Trouble in the Homeland
Governments of the known World
A government is a body that has the power to make, and the authority to enforce rules and laws within a civil, corporate, religious, academic, or other organization or group. In its broadest sense, “to govern” means to rule over or supervise, whether over a state, a set group of people, or a collection of people.
The government consists of different levels: local government, regional governments and national governments, depending on closeness to those who are governed and their responsibilities. The governments can be classified in various ways: The classical way of classification is according to the number of people who hold the power (one, a few, or a majority). The more recent classification bases itself on the institutional organization (parliamentary or presidential systems) or the distribution and the degree of control exercised over the society.
Types of Government:
Confederacy: A united group of independent dominions
Democracy: A single dominion or confederacy of dominions ruled by people,either directly or through elected rulers
Dictatorship: Any dominion ruled by one supreme leader
(but without any nobility or royalty)
Feodality: A dominion within the “Feudal system” ; Greater power is gained through the loyalty (fealty) of lesser rulers.
Magocracy: Dominion ruled by Wizards and Sorcerers
Militocracy: Dominion ruled by Warriors
Monarchy: A dominion ruled by a leader who inherited the title
Oligarchy: A dominion ruled by two or more rulers equal in power
Republic: A democracy with elected rulers
Theocracy: Dominion ruled by Priests
Emirate: Ruled by an Emir,King of Tribes
Bureaucracy: Government by Dept.,Rule being through the heads of the various dept. and conducted by their chief administrators.
Geriatocracy: Government reserved to the elderly or very old
Gynarchy: Government reserved to females only
Heirarchy: Government which is typically religious in nature and generally similar to feodality.
Matriarchy: Government by the eldest females of whatever social units exist
Pedocracy: Government by the learned,savants,and scholars
Plutocracy: Government by the wealthy
Syndicrary: Government by a body of Syndics,each representing some business interest.
Autocracy: Government which rests in self-derived,absolute power,
typified by a hereditary emperor,for example
Satrapy: A land ruled by a government that has been put in place by a conquering land.This form of government can be linked to another, however, the government is there to wield power for the conquering nation and not the conquered.
Dracocracy: Government ruled by one or more Dragons
Dinotopian: A government based on the duel ruler-ship of both humanoids and intelligent Dinosaurs; Saurials.
Anarchy: No government
Stability of Government: Scale of 1 to 20
1 Most stable of Governments
10 Break-even Stability
15 Government Unstable
19 Government about to colapse
20 Total Anarchy