Forms of Government
Updated: 1/18/2020
Forms of Government
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  • Democracy
  • No
  • Yes
  • Republic
  • Monarchy
  • A government in which the people hold all political power, often via voting. Direct democracies work directly off the citizen's direct votes on laws.
  • Oligarchy
  • A government in which the country is ruled by representatives of the people.
  • Theocracy
  • A government with a single ruler who often holds most of the power (depending on the type of monarchy), who is typically descended from a bloodline.
  • Anarchy
  • A government in which a small group of people hold complete political power.
  • A religious government that recognizes a divine being as ultimate authority. However, theocracies can follow other government forms as well: they just recognize the religious aspect.
  • Essentially a total lack of government. No one has political power.
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