Presentation on theme: " Democracy is government in which power and civic responsibility are exercised by all adult citizens, directly, or through their freely elected representatives."— Presentation transcript:
Democracy is government in which power and civic responsibility are exercised by all adult citizens, directly, or through their freely elected representatives. principles of majority rule and individual rights guard against all-powerful central governments protect such basic human rights as freedom of speech and religion; the right to equal protection under law conduct regular free and fair elections open to citizens of voting age.
An Oligarchy is a form of government where most political power effectively rests with a small segment of society (typically the most powerful, whether by wealth, military strength, political influence). The elite run the show It is a government by the rich for the rich. Bermuda was an oligarchy during slavery and segregation.
Ruled by one person Remain head of state for life Power is passed onto children or family (Hereditary) Has complete control over body of people in country
One person (dictator) rules with iron fist. total control of society; an attempt to dominate all spheres of social life censorship, monopoly for information, centrally steered propaganda ideology - official and obligatory for all lack of legal opposition parties, rules of a mass mono-party radical detachment from the past
Under which government system would you like to live in?