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Goverment by Mind Map: Goverment

1. Presidential Democracy

1.1. The president is the chief executive. (controls military, country in general, etc.

1.2. Citizens directly elect the leader of a presidential democracy.

1.3. Democratic system of government where the head of government is also head of state and leads an executive branch that is separate from the legislative branch.

1.4. 3 branches of government. Executive, legislature, and judicial.

2. Oligrachy

2.1. Oligarchy is a a goverment ruled by a small group of people.

2.2. Lead by a small group of people usually distinguished by wealth, family ties, religion, edu., etc.

2.3. No cictizen participation at all

3. Constitutional Monarchy

3.1. Lead by the king and queen but their powers are limited and all decisions must go through parliament.

3.2. Constitutional monarchy is a form of government in which a king or queen acts as Head of State. The ability to make and pass legislation goes through with an elected Parliament, not with the Monarch (king, and Queeen)

3.3. Partial citizen participation (the king and queen can make desicions but not withought consent of the parliament... parliament is elected by the citizens but the royal "power"is passed down by family.

4. Parliamentary Democracy

4.1. Prime Minister is the chief executive and runs the day to day things like the president would do in America

4.2. Democratic system of government where the executive branch of a parliamentary government is normally a cabinet, and headed by a prime minister who is considered the head of government.

4.3. Citizens elect the members of parliament but the parliament elects the prime minister.

5. Autocracy

5.1. Generally power is inherrited or by military force

5.2. An autocracy is a system of government in which supreme power is mainly focused on one person

5.3. Citizens have no say what so ever meaning that the needs of people might be ignored or never heard.

6. Absolute Monarchy or Despotic Monarchy

6.1. Ruled by a King and/or Queen, Emperor and/or Empress

6.2. Absolute monarchy is a monarchical form of government in which the monarch has full power among his or her people.

6.3. No citizen participation (can make decisions withought concent from anyone else)