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3.1 Forms of Gov

TermDefinition
absolute monarchy a form of autocracy where a person becomes the sole leader of a country by being born into a family of rulers
anarchy the absence of any form of government
autocracy a form of government where one person has unlimited power
communism a form of government in which a single ruling party owns and controls all production and distribution of goods, and in which no private ownership is allowed
democracy a system of government in which political power resides with the people
dictatorship a form of autocracy where a military leader becomes the leader of a country often through violent means
direct democracy a form of government in which the power to govern lies directly in the hands of the people rather than through elected representatives
form of government the way a government is structured
monarchy a form of government headed by a king or queen who inherits the position, rules for life, and holds power that can range anywhere between limited to absolute
oligarchy a form of government in which a small group has total control and power
representative democracy a system of government in which the people elect representatives to make policies and laws for them, also known as a republic
republic a system of government in which the people elect representatives to make policies and laws for them, also known as a representative democracy
socialism an economic system in which the government owns the primary means of production