Different Forms of Government Defined
Anarchy | *Republic* | Democracy | Oligarchy | Monarchy
Table of Contents
- Definition of a Regime
- Additional Resources
Regime |riˈ zh ēm; rā-| (also régime) noun: A government, esp. an authoritarian government: system of government, authorities, rule, authority, control, command, administration, leadership. ORIGIN late 15th century (in the sense [regimen]): French régime, from Latin regimen ‘rule' (regimen). Sense 1 dates from the late 18th century (with original reference to the Ancien Régime).
The USA is a "Constitutional Republic", which is the most FREE and secure form of government. Historically, Republics have been downgraded to greedy democracies, hostile anarchies, and are finally ruled by dictators under an oligarchy.
Anarchy: Chaos; Ruled by Nobody
Republic: Rule of Law; Constitution
Democracy: Majority Rules
Oligarchy: Ruled by Elite Group
Monarchy: Ruled by King or Queen
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WHAT Controls a Regime?
Regime |riˈ zh ēm; rā-| (also régime) noun: A government, esp. an authoritarian government: system of government, authorities, rule, authority, control, command, administration, leadership. ORIGIN late 15th century (in the sense [regimen]): French régime, from Latin regimen ‘rule’ (regimen). Sense 1 dates from the late 18th century (with original reference to the Ancien Régime).
A system or planned way of doing things, esp. one imposed from above.
A coordinated program for the promotion or restoration of health; a regimen, system, arrangement, order, pattern, method, procedure, routine, course, plan, program. The conditions under which a scientific or industrial process occurs.
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." — C. S. Lewis
WHAT Controls a Cartel?
cartel |kärˈtel| noun: An association of manufacturers or suppliers with the purpose of maintaining prices at a high level and restricting competition : the Colombian drug cartels.
• chiefly historical a coalition or cooperative arrangement between political parties intended to promote a mutual interest.
ORIGIN late 19th cent.: from German Kartell, from French cartel, from Italian cartello, diminutive of carta, from Latin carta. It was originally used to refer to the coalition of the Conservatives and National Liberal parties in Germany (1887), and hence any political combination; later to denote a trade agreement (early 20th century)
WHO Controls a Cabal?
Cabal |kəˈbäl; -ˈbal| noun: A secret political clique or faction : a cabal of dissidents. ORIGIN late 16th century (denoting the cabbala): from French cabale, from medieval Latin cabala (Kabbalah).
- Plot: If ONE PERSON comes up with a secret plan to do something,
especially with evil or mischievous intent (Lone Gunman THEORY).
- Conspiracy: If MORE THAN ONE PERSON or groups are involved in the plot.
- Cabal: usually applies to a small group of political conspirators
- Machination (usually plural) suggests deceit and cunning in devising a plot intended to harm someone.
- Intrigue: involves more complicated scheming or maneuvering than a plot,
and often employs underhanded methods in an attempt to gain one's own ends.
WHO Controls an Oligarchy?
Oligarch |ˈäliˌgärk; ˈōl-| noun: a ruler in an oligarchy.
ORIGIN late 19th cent.: from Greek oligarkhēs, from oligoi ‘few’ + arkhein ‘to rule.’
Oligarchy |ˈäliˌgärkē; ˈōli-| noun ( pl. -chies): Oligarchy is literally rule by a few. A small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution : the ruling oligarchy of military men around the president. A state governed by such a group : the English aristocratic oligarchy of the 19th century. ORIGIN late 15th century: from Greek oligarkhia (probably via medieval Latin).
Oligarchy means "rule by a group," which is how most of the nations of the world are governed today and throughout history. Most of the nations of the world are ruled only by a powerful few.
An Oligarchy is a form of government controlled by a group, council, or a board of directors. Oligarchies typically have no constitution nor charter - and the CONTROLLERS have the freedom to rule however they see fit. Citizens have no vote and must put up with whatever their tyrannical rulers decide to do with them. Most current forms of government, including the Queen of England AND her advisors, and especially communist governements like China and Russia, are almost all oligarchies.
WHO Controls an Aristocracy?
Aristocracy |ˌariˈstäkrəsē| noun: Aristocracy is rule by a traditional elite, held to be made up of 'the best' people, and is usually hereditary. An aristocracy is the highest class in certain societies, esp. those holding hereditary titles or offices. A form of government in which power is held by the nobility. A state governed by the nobility. A figurative group regarded as privileged or superior in a particular sphere.
ORIGIN late 15th century: from Old French aristocratie, from Greek aristokratia, from aristos ‘best’ + -kratia ‘power.’ The term originally denoted the government of a state by its best citizens, later by the rich and wellborn, hence the sense [nobility,] regardless of the form of government (mid 17th century).
"Already THEY have raised up a money aristocracy. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs."
- Thomas Jefferson
WHAT Controls a Plutocracy?
Plutocracy |ploōˈtäkrəsē| noun: plutocratic. plutocratically. Government by the WEALTHY. Plutocracy is rule by the (necessarily few) very rich. A country or society governed by the wealthy. An elite or ruling class of people whose power derives from their wealth. ORIGIN mid 17th century: from Greek ploutokratia, from ploutos ‘wealth’ + kratos ‘strength, authority’.
- World Bank
- Central Banks
- Federal Reserve
- Bank of International Settlement
WHAT is a Dictatorship?
Dictator |ˈdikˌtātər| noun: A ruler with total power over a country, typically one who has obtained power by force. A person who tells people what to do in an autocratic way or who determines behavior in a particular sphere: autocrat, absolute ruler, despot, tyrant, oppressor, autarch. A chief magistrate in ancient Rome with absolute power, appointed in an emergency. ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin, from dictat- ‘dictated,’ from the verb dictare (dictate).
Dictatorship |dikˈtātərˌ sh ip; ˈdiktātər-| noun: Government by a dictator. A country governed by a dictator. Absolute authority in any sphere: absolute rule, undemocratic rule, despotism, tyranny, autocracy, autarchy, authoritarianism, totalitarianism, fascism; oppression, repression.
Totalitarian |tōˌtaliˈte(ə)rēən| adjective: A system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state.
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