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GAMEUP | Win the White House. GAMEUP | Argument Wars. GAMEUP | Law Craft. Is America Really A Democracy? [Epipheo.TV] Marzano2007_fig3.8.gif (600×316) Forms of Government. Forms of Government. Most of the world's people belong to political groups called nations or countries. Within the borders of each nation, the people are organized to keep order among themselves, provide certain common services (such as education, communications, and transportation), and protect themselves from attack by hostile countries. Since the earliest years of human history, groups of people living together have needed rules to regulate their daily lives.

Small, pre-industrial societies chose chiefs or other leaders to make and enforce the rules by which they lived. The people themselves took no part in the rulemaking. They left everything to their leaders. The governments that people establish for themselves can influence, and even change, their lives in many ways. Governments decide such matters as what kinds of property should be publicly owned (that is, owned by the state in the name of the people). In earlier societies political power was often accompanied by superior force. Autocracy. Category:Forms of government. Different Types of Governments. Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

Abraham Lincoln Index ➤ What is Government? ➤ Plato's 5 Regimes ➤ Where Power is controlled ➤ Where Power is Elected ➤ Where Power is Distributed ➤ Economic Classification ➤ Other Types of Government How much thought do we give to government? What is Government? According to Ayn Rand, A government is an institution that holds the exclusive power to enforce certain rules of social conduct in a given geographical area. A very broad overview of government, this definition is helpful in understanding the basic nature of this institution. Plato's 5 Regimes One of the earliest philosophers to theorize about the nature of politics and the system of governance was Plato (424 BC - 348 BC), a Greek thinker who is credited with laying the foundations of Western philosophical thought.

Aristocracy The origins of aristocracy can be traced to ancient Greece, Rome too had a mix of aristocracy and an elected senate. Forms of Government. Types of Government. TYPES OF GOVERNMENT ("-ocracies") The following types of government are categorized according to the answer to the question, “who rules?” Aristocracy: A form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the principal persons of a state, or in a privileged order; an oligarchy Autocracy: Government by a single person having unlimited power; despotism (domination through threat of punishment and violence) Bureaucracy: Administration of a government chiefly through bureaus or departments staffed with non-elected officials Democracy: Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives Gynecocracy: Government by women Kakistocracy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.

Kleptocracy: A government characterized by rampant greed and corruption Meritocracy: A group of leaders or officeholders selected on the basis of individual ability or achievement Monocracy: Government or rule by a single person; autocracy. CBBC Newsround | TYPES OF GOVERNMENT | Anarchy. What Are the Different Types of Governments? After ousting former president Hosni Mubarak, Egypt is in the market for a new form of government . Here's a rundown of the various forms of government, with definitions provided by "The World Factbook. " Absolute monarchy - a form of government where the monarch rules unhindered, i.e., without any laws, constitution or legally organized opposition. Anarchy - a condition of lawlessness or political disorder brought about by the absence of governmental authority. Authoritarian - a form of government in which state authority is imposed onto many aspects of citizens' lives. Commonwealth - a nation, state or other political entity founded on law and united by a compact of the people for the common good.

Confederacy (Confederation) - a union by compact or treaty between states, provinces or territories that creates a central government with limited powers; the constituent entities retain supreme authority over all matters except those delegated to the central government. Types of Government. Monarchy --  Kids Encyclopedia. Www.howstuffworks.com/dictator.htm. Due to the controversial, often violent and long-lasting nature of their regimes, dictators make the news. But recently it seems that they've been in the news more often. Fidel Castro resigned on Feb. 24, 2008, after ruling Cuba for nearly 50 years. Saddam Hussein led Iraq from 1979 to 2003 and was executed in 2006. Kim Jong-il of North Korea ordered his country's first nuclear weapons test in 2006, then pledged to shut down the program entirely the following year.

In March 2008, Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, stepped down to the office of prime minister. A decade ago, political commentator Fareed Zacharia stated that dictatorships were "anachronisms in a world of global markets, information and media" [source: Foreign Affairs]. And yet, dictators still rule dozens of countries in the world.

Many dictators don't usually call themselves dictators (although a few have). When it was first used, however, the word "dictator" didn't have such negative connotations. Dictatorship | Define Dictatorship at Dictionary. Education. Democracy 2. The key to the game are the policy 'sliders' that let you adjust how your government runs. You can raise or lower taxes with a slider, or even adjust education policy, or workers rights in exactly the same way. This system makes for a game that is easy to learn and difficult to master. Democracy 2 covers the whole range of political opinion and policy, from debates over stem cell research and school prayer, through the provision of state health care and benefit payments to the unemployed, right across to tax shelters for the wealthy, the death penalty, military spending and civil rights. regardless of where you stand on political topics, you will have the option to take control of the political machine and put your ideology to the test.

A Force More Powerful. People Power is about politics, about strategy and about social change. As a leader of a popular movement you fight against tough adversaries who control the police, the army and bureaucracy, even the media. The only weapon in your hand is your strategic skill and ingenuity. A unique interactive teaching tool in the field of nonviolent conflict, People Power was produced for The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) by York Zimmerman Inc. People Power is built on nonviolent strategies and tactics used successfully in conflicts around the world. The game simulates nonviolent struggles to win freedom and secure human rights against a variety of adversaries, including dictators, occupiers, corrupt regimes, and to achieve political and human rights for minorities and women. The game models real-world experience, allowing players to devise strategies, apply tactics and see the results. About the Game The Game Developers System Requirements This game is no longer supported.