During the 1930s and 1940s, this is the kind of government that controlled Germany.
The government of the United States is an example of this form of government. In this system, the citizens elect people to represent them in the seat of government.
This is the form of government that the southern states had during the Civil War (1861-1865). It is a group of states united for a common cause. They have very little power as power remains with the individual and independent states.
(true or false) A confederation system has a strong central government.
Power is divided between the central government and local governments in this government system. Change can only be made with agreement from both the central and local governments.
(true or false) There are many direct democracies today.
This type of government has geographic distribution of power, but all of the powers are held by the central government.
The government in ancient Athens was an example of this type of government. It is also the type in the United States. The people rule and hold sovereign power in this form of government.
(true or false) Great Britain has some elements of a socialist economy.
This is the oldest form of government and is one that is ruled by one person.
If an autocrat has inherited the rule, the government is of this type. It has a king, queen, or emperor who has great power.
A monarch who has complete power over his or her people has this type of government.
In this type, the ruler shares governing powers with an elected legislature or parliament. The government of Great Britain is an example of this form of monarchy. Japan also has this type of government.
This is the government in which a leader and a close group of allies take a government by military force of by manipulating political elections. This leader has control of people in all aspects of their social and economic lives.
This is the system whereby a small group of people control the government. They get their power from wealth, social position, military strength, or a combination of these.
In this system, citizens are required to vote on issues individually. Only in small societies is this type of democracy efficient.
This is an economic system in which the government owns the means of production: the factories, farms, and machinery. This type also provides services such as education, welfare, and healthcare to its people.
This government makes all decisions about production and the distribution of goods. People living under this government have very limited choices concerning the careers they persue or the kinds of products they may buy. It is quite similar to communism.
This is an economic system that encourages private ownership of property and the means of production. The opportunity to earn a profit is the motive for individuals to enter into business.
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