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Helena Ge

In The Hunger Games, Panem is a totalitarian ____________ controlled by the Capitol.
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polity

n.

An organized society, such as a nation, state, church, or other organization, having a specific form of government.

Synonyms :

commonwealth, nation, state, country


Antonyms :

no direct antonyms

anything that is not an organized society with a form of government

Roots

polis <G "city"

politikos <G "citizen"

politia <L "state, government"

Exercises

4A

10. C


4C

11. polity


4D

8. polity

In which sentence is the bolded word used incorrectly?


a) Aristotle believed a polity governed along principles of proportional equality was ideal.

b) The polity of Walmart has been criticized for its mistreatment of employees.

c) The polities of Athens and Sparta differed greatly because Athens stressed the importance of education while Sparta focused on their military.

d) During the American Revolution, most colonists wanted to form an independent republican polity that preserved the rights and liberties of citizens.