2Define the different forms of government 1. democracy2 .oligarchy3 .monarchy4. dictatorship5. communism6. republic7. theocracy8. constitutional monarchy9. tyrant
3Democracy-the government that receives its power from the people Democracy-the government that receives its power from the people. Everyone who is eligible to vote has a chance to have their say over who runs the country. A democracy is determined either directly or through elected representatives.
4Oligarchy- a government in which a few people such as a clan or clique have power.
5Monarchy- has a king, queen, emperor, or empress as the ruler. The ruling position can be passed on to the ruler’s heirs.In some traditional monarchies, the monarch has absolute power.But a constitutional monarchy, like the UK, also has a democratic government that limits the monarch’s control.
6Dictatorship-a person who has complete control over a country’s government. The leader has not been elected and may use force to keep control.If it is a military dictatorship, the army is in control.
7Communism- both an economic and political system in which property is owned collectively and labor is organized in a way that is supposed to benefit all people.
8Republic- a nation in which power belongs to the citizens, who govern themselves through elected representatives.
9Theocracy-a government ruled by a religious leader.
10Constitutional Monarchy-a government ruled by a king or queen whose power is determined by the nation’s constitution and laws.
11Tyrant- a single person who took control of the government against the wishes of the community.