Great Britain is an example of a country that has different types of government. It has a monarch, a king or queen from a royal family who symbolizes traditional power, but elected representatives make its laws and policies. This system is an example of:

A. representative democracy


Direct democracy involves citizens in the decision and law-making process. Since Britain has elected officials representing groups of people, it is a representative democracy. You can also rule out the other two options: communism has to do with state control of the economy, and authoritarian government is about imposing state control over citizens’ lives (not representation).

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