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John 1A JohnSYG2000Professor GordonNovember 30, 2015IntroductionSystems of governments vary from one state to another as well as from one historic period to another. Changes in political needs over the years, struggle for power, education, technology and movement, civil wars and changes in other systems of the world all affect the system of government adopted by a country. Whereas one system of government may have worked in a certain period, it may not have the same influence today. For instance, a monarchy, specifically the British monarchy was one of the most powerful regimes in the world between the1700 and 1800, and the early part of the 1900s; however, today, it has remained to be a ceremonial system with little influence compared to other systems of government. Today, governments are classified in terms of the ruling class, the economic system, political institutionsof the government, the principles of authority, process of acquiring power and other contemporary factors. In this paper, different types of government in history will be looked at, and how they affect the society in which they are run. Problem StatementIn the human system and history of mankind, political power is one of the most importantsystems in the lives of man besides religion and social aspect. The source of power and how it is disseminated affects human behavior and perception. In addition, power and control are important aspects in the hierarchy of needs of individuals since history throughout the human population. The objective of this paper is to understand different types of governments in society in history and how these government systems affect society.
John 2Literature ReviewThis section will compare and contrast government systems from the past and present, their types, and changes that have occurred in these governments.Past Government SystemsAnarchyAnarchy is timeless, because it is more of a state as opposed to a system. It is a transition between different forms of government. It is also the oldest form of government before political powers were formed and when man realized the need for a government. Moreover, it is a state of lawlessness where there is no government or leader in power and the nation is ruled by the military or rebel forces. An Anarchy system of government is occasioned by civil wars, coup de tats that lead to an unsuccessful takeover, constitutional failures, and other civil unrest. Somalia has been an anarchy state since early 1990s due to civil war experienced in the economy (Mattes & Rodríguez 536). Anarchy is a dangerous state for an economy because there is no protection ofrights, privileges, systems of distributing resources or functional legal systems except in very few exceptions in Asia (for example, Saudi Arabia) and Africa (with an example of Swaziland).