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Question: Most parliaments are bicameral.
Answer: Most parliaments are bicameral, which means that they consist of two separate houses of legislators. Great Britain’s Parliament, for example, is made up of the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
Question: In a parliamentary system, the prime minister is the most important political leader.
Answer: In a parliamentary system the prime minister is the national political leader, and another figure serves as the head of state.
Question: Dictators always abolish legislatures.
Answer: In some cases dictators establish one-party rule and end all political opposition. They may maintain some institutions, such as a legislature, but in fact they control all the power in the country.
Question: There are many absolute monarchies around the world.
Answer: By the beginning of the 21st century there were few remaining absolute monarchies. Most countries that had been ruled by a monarch had become constitutional monarchies.
Question: No country has both a parliament and a president.
Answer: Some constitutional countries, notably France, have systems that combine the presidential and parliamentary approaches to government.
Question: There are two major kinds of constitutional democracy.
Answer: There are two leading types of constitutional democracy in the world today. These are the presidential system, such as that of the United States, and the parliamentary system, such as that of India.
Question: Feudalism is a modern system of government.
Answer: Feudalism is a medieval system of government in which people lived on estates owned by the nobility and worked for them, with the nobility keeping the money earned.
U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., USA

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