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7th-Unit 2.4 SE Asia

SS7CG4 - Government

TermDefinition
autocracy or autocratic a government with a single ruler with unlimited power: citizens have little or no role in the government.
dictatorship a form of government where one leader has total power over a country
democratic a government with supreme power given to the people and they elect representatives to govern them
parliamentary democracy a government with executive power given to members of a legislature. The legislature then chooses a leader (Prime Minister)
presidential democracy a government with separate executive and legislative branches: citizens elect both branches.
head of government the top leader who manages day-to-day activities in the government.
emperor ceremonial & hereditary position after World War II; holds no political power—power was limited by the constitution of Japan
head of state the top leader who represents a government at official and ceremonial functions.
president title given to the head of government (and head of state) in a presidential democracy; elected by the citizens
prime minister title often given to the head of government in a parliamentary democracy; selected from among members of the legislature
parliament common name given to the legislature in a parliamentary democracy
political party an organization which represents a specific political agenda and socioeconomic positions with a given nation
compulsory mandatory and enforced, NOT voluntary
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