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Forms + Systems of Government

TermDefinition
Direct Democracy A form of government where the citizens make the decisions and pass laws without representatives.
Representative Democracy/Republic Citizens elect the leaders who will be making representing their rights and interests in government.
Communism A form of government where everything is shared equally all people are treated equally and there is no private ownership.
Socialism A form of government that uses a committee of people to make decisions on trying to make people more fair and spreading some of the wealth.
Dictatorship Government leader has absolute control over citizens lives and can block others from running or making decisions.
Autocracy A government in which one person has all the power there are two different kinds.
Monarchy A king or queen rules the country for life and the power is passed down through the family.
Oligarchy A small group of people are making all of the decisions on what should happen. Can be based on social class or political party.
Unitary A government where all powers is located with central government which is headed by Military or Birth.
Federal A system of government where power is shared between central government and states.
Confederate A system of government where power is located with the states and little with the central government.
Parliamentary System of Government where power lies with legislative body and leaders of the country and leader of the country is part of the legislature.
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