AP Style Government, Junta, Regime

Government

A “government” is an established system of political administration. For example,

  • the U.S. government

Junta

A “junta” is a group or council that often rules after a coup. For example,

  • A military junta controls this region.

A junta becomes a government after is establishes a system of political administration.

Regime

The word “regime” is a synonym for “political system.” For example,

  • a democratic regime
  • an authoritarian regime

It may also mean the period in which a person or system was in power, often with a negative connotation. For example,

  • Saddam Hussein’s regime
  • the Nazi regime

Administration

An administration consists of officials who make up the executive branch of a government. For example,

  • the Obama administration

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