Types of Regimes

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Types of Regimes Political scientists refer to regimes using many different terms. Which term political scientists use often depends on two factors: the number of people with political power and the amount of power the government itself exerts. The chart below organizes regimes by the number of people who hold political power. REGIMES AND NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH POWER Type of Regime Number of People Who Hold Power Example Monarchy One Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Brunei, medieval England Dictatorship One Libya, Cuba, North Korea, Nazi Germany Aristocracy A few (usually a small ruling class) Ancient Sparta Oligarchy A few (usually a small group of wealthy individuals) Renaissance Venice Democracy Many or all United States, ancient Athens A wide variety of regime types exist. For example, the United Kingdom has a constitutional monarchy, in which Queen Elizabeth holds a limited amount of power. Theoretically, the queen is the English head of state, but over time the English
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