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 »

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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The United States, Canada, Australia, Barbados, France, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Jamaica, Peru, Chile, Sweden, Switzerland, Panama, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Romania, Turkey and Portugal are all examples of capitalis... More »

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 »

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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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, O... More »

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 »