Types of Government By Bella zahringer

There are three main types of government are Democracy, Oligarchy, and Autocracy. An autocracy is a government ruled by only one person. A democracy is a type of government that is ruled by the people. Lastly a Oligarchy is a type of government that is ruled by a group of people.

Monarchy: What is it?

A monarchy is a form of government in which a monarch rules over a country.

Some Pros are:

The chain of commands are simple and always active. Therefore decisions are made quickly, and usually the people are considered in this process.

Some cons are:

Wealth typically filters down to the royals and people involved in the monarchy. Another disadvantage is that a leader can obtain too much power and become abusive. This also creates the problem of the people not having as much power.

A monarchy is not the most fair type of government, so because of this it is not commonly used in today's society. All of the power goes to one person, but often times the people have no say in who it will be because monarchies are often hereditary.

Oligarchy: what is it?

It is a small group of people that lead a country


Women can hold powerful positions and it allows people to focus on their daily life. It also is open to improvements.


Favors fall on those with power. Disagreements can also occur between the leader group. The people and office also have more power than those who aren't.

In an oligarchy people can't speak their voice Directly and be heard. An oligarchy is ultimately up to the leaders in the group. China North Korea and Venezuela currently have an oligarchy.

Republic: What is it?

A republic is a type of democracy when the people elect leaders to represent an area and make decisions for them.


Freedom, equal opportunity, and everyone's vote carries meaning. Majority of the population rules, so every decision is fair.


People may become unhappy with their representative or there might be public disputes over candidates that people agree or disagree with.

A representative democracy is a very common and Fairway of government system. Some countries that use them are the United States, Spain, Japan, and India.

Socialism: What is it?

Is a way of organizing society into major industries that are controlled by the government


It aims to close the gap between rich and poor. People work for a common cause and are united with one another.

Socialism improves living standards for the individual and helps everyone be an equal. Sweden, Canada, Norway, and Finland are countries that use socialism.

Anarchy: What is it?

An Anarchy is against any type of government and have no ruler

The pros are:

Complete freedom of speech. There are no taxes or specific laws.

Some of the cons are:

People can hurt each other, there isn't any control, and freedom of speech can be hateful. No country is a complete anarchy, but many contain anarchists. There aren't really restrictions in an anarchy.

Democracy: What is it?

A democracy is where a group of people or representatives vote for the decisions, but there are two types, direct and indirect.Indirect means representatives chosen by the people vote and direct means that just the people vote.

Some of the pros are:

Freedom of speech, get to make decisions, and in a direct democracy everybody has a say.

Some of the cons are:

Representatives don't always do what they say and in some countries you have to be male to vote.

Some countries who have a form of democracy are France, Germany, India, Japan, Spain, and Canada. Democracy is fair because the people are able to speak their minds and vote.


When the government controls people's jobs and then distributes some of what they make in any way they want.


Everyone has a job, everyone gets something.


People are often not paid fairly and don't choose what they do. Communist countries are China, Cuba, North Korea and Vietnam. Some restrictions of communism are you can’t choose your job and there's usually no freedom of speech. Communism is not fair.


Dictatorship is when a certain leader, usually ruling with violence, makes all decisions for a place.

Some of the pros are:

Decisions are easy to make, no election, people don’t have to really get involved with politics.

Some cons are:

Usually violent, very unfair, people have no say. Some restrictions of dictatorship are: You can’t choose anything unless you are the leader.

Some countries with dictators are: China, Cuba, and Chad. Dictatorship is extremely unfair because nobody really has a say except for a powerful tyrant.

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