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Tavel Gov Terms 6th

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Federation a country which has a federal system of distributing power
Republic a country which has a representative democracy –
Russia a federal system with a presidential democracy and a premier/prime minister appointed by the elected president. Citizens vote, but not fairly -no press freedom. The people are partly free. The real situation is that Putin has most of the power.
Federal a form of government in which power is divided/shared between one central and several regional authorities
Unitary a form of government in which power is held by one central authority –
Democracy a government in which the supreme power is held by the people and exercised by them either directly by voting or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections –
Representative Democracy a government where the people have the power and use it to elect officials who will make decisions for them in the government. Citizens can also remove these officials –
the United Kingdom a parliamentary system whose chief executive is called a Prime Minister, and a constitutional monarch with only ceremonial power. Has a unitary system of distributing power. Citizens vote, and have all modern rights and freedoms. –
Germany a parliamentary system whose prime minister is called a Chancellor, and a ceremonial President. Is a federal system of distributing power. The role of the citizen is to vote, and citizens have all modern rights and freedoms.
Presidential Democracy a system of government in which the chief executive is constitutionally independent of the legislature and directly elected by the citizens –
Theocracy government by religious leaders
Oligarchy government by the few, sometimes a government in which a small group exercises control, especially for corrupt and selfish purposes. The citizen has a very limited role –
Autocracy government in which one person possesses unlimited power and the citizen has little if any role
Absolute Monarchy government in which one person possesses unlimited power gained through heredity –
Dictatorship government in which one person possesses unlimited power which is not hereditary, but usually gained through force
Parliamentary Democracy the real executive power held by a cabinet made of members of the legislature who are individually and collectively responsible to the legislature. A Prime Minister is elected by the legislature, and still part of it as well –
Confederation voluntary associations of independent states that, for a common purpose, agree to certain limitations on their freedom of action, and establish a weak central authority to hold the association together –
Created by: tavell