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Who Rules

Vocabulary including sovereignty, states, territories, forms of government

TermDefinition
government the organization inside a state that controls the actions and policies of the state
population the group of people who are the members or citizens of a state
state a body of people, living in a defined space, with the power to make and enforce laws
territory the area in which a state's rule applies
sovereignty the ability to rule absolutely within a territory
monarchy type of government where a king or queen rules the country
dictatorship type of government where one leader has absolute control over citizen's lives
oligarchy type of government where a small group of people has all the power
theocracy type of government that recognizes God or a divine being as the ultimate authority
anarchy nobody is in control - or everyone is, depending on how you look at it
autocracy type of government where there is rule by one person includes monarch and dictatorship
democracy type of government where there is rule by many people
representative democracy citizens elect leaders to represent their rights and interests in government
direct democracy there are no representatives; citizens are directly involved in the day-to-day work of governing the country
Junta a small group of people - usually military officers - who rule a country after taking over by force
oligarchy means "rule by a few"
Myanmar has a Junta type government
absolute monarchy and dictatorship examples of an autocracy
republic also known as representative democracy or indirect democracy; government type of the U.S.
Athens city in Greece where direct democracy began
democracy derived from the Greek words demos and kratos which means people and power
Rome city in Italy where representative democracy or a republic was began
North Korea has a dictatorship type of government
Saudi Arabia has a monarchy and theocracy type of government
Denmark has a constitutional monarchy and representative democracy type of government
Brazil has a representative type of government
Switzerland has a direct and representative democracy type of government
South Africa has an oligarchy and representative democracy type of government
Created by: hroussel
 

 



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