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Dictatorship
a country, government, or the form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a dictator.
Communism
a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.
Theocracy
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 ecclesiastical authorities.
Constitutional Monarchy
a monarchy governed according to a constitution that limits and defines the powers of the sovereign
Commonwealth
a group of sovereign states and their dependencies associated by their own choice and linked with common objectives and interests:
Republic
a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them
Anarchy
a state of society without government or law.
Christianity
the Christian religion, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches
Christianity - Catholic
of or pertaining to a Catholic church, especially the Roman Catholic Church.
Christianity - Lutheran
of or pertaining to Luther, adhering to his doctrines, or belonging to one of the Protestant churches that bear his name
Christianity - Baptist
a member of a Christian denomination that baptizes believers by immersion and that is usually Calvinistic in doctrine
Judaism
the monotheistic religion of the Jews, having its ethical, ceremonial, and legal foundation in the precepts of the Old Testament and in the teachings and commentaries of the rabbis as found chiefly in the Talmud
Judaism - Orthodox
Judaism as observed by Orthodox Jews.
Judaism - Conservative
Judaism as observed by Conservative Jews
Judaism - Reform
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