Types of Government

By Chelsea Craigmile


Democracy is a government where everyone has a say. In this type of government, the people have the power.

Examples of Democracy

A few democratic countries today are Norway, Sweden, and Iceland.


A republic government is one where the people elect others to represent them.


In a totalitarian government, one group or party has complete control.

North Korea, China, and Iraq

North Korea, China, and Iraq are all totalitarian.


A dictatorship means there is one leader with blinded obedience from the people.


Theocracy is a government controlled and based on the religion of the leading party.


An example of a theocracy is the Greeks, but theocracies are more common in Middle Eastern countries, like Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Iran.


A monarchy is a government where the rules and decisions are made by one person.