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    Politics, Law & Government

    The world today is divided territorially into more than 190 countries, each of which possesses a national government that claims to exercise sovereignty and seeks to compel obedience to its will by its citizens. Governments can be classified in any number of ways. For example, they might be classified by the number of rulers, thus distinguishing government by one (as in a monarchy or a tyranny) from government by the few (in an aristocracy or oligarchy) and from government by the many (as in a democracy). Governments can also be classified by mode of succession; for example, ascension to governmental leadership may follow the rules of hereditary succession, or it may be determined through elections or by force. Governments also vary in terms of the laws and rules of conduct that each political entity follows.
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    What’s the Difference Between a President and a Prime Minister?
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    David Cameron. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom talk during the G8 Summit at the Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, June 17, 2013
    11 Memorable Quotes from U.S. Presidential Debates
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    President Kennedy address on Test Ban Treaty, White House, Oval Office, July 26, 1963. President John F. Kennedy, President Kennedy
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    Political system, the set of formal legal institutions that constitute a “government” or a “state.” This is the definition...
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    Political philosophy, branch of philosophy that is concerned, at the most abstract level, with the concepts and arguments...
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    Code of Hammurabi
    Industrial relations
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    Encyclopedia / Politics, Law & Government
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    Democracy, literally, rule by the people. The term is derived from the Greek dēmokratia, which was coined from dēmos (“people”)...
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    Politics, Law & Government Quizzes

    U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., USA
    Structures of Government: Fact or Fiction?
    Parliamentary democracy. Monarchies. Feudalism. All are types of government, but do you know the differences? Sort out the...
    Amendments 1-10 to the Constitution of the United States constitute what is known as the Bill of Rights.
    Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
    Which amendment is which? Match the amendment number to its purpose.
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    Republican or Democrat?
    Think you’re a political junkie? Prove it by acing our Democrat or Republican quiz.
    A 1912 poster shows Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and William Howard Taft, all working at desks, superimposed on a map of the United States. The three were candidates in the 1912 election.
    U.S. Presidential Elections Quiz
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    Australian Government and Political System
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    Election - Voters in polling station voting in 2012 Presidential Election, Ventura County, California, November 6, 2012.
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    President Lyndon B. Johnson (Lyndon Johnson) signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act as Martin Luther King, Jr., others look on East Room, White House, Washington, D.C., July 2, 1964.
    U.S. Constitutional History Quiz
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    Secretariat Building at United Nations Headquarters with Members States' flags flying in the foreground, United Nations Headquarters, New York City, New York. (photo dated 2017)
    Global Governance Quiz
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    U.S. Presidential History Quiz
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    The White House South portico, Washington, D.C., USA. Photo circa 2005. White House history.
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