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1 Government/Civics Domain Seventh Grade Social Studies

2 Compare & Contrast Various Forms of Government Describe the ways government systems distribute power: unitary, confederation, and federal SS7 – CG1a, CG4a, CG6a

3 In the Government/Economy Section of your notebook… Copy the information in RED from each of the following slides. You will glue the illustrations BELOW what you copy.

4 Unitary Example: China, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, North and South Korea Definition-Power is distributed from the national governments to the local governments. Here’s a hint-Remember the prefix Uni- means 1.

5 National govt. Unitary-Illustration Ways Government Distributes Power Local govt.

6 List of Unitary States Afghanistan Albania Abkhazia Algeria Angola Armenia Azerbaijan Bangladesh Belarus Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia Botswana Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Chile People's Republic of China Colombia Congo (Brazzaville) Congo (Kinshasa) Costa Rica Côte d'Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea

7 List of Unitary States Eritrea Estonia Fiji Finland France Gabon The Gambia Georgia Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary Iceland Indonesia Iran Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Maldives

8 List of Unitary States Mali Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger North Korea Norway Oman Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Rwanda Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino São Tomé and Príncipe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia

9 List of Unitary States Slovenia Solomon Islands South Africa South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Suriname Swaziland Sweden Syria Republic of China (Taiwan) Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City Vietnam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

10 Confederation Definition-Power is distributed from the local government to the national government Example: European Union-Each individual country has power and tells the E.U. what to do

11 National govt. Confederation-Illustration Ways Government Distributes Power Local Govt. Local Govt. Local Govt. Local Govt.

12 List of Confederations- Today No countries today are a confederation European Union and OPEC Historic confederations Some have more the characteristics of a personal union, but they are still listed here because of their own self-styling.personal union Crown of AragonCrown of Aragon (1137–1716) Polish-Lithuanian CommonwealthPolish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (confederated personal union; 1447–1492, 1501–1569, (different governments, armies, treasuries, laws, territories with borders, citizenships; common monarch (Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland), parliament (Sejm) and currency)governmentsarmies treasurieslawsterritoriesborderscitizenships monarchGrand DukeKing of Poland parliamentSejmcurrency SwitzerlandSwitzerland (1291–1848), officially the Swiss Confederation Republic of the Seven United Provinces of the Netherlands Republic of the Seven United Provinces of the Netherlands (1581-1795) Confederate IrelandConfederate Ireland (1641-1649)

13 Historic confederations New England ConfederationNew England Confederation (1643–1684) United States of AmericaUnited States of America under the Articles of Confederation (1781–1789)Articles of Confederation Confederate States of AmericaConfederate States of America, (1861–1865) Aro ConfederacyAro Confederacy, (1690 -1902), in what is now Nigeria, Cameroon and Equatorial GuineaNigeriaCameroonEquatorial Guinea Union of African StatesUnion of African States (1961–1963, Mali+Ghana+Guinea)MaliGhanaGuinea SenegambiaSenegambia (1982–1989, Senegal+Gambia)SenegalGambia Hanseatic League United Provinces of New GranadaUnited Provinces of New Granada (1810–1816 in what is now Colombia) Colombia Powhatan Confederacy Carlist States in SpainCarlist States in Spain (1872–1876) Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and Montenegro (2003–2006)

14 Historic confederations United Arab RepublicUnited Arab Republic (confederation de-facto; 1958–1961, Egypt+Syria; 1963, Egypt+Syria+Iraq) EgyptSyriaEgyptSyriaIraq Arab FederationArab Federation (confederation de-facto; 1958, (Iraq+Jordan)IraqJordan Federation of Arab RepublicsFederation of Arab Republics (confederation de-facto; 1972, Egypt+Syria+Libya) EgyptSyriaLibya Arab Islamic RepublicArab Islamic Republic (confederation de-facto; 1974, Libya+Tunisia) LibyaTunisia Peru-Bolivian ConfederationPeru-Bolivian Confederation (1836–1839) Kalmar UnionKalmar Union (confederated personal union; 1397–1523, Denmark+Sweden+Norway) DenmarkSwedenNorway Denmark-NorwayDenmark-Norway (confederated personal union; 1536–1814) Sweden-NorwaySweden-Norway (confederated personal union; 1814–1905) Confederation of Central AmericaConfederation of Central America (1842–1844, El Salvador+Guatemala+Honduras+Nicaragua)El SalvadorGuatemalaHondurasNicaragua

15 Historic confederations Confederation of the EquatorConfederation of the Equator (1824) - located in Northeast Brazil.Brazil Pre-united Germany after the Holy Roman EmpireHoly Roman Empire Confederation of the RhineConfederation of the Rhine (1806–1813) had no head of state nor a government German ConfederationGerman Confederation (1815–1866) North German ConfederationNorth German Confederation (1866–1871) Became the German Empire in 1871 German Empire Fictional confederations Confederacy of Independent SystemsConfederacy of Independent Systems (Star Wars)Star Wars Terran ConfederationTerran Confederation (Wing Commander)Wing Commander Terran ConfederacyTerran Confederacy (StarCraft)StarCraft Capellan ConfederationCapellan Confederation (Battletech)Battletech Confederation of Planet Omega (animated series Once Upon a Time... SpaceOnce Upon a Time... Space

16 Federal Definition-Power is shared between national and local governments. Example-India, South Africa, & United States (Washington D.C., Atlanta, GA, Bryan County, and Richmond Hill all control different things, one is not more powerful than the other)

17 Federal-Illustration Ways Government Distributes Power Local Govt. National Govt. Local Govt.

18 List of countries with Federal Governments (24) Argentina Australia Austria Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Canada Comoros Ethiopia Germany India Malaysia Mexico Micronesia Nigeria Pakistan Russia St. Kitts and Nevis South Africa Spain Switzerland United Arab Emirates United States of America Venezuela Countries in Transition to Federalism Iraq Sudan Countries Considering a Federal System Sri Lanka

19 Copy the information from the next slide on the bottom of your paper

20 Ways Government Distributes Power Federal Unitary Confederation National government holds most of the power Local government hold most of the power Strong national government/ Weak local government Strong local government/ Weak national government Power is shared between national and local governments

21 On a second sheet of paper Copy the information in RED from the following slides about autocracy, oligarchy, and democracy (including parliamentary and presidential) You will glue the illustrations BELOW what you copy.

22 Compare & Contrast Various Forms of Government Explain how governments determine citizen participation: autocratic, oligarchic, and democratic. SS7 – CG1b, CG4b, CG6b

23 Autocracy Definition-One person possesses unlimited power (dictator or monarchy). It is common and the oldest form of government. The citizen has no role in government. Example: Saudi Arabia

24 Autocracy-Illustration Autocracy Government Power Citizen Participation High Participation Low or No Participation

25 Oligarchy Definition-Government by a group that exercises control, especially for corrupt and selfish purposes. The citizen has a small role. Example: China

26 Oligarchy-Illustration Oligarchy Government Power General Citizens’ Participation Select Citizens’ Participation Low or no Participation High Participation

27 How Governments Determine Citizen Participation Autocracy & Oligarchy Sometimes claim they rule for the people. In reality, the people have very little say in both types of government. Examples- May hold elections with only one candidate or control the results in various ways. Examples- Even when these governments have a legislature or national assembly, they often only approve decisions made by the leaders.

28 Democracy Definition-Government by the people. Citizens can vote and run for office. They generally enjoy many personal freedoms. The citizen has a large role. Example: United States

29 Democracy-Illustration Democracy Government Power Citizen Participation High Participation Low or No Participation

30 Compare & Contrast Various Forms of Government Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: Parliamentary & Presidential SS7 – CG1c, CG4c, CG6c

31 Underneath democracy add these 2 types: Parliamentary Democracy Definition-Executive and legislative branches (usually called the Parliament) are combined. The leader is usually called Prime Minister, is chosen by the legislature, and can be fired. Example: Great Britain, Israel

32 Presidential Democracy Definition – The executive and legislative branches are separate. The leader is called the President, is elected by the people, and cannot be fired (can be impeached if commits a crime) Example: United States

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