Theocracy

By: Mallory, Dani, and Raven

Theocracy... the following

A Theocracy is a a type of government in which a priest rules in the name of God or a God. While there's strong points in this government system, they're also points where it crumbles.

Positives of a Theocracy:

  • encourages social and political unity
  • guarantees political decisions are in line with people's moral values and beliefs

Negatives of a Theocracy

  • Religious minorities are often cut out and sometimes even persecuted
  • Religious warfare can breakout as groups with differing beliefs fight for control

Examples

  • Clergy
  • Priest
  • Priestess

Famous Theocracy Rulers:

  • Moses
  • Dalai Lama
  • Mother Teresa