There is no objective definition that exists to determine which countries in the world are democratic. However, relative degrees of democracy can be established between countries. Some regions that are considered to be t... More »

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Many countries have democratic governments under different constitutional forms. France, Germany, India, Ireland and Italy are constitutional republics, while Japan, Spain, the Netherlands, Canada and the United Kingdom ... More »

Countries that actually refer to themselves in some way as social democracies or democratic socialist nations in their respective constitutions include Bangladesh, India, North Korea, Portugal, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. No... More »

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 »

While the laws surrounding prime minister duties vary between countries, these responsibilities are often based on the British system. Prime ministers are the head of state and determine government business and cabinet a... More »

Many countries have democratic governments under different constitutional forms. France, Germany, India, Ireland and Italy are constitutional republics, while Japan, Spain, the Netherlands, Canada and the United Kingdom ... More »

North Korea, Cuba and Zimbabwe are countries that have planned economies. The largest country to have a planned economy was the Soviet Union. A planned economy, or a command economy, involves near-total government contro... More »