A political system in which a government is ruled by a dictatorship that enforces decisions using force and represses individual rights.


An economic philosophy based on private ownership of goods and competition, in which producers and consumers make decisions with little government control.

Cold War:

Period of tension after World War II between the United States and supporters of democracy, and the Soviet Union and supporters of communism.


A socioeconomic system in which private property and social classes are absent, and goods are shared within a community instead of privately-owned.


A form of government in which the people, either directly or indirectly, take part in governing.