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Political Systems

For World Geography political systems

Type of Government SystemDefinition
Anarchy No government exists or the belief that there should be no government.
Authoritarian/Totalitarian A name for a group of governments in which the power of the gov. is more important than the individual rights. Communism, dictatorships, & fascism are all examples.
Communism A political & economic system led by a dictatorship by a person or political party in which the gov. owns and controls all businesses. Citizens have few if any rights.
Dictatorship Government in which the leader has all the power
Fascism Gov. headed by a dictator that exalts nationalism & often race above the individual, and imposes severe economic & social regulation, and forcible suppression or the opposition.
Bureaucracy Not a gov but a term referring to a body of non-elected government officials organized into a hierarchy each with a specific function; synonymous with the term, "red tape."
Confederacy Smaller independent governments loosely allied together under one larger gov.
Pure Democracy A gov in which the everyone has a say and a vote on everything; individual freedoms are valued.
Representative Democracy A gov in which the gov is organized as a republic in which citizens elect their representatives; individual freedoms are valued.
Feudalism A medieval political & economic system based on the holding of land with an emphasis on local gov, protection & self-suff
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