Places that like to call themselves democracy but really not o Egypt excellent

Places that like to call themselves democracy but

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Places that like to call themselves democracy but really not o Egypt (excellent example) – President Hosni (1981 – 2011) in power for 30 years. His party wins every election Egyptian Revolution of 2011 culminated in February 2011 when President Hosni was forced from office and arrested and then democracy flourished in Egypt for 2 years July 2013: elected president democratically elected president in a multi- party election was deposed by yet another coup d’état led by minister of defense General Abdel (el Sisi). Elected president in 2014 o China – have a communist party and it’s a communist political party Semi-representative - You only have a choice of one group of people to rule you. So you have started to consolidate more and more - The choices have become limited, the power has become more concentrated in a group of people, a political party Theocracy - Afecting a whole lot of stuf - Rule by religion - Theo = religion - Religious folks who are in charge of the state o Vatican city – Pope is in charge
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- Can concentrate a power again into a certain group of folks who are religious, of a single religion type o Iran – Ayatollah who is in charge Has the trappings of democracy, they have representative government, they elect their president Ultimate control of the country him and a small cadre of other priests, religious type of people They make ultimate decisions in the country Whatever the group does, Ayatollah and his small group can undo it Who can take Iran into war into a nuclear war Monarchy - Popular political system - Ruled by a single family line - Happened in China, Great Britain, and France - Family lineages reinforced usually by religious leaders like a pope who comes and crowns the king - Teacher despises the system. To him it’s so counter to human intuition about how things should be run - A lot of tradition - Aristocracy, the royalty, the small group of pompous asses, a lot of people really dig it and old habits die hard - Active true monarchies: o Mostly in middle east in todays world o Queen of England o King of spain o King of Italy o Emperor of Japan - Not whole left monarchies in the world, true monarchies o Saudi Arabia – royal family line Has a senate Congress And passes laws Can stop or start anything they want because they have the political power Military Governments - In most countries, it’s subservient to the government - US, the commander chief, he controls the Armed services - Taken over and pushed out the civilian leadership, taken over the state by force - Power of guns and tanks - Usually contained and ruled by civilians -
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