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==Known countries with Ministries of Magic==
 
==Known countries with Ministries of Magic==
 
 
 
 
 
===[[Africa]]===
 
===[[Africa]]===
 
*[[Burkinabé Ministry of Magic|Burkina Faso]]
 
*[[Burkinabé Ministry of Magic|Burkina Faso]]
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===[[South America]]===
 
===[[South America]]===
 
*[[Brazilian Ministry of Magic|Brazil]]
 
*[[Brazilian Ministry of Magic|Brazil]]
 
 
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*One known alternative form of government mentioned in canon is the [[Council of Magic]], the [[Argentinian Council of Magic|Argentinian one]] being a case in point.<ref name=PM>{{PM}} - [[DISASTROUS OPENING CEREMONY LEADS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP SECURITY]] (Archived)</ref> It is unknown precisely what distinguishes a Council of Magic from a Ministry of Magic. Another canonical version of non-Ministry form of magical government is the [[Magical Congress of the United States of America]].
 
*One known alternative form of government mentioned in canon is the [[Council of Magic]], the [[Argentinian Council of Magic|Argentinian one]] being a case in point.<ref name=PM>{{PM}} - [[DISASTROUS OPENING CEREMONY LEADS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP SECURITY]] (Archived)</ref> It is unknown precisely what distinguishes a Council of Magic from a Ministry of Magic. Another canonical version of non-Ministry form of magical government is the [[Magical Congress of the United States of America]].

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A Ministry of Magic is the primary governing body of the magical community in many countries. Headed by a Minister for Magic, a Ministry of Magic is responsible for regulating and enforcing laws for the magical community, as well as keeping said community hidden from the Muggle world.

In Britain, at least, the term "Ministry of Magic" seems to be synonymous with "form of wizarding government", since the term is, on occasion, loosely applied to also refer to the Wizards' Council that preceded the Ministry.[1]

Known countries with Ministries of Magic

Africa

Asia

Europe

Oceania

South America

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. There are several instances in canon where the Ministry of Magic is credited with actions, such as establishing the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy in 1692, or with passing the Wand Ban in 1631, although the Ministry was only formally created in 1707.
  2. Pottermore - DISASTROUS OPENING CEREMONY LEADS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP SECURITY (Archived)
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