What countries have oligarchy?
The word oligarchy comes from two Greek words; oligo meaning few and arkhein meaning to rule. Hence, an oligarchy is a system where the power is in the hands of small elite group rather than a democracy where it is theoretically in the hands of all the people. It is now usually associated with abuse of power but that isn't really the definition.
Some people suggest that Saudi Arabia constitutes an oligarchy. The truth is that most countries are oligarchies because small elite groups control power and true democracies are rare.
Some people suggest that Saudi Arabia constitutes an oligarchy. The truth is that most countries are oligarchies because small elite groups control power and true democracies are rare.
- A more universally acceptable answer to your question might be, Kazakhstan
- The AP Government final almost always uses China as its example of an oligarchy.
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What is the structure of an oligarchy and what are some past or present countries with an oligarchy?
An oligarchy is "rule by the few". It does not specify how those few are defined, though traditional methods are by membership in some organization, birth into a specific set of families (or social class/caste), or wealth. In modern usage, it generally EXCLUDES forms of government like a monarchy… or dictatorship, in that an oligarchy generally uses some form of group decision-making. For the most part, the modern oligarchy is structured much like a modern republic or democracy, but "voting" is extremely limited. Ancient Oligarchies would include the Holy Roman Empire (where Emperors were selected by a very limited number of Electors) and Japan under the Shoguns (where the Emperor was a figurehead and actual rulership was a competition between various Great Families). Modern Oligarchies are harder to define, though I would personally classify many African nations as practical or de-facto oligarchies, in that while all citizens nominally can vote, the reality is that only a very limited number of families supply all the politicians, and control all the wealth and power in the country. ( Full Answer )
A government in which a small group holds all the power is calledan oligarchy. Governments where power is concentrated in the hands of a smallgroup of people and successors are hand picked based on their viewsthat are close to the views of the other members of the government. Oligarchy is the rule o…f the few. power in the hands of a few people with a lot of money The word oligarchy is defined as a small group of people having control of a country, or institution. An example would be A government that controls a state or group of people. Rule by a wealthy elite. The definition of oligarchy is having a small group of people whocontrol an organization or a country. This is commonly developedfrom monopolies. ( Full Answer )
Oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people could be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, corporate, or military control, but in modern usage the term usually refers to government buy a small number of wealthy people. … Since the end of the Soviet Union, Russia has been described as becoming an oligarchy. ( Full Answer )
countries with an oligarchy goverment are literally "countries ruled by a small group of people". A good example is present Saudi Arabia, formally a kingdom run by one king but in fact being completely run by the members of the House (the extended family) Saud; hence the name of the country.
An oligarchy is a dominant ruling class in a country, a small group of \nelites that keep all of the power and do not allow any opposition. \nRussia under the Tsars could be considered an example of an oligarchy. . Has been said that a democracy is at best a mask hiding a particular ruling elit…e. Oligarchy in a representative democracy is at best inevitable. . ( Full Answer )
im not sure...im trying to find the answer my self partly America. we have a mix of democracy, oligarchy, republic, Constitutional, and alot of other ones i don't know of...but don't put that answer on your homework or something cause I'm no good at social studies.
Cuba Venezuela North Korea Tunisia it can be found in cuba, north korea, and tusanmi and idk google
An oligarchy is any type of government in which power is held by relatively few people. An oligarchy may take many different forms. For example, a republic may be an oligarchy if only a relatively few people have the right to vote. In most oligarchies, the ruling group has power because of its wealt…h or military authority. The advantages of this would be that the nation/country would be capable of making swift decisions, and acting quickly.. One may argue, based primarily on the work of sociologist C. Wright Mills, that oligarchy is a permanent element of our republic. The notion that we citizens elect leaders (who "lead" us but do not "rule" us) stops short of a pertinent point: in each Presidential election, though in reality hundreds of candidates run on various ballots trhoughout the country, only two--one Democrat and one Republican--have a chance of winning. The last third party candidate to carry a state was George Wallace in 1968 (he carried 5 southern states for 46 electoral votes). Essentially, what we see is a two-party system dominated by the corporate, political, and military elite who hold the power to support candidates that best serves their goal: to remain powerful. Fortunately, the Bill of Rights (and specific amendments) creates a set of civil liberties and immunities that protects U.S. citizens from government oppression. ( Full Answer )
First of all not many people know what an oligarchy is. It means when a small group of people have all the power. The group gets its power from either military, wealth or social status. E.g.: China, Saudi Arabia, Bolivia, North Korea some countries in South America.
-Cuba -Venezuela -North Korea -Tunisia -Russia there it is ! this are the 5 examples of countries under oligarchy control . =))
an oligarthy is a country where the means of production and sales are owned and controlled by the state. Regular citizens do not have authority to invent or build their own organizations.
africa ,st.kitts and miami p.s write all of these even thogh ur teacher said 1 or 2
An oligarchy is an elite group of men(never women) that control city-states. Oligarchy was usually greedy and harsh, and citizens and mercenaries, or Hoplytes (hOp-Lights) eventually overthrew the elite group and which became Tyranny.
In the traditional definition, oligarchy is "government by the few". From a political science standpoint, this means that there is a certain governing class of individuals, from which all meaningful positions in government are drawn. The defining characteristic of an Oligarchy is that only members o…f this governing class may be part of the government, and that the governing class does NOT consist of the entire citizenry. There are a variety of different forms of Oligarchy, each of which generally is defined by how this governing class of individuals is composed. ( Full Answer )
An oligarchy is a control system of in which a small groups are in charge (rule by a few). It can be believed that any system eventually evolves into an oligarchy (the iron law of oligarchy) . According to this school of thought, 21st Century democracies should be considered as oligarchies because… the actual differences between viable political rivals are small, the oligarchic elite impose strict limits on what constitutes an acceptable and respectable political position, and politicians' careers depend heavily on unelected economic and media elites. Thus the popular phrase: there is only one political party, the incumbent party. Corporate of Foundational oligarchy is a form of power, governmental or operational, where power effectively rests with a small, elite group of inside individuals, sometimes from a small group of educational institutions, or influential economic entities or devices, such as banks, commercial entities that act in complicity with, or at the whim of the oligarchy, often with little or no regard for governmental or constitutionally protected prerogative. It is difficult to quantify all systems or that contain established oligarchies. Often, the oligarchy will not be openly admitted, but must be perceived through the actions of its sustainers and institutions involved in the outcome. Examples of current day oligarchies are most governmental and economic entities. ( Full Answer )
The synonym for oligarchy is autocracy. Other synonyms foroligarchy are monocracy, fascism, totality, despotism, cruelty,coercion, oppression and domination.
seems to me, the opposite of oligarchy (rule by the privileged) would be democracy (rule by the people - by elected representation of course)
I do Believe it is a theocratic Oligarchy. There is a supreme leader, yes , but there are also Revolutionary Guard Generals and There is many big time Clerics , such as Rafsanjanis , There are also Grand Ayatollas. All in All i do believe it is an oligarchy.
The characteristics of an oligarchy include the act that the poweris held in a very small group of people. The people in anoligarchical society usually have no say in what happens.
this type of government is mostly practiced in southwest Asia, it is ruled by a few religious leaders
An oligarchy is a form of power structure in which a small group ofpeople reign. These people often come from prominent families butnot always. They could also be chosen or distinguished by wealth,education, or other factors.
There are no countries in Europe or the world who have an oligarch government. The oligarchy was created in Ancient Greece and it is a rule by a small group of people, usually the wealthiest.
A financial oligarchy would be a system of government where power rests in the hands of an elite but wealthy few.
An oligarchy is a form of government in which all power is vested in a few people or in a dominant class or clique . The people in charge have a large amount of land , family has power , or the can have a large amount of money. Sometimes the people in charge are elected other times they are born i…nto their positions ( if their parents were in charge at one time ). . ( Full Answer )
Oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people, either by royalty, wealth, family ties, corporate control, and military control. The former Soviet Union was an oligarchy where members of the Communist Party were over-privileged. South Africa was an …oligarchy under apartheid. Currently, Mexico is an oligarchy due to the severe inequality in wealth distribution. It is argued that North Korea is an oligarchy because power is inherited. Sri Lanka is observed to be an emerging oligarchy under the Rajapaksa family members, who hold hundreds of the country's governmental positions. ( Full Answer )
The United States is one example, almost all of the democracies in the world have oligarchy in one way or another .
IAn oligarchy is ruled by a few people that are selected by social stats or wealth
Pakistan, Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, Tunisia. These countries are not oligarchies. They would be considered autocratic. Tunisia is currently in a transitional government. There are no longer any modern oligarchies in the world today.
An oligarchy is a country ruled by a small group of authoritarian rulers, like a dictatorship, but with more than one dictator. China, which is ruled by the Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee, could be considered and oligarchy. Burma/Myanmar (just which name to use is controversial, not a …debate I wish to get into here) has long been run by a small group of military leaders, although there appear to be some tentative steps towards democracy being made there. A junta, a military government, often put in place by a coup, is the most common type of oligarchy in the world. Countries with a military committee for rulers were common in Latin America during the Cold War, for example. ( Full Answer )
One nation that is an oligarchy today is the country of Russia. Itis ruled by a wealth elite group of people seeking even more wealthand power.
Supported by the military Citizens can not vote They are ruled by rich people A form of government that is ruled by a group of people.
An oligarchy is a form of government that has a long history in human society. One of the most famous ones were in the ancient Greek City State of Sparta. In an oligarchy the power in the government is centered around a relatively few number of people. This small number can come from a family or a g…roup of citizens with a special value, such as wealthy land owners. In some cases the members of the oligarchy are based in military roots. ( Full Answer )
Oligarchy means, "rule by a group." It is the most common form of government in all of history. And it is the most common form of government today. Most of the nations of the world are ruled by a powerful few. Every king has his council of nobles or earls. Every dictator has his bureaucrats. And e…very president has his cabinet. These types of government aren't ruled by one, they are ruled by a group. ( Full Answer )
They are rare because many know that it is not fair at all, and no citizen can change the leader. It was used in Ancient Greece and the Middle Ages, but the leaders chose the other leader, so no person had any right.
Oligarchy means the rule by a few especially for corrupt or selfish purposes. A modern example is rather like South Africa during the 20th Century when a small population of white people denied access to trade and educational systems to the coloured population. This process had been going on since t…he mid 18th Century and later became known as 'apartheid'. This lasted until the arrival of democracy in 1994. oligarchy a group of rich people control a country and have total controll ( Full Answer )
The Russian Federation has been considered an oligarchy since thecollapse of the Soviet Union. Privately owned corporations such aspetroleum, natural gas, and metal producers have created theseoligarchs.
Having looked this up in a Thesaurus, I couldn't find any, so I am not sure that there are.
There are no countries with the government of an oligarchy today. Some argue many Western European countries are, but in reality they are not.
An oligarchy was a rule by few. This meant that there were a few prominent and powerful families in power, who passed on their power from generation to generation, maintaining that family's power. Because there wasn't one ruler fellow rulers could keep that leaders power in check. The purpose is ess…entially to keep the power held by a few families, and so one family, or ruler, doesn't become too powerful. ( Full Answer )
The Oligarchs own the banks and those who control the money control governments. Governments enforce the laws created by the law makers who are owned by the Oligarchy. The best and most peaceful way to beat the Oligarchs is to reject their system of money, employment servitude, patriotism, political… ideologies national indoctrination, national ideolgoies and tax duty. Policies and governments don't matter... People do! ( Full Answer )
Instead of free elections in these countries the elections are controlled and only one candidate is offered. Any kind of opposition is suppressed. It is a rule of a minority- a small group of people - over the majority, who do not have a say in the government and the law-making process.
Well, there's China. First response is accurate. A another example is the government ofthe Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. This is commonly referredto as North Korea. Although China is run by a communist party, itis a huge nation and has a huge government. Speaking in terms ofoligarchy, only e…lite members of the Party run the government ( toa large extent ) But based on its size, there would beopportunities for other party members to take part in thegovernment. In the case of North Korea, the oligarchy seems to besmaller, almost a "family affair" as the Communist Party there hasbeen under control of a communist "family" the current top leaderis a son of the last communist leader. ( Full Answer )
An oligarchy is a government where the power is centered among a small number of people. To gain a place in this type of government requires that either by wealth or family ties one can generate support among the members and join the oligarchy. Generally speaking, unless one has some kind of powerfu…l relation to members of the ruling oligarchy such such as those just mentioned, it would be extremely difficult to become a member of the oligarchical centers of power. If a number of "outsiders" of the oligarchy desire to become part of such a governmental scheme, or in fact displace the current oligarchy with a new one, then a revolution would be the way to do this. ( Full Answer )
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Russia and China still use oligarchy in the today world. They are small communist countries that still holds power using military, money and been highly sociable.
According to the Wikipedia definition of oligarchy: "a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution." . . . Antarctica is governed by the Antarctic Treaty, signed by governments representing 80% of the earth's population. Then, is is not an oligarchy.
Oligarchy originated in ancient Greece and meant 'rule of the few'.The few means anything short of the full population, and could benarrow- a group of aristocrats, or broadly-based, such as all thosewho were landowners and warriors. In modern usage it applies to themore limited definition, but most …oligarchies have been replaced bydemocracies ('people power'). Examples of an oligarchy are Athens in the Seventh Century BCE,Britain in the 18th Century AD, and currently several Middle Eastand African countries eg Saudi Arabia. The fact that there may be anominal king (monarchy) is not relevant in real terms, it is wherethe power lies. ( Full Answer )
It isn't, and certainly not by definition. While it cannot be saidthat democracy is a guarantee for excellent government by highlyqualified and responsible people, democracy if it is workingeffectively at least ensures that rulers and representatives haveto 'sell' their qualifications to the elector…ate and can be calledto account afterwards, if only through the next elections. Oligarchy means that rulers are selected - usually by a fewfamilies - only on the basis of birth, marriage or blind loyalty tothe oligarchs' interests. The only oligarchies that today are doingwell are awash in oil to a level that even after generously helpingthemselves the ruling families can throw millions at any social oreconomic problem. ( Full Answer )
Which country now a parliamentary government was once a racial oligarchy ruled by the white citizen?
South Africa was once a racial oligarchy ruled by the whitecitizens and is now governed by a parliamentary system.
Mexico is officially a federal presidential representative republic. As such, it is ruled by government representatives (the executive and the legislative powers) elected by the populace. Just like any country in the world however, there are groups within the country with more influence and power t…han others. Some of these include large corporations, national worker's unions and general "pressure groups". Depending on how cynic are you in regards to politics, these groups could qualify as being part of an oligarchy. ( Full Answer )