History Quiz / 20 Common Forms of Government

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Description Form of Governments
Refers to the absence of government, a condition in which a nation or state operates without a central governing body.
Refers to a form of government in which wealthy nobles are given power over those in lower socioeconomic strata.
Refers to a form of government in which non-elected government officials carry out public responsibilities as dictated by administrative policy-making groups.
Refers to a form of economy in which production is driven by private ownership.
A form of governance in which a nation will seek to extend its sovereignty over other territories.
Refers to the idea of common, public ownership of the economy, including infrastructure, utilities, and means of production.
Refers to a form of government in which the people are given a direct role in choosing their leadership. Its primary goal is governance through fair representation, a system in whi
A form of government that both combines and divides powers between a centralized federal authority and an array of regional and local authorities.
A social structure revolving around land ownership, nobility, and military obligation.
A form of government in which the ruling party has either come to power, retained power, or both, through means of corruption and theft.
Description Form of Governments
Refers to a system in which authority is vested in those who have demonstrated the merits deemed pertinent to governing or public administration.
Form of government wherein the political power resides with the military
Refers to a form of rule in which absolute power and authority are held by a single member of a royal bloodline.
Refers to a form of government in which a smattering of individuals rule over a nation.
Refers to a system of rule in which power is determined as a direct function of wealth.
System that replaces or accompanies inherited rule.
Refers to a form of government in which the people own the primary means of production.
Refers to a form of government in which a specific religious ideology informs the leadership, laws, and customs of a nation.
An authoritarian form of government in which the ruling party recognizes no limitations whatsoever on its power, either in the public life or private rights of its citizens.
Refers to a form of governance in which there is an absence of central authority and where, instead, various regional tribes lay claim to different territories, resources, or domai

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