S.S. Common Exam Review
a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives;control of an organization or group by the majority of its members.
Ex: United Kingdom
Direct democracy is a form where the people decide all together.
Representative democracy is a variety of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy.
Form of government where political power is controlled by one person; monarch, dictator, emperer, etc.
Monarchy is a form of government where a King, Queen, Prince, Princess is born into the throne position.
Absolute monarchy or absolutism is a monarchical form of government in which the monarch has absolute power among his or her people.
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.
A dictator has absolute control over his citizens. Dictatorship is absolute power and people are suppressed from voicing their own opinions.
Ex: North Korea
Theocracy is a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god.
An oligarchy is a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.
An Anarchy is a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority, absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual, regarded as a political ideal.
Communism is advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.