Democracy index 2010, US is ranked at #17

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    Norwegians have the privilege of enjoying the most democratic government on the planet, a new report has found.

    Now in its third edition, the Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index 2010 aims to provide a snapshot of the state of democracy for 165 countries and two territories based on electoral process, political culture and civil liberties. The poll groups nations into four types of regimes: full democracies, flawed democracies, hybrid regimes and authoritarian regimes.

    Norway came in at #1 as a "full democracy," while the U.S. is ranked at #17, just ahead of the U.K. (#19) to come in on the lower end of the "full democracy" spectrum. Designated as a "flawed democracy," France follows at #31, while Belarus, Qatar and North Korea are positioned toward the bottom of the poll as "authoritarian regimes."

    The report also pinpoints what is described as a "democratic recession," with only 12.3% of the world's citizens enjoying access to a "full democracy," an overall decline reportedly sparred by political malaise in light of the global economic crisis.
     
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    Thanks again Obama admin...............
     
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    We are a Republic. We shouldnt even score
     
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    LMAO, Obama :)

    But we have spread democracy to 2 nations in the last decade?
     
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    That's not democracy, that's "dumbocracy".
     
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    Yes you should thank Obama. He brought up the disgraceful Bush record, and has America a shining star compared to the previous dictator who murdered, tortured and raped innocent civilians.:clap2:
     
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    Bush raped civilians?
     
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    Yes, Bush gave the orders and accepts the responsibility for his actions.

    http://www.slate.com/id/2100014/
     
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    So, Bush gave the orders to rape civilians?
     
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