According to this index, the twenty most democratic nations on Earth are:Originally Posted by Wikipedia
5. New Zealand
10. The Netherlands
16. Czech Republic
18. United Kingdom
19. United States
20. Costa Rica
The world's three least democratic nations are Turmenistan, Chad, and North Korea.
Does anything about this Index surprise you? What do you think makes Norway, Iceland, and Denmark so democratic. Most people here are probably American or British, why are these nations trailing behind seventeen others? The first five have relatively small populations. Is it possible small countries have an advantage?