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Types of governments that exist:

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The most stable and prosperous countries in the world: 1 Vatican 2 Sweden 3 Luxembourg 4 Monaco 5 Gibraltar 6 San Marino 7 Liechtenstein 8 UK 9 Netherlands 10 Ireland 11 New Zealand 12 Denmark 13 Austria 14 Andorra 15 Germany 16 Iceland 17 Switzerland 18 Portugal 19 Australia 20 Norway 21 Malta 22 France 23 Canada 24 USA 25 Belgium 26 Spain 27 Italy 28 Japan 29 Finland 30 Czech Rep 31 Samoa 32 Falkland Islands 33 Singapore 34 Guam 35 Slovakia 36 Anguilla 37 Cyprus 38 Qatar 39 Montserrat 40 Costa Rica 41 Greece 42 St Pierre and Miq 43 UAE 44 Cayman Islands 45 American Samoa 46 Virgin Islands (UK) 47 Poland 48 St Lucia 49 Oman 50 Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Types of governments that exist: 1. ...read more.


In a military dictatorship, the army is in control. Usually, there is little or no attention to public opinion or individual rights. 5. Totalitarian(China) Rule by a single political party. People are forced to do what the government tells them and may also be prevented from leaving the country. 6. Theocracy(Iran) A form of government where the rulers claim to be ruling on behalf of a set of religious ideas, or as direct agents of a deity. 7. Monarchy(Jordan) A monarchy has a king or queen, who sometimes has absolute power. Power is passed along through the family 8. Parliamentary(Israel) A parliamentary system is led by representatives of the people. Each is chosen as a member of a political party and remains in power as long as his/her party does 9. ...read more.


After a period of time, this 'becomes' one of the other type of government (unless there is another coup or uprising). 12. Totalitarian(North Korea) Rule by a single political party. Votes for alternative candidates and parties are simply not allowed. Citizens are allowed and 'encouraged' to vote, but only for the government's chosen candidates. 13. Oligarchy/Plutocracy(Pakistan) A form of government which consists of rule by an elite group who rule in their own interests, especially the accumulation of wealth and privilege. Only certain members of society have a valid voice in the government. This can reflect (but is not limited to) economic interests, a particular religious tradition (theocracy), or familial rule (monarchy). 14. Democracy(India) In a democracy, the government is elected by the people. Everyone who is eligible to vote - which is a majority of the population - has a chance to have their say over who runs the country. ...read more.

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