Types of Government
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Elected officials are given the power by the people to make decisions.
Early form of government. People living in small groups where all adults participated in the decision making process.
Used still today by small villages, elders or chiefs hear from members of the community but ultimately make the final decisions.
Popular until about 200 years ago, this form of government had a king or queen who inherited the throne by birth and had complete control..
A leader who is not a king or queen and has almost total power over an entire country. Power is maintianed through the military
Power is maintained by the wealthy and educated members of society.
Where religion and government combine to rule a country.
A King or Queen that has had their power limited.
A dictator that goes beyond just controlling the country. They try to alter the culture and people of the country.
A country ruled for by a small group, usually not for the benefit of the people.
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