Varieties of Political Regimes (Va-PoReg)

is your unique and comprehensive resource for understanding the diverse landscape of global political regimes. Our dataset offers unparalleled features:


  • Historical and Current: Spanning 1900 to the present, with annual July updates, Va-PoReg covers the entire world, including microstates and semi-sovereign countries.

  • Beyond Democracies: Va-PoReg meticulously classifies political regimes into various types, including military, personalist, and one-party autocracies; communist and Islamist ideocracies as well as right-wing autocracies; absolute and constitutional monarchies; non-electoral transitional regimes; (electoral) civilian oligarchies; electoral autocracies; semidemocracies and democracies.

  • First-of-its-Kind Colonial Focus: Va-PoReg systematically includes colonial and occupation regimes, a unique aspect among political regime datasets.

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