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Review of Government types and features
|What are three reasons we have government?
|to keep order, to protect lives, to safeguard property
|What is an absolute monarchy?
|where a king or queen has total control over the nation and all who live there.
|What is divine right?
|The king or queens power comes directly from God.
|What is a Constitutional Monarchy?
|Where a king or queen is ruling, but the power is held by elected officials, like a prime minister, who must follow a written constitution.
|What is a dictatorship?
|Government controlled by a single leader or a small group of people who have absolute power with no limits. Leader does not answer to the people.
|What are elections like in a dictatorship?
|They are not legitimate, if they even exist. They are manipulated by the people in charge so they can get the results they want, not necessarily what the people want.
|How are people controlled in a dictatorship?
|By power or force, threats, severe punishments, and possibly secret police.
|What is a democracy?
|Where the government gets its power from the consent of the people. Ultimate power is in the hands of the people.
|How are leaders chosen in a democracy?
|They have the power to vote on their government officials. If they do not like the way a person rules, they can be voted out the next election.
|What is a direct democracy?
|This is usually found in small nations, as every person votes on every single issue. Often in small populations too.
|What is a representative democracy?
|Where people elect an official who does their voting for them, often in larger population nations because people cannot vote for every single issue that arrises.
|What is a theocracy?
|A government operated under divine rule where God or a god/goddess is in charge and the rulers are carrying out the will of the God/god/goddess.
|What is an example of a theocracy?
|What is an example of a representative democracy?
|The United States of America
|What is an example of a dictatorship?
|North Korea - the people have no control over what they have access to, and are very removed from the rest of the world.
|What is an example of a monarchy?
|Great Britain/England (Prince William, Queen Elizabeth, etc)