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Core Concepts 8.1-3

Mrs. P's Social Studies Vocab

government a group of people who have the power to make and enforce laws for a country or area
constitution a system of basic rules and principles by which a government is organized
limited government a government structure in which government actions are limited by law
unlimited government a government structure in which there are no effective limits on government action
tyranny the unjust use of power
state a region that shares a common government
city-state an independent state consisting of a city and its surrounding territory
empire a state containing several countries
democracy a form of government in which citizens hold political power
nation state a state that is independent of other states
monarchy a form of government in which the state is ruled by a monarch
dictatorship a rule by one person with total power
unitary system a central government makes all laws for the entire country
federal system power is divided among central, regional, and local governments
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