~Social Studies Common Exam review

*Democracy~Any form of government in which political power is exercised by all citizens, either directly or through their elected representatives.(example:Greece)

~Direct~There are no representatives in government: The citizens vote on everything.All citizens participate in government.(Example: In ancient Athens, Greece, they held assemblies where citizens voted to pass laws)

~Representative~Like direct democracy, all citizens participate in government.vPeople elect representatives who vote on laws for the citizens.(example:United States)

~Autocracy~a country, state, or society governed by one person with absolute power.

~Monarch~a sovereign head of state, especially a king, queen, or emperor.(example:Vatican City)

~Absolute Monarch: absolutism is a monarchical form of government in which the monarch  has absolute power among his or her people.(example: British)

~Constitutional monarchy~ is a form of government in which a king or queen acts as Head of State.(example: British)

~Dictator:government by a dictator.(example :china)

~Theocracy~a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god.(example:iran)

~Oligarchy~a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.(example:Soviet Union)

~anarchy~a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.(example:Somalia)

~ Communism~a political theory derived from Karl Marx, 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.(example:German