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Government Types

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oligarchy
The government that is ruled by a few...
dictatorship
The government that is ruled by one...
direct democracy
laws passed by all of the people
monarchy
rule by a king or queen
constitution
This guarantees the rights of the people in a constitutional monarchy..
anarchy
no government
Republic (Representative Democracy)
This is the type of government that you will see at the federal, state, and local level in the United States...
direct democracy
when all citizens participate in government
theocracy
rule by religion
authority
The ability of the government to exercise power without resorting to violence
autocracy
A regime in which the government holds all the power
citizen
A legal member of a political unit
confederacy
A system of government with a very weak central government and strong states
constitutional democracy
A regime in which the use of power is limited by law
democracy
Rule by the people
dictatorship
An absolute government in which one person holds all the power and uses it for his or her own self-interest
empire
A state that governs more than one national group, usually as a result of conquest
federalism
A system of government in which power is shared by national and state governments
government
The organization of power within a country
nation
A large group of people who are linked by a similar culture, language, and history
oligarchy
Rule by the wealthy few
parliamentary democracy
A regime in which the legislature chooses the executive branch
presidential democracy
A regime in which the president and the legislators must be entirely separate
totalitarianism
A regime in which the government controls every facet of life