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Oldest Democracies In The World (Full List)

  • Democracy is defined as government of the people, by the people and for the people
  • Some people do not actually believe in democracy as the best system of government because of its many undercurrents

A list of the world’s oldest democracies has been put together.

The United States of America is the country with the oldest democracy as it was the first to practise this system of government.

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World’s Oldest Democracies with the countries and the number of years they have practised Democracy

  • US – 219
  • Switzerland – 171
  • New Zealand – 162
  • Canada – 152
  • UK – 134
  • Luxembourg – 129
  • Belgium – 125
  • Netherlands – 122
  • Norway – 119
  • Australia – 118
  • Denmark – 118
  • Sweden – 108
  • Finland – 102
  • Iceland – 101
  • Ireland – 97

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