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Glossary of Government Assessment Study Guide

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Politics
the science or art of political government.
Dictatorship
a country, government, or the form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a dictator.
Revolutionary
a sudden, complete, or marked change in a government caused by violence
Absolute Monarchy
a monarch that is not limited or restrained by laws or a constitution.
Communist State
A one party state governed by the Communist Party, the government owns everything
Economy
the management of the resources of a community, country
Theocracy
a system of government by priests claiming divine permission
Totalitarian
of or pertaining to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life.
Democratic Republic
a form of government where democratic principles are used to select leaders in free elections
Transitional Government
a caretaker government who holds power until another government can be elected
Authority
a person or body of persons in whom authority is vested, as a governmental agency
Anarchy
a state of society without government or law
Military Government
a government in a territory administered by a military commander
Authoritarian Republic
Power to run the country lies in a legislative body that has absolute power
Democratic Constituion Head of State
Person elected by the people to run the country

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