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Encyclopedia > Freedom in the World
Map reflecting the findings of Freedom House's 2007 survey, concerning the state of world freedom in 2006, which is widely used by researchers and correlates highly with other measures of democracy[1]. Some of these estimates are disputed.     Free      Partly Free      Not Free

Freedom in the World is a yearly report by Freedom House that attempts to measure the degree of democracy and political freedom in every nation and significant disputed territories around the world, and which produces annual scores representing the levels of political rights and civil liberties in each state and territory, on a scale from 1 (most free) to 7 (least free). Depending on the ratings, the nations are then classified as Free, Partly Free, or Not Free. The ratings in this table reflect findings based on global events from December 1, 2005 through December 31, 2006. It is often used by researchers in order to measure democracy and correlates highly with several other measures of democracy like the Polity data series[1]. There is some debate over the neutrality of Freedom House and the methodology used for the FITW report - see the main article Freedom House. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixelsFull resolution (1350 × 625 pixel, file size: 20 KB, MIME type: image/png) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixelsFull resolution (1350 × 625 pixel, file size: 20 KB, MIME type: image/png) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This map reflects the findings of Freedom Houses 2006 survey Freedom in the World, concerning the state of world freedom in 2005. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This map reflects the findings of Freedom Houses 2006 survey Freedom in the World, concerning the state of world freedom in 2005. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This Polity data series is a well-known and highly respected data series. ... This map reflects the findings of Freedom Houses 2006 survey Freedom in the World, concerning the state of world freedom in 2005. ...

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Freedom in the World 2007

An asterisk (*) indicates countries which are "electoral democracies". To qualify as an "electoral democracy", a state must have satisfied the following criteria: Representative democracy is a form of democracy founded on the exercise of popular sovereignty by the peoples representatives. ...

  1. A competitive, multiparty political system;
  2. Universal adult suffrage for all citizens (with exceptions for restrictions that states may legitimately place on citizens as sanctions for criminal offenses);
  3. Regularly contested elections conducted in conditions of ballot secrecy, reasonable ballot security, and in the absence of massive voter fraud that yields results that are unrepresentative of the public will;
  4. Significant public access of major political parties to the electorate through the media and through generally open political campaigning

Freedom House's term "electoral democracy" differs from "liberal democracy" in that the latter also implies the presence of a substantial array of civil liberties. In the survey, all Free countries qualify as both electoral and liberal democracies. By contrast, some Partly Free countries qualify as electoral, but not liberal, democracies.[2] Liberal democracy is a form of government. ...


Survey data and introductory essay are available online. Detailed descriptions of all nations can be found online in Freedom in the World 2006. Note that this is one year earlier than the most recent descriptions which are not available online.


PR - Political Rights CL - Civil Liberties


Sub-Saharan Africa

Country PR CL Status Country PR CL Status
Flag of Angola Angola 6 5 Not Free Flag of Liberia Liberia* 3 4 Partly Free
Flag of Benin Benin* 2 2 Free Flag of Madagascar Madagascar* 4 3 Partly Free
Flag of Botswana Botswana* 2 2 Free Flag of Malawi Malawi* 4 3 Partly Free
Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 5 3 Partly Free Flag of Mali Mali* 2 2 Free
Flag of Burundi Burundi* 4 5 Partly Free Flag of Mauritania Mauritania 5 4 Partly Free
Flag of Cameroon Cameroon 6 6 Not Free Flag of Mauritius Mauritius* 1 2 Free
Flag of Cape Verde Cape Verde* 1 1 Free Flag of Mozambique Mozambique* 3 4 Partly Free
Flag of Central African Republic Central African Republic* 5 4 Partly Free Flag of Namibia Namibia* 2 2 Free
Flag of Chad Chad 6 6 Not Free Flag of Niger Niger* 3 3 Partly Free
Flag of Comoros Comoros* 3 4 Partly Free Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 4 4 Partly Free
Flag of Republic of the Congo Congo-Brazzaville 6 5 Not Free Flag of Rwanda Rwanda 6 5 Not Free
Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo-Kinshasa 5 6 Not Free Flag of São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe* 2 2 Free
Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire 7 6 Not Free Flag of Senegal Senegal* 2 3 Free
Flag of Djibouti Djibouti 5 5 Partly Free Flag of Seychelles Seychelles* 3 3 Partly Free
Flag of Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 7 6 Not Free Flag of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone* 4 3 Partly Free
Flag of Eritrea Eritrea 7 6 Not Free Flag of Somalia Somalia 7 7 Not Free
Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia 5 5 Partly Free Flag of South Africa South Africa* 2 2 Free
Flag of Gabon Gabon 6 4 Partly Free Flag of Sudan Sudan 7 7 Not Free
Flag of The Gambia Gambia 5 4 Partly Free Flag of Swaziland Swaziland 7 5 Not Free
Flag of Ghana Ghana* 1 2 Free Flag of Tanzania Tanzania 4 3 Partly Free
Flag of Guinea Guinea 6 5 Not Free Flag of Togo Togo 6 5 Not Free
Flag of Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau* 4 4 Partly Free Flag of Uganda Uganda 5 4 Partly Free
Flag of Kenya Kenya* 3 3 Partly Free Flag of Zambia Zambia* 3 4 Partly Free
Flag of Lesotho Lesotho* 2 3 Free Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 7 6 Not Free

A political map showing national divisions in relation to deonte Shepard Club Of America Free burgers for new members the ecological break (Sub-Saharan Africa in green) A geographical map of Africa, showing the ecological break that defines the sub-Saharan area Sub-Saharan Africa is the term used to... Image File history File links Flag_of_Angola. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Liberia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Benin. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Madagascar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Botswana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malawi. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Burkina_Faso. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mali. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Burundi. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mauritania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mauritius. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cape_Verde. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mozambique. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Central_African_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Namibia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chad. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Niger. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Comoros. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_the_Congo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Rwanda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sao_Tome_and_Principe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Senegal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Djibouti. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Seychelles. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Equatorial_Guinea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sierra_Leone. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Eritrea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Somalia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ethiopia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Gabon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sudan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_The_Gambia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Swaziland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tanzania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guinea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Togo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guinea-Bissau. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uganda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zambia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lesotho. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zimbabwe. ...

Americas

Country PR CL Status Country PR CL Status
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda* 2 2 Free Flag of Guyana Guyana* 2 3 Free
Flag of Argentina Argentina* 2 2 Free Flag of Haiti Haiti* 4 5 Partly Free
Flag of The Bahamas Bahamas* 1 1 Free Flag of Honduras Honduras* 3 3 Partly Free
Flag of Barbados Barbados* 1 1 Free Flag of Jamaica Jamaica* 2 3 Free
Flag of Belize Belize* 1 2 Free Flag of Mexico Mexico* 2 3 Free
Flag of Bolivia Bolivia* 3 3 Partly Free Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua* 3 3 Partly Free
Flag of Brazil Brazil* 2 2 Free Flag of Panama Panama* 1 2 Free
Flag of Canada Canada* 1 1 Free Flag of Paraguay Paraguay* 3 3 Partly Free
Flag of Chile Chile* 1 1 Free Flag of Peru Peru* 2 3 Free
Flag of Colombia Colombia* 3 3 Partly Free Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis* 1 1 Free
Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica* 1 1 Free Flag of Saint Lucia Saint Lucia* 1 1 Free
Flag of Cuba Cuba 7 7 Not Free Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines* 2 1 Free
Flag of Dominica Dominica* 1 1 Free Flag of Suriname Suriname* 2 2 Free
Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic* 2 2 Free Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago* 2 2 Free
Flag of Ecuador Ecuador* 3 3 Partly Free Flag of United States United States* 1 1 Free
Flag of El Salvador El Salvador* 2 3 Free Flag of Uruguay Uruguay* 1 1 Free
Flag of Grenada Grenada* 1 2 Free Flag of Venezuela Venezuela* 4 4 Partly Free
Flag of Guatemala Guatemala* 3 4 Partly Free

World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World consisting of the continents of North America[1], Central America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Antigua_and_Barbuda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guyana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Haiti. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Bahamas. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Honduras. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Barbados. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belize. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bolivia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nicaragua. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Panama. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Kitts_and_Nevis. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Lucia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Dominica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Suriname. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_El_Salvador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Grenada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guatemala. ...

Asia-Pacific

Country PR CL Status Country PR CL Status
Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan 5 5 Partly Free Flag of Nauru Nauru* 1 1 Free
Flag of Australia Australia* 1 1 Free Flag of Nepal Nepal 5 4 Partly Free
Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh* 4 4 Partly Free Flag of New Zealand New Zealand* 1 1 Free
Flag of Bhutan Bhutan 6 5 Not Free Flag of North Korea North Korea 7 7 Not Free
Flag of Brunei Brunei 6 5 Not Free  Pakistan 6 5 Not Free
Flag of Myanmar Burma 7 7 Not Free Flag of Palau Palau* 1 1 Free
Flag of Cambodia Cambodia 6 5 Not Free Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea* 3 3 Partly Free
 People's Republic of China (mainland only) 7 6 Not Free Flag of Philippines Philippines* 3 3 Partly Free
 Timor-Leste* 3 4 Partly Free  Samoa* 2 2 Free
 Fiji 6 4 Partly Free  Singapore 5 4 Partly Free
 India* 2 3 Free  Solomon Islands 4 3 Partly Free
 Indonesia* 2 3 Free  South Korea* 1 2 Free
 Japan* 1 2 Free  Sri Lanka* 4 4 Partly Free
 Kiribati* 1 1 Free  Republic of China (Taiwan)* 2 1 Free
 Laos 7 6 Not Free  Thailand 7 4 Not Free
 Malaysia 4 4 Partly Free  Tonga 5 3 Partly Free
 Maldives 6 5 Not Free  Tuvalu* 1 1 Free
 Marshall Islands* 1 1 Free  Vanuatu* 2 2 Free
 FS Micronesia* 1 1 Free  Vietnam 7 5 Not Free
 Mongolia* 2 2 Free

Map showing general definition of Asia-Pacific The term Asia Pacific or Asia-Pacific, sometimes abbreviated as APAC, generally applies to the littoral East Asia and South East Asia states that are near the Pacific Ocean, plus the states in the ocean itself (Oceania). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nauru. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nepal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bangladesh. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bhutan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brunei. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Myanmar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Palau. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cambodia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Papua_New_Guinea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Timor. ... Motto Honra, Pátria e Povo(Portuguese) Honour, Homeland and People Anthem Pátria Capital (and largest city) Dili Official languages Portuguese, Tetum1 Government Republic  -  President Xanana Gusmão  -  Prime Minister José Ramos Horta Independence from Portugal2   -  Declared November 28, 1975   -  Recognized May 20, 2002  Area  -  Total 14,609 km... Image File history File links Flag_of_Samoa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Fiji. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Solomon_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sri_Lanka. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kiribati. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Motto none Anthem National Anthem of the Republic of China Capital Taipei (formerly and de jure Nanking) Largest city Taipei Official languages Standard Mandarin (GuóyÇ”) Government Semi-presidential system  -  President Chen Shui-bian  -  Vice President Annette Lu  -  Premier Chang Chun-hsiung Establishment Xinhai Revolution   -  Independence declared October 10, 1911... Image File history File links Flag_of_Laos. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tonga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Maldives. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tuvalu. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Marshall_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vanuatu. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Micronesia. ... Anthem Patriots of Micronesia Capital Palikir Largest city Weno Official languages English (national), Ulithian, Woleaian, Yapese, Pohnpeian, Kosraean, and Chuukese (at state or local level) Government Constitutional government1  -  President Joseph J. Urusemal Independence from US-administered UN Trusteeship   -  Date 3 November 1986  Area  -  Total 702 km² (188th) 271 sq mi... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vietnam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mongolia. ...

Central & Eastern Europe & the former Soviet Union

Country PR CL Status Country PR CL Status
 Albania* 3 3 Partly Free  Lithuania* 1 1 Free
 Armenia 5 4 Partly Free  Macedonia* 3 3 Partly Free
 Azerbaijan 6 5 Not Free  Moldova* 3 4 Partly Free
 Belarus 7 6 Not Free  Montenegro* 3 3 Partly Free
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 3 Partly Free  Poland* 1 1 Free
 Bulgaria* 1 2 Free  Romania* 2 2 Free
 Croatia* 2 2 Free  Russia 6 5 Not Free
 Czech Republic* 1 1 Free  Serbia* 3 2 Free
 Estonia* 1 1 Free  Slovakia* 1 1 Free
 Georgia* 3 3 Partly Free  Slovenia* 1 1 Free
 Hungary* 1 1 Free  Tajikistan 6 5 Not Free
 Kazakhstan 6 5 Not Free  Turkmenistan 7 7 Not Free
 Kyrgyzstan 5 4 Partly Free  Ukraine* 3 2 Free
 Latvia* 1 1 Free  Uzbekistan 7 7 Not Free

Central Europe The Alpine Countries and the Visegrád Group (Political map, 2004) Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... Map of Eastern Europe Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium orange),members of the Warsaw pact (light orange), and other former Communist regimes not aligned with Moscow (lightest orange). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Albania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lithuania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Armenia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Macedonia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Azerbaijan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Moldova. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Montenegro. ... Anthem Oj, svijetla majska zoro Oh, Bright Dawn of May Montenegro() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Podgorica Official languages Serbian (Ijekavian dialect)1 Demonym Montenegrin Government Republic  -  President Filip Vujanović  -  Prime Minister Željko Å turanović Independence due to the dissolution of Serbia and Montenegro   -  Declared June 3, 2006... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian language 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian 3 Government Semi-presidential republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 9th century   -  First unified state c. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Estonia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovenia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tajikistan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kazakhstan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkmenistan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kyrgyzstan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Latvia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uzbekistan. ...

Western Europe

Country PR CL Status Country PR CL Status
 Andorra* 1 1 Free  Luxembourg* 1 1 Free
 Austria* 1 1 Free  Malta* 1 1 Free
 Belgium* 1 1 Free  Monaco* 2 1 Free
 Cyprus* 1 1 Free  Netherlands* 1 1 Free
 Denmark* 1 1 Free  Norway* 1 1 Free
 Finland* 1 1 Free  Portugal* 1 1 Free
 France* 1 1 Free  San Marino* 1 1 Free
 Germany* 1 1 Free  Spain* 1 1 Free
 Greece* 1 2 Free  Sweden* 1 1 Free
 Iceland* 1 1 Free  Switzerland* 1 1 Free
 Ireland* 1 1 Free  Turkey* 3 3 Partly Free
 Italy* 1 1 Free  United Kingdom* 1 1 Free
 Liechtenstein* 1 1 Free

Image File history File links Flag_of_Andorra. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Luxembourg. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malta. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Monaco. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cyprus. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_San_Marino. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iceland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Liechtenstein. ...

Middle East & North Africa

Country PR CL Status Country PR CL Status
 Algeria 6 5 Not Free  Libya 7 7 Not Free
 Bahrain 5 5 Partly Free  Morocco 5 4 Partly Free
 Egypt 6 5 Not Free  Oman 6 5 Not Free
 Iran 6 6 Not Free  Qatar 6 5 Not Free
 Iraq 6 6 Not Free  Saudi Arabia 7 6 Not Free
 Israel* 1 2 Free  Syria 7 6 Not Free
 Jordan 5 4 Partly Free  Tunisia 6 5 Not Free
 Kuwait 4 4 Partly Free  United Arab Emirates 6 5 Not Free
 Lebanon 5 4 Partly Free  Yemen 5 5 Partly Free

Image File history File links Flag_of_Algeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Libya. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bahrain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Oman. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Qatar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iraq. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Syria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jordan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lebanon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Yemen. ...

Related/Disputed Territories

Country / Territory PR CL Status Country / Territory PR CL Status
 Abkhazia (Georgia) 5 5 Partly Free  Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus 2 2 Free
Chechnya (Russia) 7 7 Not Free Palestinian Authority Administered Territories 4 6 Partly Free
Hong Kong (People's Republic of China) 5 2 Partly Free  Puerto Rico (United States) 1 1 Free
Kashmir (Indian Administered) 5 5 Partly Free  Somaliland 5 4 Partly Free
Kashmir (Pakistani Administered) 7 5 Not Free Tibet (People's Republic of China) 7 7 Not Free
 Kosovo (Serbia) 6 5 Not Free  Transnistria (Moldova) 6 6 Not Free
Macao (People's Republic of China) 6 4 Partly Free West Bank (Israeli-Occupied Territories) 6 5 Not Free
 Nagorno-Karabakh (Armenia-Azerbaijan) 5 5 Partly Free  Western Sahara (Morocco) 7 6 Not Free

Image File history File links Flag_of_Abkhazia. ... Capital Sokhumi Official languages Abkhaz, Georgian Government  -  Chairman, Cabinet of Ministers  -  Chairman, Supreme Council Temur Mzhavia Autonomous republic of Georgia  -  Georgian independence Declared Recognised 9 April 1991 25 December 1991  Currency Georgian lari (GEL) Anthem Aiaaira Capital Sukhumi Official languages Abkhaz, Russian1 Government  -  President Sergei Bagapsh  -  Prime Minister Alexander Ankvab... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Turkish_Republic_of_Northern_Cyprus. ... Anthem Ä°stiklâl Marşı(Turkish) Independence March Capital Nicosia Official languages Turkish Government Representative democratic republic1  -  President Mehmet Ali Talat  -  Prime Minister Ferdi Sabit Soyer Sovereignty from Cyprus   -  Proclaimed November 15, 1983   -  Recognition Only by Turkey  Area  -  Total 3,355 km² (not ranked) 1,295 sq mi   -  Water (%) 2. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chechnya. ... The Chechen Republic (IPA: ; Russian: , Chechenskaya Respublika; Chechen: , Noxçiyn Respublika), or, informally, Chechnya (; Russian: ; Chechen: , Noxçiyçö), sometimes referred to as Ichkeria, Chechnia, Chechenia or Noxçiyn, is a federal subject of Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Palestine. ... Anthem: Biladi Capital Ramallah and Gaza de facto, as the current location of government institutions. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Puerto_Rico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Kashmir (or Cashmere) may refer to: Kashmir region, the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent India, Kashmir conflict, the territorial dispute between India, Pakistan, and the China over the Kashmir region. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Somaliland. ... Motto لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله  (Arabic) Lā ilāhā illā-llāhu; muhammadun rasÅ«lu-llāhi  (transliteration) There is no God but Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah And also : Justice, Peace, Freedom, Democracy and Success for All Anthem Saamo ku waar Capital Hargeisa (1941-1960) (1991 - present) Official languages Somali and... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Kashmir (or Cashmere) may refer to: Kashmir region, the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent India, Kashmir conflict, the territorial dispute between India, Pakistan, and the China over the Kashmir region. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... The Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) (Tibetan: བོད་རང་སྐྱོང་ལྗོངས་; Wylie: Bod-rang-skyong-ljongs; Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), is a province-level autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Nations. ... Kosovo (Albanian: Kosovë or Kosova, Serbian: Косово и Метохија, transliterated Kosovo i Metohija; also Космет, transliterated Kosmet) is a province in southern Serbia which has been under United Nations administration since 1999. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Transnistria. ... For the region during the Second World War, see Transnistria (World War II). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Macau. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nagorno-Karabakh. ... Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijani: Dağlıq Qarabağ or Yuxarı Qarabağ, literally mountainous black garden or upper black garden; Russian: Нагорный Карабах, translit. ...

See also

This map reflects the findings of Freedom Houses 2006 survey Freedom in the World, concerning the state of world freedom in 2005. ... There are several non-governmental organizations that publish and maintain assessments of the state of freedom in the world and rank countries as being free, partly free, or unfree using various measures of freedom, including political rights, economic rights, and civil liberties. ...

Notes

  1. ^ a b http://polisci.la.psu.edu/faculty/Casper/caspertufisPAweb.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=35&year=2005 Methodology, Freedom house

References

Freedom House (2007). "Freedom in the World 2006". Freedom House//Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 0-7425-5802-9.  This map reflects the findings of Freedom Houses 2006 survey Freedom in the World, concerning the state of world freedom in 2005. ... This map reflects the findings of Freedom Houses 2006 survey Freedom in the World, concerning the state of world freedom in 2005. ... Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc. ...


External Links

"Freedom in the World" - online at Freedom House


 
 

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