There are several types of government but there are six main types. Democracy is where the people rule. Republic is where the people elect the government. Monarchy is where a King or Queen rules the country. Aristocracy is where the country is ruled a someone with money. Dictatorship is where a country is ruled by one person or one group who forces their way into the position. Democratic Republic is the same as a Dictatorship but those who rule decide to call themselves this instead.