9 terms

types of government

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democracy
rule by the people
dictatorship
ruled by a single person who gained power through force
direct democracy
A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not through representatives
anarchy
a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
monarchy
state ruled over by a single person, as a king or queen
oligarchy
a political system governed by a few people
autocracy
rule by one person with unlimited power
representative democracy
a government in which citizens choose a smaller group to govern on their behalf
theocracy
government run by religious leaders