The Different types of government

Democracy. The word "democracy" literally means "rule by the people." In a democracy, the people government.

Monarchy. A monarchy consists of rule by a king or queen. Sometimes a king is called an "emperor," especially if there is a large empire, such as China before 1911. There are no large monarchies today. The United Kingdom, which has a queen, is really a republic because the queen has virtually no political power.a form of government with a monarch at the head.

  • a state that has a monarch.

aristocracy.An aristocracy is rule by the aristocrats. Aristocrats are typically wealthy, educated people. Many monarchies have really been ruled by aristocrats. Today, typically, the term "aristocracy" is used negatively to accuse a republic of being dominated by rich people, such as saying, "The United States has become an aristocracy.a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.

Dictatorship. A dictatorship consists of rule by one person or a group of people. Very few dictators admit they are dictators; they almost always claim to be leaders of democracies. The dictator may be one person, such as Castro in Cuba or Hitler in Germany, or a group of people, such as the Communist Party in China.government by a dictator.

Democratic.Usually, a "democratic republic" is not democratic and is not a republic. A government that officially calls itself a "democratic republic" is usually a dictatorship. Communist dictatorships have been especially prone to use this term. For example, the official name of North Vietnam was "The Democratic Republic of Vietnam." China uses a variant, "The People's Republic of China."of, relating to, or supporting democracy or its principles.

Communism is thus a form of socialism—a higher and more advanced form, according to its advocates. Exactly how communism differs from socialism has long been a matter of debate, but the distinction rests largely on the communists' adherence to the revolutionary socialism of Karl Marx.a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution."the ruling oligarchy of military men around the president"

theocracy.a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god.

  • the commonwealth of Israel from the time of Moses until the election of Saul as King.

Oligarchy."to rule or to command")[1][2][3] is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people could be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, religious or military control. Such states are often controlled by a few prominent families who typically pass their influence from one generation to the next, but inheritance is not a necessary . a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution."the ruling oligarchy of military men around the president"

  1. Constitutional monarchy is a form of government in which a king or queen acts as Head of State. The ability to make and pass legislation resides with an elected Parliament, not with the Monarch.

Anarchy. Anarchy is the condition of a society, entity, group of persons or single person which does not recognize authority.[1] It originally meant leaderless or lawlessness, but in 1840, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon adopted the term in his treatise What Is Property? to refer to a new political philosophy, anarchism, which advocates stateless societies based on voluntary associations. a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.

  1. Representative democracy (also indirectdemocracy or sephocracy) is a variety ofdemocracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy.
  2. Representative democracy (also indirectdemocracy or sephocracy) is a variety ofdemocracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy.
  1. Direct Democracy can be defined as a form or system of democracy giving citizens an extraodinary amount of participation in the legislation process and granting them a maximum of political self-determination.
  2. Direct democracy (also known as puredemocracy) is a form of democracy in which people decide (e.g. vote on, form consensus on) policy initiatives directly.

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