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Governments of ME

Governments of ME terms

name the 3 ways government power is distributed unitary, confederation, and federal systems
name the 3 ways citizens participate in government autocracy, democracy, and oligarchy
what is a unitary system? government system where central government holds all the power
what is a federal system of government? power is shared between the local and central governments
what is a confederation system of government? local governments hold all the power; the central government gets all of their power from the local authorities (example United Nations, European Union)
what is an autocractic government? 1 ruler has all the power; example is king/queen or dictator
what is an oligarchy? a few people or groups of people have the power to make all government decisions
what is a democratic government system? rule by the people; people make a greater role in making decisions for themselves
what is a parliamentary democracy? a Prime Minister is chosen by the Parliament, the legislature, to represent the people
what is a presidential democracy? a President is chosen by the people separately from the legislature
what is a theocracy? a form of government where religious leaders are in charge
what is a republic? a representative form of government where elected officials represent the people
what is a monarchy? a government with a king or queen
what is a hereditary monarchy? a government where a king or queen inherits their position through birth and retains that position until death
Created by: darcymcfarlane



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