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Unit 5: Test 2

Civics, Government, and Global Politics - Test 2

autocracy a form of government where one person has unlimited power
dictatorship a form of government where a single person has unlimited power and uses force or threat of force to keep power
monarch a ruler such as a king or queen who usually inherits the position
hereditary succession someone in the family of the ruler takes over when he or she dies or gives up power
theocracy a form of government in which a country is ruled by religious leaders
absolute monarchy a form of government with a monarch who has complete political power
constitutional monarchy a form of government where a constitution limits the monarch’s power and guarantees citizens some rights
oligarchy rule by a small group of people
democracy rule by the people or a government in which many people are able to participate and is based on the idea of majority rule
representative democracy a form of democracy where people elect representatives and give them the power to make laws and decisions (note that republic = representative democracy)
presidential system a form of democracy where citizens 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
treaty an official agreement made between two or more countries
negotiate to discuss something formally in order to reach an agreement
Created by: AMS SS6