J. Iran

Islamic Republic of Iran 
a  Unitary, Oligarchic, Theocracy
  Iran is a Unitary, Oligarchic Theocracy.  They have a supreme leader,
a few powerful religious leaders and a government and laws based on

Citizen Participation

Iran is oligarchic, but arguably autocratic. This means that only a few people
have power, but because Iran is a theocracy, those few are religious leaders.

Power Distribution

Iran’s power is divided into 1 single centralized government. This means that the 
main government has the power. The unitary system is very common, and works

well for small countries. I know what you’re thinking: IRAN IS HUGE! Actually,
the actual living land is very small. Also, Iran itself isn’t THAT large.

Type of Government

Iran is a theocracy, meaning it is ruled  by a religious leader, but  in this case, a
few powerful religious leaders. In theocracies, the citizens must follow strict
social and religious rules.


The leader is a religious leader, but has a ceremonial president. He is called the
Supreme Leader

Type of Legislature

They have many houses, but the one called the Assembly of Experts has the most power. They can select the new leader. They call themselves Parliament, but the whole of Iran calls itself a republic, doesn’t it? In truth, they are a theocracy.

Role of the Citizen
There is almost no citizen participation besides the fact that they vote for one thing
and one thing only: they vote for the Islamic Consultative assembly, which is a powerless group.

These are pictures of the president, flag, and map. 

Here is an educational video of Iran.

This is a video of Iran's controversial ceremonial Iranian President

Quick Summary
  • Oligarchic or arguably autocratic
  • Theocracy
  • Unitary
  • Religious leader - Supreme Leader
  • Ceremonial president
  • power divided into 1 centralized government
  • unitary is a common systems
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