What Is the Largest Democracy in the World?

India is the largest democracy in the world. It has a population of more than 1 billion and a land mass that takes up an entire subcontinent.

Many people associate democracy with thriving economies, but that is not always the case. While everyone in India who is over the age of 18 has the right to vote, almost 450 million of the country’s population lives in dire poverty. Parts of the economy in India are booming and new housing developments are going up every day, but the disenfranchised portion of the country struggles to earn proper representation in the Indian parliament.