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TYPES OF GOVERNMENTS

CARMALT - Forms of government

Definition of type of ruleWord
No organized rule, confusion anarchy
one person governs with unlimited power autocracy
one-party system, state controls economy communism
rule by the people, usually the majority democracy
type of democracy where all people make their own laws and vote on them direct democracy
type of democracy where people elect representatives to make laws representative democracy
rule by one person, often through military force dictatorship
rule by a female or group of females matriarchy
takeover and rule of government by military forces military junta
king or queen rule monarchy
type of monarchy where ruler has unlimited power absolute monarchy
type of monarchy where ruler's power is limited by a constitution constitutional monarchy
type of monarchy where ruler is usually a symbol and has little power parliamentary monarchy
government ruled by a few powerful people oligarchy
government ruled by wealthy people plutocracy
rule by a chief of state, citizens elect officials republic
rule by shared ownership of government and goods socialism
rule by organized religion or religious leaders theocracy
government exercises absolute control over all aspects of life, and opposing political and cultural expression is suppressed totalitarianism
Created by: EM4CARMALT