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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 religio... More »

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Considered contemporary theocracies, Iran, Afghanistan and Vatican City give ultimate political authority to religious leaders whose goal is to provide direction according to religious law. In some Islamic countries, suc... More »

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As of 2015, there are only four countries in the world that formally identify themselves as socialist: China, Cuba, Vietnam and Laos. There is no formal criteria for socialist classification, however, and there is great ... More »

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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 bec... More »

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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 ... More »

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