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a union of two or more groups, usually to achieve a common goal alliance a government system in which power is divided between the central government and the governments of small political units like state federal a government system in which the central government has all the power unitary a government system that has a loose alliance of countries or other units like states where each unit has control of its own laws and citizens conferderation Governments distribute their powers through what three basic systems? unitary, confederation, & federal Who is allowed to participate in government under a democratic system of government? all of the people Who is allowed to participate in government under an autocratic system of government? only the leader Who is allowed to participate in government under an oligarchic system of government? only a small group of people with wealth & power What is an example of an oligarchic system of government? South Africa from 1948 to 1994 What is an example of an autocratic system of government? Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945 What is an example of a democratic system of government? the United States What are the two predominant forms of democratic governments? parliamentary & presidential Who is the head of the government in a parliamentary system of government? prime minister Who is the head of the government in a presidential system of government? president How does the leader, or head, of a parliamentary system get into office? chosen by the legislature How does the leader, or head, of a presidential system get into office? elected by the people What form of government uses seperation of powers by seperating the executive & legislative branches into two different bodies that are independently elected by the people with checks and balances for each? presidential What form of government is controlled by the legislature and does not have an executive branch in a fusion of powers where the head of the government is part of the legislature? parliamentary Quiz on Thursday Oct 27 7th gr Weds Nov 16 6th gr

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