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Gov't Vocab

basjc gov't terms

Autocracy rule by one
Oligarchy rule by few (a group)
Democracy rule by all
Unitary central greater than regional; central gov't has all the power
Confederation regional greater than central; regional gov'ts hold all the power
Federal central and regional share power; central gov't allows regional gov'ts to create laws and make decisions
Dictatorship a type of autocracy where the ruler takes power through military force
Absolute monarchy a type of autocracy where the ruler inherits power from a relative
Communism a type of oligarchy where the rulers gain power by being a member of the Communist Political party
Theocracy a type of oligarchy where the a religions is the highest law; leaders gain power by being members of the ruling religious group
Republic a type of democracy where the leaders are voted in by the citizens of the country
Constitutional monarchy a type of democracy where the leaders are voted in by the citizens of the country, but there is a monarch (King, Queen, Emperor) who is just a symbol with no power
Presidential Democracy citizens vote for all three branches of government, including the executive branch
Parliamentary Democracy the executive branch is voted in by the legislature; citizens vote for judicial and legislative branches only
Prime Minister the leader of the executive branch in a parliamentary democracy
The state of Georgia is an example of regional or central government? regional
President Obama and Congress are examples of regional or central government? central
In the United States, Washington D.C. and the states share descion and law making responsibilities. What type of government power sharing is this? federal
If a national government (central) does not share any lawmaking decisions with its states (regional). What type of government power sharing is this? unitary
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