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A government in which the people rule.
democracy
A state or group of people that claims a god as its ruler.
theocracy
A government in which a hereditary ruler exercises central power.
monarchy
A government in which the power is in the hands of a small wealthy group of people.
oligarchy
A government ruled by a privileged class or nobility.
aristocracy
A government where a person or a group of people gain power by force.
tyranny
A system of government whereby citizens participate in the day to day affairs; for example voting for every bill or law.
direct democracy
A ruling family that controls a country.
dynasty
A system of government in which officials are chosen by the people.
republic
A government in which one person has absolute power or authority.
dictatorship
The absence of government, lawlessness and political disorder is called...
anarchy
A system of government that includes different job functions and levels of authority.
bureaucracy
A government based on system of loyalties and protections.
feudalism
A government ruled by a chief or group of leaders that control a community.
tribal rule
Which form of government best describes our society?
representative democracy