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Although there are still countries in which aristocracy still exists and is even prevalent, aristocracy as a form of government is no longer formally practiced. Determining what countries are ruled by aristocracies is ma... More »

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As of today, no country has an aristocratic government. Also known as aristocracy, this form of government results when a society is ruled by a few people of a certain class or privilege, typically wealthy, educated nobi... More »

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The U.S. government is one of the best examples of representative government in the world. Most Western countries have representative governments. More »

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As of 2014, there are no countries that have pure socialism, which is actually an economic system and not a form of government. The former Soviet Union is the best example of true socialism, while China, North Korea and ... More »

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A federal republic government is divided between two levels of independent sovereignty, the national government and the states (or provinces, in some countries). Unlike a unitary system, the states or analogous subdivisi... More »

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In worldwide usage, a commonwealth, in essence, is an organized collection of countries that form under one government. A state is controlled by a particular nation that governs it through laws passed by the government. More »

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A confederal government is a form of government in which sovereign states delegate power to a centralized government. The central government is weaker than the states, and states can choose to follow the lead of the cent... More »

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