types of government

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Absolute Monarchy

oldest known political system; born to power(inherited); monarchs; controls money, land, and soldiers.

Representative Democracy

many political parties; power is only as long as your elected

communism

20th century form of government; all means of production is owned by everyone but ruled by the government. The government owns property such as buisnesses and farms. It provides its people healthcare, education, and welfare.

socialism

mixed economy; represents democratic socialism; provides healthcare and housing.

fascism

usually one leader; one political party owns the government; very patriotic and sacrifice unity.

anarchy

lawless; represents a theory without government; no rulership or enforced authority. No government and other rival groups are fighting to take its place; people who belive that government is bad.

Tyranny

one who has taken power by his or her own means as opposed to hereditary or constitutional power.

totalitarian

country with only one political party. they have complete power. people are forced to do what the government tells then and may also be prevented from leaving the country. the leader promotes a "cult of personality."

Monarchy

a form of government in which all political power is absolutley or nominally lodged with an individual person; single ruler.

Aristocracy

A form of government in which a few of the most prominent citizens rul.e

Oligarchy

a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class of clique; a government by the few. Same as having three dictators.

Democracy

(government by the people)a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and excersized directly by them or by their elected representatives under a free electoral system elected by the people.

Republic

a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens is entitled to vote and is excercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them. No monarch; usually with a President.

Dictatorship

a country government, or the form of government in which absolute power is excercised by a dictator. there is a single leadere and will use force to keep control.

Revolution

an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed. Government overthrown by force.

Sovereign

a monarch; a king, queen, or other supreme ruler.

Popular Sovereignty

the doctrine that sovereign power is vested in the people and that those chosen to govern, as trustees of such power, must exercise it in conformity with the general will.

autocracy

government by a single person having unlimited power; despotism

despotism

domination through threat of punishment and violence.

capitalist

a free-market country; people can own their own businesses and property; people can also buy services for private use, such as healthcare, but most capitalist governments also provide their own education, health, and welfare services.

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