Meaning country is ruled by one person or political entity mechanisms to ensure that the entity's power remains strong Eg: Napoleonic France . Nazi Germany Uganda under ldi Amin
Features: Every aspect of life regulated (almost) Comes into existence by force Generally employ political propaganda to decrease the influence of alternative governing systems. arbitrary & irresponsible role of the dictator. The distinction between the state & the government is absent
Meaning a group, usually a family (dynasty) Represents the country's national identity one member is called the Monarch Eg: Saudi Arabia Brunei Denmark Sweden UK etc.
Features: .Actual power vary from purely symbolic (crowned republic), to partial and restricted (constitutional monarchy), to completely autocratic (absolute monarchy). The UK is a Constitutional Monarchy; whereas the King of Saudi Arabia is an absolute Monarch. The monarchs of Cambodia, Japan, and Malaysia "reign, but do not rule" although there is considerable variation in the degree of authority they wield. . Mostly,, the monarch's post is inherited and lasts until death or abdication, but there are also elective monarchies where the monarch is elected.
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