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Uit 4 Vocabulary

European Government

dictatorship A government where total power is held by a dictator.
constitutional monarchy A government where a king or queen is head of state, but elected officials run the government.
democracy A government where the citizens have free elections and have a say in the government.
European Union An international organization of European countries made after WWII to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members.
presidential democracy A government where legislative, executive, and judicial branches are separate and citizens vote for President.
parliamentary democracy A government run by officials elected to a lawmaking body called the parliament.
euro The basic monetary unit among most in the European Union.
federal government A government that shares power between a central, regional, and local governments.
confederation An alliance between political organizations that rule themselves, like the European Union.
absolute monarchy A government where a king or queen has absolute power.
autocracy A government that is ruled by one person, such as a monarch or dictator.
oligarchy A government that is a ruled by a small group of people, such as communist U.S.S.R.
republic A system where people elect their own leaders to represent them. This system has a strong national government.
unitary government A government that has a strong central government. The power is held by this one single government.
Created by: jodi1405



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