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'''Theocracy''' is a type of government in which a [[religion]] or [[faith]] plays a major role.  In a theocracy, the higher religious leaders of the state are also the people in charge of that state.
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'''Theocracy''' (from greek theos = god, cratos = leadership) is a type of government in which a [[religion]] or [[faith]] plays a major role, as opposed to a government with [[separation of church and state]].  In a theocracy, the higher religious leaders of the state are also the people in charge of that state.
  
 
== Current states with theocratic elements ==
 
== Current states with theocratic elements ==
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* Afghanistan
 
* Iran
 
* Iran
 
* Israel
 
* Israel
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* Mauritania
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* Pakistan
 
* Saudi Arabia
 
* Saudi Arabia
 
* The Vatican
 
* The Vatican
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* Andorra
 
* Andorra
 
* England
 
* England
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* Iceland
 
* Norway
 
* Norway
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* Germany
  
 
[[Category:Religion]]
 
[[Category:Religion]]
[[Category:Social issues]]
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[[Category:Society]]
 
[[Category:Law]]
 
[[Category:Law]]

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Theocracy (from greek theos = god, cratos = leadership) is a type of government in which a religion or faith plays a major role, as opposed to a government with separation of church and state. In a theocracy, the higher religious leaders of the state are also the people in charge of that state.

Current states with theocratic elements

  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Mauritania
  • Pakistan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • The Vatican

Current states with vestigial theocratic aspects

  • Andorra
  • England
  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • Germany
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