Skylynn Gallagher's Greek Government

Skylynn Gallagher's Greek Government

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  • Monarchy
  • A monarchy is a form of government in which a person, the monarch, is head of state for life.
  • Oligarchy
  • Oligarchy
  • An oligarchy is a power structure that allows a few businesses, families, or individuals to rule. Those few ruling members have enough power to create policies that benefit them to the exclusion of the rest of society.
  • Tyranny
  • Tyranny is a cruel government under the control of a controlling leader.
  • Aristocracy
  • Aristocracy
  • A hereditary ruling class; nobility. Aristocracy is defined as a ruling class made up of people with royal blood, or is a government of collected people who are thought to be exceptional in some way, and therefore the most qualified to rule. An example of an aristocracy is Britain's Royal family.
  • Representative Democracy
  • Representative Democracy
  • Representative democracy is a form of democracy in which people vote for representatives who then vote on policy initiatives as opposed to direct democracy.
  • Direct Democracy
  • Direct democracy or pure democracy is a form of democracy in which people decide on policy initiatives directly. This differs from the majority of currently established democracies, which are representative democracies. Ancient Greeks were the first to use direct democracy!
  • Direct Democracy
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