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A country masquerading as a democracy but is really not. Most commonly it is actually freer than an autocracy or an oligarchy but is far from being a true democracy. A typical pseudemocracy will have two dominant political parties who pretend to be divided on certain issues but are in reality, the same party under different names
North Korea is an autocracy
Canada in the 19th century was an oligarchy
the United States is arguably a pseudemocracy
Switzerland is a democracy
by Dr. Peppercrack June 02, 2010
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