16 Government Types

16 Government Types

The Way Governments Works

  1. Republic
    A government whose authority is based on citizen’s votes, which are represented by elected or nominated officials chosen in free elections.
  2. Democracy
    Democracy means ‘rule of the people’ The term today refers to a political system in which the people or their elected representatives govern themselves
  3. Theocracy
    A government where priests rule in the name of God or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided, or consistent with the principles of a particular religion.
  4. Autocracy
    A government controlled by absolute power, & in the hands of a single person with minimal restraints on the decision & lack of any mechanism of popular control
  5. Technocracy
    A government where scientists & technical experts are in control of the state & where rulers are selected on the basis of their knowledge/skill rather than wealth /power.
  6. Fascism
    It is a way of ruling that advocates total control of the people and seeks to promote the ancestral & cultural values & eradicate foreign influences
  7. Anarchy 
    Anarchy is a state of absence of law, a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
  8. Monarchy
    A government where supreme authority is vested in a single & usually hereditary figure, such as a king, & whose powers can vary from absolute to none at all
  9. Oligarchy
    Rule of the few. It is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a faction of persons or families.
  10. Plutocracy
    Government rule by the rich or power provided by wealth, often used to describe a wealthy class ruling a government, often from behind the scenes.
  11.  Tyranny
    Government or authority of an absolute ruler; arbitrary exercise of power over subjects nor requisite for the purposes of government/approved by law and justice.
  12. Totalitarian
    A totalitarian system is the one in which a single political authority regulates total control over state, that is centralized and dictatorial
  13. Federation
    A political organisation characterized by union of small states, groups or parties, which are self-governed in internal affairs & are united under a central government.
  14. Communism
    As a system of government, communism is a system of government in which the state owns and operates industry on behalf of the people
  15. Junta
    It refers to a group or coalition that takes control of the state after overthrowing a government. Usually this is done by a military groups
  16. Dictatorship
    A form of government where the power rests entirely on one person or a group of persons. This rule could be acquired by inheritance of force & is usually oppressive

16 Government Types

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  1. Good Article!

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  2. Great, Thanks, I made a Kahoot and we were focusing On Oligarchy, Democracy, And Monarchy. But I used These to trick them.

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  3. If possible try to give an example of a country which is or was practicing the type of government and if possible try to mention wars fought to reign their type of government to establish their authority.

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  4. Don Cherkas

    October 14, 2019

    If Communism qualifies as a government type, why not Capitalism and Socialism ?

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    1. Because they are all the same, I wish the young could understand this point.

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    2. Socialism is a step on the way to communism. Capitalism is not a government thing. It’s an economic system.

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      1. What about Syndicalism?

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    3. Jack Clegg

      September 16, 2020

      or Bureaucracy.

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  5. Very Helpful

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  6. Thanks

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  7. Based off what you have included hear, I think it’s safe to say Sultanates and Empires should be included

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  8. Considering what has been said here, I think it’s safe to say Sultanates and Empires should be included.

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  9. Yash Vardhan Singh

    June 12, 2020

    Very good and helpful advice but some are not given.

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  10. Maulik Shah

    August 11, 2020

    Very helpful

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  11. Andrea Bennington

    September 9, 2020

    Communism is not a type of government. It is an economic system like Capitalism or Socialism.

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  12. Helpful to me

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  13. Some information helped me a lot

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