[Conclusion] By Noralyn Dudt The second part of this series on Democracy focused on the success of northern European countries with Lutheran backgrounds and homogenous populations (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany) in achieving the ideals of democracy. As the previous discussion may have inadvertently given the impression that having a Lutheran background is the only way to succeed in achieving democratic goals, let me point out those countries that do not have a Lutheran majority but also rated high. Canada whose population is almost as diverse as the United States is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy. Canada has been very welcoming to immigrants and values multiculturalism. There are services designed to help new immigrants find housing and jobs, improve their language skills that are funded both nationally and locally. Canada ranks high in the EIU democracy rating. So why was Canada ranked higher than the United States? Is it because its universa
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