparliamentary democracy 
189flag of IsraelIsraelparliamentary democracy 
190flag of JamaicaJamaicaconstitutional parliamentary democracy 
191flag of HaitiHaitielected government 
192flag of JapanJapanconstitutional monarchy 
193flag of JerseyJerseyNA 
194flag of JordanJordanconstitutional monarchy 
195flag of KazakhstanKazakhstanrepublic 
196flag of KenyaKenyarepublic 
197flag of KiribatiKiribatirepublic 
198flag of KuwaitKuwaitnominal constitutional monarchy 
199flag of KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstanrepublic 
200flag of LaosLaosCommunist state 
201flag of LatviaLatviaparliamentary democracy 
202flag of LebanonLebanonrepublic 
203flag of LesothoLesothoparliamentary constitutional monarchy 
204flag of Holy SeeHoly Seemonarchical-sacerdotal state 
205flag of GuyanaGuyanarepublic within the Commonwealth 
206flag of EgyptEgyptrepublic 
207flag of French PolynesiaFrench PolynesiaNA 
208flag of El SalvadorEl Salvadorrepublic 
209flag of Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinearepublic 
210flag of EritreaEritreatransitional government 
211flag of EstoniaEstoniaparliamentary democracy 
212flag of EthiopiaEthiopiafederal republic 
213flag of Falkland IslandsFalkland IslandsNA 
214flag of Faroe IslandsFaroe IslandsNA 
215flag 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 
216flag of FijiFijirepublic 
217flag of FinlandFinlandrepublic 
218flag of FranceFrancerepublic 
219flag of French GuianaFrench GuianaNA 
220flag of GabonGabonrepublic; multiparty presidential regime 
221flag of GuineaGuinearepublic 
222flag of GeorgiaGeorgiarepublic 
223flag of GermanyGermanyfederal republic 
224flag of GhanaGhanaconstitutional democracy 
225flag of GibraltarGibraltarNA 
226flag of GreeceGreeceparliamentary republic; monarchy rejected by referendum 8 December 1974 
227flag of GreenlandGreenlandparliamentary democracy within a constitutional monarchy 
228flag of GrenadaGrenadaconstitutional monarchy with Westminster-style parliament 
229flag of GuadeloupeGuadeloupeNA 
230flag of GuamGuamNA 
231flag of GuatemalaGuatemalaconstitutional democratic republic 
232flag of GuernseyGuernseyNA 
233flag of Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissaurepublic multiparty since mid-1991 
234flag of ZimbabweZimbabweparliamentary democracy 


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