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Types of Governments
Transcript of Types of Governments
Usually seize (grab) control by force
Free to do as they please
Citizens usually have NO rights
ONE party rules all
ONE person makes
System usually used by Dictators to control EVERYTHING
Government controls ALL aspects of life
Including: TV, radio, newspapers
One Party Rule
Government Authority based on the will of the people
Citizens either vote on issues directly, or they elect representatives to make government decisions for them
Enjoy basic rights
Government without a King or Queen
People in a Republic elect Representatives
INSTEAD of 1 person making decisions, you elect people to do that for you. (make sure you vote or DO NOT complain)
Older form of government
Government run by religious leaders
Claims to be directed by god
People of other religions are not allowed
...Rule by Divine Right
Ruler who INHERITS power
Power automatically passes from monarch to children
Monarch who shares power...with elected legislature
Protected for citizens =
Means that the King or Queen claims absolute power
Rulers claimed to hold power by "divine right", or the will of God.
Ordinary citizens had NO rights or freedoms, except the ones that the monarch allowed
-Government ruled by few, usually 2-3 people
Unlimited Power vs Limited Power
The King can do
WHATEVER he wants!