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Forms of Government - Study Guide
Compare different forms of government (direct democracy, representative democracy, socialism, communism, monarchy, oligarchy, autocracy)
Terms in this set (15)
A form of autocracy where a person becomes the sole leader of a country by being born into a family of rulers. Generally this is a King or Queen who has unlimited power.
Its when a country or land does not have a government. There are no rules and consequences for misconduct and misbehavior.
is a form of government where one person has
unlimited power. Examples of this form of government are dictatorships (complete control by a military leader) and absolute monarchies (complete control by a king, queen, prince or princess).
a form of government in which a single ruling party owns and controls all production and distribution of goods, and in which no private ownership (peoples homes/land or business) is allowed. The government controls all aspects of your life and you also really do not have any individual liberties or freedoms.
a system of government in which political power resides with the people
a form of government in which the power to govern lies directly in the hands of the people rather than through elected representatives. Every citizen votes on the laws.
a system of government in which the people elect representatives to make policies and laws for them, also known as a republic
a form of autocracy where a military leader becomes the leader of a country often through violent means
A form of government headed by a king or queen who inherits the position, rules for life, and sometimes shares power with his or her people. Generally, they are known as kings and queens.
is a form of government where a country is ruled
small group of wealthy people
. In this form of government, the power is held by the rich and wealthy
a system of government in which the people elect representatives to make policies and laws for them, also known as a representative democracy. Think of the pledge of allegiance.
is a form of government that takes an active role in controlling the economy, sets business rules and protects the people so they are not taken advantage of by businesses.
A form of government in which the executive branch is elected separately from the legislative branch, and both branches are separate, independent, and co-equal.
Form of government in which people vote for the legislative body, which in turn selects the prime minister.
A form of government in which the king retains his position as head of state, while the authority to tax and make new laws resides in an elected body.