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govt system in which people rule, directly or through elected representatives

Parliamentary democracy

govt system in which executive and legislative duties are carried out through an elected group of representatives

Presidential democracy

govt system in which an elected individual oversees executive duties; legislative duties through elected group of representatives


govt system headed by a religious leader who leads the citizens according to beliefs of one religion


strong nations control weaker nations for profit; strong nation exerts political and economic control over weaker nation so the stronger country benefits


govt system with one strong ruler controlling all govt powers


govt system in which ruler is determined by birth; ruler remains in office for life

Constitutional monarchy

govt system in which powers of the ruler by birth are limited under the laws of the country

Absolute monarchy

govt system in which one ruler inherits power and controls all govt powers

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