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Theocracy: a government that recognizes God or a divine being as the ultimate authority. Religious law is used to settle disputes and rule the people.
I govern these lands!
Representative Democracy: citizens elect leaders to represent their rights and interests in government. The elected leaders run the government.
Thank God you got voted for office!
I stand for the people!
Oligarchy: a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution. The group divides the power amongst themselves.
WE HAVE ALL THE POWER
Monarchy: a king or queen rules the country. The monarch can have all the power of the country, but they can also share the power with other parts of the government.
I rule all the lands!
Dictatorship: a government where one leader has absolute control over citizen's lives. They do not represent citizens.
DO AS I SAY OR YOU DIE!
Anarchy: nobody is in control or everyone is. No form of central government, people fend for themselves.
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