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PCS Global

Forms of Government

TermDefinition
Democracy citizens vote have basic rights guaranteed in a representative democracy - officials/leaders are elected (ex. Greece - first direct democracy, Great Britain - parliamentary democracy, United States - representative democracy
Feudalism decentralized manors strict class system lords/peasants/serfs warrior class (knights/saurai) Code of Honor (chivalry/Bushido) In Europe, Catholic Church is important (Ex. Europe, Japan)
Absolutism single powerful ruler centralized government Divine Right money source - trade (mercantilism) strong army "End Justifies the Means" (Ex. France - Louis XIV, England - Henry VIII, Russia - Peter the Great , Spain - Phillip II)
Fascism military states/glorify the nation (Ex. Nazi - Germany, Fascist - Italy)
Totalitarianism centralized control over many aspects of one's life those in power have complete control (Ex. Nazi - Germany, Communist - USSR, Cuba - Fidel Castro, Iraq - Saddam Hussein)
Created by: Ms.Sala