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Latin America

TermDefinition
Auotcracy One person has control of the entire country.This person is not elected through a democratic process. The citizens have few or no rights in this type of government.
Oligarchy A small group of wealthy people control the whole government. These individuals are not elected by the citizens. The citizens do not play a major role in the government.
Democracy Citizens elect officials into the government role. Citizen's role in government is very important. Citizens are encouraged to vote.
Parliamentary In this type of democracy a Prime Minister is the head of government. The Queen of England is often the head of state. The legislative body chooses the Prime Minister. The queen has little actual power.
Presidental In this type of democracy the head of government is a President. Citizens play an active role in the selection the president.
Confederation In this type of power structure the local bodies have most of the power. These local bodies are loosely joined together, but no central governing body controls them.
Unitary In this type of power structure the central government has the most of the power. There may be local bodies, but they have little government control.
Federation In this type of power structure the central government and local bodies share power.
President This is the title of the person that is the head of government in Brazil
President This is the title of the person that is the head of government in Mexico.
Republic Another name for a democracy where citizens elect representatives to government offices.
Autocracy This is the type of government that Cuba has (dictatorship)
Communsium This is the type of government that also has a command economic system. Cuba also has this form of government.
Federation This is the power structure that both Mexico and Brazil have. States and central government share power.
Unitary This is the power structure Cuba has where central government has the power.
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