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Types of Government. Totalitarian Dictatorship Rule by a single leader or a small group Rule by a single leader or a small group May use force to keep.

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1 Types of Government

2 Totalitarian Dictatorship Rule by a single leader or a small group Rule by a single leader or a small group May use force to keep control May use force to keep control Little or no attention to public opinion or individual rights Little or no attention to public opinion or individual rights

3 Theocracy Rulers claim to be ruling on behalf of a set of religious ideas or as direct agents of a deity. Rulers claim to be ruling on behalf of a set of religious ideas or as direct agents of a deity.

4 Absolute Monarchy Has a king or queen Has a king or queen Complete power Complete power Power is passed along through the family Power is passed along through the family

5 Constitutional Monarchy King or queen rules in partnership with a democratically elected parliament. King or queen rules in partnership with a democratically elected parliament.

6 Direct Democracy Citizens vote on all issues. Citizens vote on all issues.

7 Indirect/Representative Democracy (Republic) Led by representatives of the voters Led by representatives of the voters Each is individually chosen for a set period of time. Each is individually chosen for a set period of time.

8 Anarchy Absence or non- recognition of authority and order in any given sphere. Absence or non- recognition of authority and order in any given sphere.

9 Advantage Disadvantage Advantage Disadvantage Totalitarian Dictatorship Theocracy Absolute Monarchy Constitutional Monarchy Direct Democracy Republic Anarchy


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