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The government

6th GradeGovernment

GovernmentDefintions
Autocratic Government (Power) One person has unlimited power.
Autocratic Government (Citizen roles) Limited role.
Autocratic Government age? Oldest form of government around.
How do Autocratic Governments maintain power? Through inheritance or ruthless use of military and police power.
Oligarchic Government (Power) Government ruled by a small group of citizens.
Oligarchic Government (Citizen roles) Limited role.
How do Oligarchic Governments maintain power? Military, social, wealth, religion or a combination.
Political opposition in an oligarchy? Usually suppressed violently.
Democratic Government (Power) Citizens elect their own leaders.
Democratic Government (Citizen roles) Active role in their government.
How do Demographic Governments maintain power? Leaders elected through regular elections. Basic rights are protected and cannot be taken away by individual leaders.
Unitary System Central Authority has most power. Weak regional authority.
What countries have a unitary system? United Kingdom and France
Confederation System Regional Authorities are strong. Central authority weak.
What countries have a confederation system? Germany, Canada and Australia.
Federal System Central and Regional Authorities share power more evenly.
Which country has a federal system? United States of America.
Two types of Autocratic governments? Absolute dictatorship and absolute monarchy.
Ideas of a leader in an absolute dictatorship? Ideas of a single leader are absolute,
Government control in an absolute dictatorship? Government tries to control every aspect of citizen's life.
The power of the people in an absolute dictatorship? People lack the power to limit their rulers.
Leader in an absolute monarchy? King, queen or emperor has absolute power.
How is a position obtained in an absolute monarchy? Usually inherited.
The power of the people in an absolute monarchy? People lack the power to limit their rulers.
Is an absolute monarchy common? No they are rare today but were common in Western Europe from 1400s to 1700s.
Two forms of democracy? Presidential and Parliamentary.
What system of government is a Presidential democracy? A system of government in which the President is constitutionally independent of the legislature.
Presidential democracy existence? The executive branch exists SEPERATELY from the legislature.
What system of government is a Parliamentary democracy? A system of government having a real executive power vested in a cabinet composed of members of the LEGISLATURE who are individually and collectively responsible to the legislature.
Parliamentary democracy May have a PRIME MINISTER elected by the LEGISLATURE.
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