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Theocracy (from greek theos = god, cratos = leadership) is a type of government in which a religion or faith plays a major role, as opposed to a government with separation of church and state. In a theocracy, the higher religious leaders of the state are also the people in charge of that state.
Current states with theocratic elements
- Saudi Arabia
- The Vatican
Current states with vestigial theocratic aspects