India vs. ItalyA Constitutional comparison
Italy and India
Both states were founded in recentyearsThe ItalianRepublic wasborn afterWorld War II, on2nd June 1946
The Republic of India was founded on 26thJanuary 1950...This was theday when theConstitutionentered inforce.
What do these two states have incommon?
They both areParliamentaryDemocraticConstitutionalRepublics
Democratic RepublicA democratic republic is a form of state in whichthe power rests with the people, who choosethose who g...
ParliamentaryIn a parliamentary republic, the Parliament isthe most important body of the state:• It creates laws• It appo...
ConstitutionalA constitutional state is a state in which thegovernment is bounded by aconstitutionThe fundamental law ofth...
What is the use of a constitution?
1.It lays down and protectsfundamental rights• Equality before the law• Right to vote• Freedom of thought, speech, religio...
2.It establishes the structures of thestate:The Government, which exerts the executivepowerThe power to control the execut...
The Parliament, which exerts the legislative powerThe power to make law
The judiciary, which exerts the judiciary powerThe power to punish those who do not respectthe law
What is the main difference betweenItaly and India?India is afederal stateItaly is aunitary state
Unitary stateA state with only one central government(one Parliament, one Council of Ministries, oneJudiciary)deciding on ...
Federal stateA union of states which are united by a centralgovernment.The states can decide autonomously on certainmatter...
Now it’s up to you!• Why do we celebrate Republic Day?• What is India and Italy’s form of state?• What does the word “demo...
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A brief lesson to explain constitutional settings and differences between Italy and India to middle school students, in a short and effective way.

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  1. 1. India vs. ItalyA Constitutional comparison
  2. 2. Italy and India
  3. 3. Both states were founded in recentyearsThe ItalianRepublic wasborn afterWorld War II, on2nd June 1946
  4. 4. The Republic of India was founded on 26thJanuary 1950...This was theday when theConstitutionentered inforce.
  5. 5. What do these two states have incommon?
  6. 6. They both areParliamentaryDemocraticConstitutionalRepublics
  7. 7. Democratic RepublicA democratic republic is a form of state in whichthe power rests with the people, who choosethose who govern them through freeelectionsThrough elections, people elect theParliament
  8. 8. ParliamentaryIn a parliamentary republic, the Parliament isthe most important body of the state:• It creates laws• It appoints the President and the Council ofMinisters• It controls the work of the Council ofMinisters
  9. 9. ConstitutionalA constitutional state is a state in which thegovernment is bounded by aconstitutionThe fundamental law ofthe state
  10. 10. What is the use of a constitution?
  11. 11. 1.It lays down and protectsfundamental rights• Equality before the law• Right to vote• Freedom of thought, speech, religion...
  12. 12. 2.It establishes the structures of thestate:The Government, which exerts the executivepowerThe power to control the execution of the laws
  13. 13. The Parliament, which exerts the legislative powerThe power to make law
  14. 14. The judiciary, which exerts the judiciary powerThe power to punish those who do not respectthe law
  15. 15. What is the main difference betweenItaly and India?India is afederal stateItaly is aunitary state
  16. 16. Unitary stateA state with only one central government(one Parliament, one Council of Ministries, oneJudiciary)deciding on all national matters
  17. 17. Federal stateA union of states which are united by a centralgovernment.The states can decide autonomously on certainmatters, but other ones (warfare, foreignpolicy, money) are a competence of the centralgovernment.Can you tell the name of any state of India?And the name of any other federal state in theworld?
  18. 18. Now it’s up to you!• Why do we celebrate Republic Day?• What is India and Italy’s form of state?• What does the word “democracy” mean?• What powers does the parliament exercise?• What is a constitution and what does itcontain?• What are the differences between an unitaryand a federal state?

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