The Five Basic Forms of Government – An American perspective


This video was uploaded on Jun 24, 2010 on YouTube. I just watched it recently while I was studying about Democracy. It is more American perspective but I would be happy if I can see people’s opinions over the concept and theory of the person who is presenting on this video about the 5 kinds of government; especially what he says about ‘Democracy’ and ‘Republic’.

There are 5 basic forms of government which are Monarchy(Rule by one person), Oligarchy(Rule by a small handful of people), Democracy(Rule by majority of the citizens), Republic(Rule by law), and Anarchy(No Government). This video relates these basic forms of government to our American government to clarify that we are in fact not a democracy but rather a Republic since democracies lead to anarchy and ultimately the tyranny of oligarchy.