Forms of Governments
To study governments, geographers look at the following: <ul><li>Types  – Who rules and who participates. </li></ul><ul><l...
Systems  of Government are based on one question:  How is the power distributed? <ul><li>There are three ways governments ...
Unitary <ul><li>One central government controls everything. </li></ul><ul><li>Power is not shared between states, counties...
Confederation <ul><li>A voluntary association of independent states that agrees to follow a powerful central government. <...
Federal  <ul><li>Power is shared by a powerful central government. </li></ul><ul><li>States or provinces are given conside...
Putting it all together…. <ul><li>The United Kingdom is an autocratic  constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democr...
What do you remember? <ul><li>What are the three types of governments? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the three systems of gov...
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  1. 1. Forms of Governments
  2. 2. To study governments, geographers look at the following: <ul><li>Types – Who rules and who participates. </li></ul><ul><li>Systems – How the power is distributed. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Systems of Government are based on one question: How is the power distributed? <ul><li>There are three ways governments distribute power: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unitary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confederation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Unitary <ul><li>One central government controls everything. </li></ul><ul><li>Power is not shared between states, counties or provinces. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples : United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, and Spain </li></ul>
  5. 5. Confederation <ul><li>A voluntary association of independent states that agrees to follow a powerful central government. </li></ul><ul><li>Nations can choose to follow or not follow the lead of the weak central government. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Confederate States of America </li></ul><ul><li>( 1861-1865), Russian Federation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Federal <ul><li>Power is shared by a powerful central government. </li></ul><ul><li>States or provinces are given considerable self rule, usually through their own legislatures. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: United States, Germany </li></ul>
  7. 7. Putting it all together…. <ul><li>The United Kingdom is an autocratic constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy and a unitary system. </li></ul><ul><li>The United States is a presidential democracy with a federal system. </li></ul><ul><li>What do those statements mean? </li></ul>
  8. 8. What do you remember? <ul><li>What are the three types of governments? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the three systems of government? </li></ul>

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