Types of Ruling Governments
Terms in this set (10)
An _________ is an government in which one person has all the power. There are two types of _________ : a monarchy and a dictatorship.
In an ________, a king or queen rules the country. _________ usually come to power through their family.
A ____________ is a form of government where one leader has absolute control over citizens' lives. If there is a constitution, the dictator has control over that, too - so it doesn't mean much. Although other parts of the government may exist, such as courts or a lawmaking body, these branches always do what the dictator wants them to do. They do not represent citizens.
In a _________, citizens hold the political power.
In a ______________ _________, citizens elect leaders to represent their rights and interest in government.
In a ______ _________, there are no representatives. Citizens are directly involve in the day-to-day work of governing the country.
In an _________, a small group of people has all the power. _________ is a Greek word that means "rule by a few".
________ is a small group - usually military officers - who rule a country after taking it over by force.
A __________ is a government that recognizes God or a divine being as the ultimate authority. ( "Theo" is a Greek word that means God.) In a _________, religious law is used to settle disputes and rule the people. Ex. Republic of Iran recognizes Islamic law.
In an _______, nobody is in contra - or everyone is, depending on how you look at it.