North Korea and Iran are two countries with unlimited government. The American government classifies North Korea as a one-man dictatorship and Iran as a theocratic republic. Both forms of government give essentially all government power to one person with little or no limitations.Continue Reading
An unlimited government is simply a government that does not have any sort of restrictions on its powers. Though the governments of some countries are restricted on paper, the restrictions are not always enforced. Iraq, under the leadership of Saddam Hussein, was an unlimited government even though it officially became a republic in 1958. It is now classified by the United States as a parliamentary democracy. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was also an unlimited government despite having strict limitations placed on it by the United Nations following World War I, as Hitler simply did not follow them. An unlimited government is usually a small group of people or an individual.
The United States, in contrast, has a very large government with a system of checks and balances in place to ensure that each branch of government cannot assert too much power. The powers given to the government in the United States are defined by the U.S. Constitution.Learn more about Types of Government
Vatican City, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the many countries that use Islamic law as the basis for their legal systems are considered to be theocracies by many scholars. These countries are considered theocratic because they adhere to the definition of theocracy, which is a governmental system in which religion or divine guidance is the primary source of political guidance.Full Answer >
The only two modern countries that are true theocracies are Iran and Vatican City. These are the only two countries in which there is a state religion and the head of the government is chosen through some form of religious hierarchy. In Iran, the state religion is Islam, and the head of the country is the Grand Ayatollah. In Vatican City, the state religion is Roman Catholicism, and the country's leader is the Pope.Full Answer >
As of 2014, an example of an unlimited government is North Korea. In the past, other examples of this form of government were Germany under Adolf Hitler and the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin's rule. An unlimited government is one in which one person or a group is in complete control.Full Answer >
There are many countries that do not have a democracy and operate from a monarchy, socialist or communist government structure including the People's Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, Vatican City, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Cuba, North Korea, Bhutan, Qatar and Vietnam. In 2006, United States President George W. Bush announced that democracy promotion would be one of the central aims of U.S. foreign policy.Full Answer >