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Government

Nearly every country in the world is ruled by a system that combines 2 or more of the following attributes (for example, the United States is not a true capitalist society, since the government actually provides social services for its citizens). Additionally, one person's opinion of the type of government may differ from another's (for example, some may argue that the United States is a plutocracy rather than a democracy since they may believe it is ruled by the wealthy).

Descriptions of governments can be based on the following attributes:

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