autoritarian governments are systems in which people must be
OBEDIENT to a single ruler ot a small group of people.
individuals rights and freedoms are
limited and an emphasis is placed on control.
usually, auth. governments remain in place through force
as the leaders have direct control OVER MILITARY
there are dif types of auth govts
dictatorship and monarchy
is ONE LEADER HOLDING ALL POWER. this person is ABOVE THE LAW
monarchy divine rights of kings
ruler is hereditary head of state. Ruled ACCORDING TO THE DIVINE RIGHTS OF KINGS. some monarchy they believed they were gods decendant on earth (THEY COULD DO ANYTHING BC THEY ACTED ON BEHALF OF GOD).
monarchy constiutional monarch
queen or king must follow the laws and power is given by the people, NOT GOD. traces back to 1215 CE when king john of england signed the magna carta A DOCUMENT THAT MADE THE KING FOLLOW THE LAW AND BE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PEOPLE.