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Government Terms

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a system of government in which the president is constitutionally independent of the legislature. Presidential
a system of government having real executive power vested in a cabinet composed of members of the legislature who are individually and collectively responsible to the legislature, may have a prime minister elected by the legislature Parliamentary Democracy
government controls all economic and political decisions for the citizens Communism
a country, government, or the form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a dictator(not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.) Dictatorship
monarchy in which the ruler has only those powers granted by the constitution and laws of the nations, usually with many powers held by the people and their elected government. Denmark and the United Kingdom are constitutional monarchies. Constitutional Monarchy
a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections Democratic
The citizens have a say in their government by voting in elections. Democracy - Presidential and Parliamentary
Symbolic leader of the country, generally has little political power head of state
Heads the military, enforces laws, & keeps the country running day to day chief executive
one person possesses unlimited power and the citizen has little if any role in government Autocratic
king or queen with complete control Ex: King Louis XVI of France Absolute Monarchy
one person controls the government by force Ex: Hitler, Stalin, Castro Dictatorship
Only one person has all the power in making decisions for the people Autocracy
The Citizens vote for the President (indirectly). Ex. United States Presidential Democracy
a government that has a constitution that allows a king or queen to be the official head of state, but elected officials run the government. Constitutional Monarchy
Citizens vote for the members of Parliament and then they vote for the leader- (prime ministe(Ex: Great Britain) Parliamentary Democracy
Why Do We Have Governments? All countries require governments to function. Governments provide laws, structure, public services, and national defense.
Person in a country who is eligible to vote citizen
Single ruler with unlimited power; people have little to no say in government autocracy
Power of the government is in the citizens of the country; rule of the people democracy
President is constitutionally independent of the legislature; The citizens elect the members of the legislature and the chief executive separately. The president serves as the head of state, runs the government, and heads the military presidential democracy
Prime minister is the chief executive & works with the legislature; head of state has symbolic power only parliamentary democracy
Two chambers of German Parliament Bundestag and Bundesrat
Which chamber of German Parliament elects the Chancellor Bundesrat
Two Chambers of UK Parliament House of Commons and House of Lords
Which chamber of the UK Parliament elects the Prime Minister House of Commons
Which chamber of German Parliament has the most power? Bundesrat
Which chamber of the UK Parliament has the most power? House of Commons
Two chambers of Russian Federal Assembly Federation Council and State Duma
Which chamber of the Russian Federal Assembly has the most power? Federation Council
What is the purpose of the European Union? Break trade barriers by using same currency, no tariffs, work on environmental issues and promote peace
What is Brexit? Great Britain want to leave the European Union
Created by: angela.higgs