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Governments of the World. Government – set of a rules and laws that rulers use to run a country A political system Anarchy – no government No rules Everyone does whatever they want. Theocracy – power is held by a religious leader Ex. Taliban Islamic Mullahs.

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Government – set of a rules and laws that rulers use to run a country

    • A political system
  • Anarchy – no government
    • No rules
    • Everyone does whatever they want
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Absolute Monarchy – power held by a king or queen

  • meant power and affluence for the rich, clergy and nobles
  • while no privileges and rights were almost guaranteed for the poor.
  • Divine Right – power came from God

Louis XVI

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Dictatorship – ruled by a single ruler

    • Gains power by force or military
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Military government – army seizes power from a weak government.

    • Power held by one or more military
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Multiparty Democracy – people are given the choice to elect candidates from several parties.

      • Constitutional monarchy
      • Presidential republic
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Constitutional monarchy – royal family “figure head”

  • Represents country for social duties/diplomatic
  • No real power to make laws
  • Prime minister – real power rules Parliament
  • Parliament – ruling body

Queen Elizabeth II

David Cameron

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Presidential Republic – voters choose leader and elect people to parliament or Congress

    • Leader: president or prime minister
    • Most common form of government in world
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Dependent territory – areas in world too small or too weak to govern itself

  • Larger country governs it.

British Virgin Islands

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