How do governments distribute power pink

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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • On the inside flap, draw an illustration that represents each type of government.
    • Write 1 or 2 facts about the government type.
    • Give an example of a country or organization in Southwest Asia with that type of government.
  • 3.
      • They are organized ways for creating laws/rules designed to protect the well-being of the general public and to help manage conflict.
      • They determine the power structure (who has the power) within a country.
        • In some countries, only one person or party maintains centralized control of the government, while in other countries power is shared between individuals and factions.
  • 4.
    • All countries require governments to function.
    • Governments provide laws, structure, public services, and national defense.
    • There are different types of governments:
      • democracies
      • republics
      • monarchies
      • dictatorships
  • 5.
    • Federal
    • Confederation
    • Unitary
  • 6.
    • Federal – Power is shared by a powerful central government and the state or local governments.
    • States or provinces are given considerable self rule, usually through their own legislatures.
      • Examples:
      • United States
      • Israel
      • Germany
  • 7. State Governments Power is Shared
  • 8.  
  • 9.
      • Unitary – a system in which the power is held by one central authority
      • All power is given to the one branch of government.
      • Examples:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • United Kingdom (U.K.)
      • Sweden
      • Spain
      • Former Soviet Union
  • 10. Central has ALL power State Governments
  • 11.  
  • 12.
      • Confederation - a system in which power is shared by an alliance or union of political organizations
      • Independent states voluntarily work together for some common purpose and agree to certain limits on their freedom of action as a confederation.
      • Examples:
        • OPEC
        • League of Arab States
        • European Union
  • 13. State/Local governments have ALL the power
  • 14.
      • Let’s get in groups of three.
      • Number yourselves one, two, and three.
    • Ones explain to the twos and threes how a unitary government system distributes power.
    • Twos explain to the ones and threes how a confederation government system distributes power.
    • Threes explain to the ones and twos how a federal government system distributes power.
  • 15. Image from Center of Civic Education. 2008