The advantage of a theocracy is that all members of the society theoretically share a set of common values and traditions and are compelled to obey the chief ruler, who is considered immortal and infallible. This helps e... More » Government & Politics Types of Government

Theocracy is a form of government that recognizes a deity as a civil ruler; official policies are implemented and carried out by officials considered guided by the divine. Theocratic governments are generally monopolized... More » Government & Politics Types of Government

The primary advantage of a centrally planned economy is that it allows the government to guide economic growth. Central planning also allow the government to direct resources toward particular areas. It can lead to a str... More » Government & Politics Types of Government
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An advantage of aristocracy as a form of government is that it prevents political power from residing with one person but rather distributes it among an elite who are theoretically best qualified to rule. A disadvantage ... More » Government & Politics Types of Government

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The ancient Hebrew nation is a prime example of theocracy because the nation was ruled by God through the human prophet Moses, who conveyed his words and laws to his people. In the Muslim culture, a theocracy existed as ... More » Government & Politics Types of Government