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European Government

government terms

TermDefinition
Autocratic One person has power; citizens have little to no power
Democratic - Republic Citizens, of voting age, have the power
Monarchy Ruled by a king or queen. Example: Czar Nicholas II of Russia
Dictatorship A person who rules a country with total authority and often in a cruel or brutal way Example: Hitler WWII Germany
Presidential Type of democracy where citizens elect the legislature and the president in separate elections Example: USA, Russia, Mexico & Brazil
Parliamentary Type of democracy where citizens elect members of the legislature; the legislature then elects the Prime Minister. Example: UK, Germany, Canada & Australia
Communism Government that promotes a classless society based on common ownership of products/property Example: Cuba and WWII Soviet Union
Theocracy Government in which God is seen as the true leader and religious leaders serve as political leaders Example: Iran
Prime Minister Elected by Parliament and is head the government
President Elected by the people and is head of government and head of state
Constitutional Monarchy a country with a monarchy a that has limited power and no real authority
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