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DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENTSvs.AUTHORITARIAN GOVERNMENTS<br />THE ULTIMATE BATTLE OF GOOD vs. EVIL…<br />…sort of.<br />
MAIN IDEA<br />The people are the ultimate rulers of democratic countries<br />A Ruler or small group of people control To...
DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT<br />3 kinds<br />Direct Democracy<br />Representative Democracy<br />Constitutional Monarchy<br />
Direct Democracy<br />All citizens meet to debate government matters and vote first hand.<br />Not practical today, becaus...
Representative Democracy<br />Citizens elect “representatives” to make laws, and govern on their behalf.<br />A system of ...
Constitutional Monarchy<br />Monarchy = gov’t with a hereditary ruler (king or queen).  <br />Constitutional Monarchy= pow...
Democratic Principles<br />“a government of the people, by the people and for the people”<br />“of”=the power comes from t...
Voting in a Democracy<br />Free, fair, competitive elections.<br />No discrimination at the polls<br />Secret ballot<br />
Voters have Choices<br />Political parties – give voters choice, and serve as a watchdog when not in power.<br />A politic...
MAJORITY RULE<br />When differences of opinion arise…we will do what most of the people want.<br />But you need to respect...
AUTHORITARIAN COVERNMENT<br />Power is held by ONE INDIVIDUAL or a small group of people who are not representative of the...
Absolute Monarchy<br />Monarchy where the ruler has UNLIMITED authority to rule as they wish.<br />Almost nonexistent toda...
Dictatorships<br />Dictators in control – rule just like a monarch – but are not “born into” the position.<br />They acqui...
Manuel Noriega - Panama<br />
Fidel Castro - Cuba<br />
Saddam Hussein - Iraq<br />
TotalitarianismA system of rule imposed by dictators<br />Government controls ALL aspects of life<br />Ban political oppos...
Adolf Hitler - Germany<br />
Benito Mussolini - Italy<br />
Joseph Stalin – Soviet Union<br />
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  1. 1. DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENTSvs.AUTHORITARIAN GOVERNMENTS<br />THE ULTIMATE BATTLE OF GOOD vs. EVIL…<br />…sort of.<br />
  2. 2. MAIN IDEA<br />The people are the ultimate rulers of democratic countries<br />A Ruler or small group of people control Totalitarian States (Countries)<br />
  3. 3. DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT<br />3 kinds<br />Direct Democracy<br />Representative Democracy<br />Constitutional Monarchy<br />
  4. 4. Direct Democracy<br />All citizens meet to debate government matters and vote first hand.<br />Not practical today, because of large areas of land and populations.<br />
  5. 5. Representative Democracy<br />Citizens elect “representatives” to make laws, and govern on their behalf.<br />A system of limited government in which the people (voters) have the ultimate power.<br />
  6. 6. Constitutional Monarchy<br />Monarchy = gov’t with a hereditary ruler (king or queen). <br />Constitutional Monarchy= power of monarch is limited by a Constitution and laws.<br />Prime Minister<br />
  7. 7. Democratic Principles<br />“a government of the people, by the people and for the people”<br />“of”=the power comes from the citizens<br />“by” – citizens run the gov’t (through reps)<br />“for” purpose is to make it better for citizens<br />
  8. 8. Voting in a Democracy<br />Free, fair, competitive elections.<br />No discrimination at the polls<br />Secret ballot<br />
  9. 9. Voters have Choices<br />Political parties – give voters choice, and serve as a watchdog when not in power.<br />A political party is a “group of individuals with broad, common interests who organize to support candidates for office and determine public policy.<br />
  10. 10. MAJORITY RULE<br />When differences of opinion arise…we will do what most of the people want.<br />But you need to respect the views of the minorities<br />
  11. 11. AUTHORITARIAN COVERNMENT<br />Power is held by ONE INDIVIDUAL or a small group of people who are not representative of the people.<br />3 kinds:<br />Absolute Monarchy<br />Dictatorship<br />Totalitarianism<br />
  12. 12. Absolute Monarchy<br />Monarchy where the ruler has UNLIMITED authority to rule as they wish.<br />Almost nonexistent today<br />
  13. 13. Dictatorships<br />Dictators in control – rule just like a monarch – but are not “born into” the position.<br />They acquire their power through brute military force.<br />Continue to rely on this police and military power to remain in power.<br />Tamper with elections or refuse to hold them.<br />Limit freedom of speech, press, and assembly.<br />
  14. 14. Manuel Noriega - Panama<br />
  15. 15. Fidel Castro - Cuba<br />
  16. 16. Saddam Hussein - Iraq<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. TotalitarianismA system of rule imposed by dictators<br />Government controls ALL aspects of life<br />Ban political opposititon<br />Regulate the means of production<br />Eliminate individual freedom –telling people what to believe and with whom they interact<br />Control the media, introduce propaganda, use scare tactics, and violence<br />
  19. 19. Adolf Hitler - Germany<br />
  20. 20. Benito Mussolini - Italy<br />
  21. 21. Joseph Stalin – Soviet Union<br />

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