Forms of Government

Forms of Government

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  • Representative Democracy
  • You have elected us to represent your rights and ideals in the government, and to do the day-to-day work to keep our country going.
  • Direct Democracy
  • Your vote is your voice!
  • The idea of democracy is if you have to live with the decisions, then you must be able to participate in making them.
  • Theocracy
  • If you do not obey the law God will come down and smite you!
  • In a representative democracy the citizens vote for government representatives to handle legislation and ruling the country on their behalf.
  • Monarchy
  • Absolute power is a tricky thing my daughter, you either use it or loose it.
  • In a direct democracy there are no representatives, the citizens do the day-to-day work of governing the country, such as lawmaking.
  • Dictatorship
  • Power to the people!
  • Finally this country is now all mine, no one can take my control.
  • Democracy means everyone!
  • Priests rule in the name of God or a God to use religious law to settle disputes and rule the people.
  • Anarchy
  • The government did this to us!
  • In a monarchy a king or queen rules the country, and usually comes to power through their family line. They share their power with parts of their government, and are also subject to their countries constitution.
  • In a dictatorship one leader has absolute control over the countries people, constitution, and other parts of the government.
  • No government, no one is in control of the people, they are free to do what they want, everyone looks out for themselves.
  • Destroy the hierarchy!
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