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This article links to articles on liberalism in diverse countries around the world. If you click on a country name, you will open either an overview of liberalism in that country or a short description from the List of liberal parties.



Liberalism is a relatively new current for Africa. Traditionally it only existed in Egypt, Senegal and South Africa. Nowadays, more or less liberal parties are also functioning in Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea (in exile), Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Liberalism and radicalism have a long tradition in many American countries, as in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. Nowadays (more or less) liberal parties are also funtioning in Aruba, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Greenland, Grenada, Puerto Rico and Suriname.


Liberalism has or had some tradition in countries like India, Iran, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey. In many of these countries liberals tend not to use the label liberal. More or less liberal parties are also active in Burma, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.

Armenia and Georgia are listed under Europe.


Liberalism in Europe has a strong tradition. In European countries, liberals tend to label themselves either as liberals, or as radicals, centrists or democrats (though some would dispute the liberal character of the Northern European centrist parties). Overviews are included on liberalism in Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. More or less liberal parties are also functioning in Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Faroe Islands, Georgia, Ireland and San Marino.


Liberalism has a strong tradition in both Australia and New Zealand.


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