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Vocabuilder: Government

VOCAB LIST: Types of Government Systems

democracy – a form of government in which the citizens have the power

 

republic – (similar to a democracy) a form of government in which the citizens elect representatives to make decisions

 

monarchy – a form of government in which a king or queen is the leader

 

dictatorship – a form of government in which a single person (the dictator) has complete control over the country and makes the decisions

 

theocracy – a form of government in which the country is ruled by religious authorities

 

capitalism – an economic system based on private ownership of property

 

socialism – an economic system based on shared ownership of property

 

communism – a system of government in which the state controls the economy

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