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Monarchy

a government in which power is in the hands of one person

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Oligarchy

a government in which power is in the hands of a few people

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Theocracy

a government controlled by religious leaders

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Aristocracy

a government in which power is in the hands of the hereditary ruling class or nobility

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Democracy

a government controlled by its citizens, either directly or through representatives

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Republic

a form of government in which power is in the hands of representatives and leaders are elected by citizens who have the right to vote

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Feudalism

a political system in which nobles are granted the use of lands that legally belong to their king, in exchange for their loyalty, military service, and protection of the people that live on the land

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Autocracy

a government in which the ruler had unlimited power and uses it in an arbitrary manner

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Meritocracy

a government in which power is by people selected on the basis of their ability - jobs/merit

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Unitary System

one strong centralized government - one place for power

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Confederate System (Confederate)

a loose alliance of states

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Federate System (Federalism)

divides power into national, state, and local governments

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Socialism

an economic system in which the factors of production are owned by the public and operate for the welfare of all

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Totalitarianism

government control over every aspect of public and private life

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Communism

an economic system in which all means of production–land, mines, factories, railroads, and businesses–are owned by the people, private property does not exist, and all goods and services are shared equally

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Enfranchisement

the giving of a right or a privilege, especially the right to vote

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Suffrage

the right to vote in political elections

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Amend

fix, change

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Veto

a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body

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Ratify

sign or give formal consent to, agree

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Tariff

tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports

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Bureaucracy

a system of departments and agencies formed to carry out to work of the government

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