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Types of Governments - Advantages, Disadvantages, and Examples

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Transcript of Types of Governments - Advantages, Disadvantages, and Examples

Advantages
: protects individual rights, input is taken from many different sources to make a governmental decision, people are the government.
Disadvantages
: takes more time to make decisions, more costly.
Examples
: Canada, USA, Japan, Korea. (none are direct democracies)
According to the State of the World Atlas, 44% of the world’s population live in a stable democracy.
DEMOCRACY—rule by the people.

THEOCRACY---rule by the clergy

Advantages
: organized and controlled. Efficient and there are no public protests or riots.
Disadvantages
: limited individual rights, uncertain transition of power, usually dependent on the military, no debate, no free press, no opposition parties.
Examples
: Pakistan, Sudan, Cuba

DICTATORSHIP—
one person has all the power.

Advantages
: stable, controlled, traditional, unifying.
Disadvantages
: No criteria (other than birth) for ruling, expensive, monarch is remote from everyday people, limited individual rights, no voting.
Examples
: Jordan, Monaco

MONARCHY—a royal family

What are the types of governments we find in our world and what are their advantages and disadvantages?
TYPES OF GOVERNMENTS

Using cows to explain theocracy

You have two cows.

Using cows to explain monarchy

You have two cows.

You have two cows.
The government takes the cows, and gives you nothing for them
Using cows to explain dictatorship
Using cows to explain dictatorship
You have two cows.
Using cows to explain democracy

You have two cows.

Using cows to explain Theocracy

You have two cows.
The government tells you that if you want to keep your cows and continue farming, you have to follow the religion of the leaders.

A theocracy is a country in which the religious leaders are also leaders in the government. The society is run by religious beliefs and dogma. Iran is the only theocracy we have today, but there are many groups that are fighting for their nation to become a theocracy such as in Palestine, Afghanistan, Egypt and Pakistan.
Using cows to explain democracy

You have two cows.
After milking your cows, you and your neighbors all vote on who should get the milk.
Whoever gets the most votes gets the milk.
Using cows to explain democracy

Using cows to explain monarchy

You have two cows.
The monarch allows you the privilege of milking your cows and giving him ½ the milk.
If you complain, the monarch will take both your cows and the milk.
You have two cows.
After milking your cows, you and your neighbors all vote on who should get the milk.
You have two cows.
The government takes the cows, and gives you nothing for them
If you complain about it, they put you in jail or use violence
Using cows to explain dictatorship
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