Which countries have a democracy as their rule?





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There are currently 123 democracies in the world of all 192 countries. The most basic measure of democracy is electoral efficacy. If a nation has free and fair elections, coupled by competing parties with varied representative interests, it can be classified as a democracy.Many countries that use the term "democratic republic" in their official names (such as Algeria, Congo-Kinshasa, Ethiopia, North Korea, Laos, and Nepal) are considered undemocratic "hybrid regimes" or "authoritarian regimes" by the Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index and "not free" by the U.S.-based, U.S.- ...

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  • The-Morley-logo-250x250.jpg accomplished_horse | The Morley Academy | United Kingdom
    01 Mar 2019

    The US is very debatably democratic, this is primarily due the electoral college and gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is the redrawing of voting districts to the benefit of the party that draws the district lines. The electoral college means two things, though the meaning that makes the US undemocratic is the group of people that actually vote. If you vote in a US election, that vote is counted but it means nothing, only the electoral college's votes count. This can be shown with the 2016 election, Clinton got more public votes, but Trump got more electoral college votes.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      accomplished_horse's comment 01 Mar 2019

      This is a really good but complex paragraph! Do you think you can explain , "Gerrymandering is the redrawing of voting districts to the benefit of the party that draws the district lines" and why on;y the electoral college's vote counts?

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      1. The-Morley-logo-250x250.jpg accomplished_horse | The Morley Academy | United Kingdom
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 02 Mar 2019

        Voting in the public works with voting districts, you can vote for your district's representative to the house of representatives in congress. You can only vote for people in the district you're registered as living in, for example; Hakeem Jeffries, he was running in the New York state assembly - the people who drew the lines, those who were opposing him in the election, cut out the block that Hakeem lived on. There were many people hoping to vote for him but weren't able to do so, therefore they redrew the lines to benefit those who drew the lines.
        The electoral college comment was that of my mistake, I simple didn't explain it very well. The electoral college has a separate election away from everyone else. Both are counted, but only the electoral college's votes matter. This is simply how the founding fathers saw how it should work - George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, they all saw the public voting as a disadvantage.

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_wolf | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom
    14 Mar 2019

    There are quite a lot of countries that don't have a democracy I don't really even know how they cope with that there would be people fighting and screaming to just get their own way

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