Theocracy


Definition:  Theocracy is a type of government in which a religious leader rules the country in the name of God.

Pros- They are able to solve problems a lot easier because they have to follow a set of rules.                                                                                                                                      They are also able to get along better because they all have the same beliefs and values.

Cons  - If a person  in that country somehow does not follow the same religion, they could be discriminated and killed. The people there might not be as technologically advanced, because of their religious leader/God would tell them not to.

"The very concept of an Iranian university is an oxymoron. There are no free and open places of learning in that repressive theocracy. Dissenters are not given tenure; they are murdered, after first being tortured. Blasphemy, which is broadly defined, is punished. Gays are not only excluded from Iranian universities, but are imprisoned and killed." —Alan Dershowit

“Indeed, it's futile to try and use Holy Scripture to support any political position. I deeply distrust anyone who does. Just look at what an Islamic Republic is like.” ― Christopher Hitchens

2 countries that use this form of government are Iran, Vatican City.


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