SS.7.C.3.1 VOCAB

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absolute monarchy
a form of autocracy where a person becomes the sole leader of a country by being born into a family of rulers; there are no limits on the monarch's power
autocracy
a form of government where one person has unlimited power
communism
a form of government in which a single ruling party owns and controls the entire economy, and in which no private ownership is allowed
direct democracy
a form of government in which the power to govern is directly in the hands of the people rather than elected representatives
oligarchy
a form of government in which a small group (often of wealthy people) has total control and power
representative democracy/republic
a form of government in which the people elect representatives to make laws for them
socialism
a form of government in which the government plays a major role in running the economy, but private ownership is also allowed and leaders may be elected by the people
monarchy
a form of government headed by a king or queen who inherits the position, rules for life, and holds power that can range anywhere between limited to absolute