What is the second smallest animal in the world?
The second smallest animal in the world is the Etruscan shrew. It can eat twice as much as its own body weight every day.
Vatican City is the world's smallest country, however it is not democratic, it is an absolute monarchy. The second smallest country, Monaco, is the smallest partial democratic state in the world, it is a constitutional monarchy (republic/monarchy). The smallest absolute democratic state in the world would be Nauru, which is the 3rd smallest country.