Comparative Government

Comparative Government

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Cards (10)

Section 1

(10 cards)

Authoritarian

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Category of governments in which the ruler holds absolute authority

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Constitutional Monarchy (or Limited Monarchy)

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A government in which the monarch's power is defined by a constitution

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Absolute Monarchy

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A government with an hereditary ruler whose power is unlimited by a constitution

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Parliamentary Monarchy

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A government in which the monarch holds only ceremonial powers and the head of state is a prime minister elected by the Parliament (legislature)

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Dictatorship

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A government with a ruler (usually a military leader) who holds unlimited power

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Democracy

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Any government in which authority rests with the people

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Direct Democracy

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A democratic government in which the citizens make government decisions themselves without representative acting on their behalf

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Limited Government

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Category of governments in which the ruler's authority is defined by a written constitution

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Republic (or Representative Democracy)

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A democratic government in which the citizens elect representatives to make decisions on their behalf

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Totalitarian

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A government which seeks to control all aspects of its citizens' lives

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