Good Morning!EQ: What are the characteristics of the UK, Germany andRussia’s government?HW: None                          ...
United Kingdom, Russia, & Germany
Parliamentary System of the         United Kingdom• Unitary System: the central  government has all the power• Democracy: ...
Parliamentary System of the         United Kingdom• Parliament is the lawmaking body of  the United Kingdom• Composed of t...
Parliament: House of Lords• In the past, these seats were passed  down through wealthy families• Now, Lords are elected by...
House of Lords
Parliament: House of Commons• Citizens elect these members  – 646 members total• This branch controls the country’s  budge...
House of Commons
UK’s Leadership• Prime Minister is the chief executive  with the MOST power  – Leader of the British Parliament, works    ...
Queen Elizabeth II
Prime Minister David Cameron
UK’s Citizen Rights• Citizens have personal freedoms  similar to the US  – All citizens are treated equally  – Right to wo...
UK- Prime Minister• Gordon Brown-  Conservative  Party
Monarch- Queen Elizabeth• No real political power-  just a figure head
Germany
Federal System of Germany• Federal System: the power is shared  between the central government and  the governments of the...
Parliamentary System of Germany• Germany’s parliament is composed of  two houses: the Bundestag and the  Bundesrat• German...
Parliament: Bundestag• Has the most power• Citizens of each German state elect its  members• Members of this house elect t...
Bundestag
Parliament: Bundesrat• Represents the interests of state  governments• Each state selects representatives for  this house•...
Bundesrat
Germany’s Leadership• Chancellor is the chief executive  – Runs the government  – Elected by the Bundestag (legislature)• ...
Germany’s Chancellor   Angela Merkel
President Joachim Gauck
Germany’s Citizen Rights• Citizens have same basic freedoms like  the United Kingdom:  – Citizens are treated equally  – R...
Germany- Bundestag
Russia
Federal System of Russian Federation• Federal System: the power is shared  between the central government and  the governm...
Russian Federal Assembly• Russia’s legislature is called the  Federal Assembly.• It has two parts: the Federation  Council...
Federal Assembly: Federation Council• Has two representatives from each  state• States appoint the council’s members;  the...
Federal Assembly: State Duma• Larger than the Federation Council  – Has 450 members who are elected    directly by the peo...
Russia’s Leadership• President is the chief executive with  the MOST power  – Elected by the people (presidential    democ...
Russian President Dimitri Medvedev
Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
Russian- Parliment
Russia- Federal Council
Russia• President- D  mitry Medvedev
Prime Minister- Vladmir Putin
Russia’s Citizen Rights• Russia’s constitution guarantees  human and civil rights for its citizens  – All people are equal...
Sample Test QuestionIn Russia, power is divided between Central andregional authorities. This is an example of whichgovern...
Sample Test QuestionWhat is a basic way citizens of a democraticnation can influence the government?A. votingB. workingC. ...
Sample Test QuestionIn which system of government does thelegislature elect the executive leader of thegovernment?A. democ...
Sample Test QuestionIn most democratic countries, the government isdivided into three branches: executive, legislative,and...
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Week 16  day 1-comparing european governments-united kingdom russia germany 2012-2013
Week 16  day 1-comparing european governments-united kingdom russia germany 2012-2013
Week 16  day 1-comparing european governments-united kingdom russia germany 2012-2013
Week 16  day 1-comparing european governments-united kingdom russia germany 2012-2013
Week 16  day 1-comparing european governments-united kingdom russia germany 2012-2013
Week 16  day 1-comparing european governments-united kingdom russia germany 2012-2013
Week 16  day 1-comparing european governments-united kingdom russia germany 2012-2013
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  1. 1. Good Morning!EQ: What are the characteristics of the UK, Germany andRussia’s government?HW: None SPONGE#1. Which part of the government is responsible for making thelaws for the United Kingdom?#2. The United Kingdom is to the House of Commons as Germanyis to the ________________. A. Basic Law B. Bundesrat C. Bundestag D. Parliament
  2. 2. United Kingdom, Russia, & Germany
  3. 3. Parliamentary System of the United Kingdom• Unitary System: the central government has all the power• Democracy: citizens of the country hold the power (voting)• Parliamentary Democracy: leader is elected through the legislature, not directly by the people
  4. 4. Parliamentary System of the United Kingdom• Parliament is the lawmaking body of the United Kingdom• Composed of the House of Lords and the House of Commons – The monarch is also part of Parliament
  5. 5. Parliament: House of Lords• In the past, these seats were passed down through wealthy families• Now, Lords are elected by the House or are appointed by the monarch – Have little power• Can only make suggestions of ways to improve a bill that is on its way to becoming a law
  6. 6. House of Lords
  7. 7. Parliament: House of Commons• Citizens elect these members – 646 members total• This branch controls the country’s budget (lots of power)• The leader of the political party with the most members becomes the Prime Minister – Head of the government (chief executive) & runs the government on a day to day basis
  8. 8. House of Commons
  9. 9. UK’s Leadership• Prime Minister is the chief executive with the MOST power – Leader of the British Parliament, works with legislative branch – Runs the government• The monarch is the official head of state (a symbol for the country) – Duties are mostly ceremonial – Role is restricted by the constitution of the United Kingdom
  10. 10. Queen Elizabeth II
  11. 11. Prime Minister David Cameron
  12. 12. UK’s Citizen Rights• Citizens have personal freedoms similar to the US – All citizens are treated equally – Right to worship as they choose – Freedom of speech – Right to a fair trial – Own property• Citizens do not directly elect the leaders (only the House of Commons)
  13. 13. UK- Prime Minister• Gordon Brown- Conservative Party
  14. 14. Monarch- Queen Elizabeth• No real political power- just a figure head
  15. 15. Germany
  16. 16. Federal System of Germany• Federal System: the power is shared between the central government and the governments of the 16 states• Democracy: citizens of the country hold the power (voting)• Parliamentary Democracy: leader is elected through the legislature, not directly by the people
  17. 17. Parliamentary System of Germany• Germany’s parliament is composed of two houses: the Bundestag and the Bundesrat• Germany’s constitution is called the Basic Law – Germany is a welfare state: government guarantees people certain benefits when they are unemployed, sick, poor, or disabled
  18. 18. Parliament: Bundestag• Has the most power• Citizens of each German state elect its members• Members of this house elect the Chancellor (chief executive of Germany)
  19. 19. Bundestag
  20. 20. Parliament: Bundesrat• Represents the interests of state governments• Each state selects representatives for this house• Deals with laws that affect states: education and local government issues
  21. 21. Bundesrat
  22. 22. Germany’s Leadership• Chancellor is the chief executive – Runs the government – Elected by the Bundestag (legislature)• The president is the official head of state – A symbol for the country – Duties are mostly ceremonial – Representatives of the legislature and the states choose the president
  23. 23. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel
  24. 24. President Joachim Gauck
  25. 25. Germany’s Citizen Rights• Citizens have same basic freedoms like the United Kingdom: – Citizens are treated equally – Right to worship as they choose – Have freedom of speech – Right to a fair trial – Right to own property• Citizens do not directly elect the leaders (only the Bundestag)
  26. 26. Germany- Bundestag
  27. 27. Russia
  28. 28. Federal System of Russian Federation• Federal System: the power is shared between the central government and the governments of the states• Democracy: citizens of the country hold the power (voting)• Presidential Democracy: leader is directly elected by the people
  29. 29. Russian Federal Assembly• Russia’s legislature is called the Federal Assembly.• It has two parts: the Federation Council and the State Duma
  30. 30. Federal Assembly: Federation Council• Has two representatives from each state• States appoint the council’s members; they are not directly elected by the people• One important duty: approve the president’s choices of people to fill different government jobs
  31. 31. Federal Assembly: State Duma• Larger than the Federation Council – Has 450 members who are elected directly by the people• This house controls the budget and makes the laws• Approves the president’s choice for prime minister
  32. 32. Russia’s Leadership• President is the chief executive with the MOST power – Elected by the people (presidential democracy) – Can disband the legislature• President also selects a Prime Minister – helps in the day-to-day running of the government – Similar to USA’s vice president
  33. 33. Russian President Dimitri Medvedev
  34. 34. Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
  35. 35. Russian- Parliment
  36. 36. Russia- Federal Council
  37. 37. Russia• President- D mitry Medvedev
  38. 38. Prime Minister- Vladmir Putin
  39. 39. Russia’s Citizen Rights• Russia’s constitution guarantees human and civil rights for its citizens – All people are equal – Russians have the right to life and dignity – Freedom of speech – The right to privacy• Citizens directly elect the leader
  40. 40. Sample Test QuestionIn Russia, power is divided between Central andregional authorities. This is an example of whichgovernment type?A. UnitaryB. ConfederationC. FederalD. Parliamentary Corresponds to SS6- CG1a, CG4a, CG6a SS7- CG1a , CG4a, CG6a
  41. 41. Sample Test QuestionWhat is a basic way citizens of a democraticnation can influence the government?A. votingB. workingC. obeying lawsD. consuming goods OAS Database Question - Corresponds to SS6- CG1b, CG4b, CG6b SS7- CG1b , CG4b, CG6b
  42. 42. Sample Test QuestionIn which system of government does thelegislature elect the executive leader of thegovernment?A. democraticB. communistC. parliamentaryD. totalitarian OAS Database Question - Corresponds to SS6- CG1c, CG4c, CG6c SS7- CG1c , CG4c, CG6c
  43. 43. Sample Test QuestionIn most democratic countries, the government isdivided into three branches: executive, legislative,and judicial. In Canada, the legislative branch is theA. ParliamentB. prime ministerC. Supreme CourtD. governor general OAS Database Question - Corresponds to SS6- CG1b, CG4b, CG6b SS&- CG1b , CG4b, CG6b
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