EDIT: I can't wait to see someone defend/justify the Hapsburgs. It will be glorious.
How about the USSR and The PRC? These states are/were democratic in nature. Even the Third Reich was democratic in nature. Uniformity and tyranny in the masses.
There is no perfect state form you filthy rationalist; you can find poor examples of almost anything, certainly political ideals throughout history. The greatest state-form is the one that serves the cultural Idea.
Edited 1/13/2017 04:28:55