a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system
a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, the God's or deity's laws being interpreted by the religious authorities.
a constitutionally limited government of the representative type, created by a written Constitution-with its powers divided between three separate Branches: Executive, Legislative and Judicial.
head of state is determined through hereditary and marital succession and is traditionally not bound by a constitution
A government controlled by one person, or a small group of people; Power rests entirely on the person or group of people, and can be obtained by force or by inheritance. The dictator(s) usually also take away much of its peoples' freedom
the political and economic theory that replaces private property and capitalism with public ownership and control of the means of production (e.g., mines, mills, and factories) and the natural resources of a society
advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange of goods should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole