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9 terms

OGT Definitions I

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Democracy
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
Theocracy
govt system headed by a religious leader who leads the citizens according to beliefs of one religion
Imperialism
strong nations control weaker nations for profit; strong nation exerts political and economic control over weaker nation so the stronger country benefits
Dictatorship
govt system with one strong ruler controlling all govt powers
Monarchy
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