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Vintage Year In Review Book

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FC: Our Year in Review | Comparative Government

1: D | M | & | Countries

2: The US Constitution: Drafted September 17, 1787 and was effective on March 4, 1789 | Has a Limited Government | Chief of the Government is the President | America gained independence from England to create their own system and did things different from England on July 4, 1776

3: The United States has a : -Bicameral Congress which consist of the Senate (100 seats, 2 members elected from each state to serve 6 year terms) -House of Representatives (435 seats, elected by popular vote to serve 2 year terms) | Highest Court- US Supreme Court (9 Justices) -It consists of a federal court system and a state court system. | US has a Market Economy Imports: 32.9% Industrial Supplies; 31.8% Consumer Goods like clothing. Exports: 49% Capital Goods like computers and 26.8% Industrial Supplies. Major Political Parties: Democrat and Republican

4: People's Republic of China | According to history, China has experienced civil unrest and military defeats. Mao Zedong took China through a communistic world to an autocratic system after the WWII. But later on, Xiaoping depended on a market economic development to improve the economy | Recent Constitution: December 4, 1982 China has a Unitary System with a Limited Government with a Command Economy Executive Branch: President (Chief of State: President XI Jinping) Head of Governmen (Premier: Li Keqiang) Both President and Vice are elected by the National People's Congress Legislative Branch: Unicameral National People's Congress (2,987 Seats and membe are elected municipal, regional etc.)

5: Judicial Branch: Supreme People's Court which consists of more than 340 judges including the Chief Justices-is appointed by the People's National Congress Subordinate Courts Imports: electrical and oil, mineral fuels and nuclear reactor Exports: Apparel, radio telephone handsets, textiles and integrated circuits | Main Political Party is the Chinese Communist Party

6: Mexico | Mexico was colonized by Spain in the 16th Century, gained their independence and they basically modeled their government after it's mother country, Spain | Recent Constitution was approved: February 5,1917 with a Federal System where the government's power is Limited | President is both the Chief of State and Head of Government. =Political Parties: New Alliance Party, Mexican Green Ecological Party etc.

7: Legislative Branch: Bicameral National Congress ***Senate (128 seats, 96 members elected by popular vote in 6 year terms, 32 seats distributed on each party's popular vote) ***Chamber of Deputies (500 seats, 300 elected by popular vote, remaining 200) Judicial Branch: ***Supreme Court of Justice consists of 21 ministers/ judges and 5 supernumerary judges ****(Federal Level) Electoral Tribunal, Collegiate and Unitary court; State level and district level.

8: United Kingdom | **The United Kingdom is known for having a monarch and creating the idea of a constitutional monarchy. Has a Unitary System and a Limited Government The United Kingdom does not really have a constitution but the closest document they have to a constitution is the Magna Carta which was adopted in the year 1215. Executive Branch: Chief State is a ceremonial figure that is based on a sort of hereditary.

9: The Legislature appoints the Prime Minister. Queen Elizabeth II is currently reigning and is also the Head of the Government. Legislative Branch: Bicameral Parliament which consists of House of Lords (780 Seats) Judiciary Branch: Highest Court is the Supreme Court which consist of 12 Justices --England: High Court, Court of Appeal etc. --Northern Ireland: Court of Appeal in Northern --Scotland: Court of Sessions, Sheriff Courts

11: 28 February 1922 (from UK protectorate status; the revolution that began on 23 July 1952 led to a republic being declared on 18 June 1953 and all British troops withdrawn on 18 June 1956) Executive Branch: Chief of State is the President (Adly Mansour), Head of Prime Minister (Ibrahim Mehlab), Legislative Branch:: Has a Bicameral Legislature with a Unicameral House of Representatives (450 seats where members serve 5 year terms) Judiciary Branch: highest court(s): Court of Cassation or Supreme Court (consists of the court president and NA judges); Supreme Constitutional Court or SCC (consists of the court president and 10 members) -judge selection and term of office: Court of Cassation judge appointment and tenure NA; SCC judges appointed by the president of the republic; judge tenure NA; subordinate courts: Courts of Appeal; Courts of First Instance; courts of limited jurisdiction; Family Court (established in 2004)

12: Political Parties: -Democratic Peace Party -Freedom Party -Egyptian Citizen Party -National Party of Egypt Major Exports: -Crude Oil -Petroleum products -Cotton -Textiles Major Imports: -Machinery and Equipment -chemicals -Wood products | Egypt has a more market-oriented economy

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