Government Lesson- 3
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a government in which one person has all the power. There are two types: monarchy and a dictatorship.
rule by one person, usually royalty, with the right to govern passed through blood lines.
a form of government where one leader has absolute control over citizens; usually through the military means
rule by the people. There are two types: direct democracy and representative democracy.
all people vote on policy initiatives directly; there are no elected leaders.
citizens elect others to represent them in various processes of government and decision making.
government that recognizes God or a divine being as the ultimate authority. Religious law is used to settle disputes and rule the people.
rule by a few. A small group of people has all the power.
lack of government; the absence of government