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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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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


Governments of the world

  • Theocracy – power is held by a religious leader

    • Ex. Taliban

    • Islamic Mullahs


Governments of the world

  • One-party state – all power in the country is held by one political party

  • Ex. China and Cuba


Governments of the world

  • 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


Governments of the world

  • Dictatorship – ruled by a single ruler

    • Gains power by force or military


Governments of the world

  • Military government – army seizes power from a weak government.

    • Power held by one or more military


Governments of the world

  • Multiparty Democracy – people are given the choice to elect candidates from several parties.

    • Constitutional monarchy

    • Presidential republic


Governments of the world

  • 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


Governments of the world

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

    • Leader: president or prime minister

    • Most common form of government in world


Governments of the world

  • Dependent territory – areas in world too small or too weak to govern itself

  • Larger country governs it.

British Virgin Islands