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dictatorship form of government where a single person has unlimited power and uses force to take and/ or keep power.
monarch a ruler such as a king or queen who inherits the position.
absolute monarchy a form of government with a monarch who has complete political power.
hereditary succession someone in the family of the ruler takes over when he or she dies or gives up power.
constitutional monarchy a form of government where a constitution limits the monarch's power and guarantees citizens some rights
theocracy a form of government in which a country is ruled by a religious leader, laws of the nation and religion are intertwined
presidential system a form of democracy where citiznes elect both a legislature and an executive
parliamentary system a form of democracy where citizens elect a legislature and the executive is then selected by the legislature
democracy rule by the people or a government which many people are able to participate and is based on the idea of majority rule
autocracy a form of government where one person has unlimited power "self or one rule"
oligarchy rule by a small group or a few. "few rule"
representative democracy form of governemnt citizens elect officials to make laws and decisions for them
direct democracy form of government where citizens are involved in all law making and day to day activities
federalism power is divided and shared between the national and state governments
sovereignty the highest level of power
republic government where people hold the power and elect leaders to make laws and decisions for them
nation or state a political unit such as a country with defined borders, population, sovereignty, and a government
government a system that makes laws, protects it's citizens, provides services, and protects their territory
economic system a system for producing, distributing, and consuming goods and services
entrepreneur one who takes risks, makes decisions, and organizes other productive resources to earn a profit
labor (human) resources abilities, talents, training, skills, and knowledge of people used in production of goods and services
consumer a person ,company, or business that uses goods or services
goods objects of value acquired and used by the consumer
services actions or activities an individual, company, or business provides for someone else
producer a person, company, business that uses goods or services
capital resources equipment or goods: machinery, tools, factories, stores, vehicles that are used to produce other goods and services
command economy an economic system in which the three main economic questions are answered by the government
circular flow model the pattern in which goods and services and resources flow in the market place
mixed economy an economic system with some government involvement and consumer interaction of supply and demand
market economy an economic system in which the three main economic questions are answered by the interaction of the buyer and seller, based on supply and demand
location describes where something is on earth
absolute location An exact position on earth, can be an address or a coordinate
relative location describes where something is found on earth in relation to another place: near, above, west of..etc.
place describes the physical human characteristics of an area, what is it like there?
region describes the similarities you may find in many places; human and physical characteristics
movement describes how people, goods, and ideas got to a particular place
human environmental interaction describes how humans have modified a place or adapted to the places around them.
agrarian agriculture
traditional economy an economic system that is ruled by barter and trade, no currency, and is the old economic system in the world.
Created by: jthigpen