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Government

Describing power of the government and role of citizen

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One ruler with all power; citizen has little to no power (cannot vote) Autocratic
Central government has the most power; local governments do what the central government tells them. Unitary
Ruled by the few; usually for selfish and corrupt purposes; citizen has little or nor power (cannot vote) Oligarchic
Local government has the most power but they come together to loosely form a central government. Central government is weak. Confederation
Local and central governments share power. Federal
Ruled by the people; citizen can vote, usually for leaders to make decisions. Democratic
Legislature (legislative branch) and the president (executive branch) are separate and share power. Presidential Democracy
Parliament (legislature) has the Most power. Parliamentary Democracy
President is elected by the people. The executive branch (president) is not part of the legislative branch. Presidential Democracy
Parliament chooses the prime minister. The prime minister is part of the parliament. Parliamentary Democracy
Government run by religious principles or religious leaders. Theocracy
King, queen, or emperor rules, power passed through the royal family. Monarchy
Dictates rules for Muslim behavior. Shariah Law
Comes from the Koran and Muhammad's teachings. Shariah Law
Created by: sjbrad