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Throughout most of its 19 centuries of dominance in the ancient Near East from 2500 BC to 605 BC, the method of governance in the Assyrian Empire was a strong monarchy. The king's authority was bolstered by a powerful ar... More »

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Some of the main events on the timeline of the Ottoman Empire include its formation in 1259, the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the spread of the Ottomans into Europe in the 16th Century. The collapse of the Ottoman ... More »

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King Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King, established a more centralized government, refined the absolute monarchy that defined the French method of governance, created a court at Versailles and led France through four... More »

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An autocracy is a system of governance whereby absolute power is held by a single person. Autocracies are similar to totalitarian regimes and dictatorships, but differ in several ways. More »

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The traditional democratic theory emphasizes the values of liberty, equality and justice in any system of governance. It promotes the rule of majority, while protecting minority rights and maintaining the readiness to co... More »

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Guaranteed respect for human rights, separation of powers among state institutions, freedom of opinion and expression, religious liberty, the general and equal right to vote, and good governance are basic requirements or... More »

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Democracy is a system of governance by the people and for the people with the decision of rules and rulers made by the citizens of the country, while fascism is a system of governance by one individual or small group wit... More »

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