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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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The Neo-Babylonian Empire occupied territory that spanned the area between Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, often referred to as Mesopotamia. Following a period of Assyrian rule, the dynasty of the Ne... More »

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The colors of the Twelve Tribes of Israel are red; green; a striped red, white and black; sky blue; dark blue; clear; blue; purple; gray; aquamarine, black and lastly, a mixture of all colors. The colors derive from gems... 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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