Micronational Democracy Index

The Micronational Democracy Index is an index compiled by some big statistics companies. It intends to measure the state of democracy in micronations.

Method

The index is based on 5 indicators grouped in five different categories, measuring pluralism, civil liberties and political culture. In addition to a numeric score and a ranking, the index categorises each country into one of four regime types: full democracies, flawed democracies, hybrid regimes and authoritarian regimes.

Factors in the compilation of the Democracy Index are:

  • Electoral process and pluralism. Example: "Are the elections free and fair?" - a) they are free and fair (1 point), b) they are free but not fair (0.5 points), c) they are neither free nor fair (0 points).
  • Functioning of government. Example: "Do freely elected MPs determine government policy?" - a) yes (1 point), b) they exercise meaningful influence (0.5 points), c) no (0 points).
  • Political participation. Example: Proportion of citizens who follow politics in the media (radio, television, newspapers) according to the World Health Survey. - a) above 50% (1 point), b) 30-50% (0.5 points), c) below 30% (0 points).
  • Political culture. Example: "Is there sufficient social consensus to support a stable and functioning democracy?" - a) yes (1 point), b) yes, but there are serious doubts and risks (0.5 points), c) no (0 points).
  • Civil rights. Example: "Does the state use torture?" - a) no (1 point), b) yes (0 points).

A country's points within an area are added together, multiplied by 10 and divided by the number of questions. The total index is the average of the 5 areas.

Classification definitions

Full democracies are nations where civil liberties and fundamental political freedoms are not only respected but also reinforced by a political culture conducive to the thriving of democratic principles. These nations have a valid system of governmental checks and balances, an independent judiciary whose decisions are enforced, governments that function adequately, and diverse and independent media. These nations have only limited problems in democratic functioning.

Flawed democracies are nations where elections are fair and free and basic civil liberties are honoured but may have issues (e.g. media freedom infringement and minor suppression of political opposition and critics). These nations have significant faults in other democratic aspects, including underdeveloped political culture, low levels of participation in politics, and issues in the functioning of governance.

Hybrid regimes are nations with regular electoral frauds, preventing them from being fair and free democracies. These nations commonly have governments that apply pressure on political opposition, non-independent judiciaries, widespread corruption, harassment and pressure placed on the media, anaemic rule of law, and more pronounced faults than flawed democracies in the realms of underdeveloped political culture, low levels of participation in politics, and issues in the functioning of governance.

Authoritarian regimes are nations where political pluralism is nonexistent or severely limited. These nations are often absolute monarchies or dictatorships, may have some conventional institutions of democracy but with meagre significance, infringements and abuses of civil liberties are commonplace, elections (if they take place) are not fair and free, the media is often state-owned or controlled by groups associated with the ruling regime, the judiciary is not independent, and censorship and suppression of governmental criticism are commonplace.

List

  • When two states are beginning with the same letter, and if they are on the same position, sort after alphabet!
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  • Please delete inactive or defunct micronations!
Micronational Democracy Index
Rank Country Score Electoral process
and pluralism
Functioning of
government
Political
participation
Political
culture
Civil
liberties
Regime
type
Region Statistics

company

Changes from last year
1   Karnia-Ruthenia 9.4 10 7 10 10 10 Full democracy South America, North America, Europe, Asia and Antarctica Imperial and Royal Government Score:  

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2 Australland 9.2 10 8 8 10 10 Full democracy Australia AuStats Score:  

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3   Ivanland 9.0 10 7 10 9 9 Full democracy Europe Governement of Ivanland Score:  

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4   United Sea Bass Islands 9.0 10 10 5 10 10 Full democracy North America Federal Government Score:  

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5   Kohlandia 9.0 10 5 10 10 10 Full democracy Europe Office of National Statistics (Kohlandia) Score:  

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6   Caudonia 8.2 10 7 5 9 10 Full democracy North America Caudonian Broadcasting Corporation Score:  

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7   Principality of Misberia 8 10 10 5 5 10 Flawed democracy North America Bluenoser Media Cooperation Score:  

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8   Wamong 7.8 5 8.5 9.2 9.2 7.2 Flawed democracy North America National Statistics Association Score:  

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9   Kingdom of Atlia 7.3 8 6 6 8.7 7.6 Flawed democracy North America CTAVA Score:  

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10   Bartonia 7.2 7 10 4 8 7 Flawed democracy Central Europe Statistikunternehmen <<1>> Score:  

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11   Belcity 7.0 9 8 1 8 9 Flawed democracy Europe President of Belcity Score:  

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12   Hugoland 7.0 10 0 5 10 10 Flawed democracy Central Europe Statistics Company "Eagle" Score:

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13   Butaiha 7.0 9 4 8 10 9 Flawed democracy Eastern Europe CGP News service Score:

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14   lanevinia 5.4 0 5 10 5 7,06 Hybrid regime Eastern Europe President of lanevinia Score:

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15   Richensland 3.6 2 3 2 5 6 Authoritarian Southeast Asia, Africa and Antartica Government of Richensland Score:  

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16   Pontunia 3.46 5.8 6.5 1 4 0 Authoritarian North America StatPon Score:  

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2.5 0.5 5 0 1 6 Authoritarian Central Europe Statistikunternehmen <<1>> Score:

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18   Rastolia-Ramenatia 0.6 0 2 1 0 0 Authoritarian Central Europe Statistikunternehmen <<1>> Score:

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19   Nichensburg 0.1 0 0 0.5 0 0 Authoritarian Central Europe Most Holy and Serene Royal Government Score:

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20 Clivestan 0.1 1 1 6.3 5 1 Authoritarian Australia Ministry of Statistics Score:  

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