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Forms of Government

This stack will lead to understanding the different popular forms of government

Rule by the people Democracy
Rule by one person Autocracy
Rule by the few Oligarchy
Rule by no one Anarchy
Every citizen votes on every issue and creates legislation Direct Democracy
No legal limits on power- has power by birthright Absolute Monarchy
Rule by deity or a religion Theocracy
Elected officials represent the citizens Representative Democracy
No legal limits on power- keeps power through political or military force Dictatorship
State controls the economy and a single political party controls the government ultimate goal: goods are equally shared Communism
Citizens elect representatives to vote on legislation Republic
Power of the central government is restricted by states/providences- power held by voters who elect representatives Federal Republic
Monarch’s power is limited by a constitution- the constitution allows for the creation of a parliament Constitutional Monarchy
Created by: Mrs.Gordon