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Types of Governments

Limited and Unlimited Governments

TermDefinition
Democracy government ruled by the people
Monarchy government ruled by a king or queen
Anarchy lack of a central government
Fascism government in which the country is ruled by a totalitarian leader
Oligarchy government ruled by a small group of (elite) people
Theocracy government in which a god or deity is the supreme ruler
Communism the government owns all businesses and farms and provides its people's healthcare, education and welfare
Constitutional Monarchy government in which a monarch is guided by a constitution whereby his/her rights, duties, and responsibilities are spelled out in written law
tyranny a government that treats people in a cruel and unfair way, using force to control them
Direct Democracy government in which the people participates directly in government
Representative Democracy government in which the people selects a group of people to represent them in government
Created by: fgause