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Types of Governments - Chapter Summary
Take a look at this chapter on the types of governments whenever it's convenient. As you study, you'll review different forms of government, including oligarchies, democracies, monarchies and more. The chapter is designed to assist you in achieving these goals:
- Differentiate between the different forms of government
- Compare totalitarianism and authoritarianism
- Define theocracy and provide examples
- Outline the history, influence and ideology of fascism
- Explain the principle of limited government
We've made it enjoyable and easy to study these concepts by organizing them into concise lessons you can study any time. Work at your own pace as you review the entire chapter or just the lessons covering the government types you need to review. Before taking a test, our handy quizzes and chapter test can assist you in identifying areas that may need more work.
1. Forms of Government: Monarchy, Democracy, Oligarchy & More
The governance of nations differs significantly based on who has power. This lesson will differentiate five forms of government: monarchy, democracy, oligarchy, authoritarianism, and totalitarianism.
2. What is Autocracy? - Totalitarianism vs. Authoritarianism
In this lesson, you'll imagine living in an autocracy. You will consider what would change if you went from an authoritarian society to a more totalitarian approach to government.
3. Theocracy: Definition & Examples
Throughout history, governments have relied on various ideologies to structure bureaucracy. In this lesson, we explore theocracy, a system of government in which the country's religious institutions are closely intertwined with the state.
4. Fascism: History, Ideology, and Influence
Fascism is a political ideology that literally wreaked havoc across the globe in the first part of the 20th century. In this lesson, you'll learn about what fascism is, its history and its influence. A short quiz follows.
5. What is Limited Government? - Definition, Principle & Examples
This lesson will provide insight on limited government and its principles as well as give some examples of limited government in society. Read on to learn more, then take a quiz to test your knowledge on limited government.
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