All of us studied civics in school during which we learned about the three branches of the United States government, the difference between a republic and a democracy, and why we have the Electoral College. Other countries have different systems, of course, so it might be useful to understand how some of their systems work.
North Korea: The guy with the goofiest haircut gets to be in charge.
Italy: The male who throws the outrageous parties wins.
France: The man with the prettiest mistress, but of course.
Somalia: Actually, Somalia has no national government but it is doing far better than when It had one.
Ancient Israel: Whoever the high priest anointed with oil was in charge.
Modern Afghanistan: Whoever the CIA anoints with money is in charge.
Venezuela: The president of the Che Guevera fan club is also in the country’s president.
Russia: If you’re Vladimir Putin, you get to be in charge – regardless of what title you or anyone else are currently using.