Presentation on theme: "Comparing the Governments of Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Israel:"— Presentation transcript:
1 Comparing the Governments of Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Israel: Islamic Republic of IranKingdom of Saudi ArabiaState of Israel
2 Parliamentary Democracy of Israel: Upon reaching 18, both men and women can vote.Citizens vote for 120 members of Parliament (law makers).The head of government is the Prime Minister who is chosen by members of Parliament.Israel uses a unitary system where the central government handles most government functions.
3 Personal Freedoms/Rights- Israel Freedom of speech and the media – citizens are allowed to criticize the govt.Men and women have equal rights!
4 Which country has a democratic form of government where both men and women over 18 years old vote for representatives?Saudi ArabiaIsraelIran
5 The head of government in a Parliamentary System is chosen by: Citizens voting in a separate election from the legislature.By legislators (other members of Parliament)
6 Theocracy: The government of Iran Iran’s government is based on the religion of Islam.Men and women 18 and over vote for a president.An assembly of religious experts appoints the Supreme Leader of Iran also known as an ayatollah.The Supreme leader has more power than the president.
7 Personal Freedoms/Rights-Iran Citizens cannot criticize the government or its leadersLegal system is based on Sharia law systemNo freedom of speech or pressMust follow strict social and religious rules
8 What is a theocracy? A type of democracy. A government based on religion.A government based on a supreme leader.
9 Iran is a(an) _____________, because only a small group of “religious experts” actually chooses the leader.AutocracyPresidentialDemocracyOligarchy
10 The Monarchy of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia is ruled by a king or monarch.The king inherits the right to rule.Men 21 and older may vote but only on certain issues approved by the king.Saudi Arabia is an autocratic governmentKing Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
11 Personal Freedoms/Rights- Saudi Arabia Citizens cannot criticize the government or its leadersLegal system is based on Sharia law systemNo freedom of speech or pressMust follow strict social and religious rules
12 The King is not elected and makes all final decisions concerning laws The King is not elected and makes all final decisions concerning laws. This is an example of:DemocracyAutocracyOligarchyTheocracy