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Government

distribution of power and citizen participation

TermDefinition
federal government form of government that distributes and shares power between small divisions like states and local governments
confederation form of government distributes power equally between a group of states that come together to support each other but has a weak central government
unitary form of government that has a strong central government that decides how much power it will allow states and local governments to have
democracy type of government allows citizens to participate in government by electing other citizens to represent them within the government
oligarchy government in which a small group of people hold all the power, and citizens are allowed little or no participation in the government
autocracy type of government in which one person has all the power in the country, and citizens are allowed little or no participation in the government
parliamentary_democracy type democracy in which the head of government the Prime Minister
presidential_democracy type of democracy in which the head of state and head of government ususally called the president
autocratic_government_leader dictator, absolute monarch(king/queen), emperor, or czar
legislative branch of government that develops the laws for that country
executive branch of government that enforces the laws of that counrty
judicial branch of government that interprets the laws of that country
one meaning of word root "uni" as in unitary
people meaning of word root "demo" as in democracy
few meaning of word root "oli" as in oligarchy
self meaning of word root "auto" as in autocratic
with or together meaning of word root "con" as in confederation
by_agreement meaning of word root "fed" as in federal
personal_freedoms voting, running for office, joining political parties, free speech
constitution name of a document that clearly states citizens' personal freedoms, who runs the government, how long people hold office, and many other details that are defined by the founders of the government
confederation form of government that is least likely to be found in the world today; an alliance of separate states where each has equal power
God meaning of word root "theos"
rule or govern meaning of word root "cracy"
autocracy individual ruler makes most of the important decisions in this type of government
theocracy type of government that is run according to the word of God
oligarchy type of government in which a few wealthy people or powerful military leaders make most of the important decisions for the government
presidential_and_parliamentary two main types of democracy
parliamentary_democracy members of the legislative branch of the parliament are chosen by citizen vote in this type of democracy
imperialism when a strong country colonizes another in order to benefit from its raw materials and markets
Japan This Southeast Asia country's form of government is a constitutional monarchy where the emperor is a ceremonial leader(figurehead) and has not real power
North_Korea This Southeast Asian country has an autocratic form of government ruled by a dictator.
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