Also the electoral college is somewhat obsolete.
But I believe I how they grade it, and I don't fully agree with some of what they consider democracy. Like healthcare, standards or living has nothing to do with democracy.
What is slightly worrying is that South Africa is on this list at all! Just goes to show how far the world still has to go.
The United States did not give all Iraqis rights in the US during its occupation of Iraq; that didn't make the US an apartheid state.
It does in fact make the idea of calling the US a democracy ridiculous
Cyprus lies south and east of most of Turkey's people.
Cyprus lies about 50 or 60 miles off the coast of Syria, which is absolutely not Europe in any way, shape or form. How many 100s and 100s of miles off the coast of Europe is Cyprus? Nevermind, the continent of Asia is in the way.
I do agree that Cyprus is very culturally European and so it would makes sense to group it with Europe, but for the sake of this quiz it should belong in Asia where it geographically is located.
(If using solid reasoning and good arguments, or taking a position on something that is not so moot, then by all means be condescending)
However, the most ridiculous official name for a country is probably the full name of Brunei, in my opinion. It is "Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace". Quite ironic when you know that Brunei is an absolute monarchy that persecutes homosexuals and political opponents.
Watch your country on the Israeli version of "The Amazing Race", it looks lovely!
Give me a break. We have elections for positions from school board members up to President and our democratic participation is at an all time high. Out of literally thousands of elections every year, basically zero are in dispute. If they are, it gets resolved within days.