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Political Systems

6th Grade-Cragin

Autocracy absolute rule; citizens have no say in government
Democracy All Citizens have a say in government.
Oligarchy Ruled by a few; Citizens have no say in government.
Three types of government Autocracy, Democracy, and Oligarchy
Types of Democracy Constitutional Monarchy, Parliamentary, Presidential, and Republic
Constitutional Monarchy Democracy has a King or Queen as figurehead without real power; the government is ruled by the people and a set of laws.
Absolute Monarchy Absolute rule by a King or Queen. People have no say In government.
Parliamentary Democracy Democracy where people elect the lawmakers but not the leader.
Presidential Democracy System of government in which an executive branch exist (President) but is separate from the legislature.
Republic The power rest with the people who vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by the people.
European Union A political economic union of 28 member states located primarily in Europe.
Euro Official currency of 19 of the 28 member countries of the European Union.
How Power is distributed? Unitary, Federal, and Confederation
Unitary One strong central government (Cuba, UK)
Federal System Levels of Government (Germany, U.S.)
Confederation Several individual governments (Euro Union). United in Alliance.
Germany Federal, Democracy, Chancellor
Russia Federal, Democracy, President.
United Kingdom Unitary, Democracy, Prime Minister
Direct Democracy People vote on laws themselves without representatives. No countries use a direct democracy approach.
Created by: 200371966
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