Democracy - Countries

Countries

The following countries are categorized by the Democracy Index 2011 as Full democracy:

1. Norway
2. Iceland
3. Denmark
4. Sweden
5. New Zealand

6. Australia
7. Switzerland
8. Canada
9. Finland
10. Netherlands

11. Luxembourg
12. Ireland
13. Austria
14. Germany
15. Malta

16. Czech Republic
17. Uruguay
18. United Kingdom
19. United States
20. Costa Rica

21. Japan
22. South Korea
23. Belgium
24. Mauritius
25. Spain

The Index assigns 53 countries to the next category, Flawed democracy: Argentina, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, India, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Indonesia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Zambia

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