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anarchy
a state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority
junta
a military group ruling a country after seizing power
constitutional monarchy
A King or Queen is the official head of state but power is limited by a constitution
dictatorship
A state or government ruled by a leader with absolute power
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Group of countries in Europe and North America that have signed a treaty agreeing to protect each other in case of attack
Representative Democracy
A form of democracy in which citizens elect officials to govern on their behalf.
United Nations (UN)
Organization with a goal of keeping peace, developing friendly relationships among countries, and improving the quality of life for the world's poor people
World Bank
Organization that helps poor and middle- income countries get the money they need to build improvements that will help reduce poverty
Direct Democracy
A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not through representatives
theocracy
A government that is based on religious authority
Absolute Monarchy
A monarchy that is not limited or restrained by laws or a constitution
European Union (EU)
The partnership between countries in Europe that is designed to help them avoid conflict by making them dependent on each other

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