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FC: Comparative Government Emma Baragar

1: United States

2: Current Constitution adopted on March 4, 1789. | Federal system with a limited government. | Executive Branch: President is also head of government, the cabinet is appointed by the president with senate approval.

3: Legislative Branch: Bicameral congress; senate and house of representatives. | Judicial Branch: Highest court is the US Supreme Court. President nominated judges with the advice and consent of the senate, 94 federal district courts. | Major Political Parties: Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, and Green Party.

4: Historical Significance: Founded by settlers trying to escape the Monarchy of Britain. Favored a federal system rather than a unitary system. | Mixed Economy

5: Imports: Agricultural products, industrial supplies, crude oil, capital goods (computers, telecommunication equipment, motor vehicle parts, office machines, electric power machinery), consumer goods (automobiles, clothing, medicines, furniture, toys) | Exports: Agricultural products (soybeans, fruit, corn), industrial supplies (organic chemicals), capital goods (transistors, aircraft, motor vehicle parts, computers, telecommunications equipment), consumer goods (automobiles, medicines)

7: Mexico

8: Current constitution adopted on February 5, 1917 | Federal republic with a limited government. | Executive Branch: President is both chief of state and head of government, cabinet approved by the president.

9: Legislative Branch: Bicameral legislature; senate and chamber of deputies. | Judicial Branch: Highest court is the Supreme Court of Justices, judges nominated by the president and approved by the senate. | Political Parties: Citizen's movement, Institutional Revolutionary party, Labor party, Mexican Green ecological party, National Action party, New Alliance party, Party of the Democratic Revolution.

10: Historical Significance: Gained its independence from Spain which had a unitary system. Mexico wanted to escape the unitary system and set up a federal system. | Free market economy

11: Imports: Metalworking machines, steel mill products, agricultural machinery, electrical equipment, car parts for assembly, repair parts for motor vehicles, aircraft, and aircraft parts. | Exports: Manufactured goods, oil and oil products, silver, fruits, vegetables, coffee, and cotton.

13: United Kingdom

14: Current Constitution is unwritten. | Unitary system with a limited government. | Executive Branch: Queen Elizabeth is chief of state, Prime Minister David Cameron is head of government, cabinet of ministers appointed by the prime minister.

15: Legislative Branch: Bicameral parliament; house of lords and house of commons. | Political Parties: Conservative, Alliance party, Democratic Unionist Party or DUP, Labor party, Liberal Democrats, Party of Wales, Scottish National party or SNP, Sinn Fein, Social Democratic and Labor party of SDLP, Ulster Unionist party, United Kingdom Independent party or UKIP. | Judicial party: Highest court is the Supreme Court, judge candidates selected by an independent committee of several judicial commissions, followed by their recommendations to the prime minister, and appointed by Her Majesty The Queen.

16: Historical Significance: British wanted to centralize power to keep other countries from breaking away. | Mixed Economy.

17: Imports: Manufactured goods, machinery, fuels, foodstuffs | Exports: Manufactured goods, fuels, chemicals, food, beverages, tobacco.

19: People's Republic of China

20: Current Constitution adopted on December 4, 1982. | Unitary system with a limited government. | Executive Branch: Chief of State is President Xi Jinping; head of government is Premier Li Keqlang, cabinet state council appointed by National People's Congress.

21: Legislative Branch: Unicameral National People's Congress. | Judicial Branch: Highest Court is the Supreme People's Court. | Political Parties: Chinese Communist Party and eight nominally independent opposition groups controlled by the CCP.

22: Historical Significance: China was shaped by dynasties which made the power vested in a central authority similar to a dynasty. | Market- oriented mixed economy.

23: Imports: Electrical and other machinery, oil and mineral fuels, nuclear reactor, boiler, and machinery components, optical and medical equipment, metal ores, motor vehicles, soybeans. | Exports: Electrical and other machinery, including data processing equipment, apparel, radio telephone handsets, textiles, integrated circuits.

25: Ireland

26: Current Constitution adopted on December 29, 1937. | Unitary system with a limited government. | Executive Branch: Chief of State is President Michael D. Higgins, head of government is Taoiseach Enda Kenny, cabinet appointed by the president with previous nomination by the prime minister and approval of the lower house of parliament.

27: Legislative Branch: Bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate and the lower house of Parliament. | Political Parties: Fianna Fall, Fine Gael, Green Party, Labor Party, New Vision, Sinn Fein, Socialist party, The Worker's party, United Left Alliance. | Judicial Branch: Highest court is the Supreme Court or Court of Final Appeal.

28: Historical Significance: Ireland did not want to be ruled by a King. They were ruled by the English but they wanted a more spread out, less controlling government. | Trade- dependent market economy.

29: Imports: Data processing equipment, other machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum and petroleum products, textiles, clothing. | Exports: Machinery and equipment, computers, chemicals, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, food products, animal products.

30: Works Cited: The World Factbook. CIA, 18 Feb. 2014. Web. 1 Apr. 2014. . "Ireland." Encyclopedia Britannica. Encycolpedia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopedia Britannica Inc., 2014. Web. 26 Mar. 2014. . American Flag. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 Mexican Flag. Digital Image. Mission. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 United Kingdom Flag. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 Chinese Flag. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 Irish Flag. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 World Flag Globe. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 U.S. political parties. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014

31: U.S. Constitution. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 U.S. Federal System. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 U.S. Market Economy. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 Mexican Government. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 Mexican Economy. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 U.K. Parliament. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 U.K. Money. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 Freight Ship. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 China Government. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 Chinese CCP. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 Chinese Economy. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 Government of Ireland. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 Evolution of Irish Economy. Digital Image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 mar. 2014

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