Definition: A form of government in which all power resides with a few people or in a dominant class or group within the society.

Pros: leaders are well educated and Oligarchs worked together to rule effectively.

Cons: the needs of the people are usually overlooked and there is no one to fix the country if something has gone wrong.

Quotes: "tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around." (Gilbert K. Chesterton)

"As an American citizen, one has to vote. If we don't vote , we're not doing our part. We'll become some sort of oligarchy." (Jason Mraz)

Countries that have this government: Soviet Union used to have it and Venezuela


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