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Forms of government

Terms and definitions of types of government and examples of governments
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Anarchy
A society where there is no functioning governement; this is a time of lawlessness and political disorder.
Theocracy
This form of government is where political power is held by religious authorities.
Dictatorship
This form of government is when a single person or a small clique (group) of people control the government.
authoritarian (unlimited)
In this form of government, absolute power is controlled by the central government. The rights of the individual are always valued less than the rights of the whole society.
Oligarchy
This form of government is when a small group (wealthy, communist party officials, etc.) of people control the government.
Democracy (limited)
This form of government is where the people, through voting, decide the policies and laws of the government.
representative democracy (republic)
This form of government is where citizens elect representative to vote for them and create legislation in their government.
Confederation
Is a group of states that join together under a loose federal government.
What type of government does the United States have today?
Republic
Fidel Castro, the leader of Cuba, was the head of what type of governement?
Dictatorship
Somalia has what form of government
Anarchy
Vatican City has what form of government?
Theocracy
Ancient Athens and New England town meetings are examples of what form of government?
Direct Democracy
Monarchy
Is a form of government where the country is lead by an individual who inherhits this royal right through their family.
England and Spain have these types of governements.
Monarchies
The newly independent thirteen states of America formed what type of government?
Confederation