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


2 Pros

With Theocracy, there is generally no debate on religion. Because everyone worships and follows the same god. With no debate about religion, the citizens have a certain amount of freedoms, which  maintains peace through the country.

Another pro with having theocracy is that all laws are based upon religious text. This is much easier to control major decisions.

2 cons

Many people may be forced to believe something they don't , which brings confusion and disagreement within the religion.

Another con includes that the citizens would lack individuality. Everyone must behave in the same manner to keep peace within the country.

2 quotes about Theocracy

"In Iran, there is no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech, no independent judiciary, no free elections. There is no freedom of religion - not even for Shiites, who are forced by Iran's theocracy to adhere to one narrow set of official rules."   

-Elliott Abrams

“Those who would renegotiate the boundaries between church and state must therefore answer a difficult question: why would we trade a system that has served us so well for one that has served others so poorly?”

― Sandra Day O'Connor

Two countries that practice this form of government, Theocracy, is Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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