The old saying goes like this:
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner
I figure it needed a little expansion, just for fun
Dictatorship is 1 wolf deciding which sheep to have for dinner
Communism is 10 wolves telling 1000 sheep being dinner is good for them
Socialism is 10 wolves convincing 1000 sheep that being dinner is good for them
A Representative Republic is the sheep voting on whether to build a fence or hire more sheep dogs.
*photo from Ron Paul 2012
Update: Added the line about communism, it was meant to be there all along.