The Spanish ruled their colonies rather harshly and with a Direct rule. "Direct Peninsulares"- someone sent from Spain to rule the local colonies (Instead of using a local ruler as your puppet)
The british rule is when british people make a very good rule that the other people have to follow exsept the people who made the rule.
The New England town meetings were a type of direct democratic rule since the 17th century. Almost all the members of the community met together to frame budgets and policies for the local government.
The Congo was a personal possession of the King of Belgium, who styled himself Emperor. Under his direct rule the Congolese suffered as complete slaves until the colony was brought under the rule of the Belgian government.
Direct rule refers direct control as regards administration whereas indirect rule means self-governing.
Egypt was under a direct rule.
Boer republics were under direct rule
Signapore colonizers used indirect rule. :)