Political Rights (2009)
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The following list ranks nations (population 200,000+) based on the extent of their rights and liberties as measured by the Freedom House Political Rights index. A higher score indicates fewer political rights and freedoms with a range of 1 to 7.

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RankingNationScore
1Belarus 7.0
1Burma (Myanmar) 7.0
1Chad 7.0
1China 7.0
1Cuba 7.0
1Equatorial Guinea 7.0
1Eritrea 7.0
1Guinea 7.0
1Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of 7.0
1Laos 7.0
1Libya 7.0
1Saudi Arabia 7.0
1Somalia 7.0
1Sudan 7.0
1Swaziland 7.0
1Syria 7.0
1Tunisia 7.0
1Turkmenistan 7.0
1Uzbekistan 7.0
1Vietnam 7.0
1Western Sahara 7.0
1Zimbabwe 7.0
2Algeria 6.0
2Angola 6.0
2Armenia 6.0
2Azerbaijan 6.0
2Brunei 6.0
2Cambodia 6.0
2Cameroon 6.0
2Congo, Democratic Republic of the 6.0
2Congo, Republic of the 6.0
2Cote d'Ivoire 6.0
2Egypt 6.0
2Fiji 6.0
2Gabon 6.0
2Iran 6.0
2Iraq 6.0
2Israeli Occupied Territories (Palestine) 6.0
2Kazakhstan 6.0
2Kosovo 6.0
2Mauritania 6.0
2Oman 6.0
2Qatar 6.0
2Russia 6.0
2Rwanda 6.0
2Tajikistan 6.0
2United Arab Emirates 6.0
3Afghanistan 5.0
3Bahrain 5.0
3Burkina Faso 5.0
3Central African Republic 5.0
3Djibouti 5.0
3Ethiopia 5.0
3Gambia, The 5.0
3Hong Kong 5.0
3Jordan 5.0
3Kyrgyzstan 5.0
3Lebanon 5.0
3Morocco 5.0
3Nigeria 5.0
3Singapore 5.0
3Thailand 5.0
3Togo 5.0
3Uganda 5.0
3Yemen 5.0
4Bangladesh 4.0
4Bhutan 4.0
4Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.0
4Burundi 4.0
4Georgia 4.0
4Guinea-Bissau 4.0
4Haiti 4.0
4Kenya 4.0
4Kuwait 4.0
4Madagascar 4.0
4Malawi 4.0
4Malaysia 4.0
4Maldives 4.0
4Moldova 4.0
4Nepal 4.0
4Nicaragua 4.0
4Pakistan 4.0
4Papua New Guinea 4.0
4Philippines 4.0
4Solomon Islands 4.0
4Sri Lanka 4.0
4Tanzania 4.0
4Venezuela 4.0
5Albania 3.0
5Bolivia 3.0
5Colombia 3.0
5Comoros 3.0
5Ecuador 3.0
5Guatemala 3.0
5Honduras 3.0
5Liberia 3.0
5Macedonia 3.0
5Montenegro 3.0
5Mozambique 3.0
5Niger 3.0
5Paraguay 3.0
5Senegal 3.0
5Serbia 3.0
5Sierra Leone 3.0
5Timor-Leste 3.0
5Turkey 3.0
5Ukraine 3.0
5Zambia 3.0
6Argentina 2.0
6Benin 2.0
6Botswana 2.0
6Brazil 2.0
6Bulgaria 2.0
6Croatia 2.0
6Dominican Republic 2.0
6El Salvador 2.0
6Guyana 2.0
6India 2.0
6Indonesia 2.0
6Jamaica 2.0
6Latvia 2.0
6Lesotho 2.0
6Mali 2.0
6Mexico 2.0
6Mongolia 2.0
6Namibia 2.0
6Peru 2.0
6Romania 2.0
6South Africa 2.0
6Suriname 2.0
6Taiwan 2.0
6Trinidad and Tobago 2.0
6Vanuatu 2.0
7Australia 1.0
7Austria 1.0
7Bahamas, The 1.0
7Barbados 1.0
7Belgium 1.0
7Belize 1.0
7Canada 1.0
7Cape Verde 1.0
7Chile 1.0
7Costa Rica 1.0
7Cyprus 1.0
7Czech Republic 1.0
7Denmark 1.0
7Estonia 1.0
7Finland 1.0
7France 1.0
7Germany 1.0
7Ghana 1.0
7Greece 1.0
7Hungary 1.0
7Iceland 1.0
7Ireland 1.0
7Israel 1.0
7Italy 1.0
7Japan 1.0
7Korea, (South) Republic of 1.0
7Lithuania 1.0
7Luxembourg 1.0
7Malta 1.0
7Mauritius 1.0
7Netherlands 1.0
7New Zealand 1.0
7Norway 1.0
7Panama 1.0
7Poland 1.0
7Portugal 1.0
7Puerto Rico 1.0
7Slovakia 1.0
7Slovenia 1.0
7Spain 1.0
7Sweden 1.0
7Switzerland 1.0
7United Kingdom 1.0
7United States (General) 1.0
7Uruguay 1.0
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Source

The data presented in QuickLists are from a variety of sources including the U.S. Census Bureau's International Data Base, the U.S. State Department's International Religious Freedom Report, the United Nations Human Development Reports, and others.

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