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GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS

TERMS

TermDefinition
Theocracy Rule by god or higher power and includes religion in law
Monarchy people often respect their leader because there is pride in the tradition of having a royal family, but sometimes the people will overthrow the king or queen, usually through a coup or revolution
Dictatorship leaders gain power in different ways, sometimes by inheriting the power and becoming a complete ruler, sometimes by being chosen by the people or current government and taking over, or sometimes through military force and scare tactics
Theocracy leaders follow the interpretations of the holy books to deal with situations
Rights of citizens in a theocracy ordinary citizens' rights are limited and based on religious teachings
Why are actual systems of government are not easily categorized? Actual systems of govt. are not easily put into cat. b/c what really happens in a govt. does not always fall under one specific category and does not always follow the char. of that govt. Many govt. have characteristics of two or more types of govt.
Oligarchy Rule by a few
Rights of citizens in a monarchy people have basic rights and if there is a constitution, people have the right to elect officials
Monarchy the right to rule is inherited
Democracy leaders represent the people
Rights of citizens in a democracy. freedom of speech, freedom from unreasonable arrest and punishment, able to participate in government by voting, expressing their views and running for political office
Representative Democracy or Republic leaders are elected and hold power for a set amount of time
Representative democracy Rule by the people with elected representatives
Autocracy Rule by one
Direct democracy Power shared by the people
Monarchy Rule by a king or queen
Dictatorship Rule by a single person with complete control
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