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government: The body with the power to make and/or enforce laws for a country, land area, people, or organization.

Sovereignty: Supreme authority over all things. (Ref. ‘King of kings, and Lord of lords’)

law: The body of rules and standards issued by a government, or to be applied by courts and similar authorities.

Social contract: an implicit agreement among the members of a society to cooperate for social benefits, for example by sacrificing some individual freedom for state protection.

Natural rights: rights that man is born with and cannot be denied

Politics: Set of policies relating to governmental and legal matters

Values: a collection of guiding, usually positive principles; what one deems to be correct and desirable in life, especially regarding personal conduct.

Absolute monarchy: A state over which a sole monarch has absolute and unlimited power.

Constitutional monarchy: A monarchy in which the monarch's power is limited by a written constitution.

Presidential democracy: a system of government where an executive branch exists and is separate from the legislature

Parliamentary democracy: a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

Dictatorship: A type of government where absolute sovereignty is allotted to an individual or a small group.

Theocracy: Government under the control of a Church or state-sponsored religion.

Unitary system: is a sovereign state governed as a single entity. The central government is supreme, and the administrative divisions exercise only powers that the central government has no power.

federal system: A system of government in which power is divided between a central authority and constituent political units.

Confederate system: A Confederate System is a system of government that nations or states agree to join together under a central government, to which the nations or states grant certain powers.

Direct democracy: gov. ran by the people in a small country

Representative democracy: people elect representatives to represent them in gov.

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