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Type of government

Type of government for social study Mrs Ha

TermDefinition
Democracy Any type of government where power is held by all citizens.
Direct All citizens participate, no representatives - citizens vote on issues. Example Acient Athens
Republic/ Indirect All citizens participate People elect representatives who vote on the issues, representatives answer to the people and typically must follow a constitution. Exemple USA
Anarchy Absence of government. No government to make or enforce laws.
Oligarchy Any society ruled by a small group of people.
Theocracy Rule by a group of religious leaders. Religious law is used to govern. Exemple Republic of Iran
Aristocracy Group of wealthy an well educated citizens. Power is usually passed down within certain famiies. exemple Medieval Europe.
Empire A group of nations or people ruled over by an emperor, empress, or other powerful leader of government. Exemple Roman Empire
Autocracy Any socjety ruled by one person.
Dictatorship/ Tyranny Power is taken by force. Unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession. People have very little rights
Monarchy Rule by kings, queens, and other types of royalty. Power is passed down, usually fromm father to son. Exemple France in the 1600s and 1700s.
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