The Leaders of the church have the power, and is derived from God.
In a number of the Sumerian City-States, the priests wielded direct political power. This would make them theocracies.
Theocracies are replete with disadvantages:Theocracies deny all or most personal human rights. Freedom of Speech is abrogated with Blasphemy Laws. Freedom of Religion is abrogated with Mandatory State Religion. Cruel Punishments and Torture are openly practiced.Theocracies retard scientific growth since science often dispels certain aspects of the religion in power.Theocracies are more belligerent and bellicose since the will of the sovereign is not countenanced by the will of the people.Theocracies breed religious fundamentalism.Theocracies usually have some form of "thought-police" to enforce the lack of religious liberty.Theocracies are usually culturally reactionary since the religion in power does not change while the world around them does.
"Theocracy" means that religious leaders have the power.
They controlled the status of the persons soul. Do what I say or you will be smited by god and go to hell when you die.
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With the exception of modern theocracies, which have more standard secular education, theocracies, by and large, have exclusively or predominantly religious education.
Monarchy is rule by a king, prince, emir, sultan, or other hereditary power-holder. Theocracy is rule by a religious leader or a person who is believed to be a god-in-the-flesh. In many societies, monarchies have been theocracies since the king was believed to be a physical god, such as in Ancient Egypt or as recently as World War II Japan. However, you can have monarchies that are either secular states or states where there is an official religion, but this religion does not have ruling power. You can also have theocracies where the rulership comes to power via internal appointment or quasi-democratic election as opposed to heredity, so these would be non-monarchic theocracies.
One party system
Iran and Vatican City are theocracies.
A theocracy is where political power lies in the hands of religious parties. The people involved serve as long as the internal politics of the religious organisation permits.
Why was the Mesopotamian city states considered to be theocracies?
Sumerian citystates were originally theocracies.
There are 2 state theocracies in the world today. The Vatican & Iran.
A theocracy is a form of government in which the leaders are selected by a form of religious hierarchy. There are only two theocracies in the world today: Iran and Vatican City.
Most theocracies throughout history did not have political parties (such as Ancient Egypt, Babylonia, Ancient Israel, the Safavid Empire, etc. Some theocracies, like the Islamic Republic of Iran certainly do have political parties. However, the theocrats themselves exist outside of the political process since the idea is that the theocrats have a singular religious perspective and are, therefore, not divided like the rest of the population.
One party systems
The Vatican is a theocracy; some consider Iran to be a theocratic republic.
yes. Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Palestine, Israel etc
Theocracies are bad no matter whose religion is in charge.
Such governments are called theocracies. God save us from such systems.
The sumerians believed that the gods ruled the cities
There are a few theocracies in the Middle East, like Iran or Saudi Arabia. There are also "weak theocracies", where the ruler retains control over the church of the country, but laws are not necessarily promulgated based on the religious views of the ruler, such as the UK or Morocco.
Theocracies, whether Christian or other religions, have consistently been disasters.