Q:200 Today is election day in my country. I wish I could vote, but I am not yet 18. There are two candidates running. I am not sure who will win, it all depends on who gets the majority votes. Everyone’s vote carries equal weight.
Q: 300 My country is ruled by a small group of wealthy white Europeans. Whites have access to virtually all the educational and trade opportunities. We have elections but there is only one candidate. I am black, and majority of the people in my country are blacks, but we are not allowed to vote. The power in my country rests in the hands of a few powerful people. What kind of government do I live in?
Q: 400 My name is Austin. The leader of my country is also the head of the military. I was four when he took over my country by military force. My uncle who was a writer was executed because he wrote something bad about the leader. We have TV but there are only two channels. I have heard in Europe and in the United States, you can get a lot of channels. Our leader controls all aspects of our life. We are not allowed to leave our country without permission. When I turn sixteen, I will try to escape to the United States. I am not sure if I will make it, but I will try.
Q: 500 On December 3, 2008,our Queen, for the 56th time took part in a beautiful, colorful ceremony. This ceremony is very important, as it signals the start of each new session of our government. It is also the most important because it brings together the three elements of the legislature (the House of Commons, the House of Lords and The Queen). The ceremony therefore represents monarchy in our government.