Types of government

January 23, 2008 RENU

  1. Aristocracy: form of govt where people of noble birth with hereditary titles rule.
  2. Autocracy: by one self appointed person with absolute power. Dictatorship is one kind of autocracy.
  3. Communist: under ctrl of a communist party. This system is derived from Marxism, practised in China & formerly in the Soviet Union. May have sev legal political parties but communist party has dominant role in govt.
  4. Democracy: people have a voice in the exercise of power, typically through elected representatives.
  5. Feudalism: dominant system in medieval europe.
  6. Monarchy: by monarch usually single person.
  7. Republic: Supreme power by people & their elected representatives. Has elected President.
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