These are just some notes on the types of government to go with a research assignment I done when I was 15

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Politics & teen understanding

The present government is run by what system?

The new Zealand government is run by a system of democracy, represented by the western society.

What does this mean?

This means that it is for the people by the people. The decisions are made through voting, and then dealt with by a court & politicians

What is anarchy?

Anarchy: A state of lawless or political disorder due to absence of governmental authority.

To what extent does the New Zealand government recognise your right to protest?

What is the present understanding of the government within the teenage society?

Mandy: they suck!

Casey: teenagers don't care about the government, they should listen to the youth though!!!!

Bonny: I really don't know about the government and quite frankly I don't want to know

Turk: I don't understand/care about anything to do with the government

Daniel: I think there is very little understanding....

as most teenagers are simple ... and don't think about politics

Nick: um yea I dint really care about that the government at the moment

Kylie: that they are fighting for what they believe is right and are dispersed over a large amount of areas to produce optimum opportunities for New Zealanders

What are other forms of government?


Anarchy is a situation where there is no government.

This can happen after a civil war in a country, when a government has been destroyed and rival groups are fighting to take its place.

Anarchists are people who believe that government is a bad thing. They say it stops people organising their own lives.


In a capitalist or free-market country, people can own their own businesses and property.

People can also buy services for private use, such as healthcare.

But most capitalist governments also provide their own...