3Autocracy Power and authority of rule from one person Autocracy Power and authority of rule from one person. It is the oldest and most common form of government.AdvantagesIt is fast. When one person makes all the decisions, no one needs to be consulted and time is not taken to gather a vote.Helpful when critical decisions need to be made in a crises or for social control.DisadvantagesThoughts of other people are not considered.People do not have freedom.Over time, autocracy decision making leads to distrust, low morale, and inefficiency.Military is used against people if they try to protest or disagree.
4Examples of Autocratic Governments Autocracy Rule of OneExamples of Autocratic GovernmentsTypes of AutocraciesAbsolute MonarchyTheocracyTotalitarian DictatorshipSaudi Arabia (Absolute Monarchy)Iran (Theocracy)Tsarist regimes in Russia ( )Nazi regime in Germany ( )ChinaNorth Korea
5Types of Autocratic Governments Autocracy – Rule by oneTotalitarian DictatorshipMonarchy (king or queen)Absolute Monarchy (complete and unlimited power)Constitutional Monarchy (shares power with elected parliament and prime minister)Theocracy
6Autocracy: Dictatorship Rule by a single leader who has not been elected. Inotherwords, leader is in power without the people's consent. May use force to keep control. In a military dictatorship, the army is in control. Usually, there is little or no attention to public opinion or individual rights. Leader is glorified. Government controls all aspect of social and economic life.Burma, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China, Zimbabwe, West Indies, North Korea, Burma, Cuba, Chile, Uganda, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, and Turkmenistan
7Totalitarian Dictators Examples of totalitarian regimes are Italy under Benito Mussolini 1922–45; Germany under Adolf Hitler 1933–45; the USSR under Joseph Stalin from the 1930s until his death in 1953; and more recently Romania under Nicolae Ceauşescu 1974–89.
8Totalitarian Dictators Other Totalitarian DictatorsRaul CastroPresident of CubaCommunistHe is the younger brother of Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president.
9Autocratic Totalitarian Dictatorship Rule by a single political party Autocratic Totalitarian Dictatorship Rule by a single political party. Votes for alternative candidates and parties are simply not allowed and “encouraged” to vote, but only for the government’s chosen candidate.North Korea
10Monarchy Usually inherits the “throne”. Usually through a family. King or Queen has power
11Monarchy Two KindsConstitutional MonarchyAbsolute Monarchy
12Monarchy Two Kinds Autocracy – Rule by one Totalitarian Dictatorship Monarchy (king or queen)Absolute Monarchy (complete and unlimited power)Constitutional Monarchy (shares power with elected parliament and prime minister)Theocracy
13Autocracy: Absolute Monarchy Saudi ArabiaMany nations who were once absolute monarchs , such as Jordan and Morocco, have moved to constitutional monarchies, although the monarch retains tremendous power.Saudi ArabiaKing Abdullah of Saudi ArabiaMecca – time for prayerWater Problems:
14Autocracy: TheocracyA form of government where the rulers claim to be ruling on behalf of a set of religious ideas, or as direct agents of a deity.Can government systems be a combination?
15How is the government run? AutocracyRule by oneDictatorshipLeader w/o consent, does not consider welfare of people. Often uses military force.Absolute MonarchyMonarchy with absolute controlTheocracySpiritual AuthoritySaudi Arabia
16Oligarchy A small group picks the government. The rule of a few Oligarchy A small group picks the government. The rule of a few. A form of government which consists of rule by an elite group who rule in their own interest, especially to accumulate wealth and privilege. Only members of this small group have a voice in government.The few are generally the people who are richer and more powerful than others: aristocrats or nobles.Government of the “best”.Often by powerful families who raise their children to “inherit” the government position.
17Oligarchy Rule by a few The few pick the government Examples: Former Soviet UnionMost Communist countries are oligarchies.Examples: China (communist), South Africa in 20th century
18Oligarchy Rule by a few The few pick the government Rule by few: CommunismThe single party picks the government.Totalitarian DictatorshipGovernment tells people what to doChina
19Oligarchy Rule by a few The few pick the government The whites in South Africa make up about 20% of population, but this small group has all educational and economic opportunities and proceeded to deny these opportunities to blacks. Called apartheid –legal separation based on race – this oligarchy dominated the Republic of South Africa from 1948 – Nelson Mandelaled the force that changed this type of rule todemocracy in He is now their firstblack president.
20Democracy Two Kinds Democracy Direct Democracy (everyone votes for everything)Representative DemocracyPresidential Democracy SystemParliamentary Democracy System
21Direct Democracy People vote of everything Government in which all citizens have equal power. Every decision is voted on by the people. Rule by majority.AdvantagesEvery citizen has equal power in matters of government. Every citizen is involved in the decision making.Since all citizens are involved in decision making, there is a high degree of support and loyalty.DisadvantagesOnly works when a small number of people are involved. Must gather all citizens in one place for discussions and voting.2. Decision making involving all citizens is time-consuming. All citizens give input, debate, etc…
22Direct DemocracyRarely exists has a total form of government because countries are now too large.Switzerland has a direct democracy.
23Representative Democracy People pick government Government in which people elect representatives to make decision for them.AdvantagesPeople still have the power.They elect officials to represent their interests at meetings.The representatives will vote for the people.Practiced where there are too many people for a direct democracy.People can vote, protest and lobby. Can write their congressman or senator.DisadvantagesDecision making is time consuming. Desire of representatives to please majority of constitutes may be harmful.Representatives may not always agree with constitutes.Lack of involved citizens allow special interest groups to influence or dominate representatives.
24Representative Democracy Examples of Representative Democratic GovernmentsParliamentary democracyPresidential democracyAruba, Australia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, United KingdomUnited States, Mexico, Brazil
25Representative Democracy A presidential system is a system of government where an executive branch exists and presides (hence the name) separately from the legislature, to which it is not accountable and which cannot, in normal circumstances, dismiss it.People pick the president by voting.
27Direct Democracy (everyone votes for everything) Representative DemocracyPresidential DemocracyParliamentary Democracy
28Parliamentary Democracy Led by representatives of the people Parliamentary Democracy Led by representatives of the people. Each is chosen as a member of a political party and remains in power as long as his/her party is in power.AdvantagesQuicker legislative action because the executive branch is chosen from the parliament’s majority party.Prime Minister is accountable to the parliament and can be removed at any time by a vote of no confidence.DisadvantagesClose connection between the executive and legislative branches and absence of a clear separation of power provides less protection against government control.Less protection by rule of the majority.
29Parliamentary Rule by All States currently utilizing parliamentary systems are denoted in red and orange—the former being constitutional monarchies where authority is vested in a parliament, the latter being parliamentary republics whose parliaments are effectively supreme over a separate head of state. States denoted in green have the roles of head of state and head of government in one office, similar to presidential systems, but this office is filled by parliament's choice and elected separately.What government systems is Canada?
30Representative Democracy Parliamentary systems are characterized by no clear-cut separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches, leading to a different set of checks and balances compared to those found in presidential systems.Parliamentary systems usually have a clear differentiation between the head of government and the head of state, with the head of government being the prime minister or premier, and the head of state often being a figurehead, often a monarchy..
31Constitutional Monarchy Representative Democracy Monarch is guided by a constitution. Monarch rights, duties, and responsibilities are spelled out in a constitution.ParliamentaryA government in which members of the executive branch (Prime Minister and advisors) are chosen by parliament.Representative DemocracyA form of government in which power rests with the people, but usually through representatives.Canada
32Republic A Government by the Public Led by representatives of the people. Each is individually chosen for a set period of time.AdvantagesSeparation of powers, providing checks and balances.Direct election of the President and legislators to a fixed term of office makes them more accountable to voters.More directly democratic.DisadvantagesDivided government causes more disagreement between the president and legislature. Policy gridlock can result.Divided government can make it difficult to pass policies.
33Republic A Government by the Public Led by representatives of the people. Each is individually chosen for a set period of time.A Republic, unique from democracy, has a very different purpose and an entirely different form, or system, of government. Its purpose is to control The Majority strictly, as well as all others among the people, primarily to protect The Individual’s God-given, unalienable rights and therefore for the protection of the rights of The Minority, of all minorities, and the liberties of people in general. The definition of a Republic is: a constitutionally limited government of the representative type, created by a written Constitution--adopted by the people and changeable (from its original meaning) by them only by its amendment--with its powers divided between three separate Branches: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. Here the term "the people" means, of course, the electorate.
34Republic A Government by the Public Led by representatives of the people. Each is individually chosen for a set period of time.
36Anarchy Where there is not any government Anarchy Where there is not any government. This can happen after a civil war in a country, when a government has been destroyed and rival groups are fighting to take its place. Primarily lawlessness and political disorder.AdvantagesNoneDisadvantagesDisorderCorruptionWarfare
37Anarchy Somalia Chaos and Rebellion Civil War since 1991 Population: 7,200,000 Capital: Mogadishu Area: 246,200 Sq. Miles (smaller than Texas)Religion: Sunni Muslim, other
38Barre and Dictatorship AnarchySomaliaBarre and Socialism1960 became independent from British rule.Said Barre seized power in 1969, proclaiming socialism.But instead of developing the country, he attached Ethiopia.Barre and DictatorshipAfter spending a lot of money on the war, Somalia’s economy deteriorated and weakened.Fighting between clans grew worse.Hahdi and AnarchyJanuary 1991 to November 1991 Mohammad Ali Hahdi assumed power (ousted Barre and declared himself president)Clan warfare grew worse.300,000 people died and 1.5 million were forced to flee as refugees.Many other people died of starvation.Aidid and AnarchyMohamed Farrah Aided took controlAnarchy, no government control
40REMEMBER: nearly every country in the world is ruled by a system that combines 2 or more government systems.
41How is the government run? RepublicLed by representativesWho picks government?Representative DemocracyRule by majority.U.S.
42ReviewName the forms of government that fall under the category of AUTOCRACY. Define each and give examples. How do some dictatorships and oligarchies try to make it seem as if the people have a say in the government? How does the government really control the people?What are the two forms of democracy? Describe what happens in each.What are the characteristics that make a government a true democracy?What gives voters a choice among candidates? What are some other benefits to this system?What ancient civilizations as well as early American civilizations could be labeled as Theocratic and why? Are there any THEOCRACIES today?
43Types of Government Outline How is the government run?A. Autocracy1. Absolute Monarchy2. Theocracy3. DictatorshipB. TotalitarianC. TotalitarianismD. MonarchyE. ParliamentaryF. RepublicG. AnarchyWho picks the government?A. RevolutionC. OligarchyD. Democracy1. Direct Democracy2. Representative Democracy
44Leader/ President/Prime Minister The United States of America CountryLeader/ President/Prime MinisterThe United States of AmericaPresidentBarack ObamaCanadaPrime MinisterStephen HarperMexicoEnrique Peña NietoEnglandDavid CameronRussiaVladimir PutinChina(not voted in by the people,voted by the oligarchy)Xi JinpingGermanyJoachim GauckNorth KoreaSupreme LeaderKim Jong-unCubaRaúl Castro