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FC: Comparative Government by Lauren Flanzenbaum

1: United States | c | Constitution adopted on March 4, 1789 | Federal government | Limited government | Executive branch contains chief of state & head of government (President Barack Obama), V.P. (Joe Biden) and the cabinet

2: Legislative branch contains a bicameral legislature --> Senate and House of Representatives | Major political parties: Democratic Party, Republican Party, Green Party and Libertarian Party | Judicial Branch --> Federal (U.S. Supreme Court), state and local...subordinate courts | Government now based on the same principles/ideas of founding fathers

4: Top imports: agricultural products, industrial supplies (crude oil), capital goods (computers, telecommunications, equipment, motor vehicle parts, office machines, electric power machinery), consumer goods (automobiles, clothing, medicines, furniture, toys) | Top exports: agricultural products, industrial supplies (organic chemicals), capital goods (transistors, aircraft, motor vehicle parts, computers), consumer goods (automobiles and medicines)

5: The U.S. has a market economy

6: Mexico | Constitution effective on February 5, 1917 | Government power is limited

7: Government is federal republic | First managed as the Viceroyalty of New Spain for three centuries and received its independence in the 19th century

8: Executive branch contains chief of state & head of government (President Enrique Pena Nieto) and the cabinet | Legislative branch contains bicameral National Congress (Congreso de la Union) Senate (Camara de Senadores) and the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados)

9: Judicial branch --> highest court Supreme Court of Justice (Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nacion), subordinate courts --> federal level --> Electoral Tribunal, circuit, collegiate and unitary courts... state & district level | Major political parties: Citizen’s Movement, Institutional Revolutionary Party, Labor Party, Mexican Green Ecological Party, National Action Party, New Alliance Party and Party of the Democratic Revolution

10: Free market economy | Major imports: metalworking machines, steel mill products, agricultural machinery, electrical equipment, car parts for assembly, repair parts for motor vehicles, aircraft and aircraft parts

11: Major exports: manufactured goods, oil and oil products, silver, fruits, vegetables, coffee, cotton

12: People's Republic of China | China has always been a leading country and a dominating power which led to its communist state

13: Constitution effective on December 4, 1982 | Limited government | China is a communist country

14: Executive branch contains the Chief of state (President- Xl Jinping) (Vice President- Ll Yuanchao); head of government (Premier- Ll Keqiang), Executive Vice Premier (Zhang Gaoli), Vice Premier (Liu Yangdong), Vice Premier (Ma Kai), Vice Premier (Wang Yang) and the cabinet | Political parties: Chinese Communist Party or CCP and 8 nominally independent small parties ultimately controlled by the CCP

15: Legislative branch contains a unicameral National People’s Congress (Quanguo Renmin Daibiao Dahui) | Judicial branch highest court Supreme People’s Court; subordinate courts Higher People's Courts; Intermediate People's Courts; District and County People's Courts; Autonomous Region People's Courts; Special People's Courts for military, maritime, transportation, and forestry issues

17: Market economy | Major imports: electrical and other machinery, oil and mineral fuels, nuclear reactor, boiler and machinery components, optical and medical equipment, metal ores, motor vehicles, soybeans | Major exports: electrical and other machinery, including data processing equipment, apparel, radio telephone handsets, textiles, integrated circuits

18: United Kingdom | No set constitution, mostly statutes, common law and practice

19: Unlimited government | Constitutional monarchy | Since the 19th century, the UK has had a developing parliamentary democracy

20: Executive branch consists of chief of state (Queen Elizabeth II); head of government (Prime Minister David Cameron), and the cabinet of ministers | Legislative branch contains a bicameral Parliament --> House of Lords and House of Commons

21: Major political parties: Conservative, Alliance Party, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Labor Party, Liberal Democrats, Party of Wales, Scottish National Party (SNP), Sinn Fein, Social Democratic and Labor Party (SDLP), Ulster Unionist Party, United Kingdom Independent Party (UKIP) | Judicial branch contains: highest court--> Supreme Court; subordinate courts--> England and Wales - Court of Appeal (civil and criminal divisions); High Court; Crown Court; County Courts; Magistrates' Courts; Scotland - Court of Sessions; Sherrif Courts; High Court of Justiciary; tribunals; Northern Ireland - Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland; High Court; county courts; magistrates' courts; specialized tribunals

23: Mixed economy | Major imports: manufactured goods, machinery, fuels, foodstuffs | Major exports: manufactured goods, fuels, chemicals, food, beverages and tobacco

24: Haiti | Constitution adopted on March 10, 1987

25: Haiti is a republic | Unlimited government | Spain surrendered to the French colonies and soon Haiti became one of the wealthiest islands in the Caribbean. After a revolt led by Toussaint L’overture, it gained its independence in 1804 but has had political instability all throughout its history. An armed rebellion led to exile of their former president and organize new elections under the protection of the UN.

26: Executive branch contains the chief of state (President Michel Martelly), head of government (Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe), and the cabinet chosen by prime minister with consultation from the president | Legislative branch consists of a bicameral National Assembly which consists of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies

27: Judicial branch--> highest court--> Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation); subordinate courts--> Courts of Appeal, Courts of First Instance, magistrates’ courts, special courts | There are over 40 major political parties in Haiti

28: Free market economy | Top imports: food, manufactured goods, machinery and transport equipment, fuels, and raw materials

29: Top exports: apparel, manufactures, oils, cocoa, mangoes and coffee

30: Bibliography CIA. "The World Factbook- United States." Central Intelligence Agency. Central Intelligence Agency, n.d. Web. . CIA. "The World Factbook- Mexico." Central Intelligence Agency. Central Intelligence Agency, n.d. Web. . CIA. "The World Factbook- China." Central Intelligence Agency. Central Intelligence Agency, n.d. Web. .

31: CIA. "The World Factbook- United Kingdom." Central Intelligence Agency. Central Intelligence Agency, n.d. Web. . CIA. "The World Factbook- Haiti." Central Intelligence Agency. Central Intelligence Agency, n.d. Web. .

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