There are many types government used to rule small and large bodies of people.Three types of governments that the founding fathers had extended knowledge of include a monarchy, republic and a democracy. Each of type of government has their strengths and weaknesses, and each have been used to govern a population throughout time.
A monarchy is a form of government where the sovereignty is vested in one person, usually for life.The office may be elective, but is usually hereditary.A monarch who has unlimited power is an absolute power; one whose power is limited by custom or constitution is a constitutional monarch.In modern parliamentary democracies, a monarch is usually a non-party political figure and a symbol of national unity.An example of this is Queen Elizabeth in Great Britain.An advantage of a monarchy is that people may be united in their loyalty to a monarch, since there is no competition for trust.In addition, in an emergency, a monarch can act fast, no time is lost is discussion or debate.Disadvantages of a monarchy include that people are afforded little to no individual liberty; civil rights are trampled.In addition, decisions are made on a narrow base and often suit the needs of the monarch while the needs of others are neglected.
The next form of government is a republic.A republic, by definition, is a form of government where the sovereignty is not a monarch and, today, is usually a president.Popularly, the idea of a republic includes the notion of elected representatives and democratic control by the people. Republics are seen as systems of governments that permitted direct or indirect control by the people over those who govern; many modern republics to not fulfill this condition, such as the People's Republic of China.I think republics are, by far the best systems of government because it allows people to be involved with their government without it becoming chaotic.A good example…