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Types of Government - Dictatorship vs Democracy

Jan 07, 2016




This doc elucidate the concepts of different kinds of government systems.

  • Three forms of Government5th grade social studies

  • What is a Monarchy?

    A monarchy has a king, queen, emperor, or empress The ruling position can be passed onto heirs In some traditional monarchies, the monarch has

    absolute power.

    A constitutional monarchy, like in England, has a democratic government and limits the monarchs control.

  • Monarchies Continued

    Queen Elizabeth of England King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al

    Saud of Saudi Arabia

    King Abdulaziz has absolute power

  • What is a Dictatorship? A country ruled by a single


    The leader has not been elected and may use force to keep control

    Toughest guy who uses bullying Illegitimate form of government Saddam Hussein was

    considered the dictator/ president of Iraq

  • What is a Democracy? Democracy is a type of government in which the people of

    a country hold the power to rule by electing representatives.

    In modern democracies, the legislature, composed of the people's representatives, is elected by popular vote

    The executive head of government is either directly elected by the people, or chosen by the legislature according to the country's legal procedures. Certain social liberties such as freedom of speech and political expression, and a free press are essential precursors to democracy