This is an index of political and governmental words you will need to learn. Please only add them in alphabetical order only by first letter. If you would like us to define a word, simply comment on the page.


Acracy- Government by none; anarchy

Adhocracy- government in an unstructured fashion; an unstructured organization

Albocracy- Government by white people

Anarchy- Government by none

Androcracy- Government by men

Anemocracy- Government by wind or by whim

Angelocracy- Government by angels

Antarchy- Opposition to government; anarchy

Argentocracy- Government by money

Aristarchy- Government by the best

Aristocracy- A government ruled by people considered to be in the highest social class in a society

Arithmocracy- Government by simple majority

Autarchy- Government by an absolute ruler

Autocracy- a political system governed by a single individual

Asylum- To leave one country to avoid persecution OR a mental facility

Armistice- Peacefully but temporarily stopping a conflict

Act of Succession- Enacted in 1810, the oldest of Sweden's four fundamental laws provides for the succession to the throne. See also fundamental law.

Agency- See central government authority.

Agenda- A list of all matters and other business to be raised and discussed at a meeting.

Appropriation- A sum of money in the central government budget which the Riksdag decides may be used for a specific purpose.

Appropriation directions- Government directive putting an appropriation at the disposal of the spending authority and specifying the allocation of the appropriated funds.

Authority- See central government authority.

Absolute dud — A nuclear weapon which, when launched at or emplaced on a target, fails to explode.


Barbarocracy- Government by barbarians

Beerocracy- Government by brewers or brewing interests

Bestiocracy- Ruled by beasts

Biarchy- Government by two people, diarchy

Bureaucracy- Government by civil servants

Bureaucrats - A bureaucrat is a member of a bureaucracy and has the administration of any organization, though the term usually connotes someone within an institution of a government. Also, in this wiki, it denotes someone of the highest rank on the website.

Bureau - an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"

Budget- see Funds

Budget bill - Annual government budget proposal, normally submitted to the Riksdag in the autumn. The bill includes a revised budget statement, budget policy objectives, expenditure frameworks, appropriation proposals and a forecast of government revenue. It must be brought before the Riksdag not later than 20 September, except in an election year, when it must be submitted not later than one week after the opening of parliament unless the proceedings are obstructed by a change of government

Budget material - The authorities' proposals for financing their operations in the coming years.

Budget statement - Part of the budget bill and spring fiscal policy bill setting out general guidelines for economic policy.


Cannonarchy- Government by superior firepower or cannons

Capelocracy- Government by shopkeepers

Chiliarchy- Government by one thousand people

Chirocracy- Government by physical force

Chromatocracy- Government by rulers of a particular skin color

Chrysoaristocracy- Government by the wealthy; Plutocracy

Corpocracy- Government by corporate bureaucrats

Cosmarchy- Rulership over the entire world, especially by the devil

Cottonocracy- Government by those involved in the cotton trade

Cryptarchy- Secret rulership Commonwealth - a world organization of autonomous states that are united in allegiance to a central power but are not subordinate to it or to one another

Communism - Communism is a social structure in which, theoretically, classes are abolished and property is commonly controlled, as well as a political philosophy and social movement that advocates and aims to create such a society. Court - See Judicial

Conservative - those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged

Culture- a particular society's ideals

Capitalism- A free market economy

Central government authority- Administratively autonomous national authority, subordinate to the Government and responsible for implementing public policies, overseeing the provision of many public services and discharging a range of regulatory functions. Examples include the National Board of Health and Welfare and the tax authorities.

Cabinet- a council advising a sovereign, president, etc.

Civil war- a war within a country Circit Court- a court with limited jurisdiction to one area

Constitution- a document that organizes government of a country

Cruel- Causing pain or suffering


Decadarchy- Government by ten individuals; decarchy

Demarchy- Government by the people; popular government; see Democracy

Demonarchy- Government by a demon

Demonocracy- Government by demons or evil forces

Despotocracy- Government by despots or tyrants

Diabolocracy- Government by the Devil

Diarchy- Government by two people

Dinarchy- Government by two people, see Diarchy

Dodecarchy- Government by twelve people

Doulocracy- Government by slaves

Duarchy- Government by two people, see Diarchy

Dulocracy- Government by slaves, see Doulocracy

Dyarchy- Government by two people, see Diarchy

DEFCON - A security system that shows the readiness of the military and the level of security.

Dictatorship - See autocracy

Democracy- political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives

Day X - the day all of the nations launch all of their nuclear warheads, prepare for it, build a fallout shelter, or else there is no hope


Ecclesiarchy- Government by clerics or ecclesiastical authorities

Endarchy- Centralized government

Ergatocracy- Government by the workers or the working class

Ethnarchy- Government over an ethnic group

Ethnocracy- Government by an ethnic group or race

Exarchy- Government by bishops Election- a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; "the results of the election will be announced tonight"


Fallout Shelter- A shelter in which a person may stay for two to three weeks in order to survive a nuclear fallout (be sure to stock up on supplies)

Fascism- a radical political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government

Federal- National

Federalist- people who believe in stong central government

Funds- see Budget


Gerontocracy- Government by the aged

Gunarchy- Government by women, see Gynarchy

Gymnasiarchy- Government over a school or academy

Gynaeocracy- Government by women, see Gynarchy

Gynarchy- Government by women

Gynocracy- Government by women, see Gynarchy

Geopolitics- The art and practice of using political power over a given territory. Traditionally, the term has applied primarily to the impact of geography on politics, but its usage has evolved over the past century to encompass a wider connotation.

GDP- Gross Domestic Product, the value of goods created in a nation

Globalization- To make a world wide government

Guerrillas - a band of irregular soldiers that uses guerrilla warfare


Hagiarchy- Government by saints or holy persons

Hagiocracy- Government by holy men

Hamarchy- Government by a cooperative body of parts

Hecatarchy- Government by one hundred people; Hecatontarchy

Hecatontarchy- Government by one hundred people

Hendecarchy- Government by eleven people

Heptarchy- government by seven people

Heroarchy- Government by heroes

Hetaerocracy- Government by paramours

Heterarchy- Government by a foreign ruler

Hierocracy- Government by priests or religious ministers

Hipparchy- Rule or control of horses

Hoplarchy- Government by the military

Hyperanarchy- Condition of extreme anarchy

Hyperarchy- Excessive government

Hierarchy - a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system; "put honesty first in her hierarchy of values"

Head of State- Ceremonial and public figure head who cannot exercise governmental power other then his or her reserve owers unless he or she is also head of government

Head of Government- The Commander in Chief of the government, in charge of the country

Hostile- unfriendly, antagonistic


Iatrarchy- Government by physicians

Idiocracy- Personal rule, self-rule

Infantocracy- Government by an infant

Isocracy- Equal political power Immigration- Migration from one country to another


Jesuitocracy- Government by Jesuits

Juntocracy- Government by a Junta Judicial- a form of law and order within a country, a court system.

Junta- a council of non elected officials who rule with military power

Jesuit- A member of the Society of Jesus, A Roman Catholic order of priests founded by St Ignatius Loyola, St. Francis Xavier, and others in 1534, to do missionary work. The order was zealous in opposing the Reformation. Despite periodic persecution it has retained an important influence in Catholic thought and education.


Kakistocracy- Government by the worst

Kleptarchy- Government by thieves

Kritarchy- A government ruled by judges

King - See monarch


Landocracy- Government by the propertied class, see Timocracy

Logocracy- Government of words Leftism- see Liberal

Liberal- those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare


Matriarchy- Government by women or mothers

Meritocracy- Government by the meritorious

Merocracy- Government by a part of citizenry

Mesocracy- Government by the middle classes

Metrocracy- Government by mothers or women, see Matriarchy

Millionocracy- Government by millionaires

Millocracy- Government by mill owners

Mobocracy- Government by mobs or crowds Monarch - a royal ruler somtimes head of state and sometimes autocratic

Monarchy -

  • Constitutional: The monarch does not have executive power and is head of state, see head of state under H
  • Absolute: Monarchy has autocratic power, see Autocracy

Moneyocracy- Government by the monied classes

Monocracy- Government by one individual

Myriarchy- Government by ten thousand individuals Militia- civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army

Militants- disposed to warfare or hard-line policies; "militant nations"; "hawkish congressman"; "warlike policies"

Military- of or relating to the principles of warfare


Narcokleptocracy- Government by those who profit from trade in illegal drugs

Navarchy- Rulership over the seas

Neocracy- Government from new or inexperienced rulers

Nomocracy- Government based on legal system; rule of law

Noocracy - The wise and knowledgeable rule the country

Navy - All of the warships belonging to a country or ruler


Oligarchy- government ruled by a few supreme leaders

Ochlocracy- a government ruled by a group of people who rule by force, a mob rule

Octarchy- Government by eight people


Paedarchy- Government by children

Paedocracy- Government by children, see Paedarchy

Panarchy- Universal rule or dominion

Pantarchy- Government by all the people, world government

Pantisocracy- Government by all equally

Paparchy- Government by the pope

Papyrocracy- Government by newspapers or literature

Parsonarchy- Government by parsons

Partocracy- Government by a single unopposed political party

Patriarchy- Government by men or fathers

Pedantocracy- Government by pedants or strict rule-bound scholars

Pentarchy- Government by five individuals

Phallocracy- Government by men

Philosophocracy- Government by philosophers

Phylarchy- Government by a specific class or tribe

Physiocracy- Government according to natural laws or principles

Pigmentocracy- Government by those of one skin color

Plantocracy- Government by plantation owners

Plousiocracy- Government by the wealthy. see Plutocracy

Plutarchy- Government by the wealthy, see Plutocracy

Plutocracy- Government by the wealthy

Polarchy- Government by many people, see Polyarchy

Policeocracy- Government by police

Pollarchy- Government by a multitude or mob, see Ochlocracy

Polyarchy- Government by many people

Polycracy- Government by many rulers, see Polyarchy

Popocracy- Government by populists

Pornocracy- Government by harlots

Prophetarchy- Government by a prophet

Psephocracy- Government resulting from election by ballot

Ptochocracy- Government by beggars or paupers; wholesale pauperization

Punditocracy- Government by political pundits

Population- citizens and residents of a country

Province- the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation

Pundit- An expert in a particular subject or field who is frequently called on to give opinions about it to the public.


Quangocracy- Rule of quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization

Queen - A female monarch, see monarch


Republic: A government when the people elect people to decide on everything

Right Wing- See conservative

Regime- a group of leading officials with autocratic power

Rotocracy- Government by those who control rotten boroughs


Socialism- a political theory advocating state ownership of industry

Security- The state of being free from danger or injury; "we support the armed services in the name of national security"

State- see province Septarchy- Government by seven rulers; heptarchy

Shopocracy- Government by shopkeepers

Slavocracy- Government by slave-owners

Snobocracy- Government by snobs

Sociocracy- Government by society as a whole

Squarsonocracy- Government by landholding clergymen

Squatterarchy- Government by squatters; squattocracy

Squattocracy- Government by squatters

Squirearchy- Government by squires

Squirocracy- Government by squires; squirearchy

Statocracy- Government by the state alone, without ecclesiastical influence

Stratarchy- Rulership over an army

Stratocracy- Military rule or despotism

Strumpetocracy- Government by strumpets

Synarchy- Joint sovereignty


Tyranny- See autocracy

Treaty- Ending a conflict by signing a peace treaty Technocracy- Government by technical experts

Tetradarchy- Government by four people; tetrarchy

Tetrarchy- Government by four people

Thalassiarchy- Sovereignty of the seas; thalassocracy

Thalassocracy- Sovereignty of the seas

Thearchy- Rule by a god or gods; body of divine rulers

Theatrocracy- Goverment by gathered assemblies of citizens

Theocracy- Government by priests or by religious law

Timarchy- Government by the propertied class; timocracy

Timocracy- Government by the propertied class

Triarchy- Government by three people

Tritarchy- Government by three people; triarchy

Tritheocracy- Government by three gods


Unitary- Lack of interstates or provinces


Venal- Showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery.

Virulent- Extremely severe or harmful in its effects.


Weekly drafting meeting - Session during which a minister is briefed on a matter before it is raised at a cabinet meeting.

Written communication from the Government - Form in which the Government notifies the Riksdag of its deliberations and decisions.

Whiggarchy- Government consisting of Whigs


X-ray warfare - warfare, usually used by guerillas, in which they use X-rays to determine the exact point of an enemy

Xenocracy- Government by a body of foreigners


YAY- a secret Japanese organization nicknamed YAY called the Yakuza Abduction Yajna, which captures unsuspecting victims and sacrifices them.


Zero point — The location of the center of a burst of a nuclear weapon at the instant of detonation. The zero point may be in the air, or on or beneath the surface of land or water, depending upon the type of burst, and it is thus to be distinguished from ground zero.