Military government

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Systems of government
Republican forms of government:
  Presidential republics with an executive presidency separate from the legislature
  Semi-presidential system with both an executive presidency and a separate head of government that leads the rest of the executive, who is appointed by the president and accountable to the legislature
  Parliamentary republics with a ceremonial and non-executive president, where a separate head of government leads the executive and is dependent on the confidence of the legislature
  Republics in which a combined head of state and government is elected by, or nominated by, the legislature and may or may not be subject to parliamentary confidence

Monarchical forms of government:
  Constitutional monarchies with a ceremonial and non-executive monarch, where a separate head of government leads the executive
  Semi-constitutional monarchies with a ceremonial monarch, but where royalty still hold significant executive and/or legislative power
  Absolute monarchies where the monarch leads the executive

  One-party states (in principle republics)
  Countries which do not fit any of the above systems (e.g. transitional government or unclear political situations)

A military government is generally any government that is administrated by military forces, whether or not this government is legal under the laws of the jurisdiction at issue, and whether this government is formed by natives or by an occupying power. It is usually carried out by military workers.

Types of military government include:

  • Military occupation of acquired foreign territory and the administration thereof
  • Martial law, temporary military rule of domestic territory
  • Military dictatorship, an authoritarian government controlled by a military and its political designees, called a military junta when done extralegally
  • Military junta, a government led by a committee of military leaders.
  • Stratocracy, a government traditionally or constitutionally run by a military.