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BC: Connie Tran Block 3

FC: Comparative Government | Connie Tran

1: United States of America

2: The U.S. | The current constitution was ratified in 1788 but adopted in 1789. | The U.S. government is a federal republic. In a federal republic, government power is limited and state, local, and county governments have some self-government. Power lies | within the people

3: The U.S. government uses a presidential system, where the executive branch is separate from the legislative branch. The president is the head of state and head of government. | The legislative branch is structured by a bicameral system. The U.S. bicameral system consists of the senate and the house of representatives. The senate consists of 100 members and the house of representatives consists of 435 members. | The current U.S. president: Barack Obama

4: The U.S. | The two major political parties that compete for power are the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. These parties are represented by the animals in the photo to the left, respectively. | The highest court of the Judiciary is the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court consists of 9 justices. These members are elected by the president and are approved by the Senate.

5: The United States used to be under the control of the United Kingdom but gained independence on July 4, 1776. After gaining independence, the U.S. structured it's government to be the opposite of the United Kingdom's government because they did not like it how they were treated. | Mixed Economy | Top 5 Imports: - Crude petroleum - Refined petroleum - Digital disk drives - Integrated circuits - Cars | Top 5 Exports: - Refined petroleum - Cars - Integrated circuits - Packaged medicaments - Vehicle parts

7: United Kingdom

8: The U.K. | Unlike many countries, the United Kingdom does not have a written constitution. | The government of the U.K. is a constitutional monarchy and follows a unitary system. Queen Elizabeth II is the current head of state. | The U.K. government uses a parliamentary system, where members of the executive branch are nominated by the legislative branch and are directly responsible to it.

9: The legislative branch is structured by a bicameral system. The U.K. bicameral system consists of the house of lords and the house of commons. The house of lords consists of about 760 members and the house of commons consists of 650 members. | David Cameron is the current prime minister and head of government.

10: The U.K. | The two major political parties that compete for power are the Conservative Party an Labour Party. | The highest court of the Judiciary is the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court consists of 12 justices.

11: Free Market Economy | Top 5 Imports: - Crude petroleum - Refined petroleum - Cars - Gold - Packaged medicaments | Top 5 Exports: - Cars - Refined petroleum - Packaged medicaments - Crude petroleum - Gas turbines

13: Mexico

14: Mexico | The current constitution was adopted on February 5, 1917. | The Mexican government is a federal republic. In a federal republic, government power is limited and state, local, and county governments have some self-government. Power lies | within the people

15: The government of Mexico uses a presidential system, where the executive branch is separate from the legislative branch. The president is the head of state and head of government. | The legislative branch is structured by a bicameral system. The bicameral system consists of the senate and the chamber of deputies The senate consists of 128 members and the chamber of deputies consists of 500 members. | The current president of Mexico: Enrique Peña Nieto

16: Mexico | The three major political parties that compete for power are the National Action Party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party, and the Party of the Democratic Revolution. | The highest court of the Judiciary is the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court consists of 21 members These members are elected by the president and are approved by the Senate.

17: Mexico used to be under the control of Spain but gained independence in the 16th century. After gaining independence, Mexico structured it's government to be similar to Spain's government. | Free Market Economy | Top 5 Imports: - Cars - Vehicle parts - Delivery trucks - Digital disk drives - Telephones | Top 5 Exports: - Crude petroleum - Cars - Monitors and projectors - Vehicle parts - Delivery trucks

19: People's Republic of China

20: China | The current constitution was adopted in 1982. | The Chinese government is communist and follows a unitary system. In communist government, the state plans and controls the economy. The power often lies | in a single authority

21: The Chinese government uses a parliamentary system. President Xi Jinping is the current head of state and the current head of the government is Premier Li Keqiang. | The legislative branch is structured by a unicameral system. The unicameral system consists of the National People's Congress. The national people's congress consists of about 2,987 members. | Xi Jinping | Li Keqiang

22: China | The only part in power is the Communist party. | The highest court of the Judiciary is the Supreme People's Court. The Supreme People's Court consists of more than 340 members. These members are elected by the National People's Congress

23: Command Economy | Top 5 Imports: - Crude petroleum - Broadcasting equipment - Telephones - Iron ore - Digital disk drives | Top 5 Exports: - Digital disk drives - Broadcasting equipment - Telephones - Office machine parts - Industrial printers

25: Australia

26: Australia | The current constitution was adopted on January 1, 1901 | The Australian government is a federal system. Government power is limited and power is divided between a central authority and state, local, and county governments. | The legislative branch is structured by a bicameral system. The bicameral system consists of the senate and the house of representatives. The senate consists of 76 members and the house of representatives consists of 150 members.

27: The Australian government uses a parliamentary system, where members of the executive branch are nominated by the legislative branch and are directly responsible to it. Queen Elizabeth II is the current head of state but is represented by Quentin Bryce. The current head of government is prime minster Tony Abbott. | Quentin Bryce | Tony Abbott

28: Australia | The four major political parties that compete for power are the Australian Labor Party, the Liberal Party, the National Party of Australia, and the Australian Greens. | The highest court of the Judiciary is the High Court of Australia. This court consists of 7 justices.

29: Market Economy | Top 5 Imports: - Coal briquettes - Crude petroleum - Gold - Petroleum gas - Frozen bovine meat | Top 5 Exports: - Iron ore - Coal briquettes - Gold - Petroleum gas - Crude petroleum

30: Works Cited | "Australia Flag Map." Mapsof.net. Mapsof.net, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. . "The Australian Constitution." Parliamentary Education Office. Commonwealth of Australia, n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. . "Barack Obama." The White House. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. . "Bi-cameral System." Parliament. Parliamentary, n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. . "China Questions and Answers." China.org.cn. China.org.cn, n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. .

31: "Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act, 1900." Parliamentary Education Office. Commonwealth of Australia, n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. . "Compare Countries." Britannica. Encyclopdia Bitannica, Inc., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. . "Democrat vs. Republican." PurpleTrail. PurpleTrail, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. . "8 best sports cars in the world." Toplist8. Toplist8, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. . "Enrique Pena nieto declared victory last Sunday." The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group, n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. . "The Judicial Branch." The White House. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. .

32: Works Cited | Killain, Johnny H., ed. "Constitution of the United States." United States Senate. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. . "Li Keqiang endorsed as Chinese premier." Xinhua News. Xinhua, n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. . "Profiles." Observatory of Economic Complexity. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. . "Queen Elizabeth II." SavvySeniorsWork. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. . "United States Flag Map." Mapsof.net. Mapsof.net, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. .

33: "We the People." Legends of America. Legends of America, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. . "The World Factbook." Central Intelligence Agency. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. . "World Map - Political." Geology.com. Geology.com, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. .

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