By Rachel and Sara

What is it?

A region/country ruled by few religious leaders.

Our definition.

It's government run by religious leaders like a pope, priest, or a caliph. (Islamic)

They go by what they believe to be true.

Positives and Negatives of theocracy

Positives +

Encouraged political and social unity. Political decisions were the same with people morals and beliefs.

Negatives -

Other religions were persecuted. Different religions want control over their governments.


*Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Nigeria, Pakistan, Niger, Chad, and Guinea are just some countries that are ruled by theocracy.