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Types of governments
Rights Leaders
Type Choice labor Property Rulers Titular
Anarchy [1] Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Capitalism[2] Yes Yes Yes No No
Communism[3] Some Some Some Yes No
Democracy[4] Some Some Some Yes No
Fascism[5] Some Some Some Yes No
Republic[6] Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Socialism [7] Some Some Some Yes No
Statism[8] Some Some Some Yes No
  1. Anarchy is primarily from the ancient Greek ἀναρχία (anarchia), which combines ἀ " without" and ἀρχή "rulers".
  2. Capitalism is an economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and their control and operation of their beneficial use. Not a political system
  3. Communism is a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.
  4. Democracy is from Greek "δημοκρατία" meaning the "rule of the commoners".
  5. Fascism is an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
  6. Republic is “A state or nation in which the supreme power rests in all the citizens… A state or nation with a president as its titular head; distinguished from monarchy.” Webster’s New Dictionary unabridged 2nd Ed. 1965.
  7. Socialism is a noun defined as a "political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole."
  8. Statism is the belief that the state should control either economic or social policy, or both, to some degree.