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Theocracy

Government run by religious leaders

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Aristocracy

Government led by a privileged minority

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Oligarchy

Government in which ruling power belongs to a few people

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Dictatorship

Ruler who has complete control over a government

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Fascism

Political ideology in 1990's in Europe

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Totalitarian state

Government that regulates every aspect of citizens lives

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Absolute Monarchy

Government with one ruler with complete authority over the government and lives of the people he or she governs

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Constitution Monarchy

Government in which a ruler shares power with a governing body.

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Direct Democracy

System of government in which citizens participate directly in a day to day affairs

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Representative Democracy

System of government in which eligible citizens vote on representative to pass laws.

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Parliamentary

The political party with the greatest representation in the parliament forms the government.

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Republic

Form of government in which a State is ruled by elected representatives of the citizen body.

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Communism

Political and economic system that aims to replace private property

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Socialism

Social and economic system in which people as a whole rather than private individual own all property.

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Capitalism

Economic system in which the means of production are privately owned and operated for profit.