Lord of the Flies Project

Luke Gregory

Types of Government



"Rule by a single leader who has not been elected and may use force to keep control. In a military dictatorship, the army is in control. Usually, there is little or no attention to public opinion or individual rights." (Descriptions of Governments Can Be Based On) A Dictatorship is run by a single person, who makes the rules on how the country operates.



"Rule by a single political party. People are forced to do what the government tells them and may also be prevented from leaving the country." (Descriptions of Governments Can Be Based On) A totalitarianism government is like a dictatorship, except in a totalitarianism government the concern is regulating every aspect of the public's behavior.


(Jordan) (Britain)

"A monarchy has a king or queen, who sometimes has absolute power. Power is passed along through the family" (Descriptions of Governments Can Be Based On)

Republic (Democracy)


"A republic is led by representatives of the voters. Each is individually chosen for a set period of time." (Descriptions of Governments Can Be Based On) The United States runs under a democracy, which is were parties are elected to run the government, and a President is elected by the people.



"Anarchy is a situation where there is no government.
This can happen after a civil war in a country, when a government has been destroyed and rival groups are fighting to take its place." (Descriptions of Governments Can Be Based On)

Governments related to Lord of the Flies

Ralph's Tribe
Ralph's tribe is set up in a democracy, or a republic type of manner. Everyone opinions and thought are recognized, and understood. Ralph's tribe has a conch shell with symbolizes power, and need for social order, so whom ever holds the conch has the right to speak.

"[The boys] found themselves eager to take a place in this demented but partly secure society. They were glad to touch the brown backs of the fence that hemmed in the terror and made it governable." (Lord of the Flies, chapter 9) The boys like being part of a governed society rather than living in anarchy.

Jack's Tribe
Jack's tribe is set up in a dictatorship/ totalitarianism way. Jack is the leader of his tribe, and if anyone acts up he will be violent with them.The people in Jack's tribe are forced to do whatever he tells them to do. The boys in the tribe are savage, and act like animals rather than human beings. "Jack's in charge of the choir. They can be—what do you want them be?" "Hunters" (Lord of the Flies, Chapter 1) Jack is already establishing himself as the leader.

An Ideal government for my island

If I had my own island the government would be set up like a democracy.It would be this way because I believe it is the most efficient government, and most, if not all people get there way because there is a lot of compromising. There would have to be guidelines thought on how to live prosperously.

- A leader is chosen through the people, they will elected a Czar
- Every person in this society in an equal, including the Czar
- "An eye for a eye" is a phrase that the society will live by

- Don't do evil to others
- Be kind towards others
- The citizens of the society will all have responsibilities to tend to
- If a person is not doing there fair share they will be exiled off the island
- Work hard, then play
- The society will live harmonies with nature
- The society will I've as environmentally friendly as possible

These rules will be enforced through the police, or military officials. They would confront the person about the issue that they have broken. If the person does not listen the officer, they will have full power to deal with it in anyway they seems fit.

Rwanda Genocide

"From April to July 1994, members of the Hutu ethnic majority in the east-central African nation of Rwanda murdered as many as 800,000 people, mostly of the Tutsi minority. Begun by extreme Hutu nationalists in the capital of Kigali, the genocide spread throughout the country with staggering speed and brutality, as ordinary citizens were incited by local officials and the Hutu Power government to take up arms against their neighbors. By the time the Tutsi-led Rwandese Patriotic Front gained control of the country through a military offensive in early July, hundreds of thousands of Rwandans were dead and many more displaced from their homes. The RPF victory created 2 million more refugees (mainly Hutus) from Rwanda, exacerbating what had already become a full-blown humanitarian crisis." (The Rwandan Genocide)

This diminished the population in Rwanda, and the rest of the surviving citizens were badly hurt. The government was in complete chaos during this time, they had no control over what was happening. The land was covered in blood. "Maybe […] there is a beast

[…]What I mean is… maybe it's only us.” (Lord of the Flies, Chapter 5) This quote parallels the events happening in Rwanda because there in no beastie or higher power involved, it is just the evil in the people causing destruction.

Ukraine Crisis, Russia annexes Crimea

"2014 March - Russian forces seize and then annex Crimea, prompting biggest East-West showdown since Cold War. US and European Union begtin process of imposing ever-harsher sanctions on Russia.

2014 April - Pro-Russian separatists seize parts of eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions on Russian border. Government launches military operation in response.

2014 May - Leading businessman Petro Poroshenko wins presidential election on pro-Western platform. Signs delayed EU association accord in July.

2014 July - A Malaysian airliner comes down in separatist-held territory, killing all 298 people on board, with all evidence suggesting that it was shot down.

2014 August - Russia sends first of several unauthorised convoys allegedly carying aid to Donestsk and Luhansk. Nato says Russian forces are directly involved in military operations inside Ukraine.

2014 September - Government signs Minsk peace plan ceasefire with pro-Russian leaders in eastern Ukraine. The two separatist regions agree to hold local elections under Ukrainian law in December.

2014 September - November - Cease-fire repeatedly violated before breaking down completely. Nato confirms Russian troops and heavy military equipment entering eastern Ukraine.

2014 October - Parliamentary elections produce convincing majority for pro-Western parties, which begin process of forming a new coalition led by Prime Minster Arseniy Yatseniuk.

2014 November - Donetsk and Luhansk separatists hold elections not provided for by Minsk plan. Ukraine rescinds pledge for regional autonomy in response.

2015 January - Separatists capture remains of Donetsk airport in renewed offensive.

2015 February - Germany and France broker new ceasefire deal at talks in Belarus, resulting in a fragile lull in fighting after separatists drive Ukrainian troops out of the transport hub of Debaltseve." (Ukraine Profile)

Ukraine Crisis

The Ukraine crisis is explained in this short video
Understanding Ukraine: The Problems Today and Some Historical Context

Work Cited

"Descriptions of Governments Can Be Based On:." Types of Government. N.p., 2002. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. New York: Coward-McCann, 1962. Print.

"The Rwandan Genocide." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015. <http://www.history.com/topics/rwandan-genocide>.

"Ukraine Profile - Timeline - BBC News." BBC News. BBC News, 25 Feb. 2015. Web. 30 Apr. 2015. <http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-18010123>.