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Social Studies


Unitary One strong, central government
Confederation Several individual governments
Federal A system that divides up power between a strong national government and smaller local governments.
Autocracy Government in which one person has absolute power
Oligarchy Government controlled by a small group of people
Democracy A form of government in which everyone is treated equally and has equal rights
Presidential A system of government in which the powers of the president are constitutionally separate from those of the legislature.
Parliamentary A parliamentary form of government is a democratic one where the head of state and head of government are held by different people and the executive and legislative branches of government are linked
Russia President
United Kingdom Prime Minister
Germany Chancellor
Presidential Democracy Strong national government headed by elected leaders
Parliamentary Democracy Government in which voters elect lawmaking body which chooses a Prime Minister to head the government