Theocracy

by: Hannah Hohman

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

Pros: The nation will probably have a very strict laws and rules, so crime rates might go down. Another pro is that everyone is religious under the nation so everyone will agree and obey the government and church.

Cons: Theocracy governments rarely change which in some cases can be a problem. Another con is that everyone might not agree with the religion.

Quotes about Theocracy:

“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

"All governments are ordained by God, but none compare to government by God, theocracy.”

William R. Bowen, American Government: In Christian Perspective

2 Countries that use Theocracy:

Iran & Saudi Arabia

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