ASP -Europe - Government
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Form of government in which the power is held by one central authority-Example: Great Britain and France have this type of government.
Form of government where powers are divided, or shared, by different levels. Example: In Georgia, power is shared between local, state, and national authorities.
Voluntary association of independent states that often only delegate a few powers to the central authority.
One person possesses unlimited power and the citizens have very little or no rule in the government-Example: You live in a small country where one leader has complete power over your country and you; a dictatorship.
"Governed by the few" · a citizen has a very limited role in this type of government· the country is ruled by a small group of people that have all the power. Example: China, medieval Europe.
Power is held by the people. The power in this government is held by the people in a system of representation. Citizens elect representatives to make laws; all citizens can vote.
Form of democracy where the executive power is held in a cabinet made up of members of the legislature · a Prime Minister, or Head of Government is elected by the legislature- Example: the U.K's House of Parliament or the Scottish Parliamentary
Form of democracy where the president heads a separate, or "executive" branch of government which is independent of the legislature· The president is chosen in a separate election every four years. Example-the U.S.
House of Lords
One of two governing bodies in the British parliament; appointed by the Monarchy.
House of Commons
One of two governing bodies in the British parliament; members are elected by the people
Government led by a king or queen
Document stating basic laws to govern a country
A confederation that evolved out of the European Economic Community · The EU created one economic market out of the member nations' economies.
Complete military control of a government · usually only temporary.
Organization of people who all seek common political goals.
The government or people who are in power; the national government of a country.
The governments power is limited by the decisions that they can make
The government can make whatever decisions they want without the say of the citizens
Complete control by an autocratic authority; distatorship
The POWERFUL LOWER house of the German parliament, citizens elect and the members picked selects the chancellor
The upper house, not as powerful. mainly concerned with law that affects the states, such as education & local government.
the highest official of a monarch, prime minister. most like a prime minister - members of the legislature choose this person
Federation Council- Russia
head of state is the president, who is elected by the people. President selects Prime Minister and can disband the legislature or Federal Assembly
What is one reason that the British Commonwealth is called a confederation?
member countries are voluntary members
chief executive & the person that is responsible for day-to-day operations in the country
What country in Europe has a federal government?
Which phrase BEST describes a confederation?
******* , divided power, a strong federation, a strong central government