Country ranking for field: government type 2001

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

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