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World Government

TermDefinition
Autocracy One person has all the power.
Monarchy A king or queen rules the country.
Dictatorship A form of government where one leader has absolute control over citizens' lives.
Democracy A form of government where the citizens hold the political power.
Representative Democracy A form of government were citizens elect leaders to represent their rights and interests in government.
Direct Democracy A form of government where there are no representatives. Citizens are directly involved in the day-to-day work of governing the country.
Oligarchy A form of government where a small group of people has all the power.
Theocracy A form of government that recognizes God or a divine being as the ultimate authority.
Anarchy A form of government where nobody is in control.
Tribal Rule A form of government where there is no national government or any loyalty to the national government. Every married man is head of family, in some countries that have tribal rule.
Constitutional Monarchy A form of government in which a king or queen acts as Head of State. The ability to make or pass legislation (laws) resides with an elected Parliament, not with the Monarch.
Created by: kwalton