A system of running a country in which a single dictator or single body has total control of the lives of all it's citizens, with no opposition allowed.
A system in which the country is ruled by a dictator or by a very authoritarian government.
Term generally used to describe the system in which major industries and businesses are run by the state, but private enterprise also exists in many sectors.
This is the political belief that all people are equal and that workers should control all the means of producing things.
A referendum or direct vote on one issue by the population of a country or region.
The system in which privately owned businesses are allowed and run for profit.
THe desire of political independence by people who have the same language, religion or culture. It is often associated with the belief that a particular nation is better than any others are.
A cease-fire in fighting but no concluding peace has yet been agreed.
The policy of withdrawing from international politcs and only dealing with internal affairs and domestic policies.
The practice by which a powerful country controls less powerful countries and uses their resources to increase its own wealth and power.
A system of government in which the people are able to choose by election those who should govern.
Describes the belief in individual liberty. In terms of a state this means there is an elected parliament, political opposition, constitution, and formal protection for key individual rights.
A system in which one person has complete authority and consults no one.