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Civics vocab

Different types of governments and what they are

TermDefinition
Anarchy a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.
Constitutional relating to an established set of principles governing a state.
Direct democracy a form of democracy in which people decide on policy initiatives directly.
Dictatorship A country that has a government by a dictator.
Autocracy a system of government by one person with absolute power.
Authoritarian relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state.
Democracy a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
Federalism the federal principle or system of government
Government the act or process of governing; specifically : authoritative direction or control.
Monarchy a form of government with a monarch at the head
Oligarchy a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.
Popular sovereignty the principle that the authority of a state and its government are created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives (Rule by the People), who are the source of all political power.
Representative democracy a system where citizens of a country vote for government representatives to handle legislation and ruling the country on their behalf.
Theocracy a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god.
Totalitarian relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state.
Created by: Jfrazier178