Types of Government

By Damien Davenprot

Democracy

Rule by the majority of the people in direct votes, with no safeguards to protect the minority (this type of government was popular in ancient Greece and always led to anarchy followed by tyranny) http://www.layers-of-learning.com/government-types-for-kids/

Republic

Modern republics are founded on the idea that sovereignty rests with the people, though

who is included and excluded from the category of the people has varied across history. http://www.britannica.com/topic/republic-government#_comments

Totalitarian

Totalitarian, from of government that theoretically permits no individual freedom and that seeks to subordinate all aspects of the individual's life to the authority of the government. http://www.britannica.com/topic/totalitarianism

Dictatorship

A dictatorship consists of rule by one person or a group of people. Very few dictators admit they are dictators; they almost always claim to be leaders of democracies.

http://depts.alverno.edu/dgp/GEC/Types%20of%20Government.html

Theocracy

Government leaders are members of the clergy, and the state's legal system is based on religious law.Theocratic rule was typical of early civilizations.

http://www.britannica.com/topic/theocracy