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Term Definition
Democracy a government where political authority rests with a nation's citizens.
Autocracy a government where political authority rests with a single person.
President title often given to the head of government (state) in a presidential democracy.
Prime Minister title often given to the head of government in a parliamentary democracy.
Executive head of government/head of state.
Chancellor title often given to the head of government in a parlimentary democracy.
Legislature law-making body.
Bi Caneral having a legislature divided into an upper and lower house.
Presidential Democracy citizens elect both members of Legislative branch and Executive branch.
Parliamentary Democracy citizens elect members to legislative branch then members of legislative branch select the head of state in the executive branch
Political Party organization which represents specific political ideas in a given country.
Russia's Government president
UK's Government prime minister
Germany's Government chancellor

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