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There was no centralized Maya government. The Mayas lived in city-states, some of which were very large and others that were smaller. One noble family had control of each city-state and served as a sort of monarchy with ... More »

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Websites that offer social studies practice tests include SoftSchools.com, VarsityTutors.com and HelpTeaching.com as of 2015. Soft Schools provides quizzes based on specific kindergarten through high school social studie... More »

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Christopher Columbus explored Honduras in 1502, leading to Spanish colonization. Once inhabited by various aboriginal groups, Honduras declared independence from Spain in 1821 and alternated between liberal and authorita... More »

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Riviera Maya is located on the northeast coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. The Yucatán Peninsula separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico in southeastern Mexico. More »

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Bhutan's government is a democratic constitutional monarchy. For many years, it was an absolute monarchy. The fourth king of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, formed a Council of Ministers in 1999 before abdicating in favo... More »

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According to the preamble of the United States Constitution, the five aims of government are to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense and promote the ge... More »

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A religious authority leads the government in a theocracy. The leader gains his power from his creator and supreme being, gods and goddesses, or supernatural forces. In an absolute theocracy, the leader has direct contac... More »

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