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Rule by One, Rule by Few, Rule by Many

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Melissa Lee Reich

on 18 October 2012

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Transcript of Rule by One, Rule by Few, Rule by Many

Rule by One,
Rule by Few,
Rule by Many Rule by One Rule by Few There are many different types of government all around the world. Countries do not always agree about the role of government and the responsibilities of country leaders. In class this week, we will be talking about 8 of the most popular types of governments around the world. Those governments are called: All of these types of government can be categorized into three different groups: Rule by one means that one person rules over everyone. In this case, one person is in charge of the country or government Rule by few means that a few people rule over everyone. In this case, a few people are in charge of the country or government. Emperor
Direct Democracy
Representative Democracy Autocracy
Dictatorship Rule by One
Rule by Few
Rule by Many Rule by many means that a a lot of different people rule over everyone. In this case, a many people are in charge of the country or government, not just one person. Rule by Many Today, we are going to talk about Rule by One. Autocracy The first type of Rule by One government is: One person rules over everyone. Autocracy Some real life examples of an autocracy are Saudi Arabia and North Korea A ruler who seizes power through military action. Dictatorship Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland all share Queen Elizabeth II as monarch. A king or queen rules through inherited power. Monarchy A ruler who governs a large territory. Emperor When a small group of elite (or special) people rule and make all the decisions. Oligarchy Now that everyone knows what Rule by One means and the types of governments that are categorized as Rule by One governments, it is time to talk about Rule by Few and Rule by Many. Rule by Few Rule by Many Rule by many is when the people have the power to make decisions. - The wealthiest
- The strongest
- A group of religious leaders
An Oligarchy can be: Democracy means “power to the people” and is a limited government All people vote on every law that is passed Direct Democracy In a Representative Democracy (also known as a Republic), People vote at set times for leaders who make the laws Representative Democracy Switzerland is an example of a country with a direct democracy. For example, in the U.S., citizens votes for president every 4 years and vote for congressmen every 2 years
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