Forms of Government, 2018

Forms of Government, 2018

Througout the world, governments widely vary. Many of the world's governments, however, share common characteristics as shown in this map.

Grades

5 - 8

Subjects

Geography, Human Geography, Social Studies

absolute
noun

something that is complete, certain and reliable.

boundary
noun

line separating geographical areas.

communist
noun

person or group of people who support communism, a type of economy where all property, including land, factories and companies, is held by the government.

constitutional
adjective

having to do with a country or government's constitution or leading set of laws.

dispute
noun

debate or argument.

government
noun

system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.

monarchy
noun

system of government in which national power is invested in one person, usually a king or queen.

parliament
noun

legislature, usually a democratic government's decision-making body.

republic
noun

system of government where power rests in citizens who vote and representatives who stand for those citizens. The United States is a republic.

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Tyson Brown, National Geographic Society
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National Geographic Society
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Margot Willis, National Geographic Society
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Clint Parks
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Last Updated

May 20, 2022

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