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Government Forms

This study stack will help you with government forms including structure, etc.

Anarchy a condition of lawlessness or political disorder brought by the absence of governmental authority
Autocracy a county ruled by a person, an autocrat, with absolute, unlimited power
Communism a single party holds the power and dominates all aspects of life in a country ; the government owns large industries, businesses and most of the land
Constitutional Democracy a country in which the sovereign power of the people is spelled out in a governing constitution
Constitutional Monarchy a system of government in which a monarch(king or queen) is strictly limited by a constitution and most of the government powers belong to elected officials
Democracy a form of government in which the citizens elect leaders and rule by majority
Democratic Republic a country in which the supreme power is held by the citizens who are entitled to vote for representatives responsible to them
Dictator a totalitarian leader
Dictatorship a form of government in which a ruler has absolute power ; the citizens do not possess the right to choose theire own leaders
Federal Republic a county in whch the powers of the central government are restricted and which the states, colonies, or provinces have some self-government ; ultimate power rests with the voters who choose their governmental representatives
Islamic Republic a republic government based on the laws of Islam
Monarchy(also Absolute Monarchy) a government in which the supreme poser is in the hands of a monarch(king, queen, prince) who rules over a state or territory, usually for a life and by hereditary right
Oligarchy government by the few, sometimes a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes ; the citizens have a very limited role
Parlimentary Democracy a president or prime minister is the head of state but the people elect the members of the parliament
Parlimentary Monarchy a country headed by a monarch where actual power rests in the legislative body called the parliament
Republic a representative democracy where people elect representatives to exercise power for them
Sultanate similar to a monarchy, but a government in which the supreme power is in the hands of a sultan(the head of an Islamic country)
Theocracy a form of government in which a Deity(God) is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, but the Deity's laws are interpreted by religious authorities(bishops, mullahs, etc.)
Totalitarianism a government that controls the country without opposition ; a government party has strict control of all aspects of life without any opposition
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