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Five Most Democratic Countries by Continent

According to the Economic Intelligence Unit, what are the five most democratic nations in each continent?
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Only four Oceanian countries are represented
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First submittedFebruary 8, 2016
Last updatedFebruary 8, 2016
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Africa
8.17
Mauritius
7.87
Botswana
7.82
South Africa
7.81
Cape Verde
6.66
Lesotho
 
 
Asia
8.08
Japan
8.06
South Korea
7.92
India
7.74
Taiwan
7.65
Israel
Europe
9.93
Norway
9.73
Sweden
9.58
Iceland
9.11
Denmark
9.09
Switzerland
 
 
North America
9.08
Canada
8.11
United States
8.03
Costa Rica
7.39
Jamaica
7.08
Panama
Oceania
9.26
New Zealand
9.01
Australia
6.03
Papua New Guinea
5.61
Fiji
 
 
 
 
South America
8.17
Uruguay
7.80
Chile
7.38
Brazil
6.84
Argentina
6.77
Suriname
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level 72
Feb 8, 2016
Amazing that Fiji, with a recent history of military coups and a constitution rigged on racial lines, appears here (I guess it helps that most Oceanian countries haven't been rated! I wonder why not?)
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level 59
Feb 8, 2016
I guess it's just the population (for instance, rarely do I ever see the Vatican in a data table!) and some countries are so tiny, it's near impossible to record data!
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level 59
Feb 8, 2016
And those four Oceanians are the highest, by population and area.
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Feb 8, 2016
whoops, Solomon is slightly larger. Maybe Fiji is the 4th-most well known, or easily trackable?