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Purpose of government - building traffic lights so people can move orderly in a city
People and institutions who exercise authority over a group of people.
Purpose of government - examples education, police, firefighters, libraries, military protection
Purpose of government - laws to make society work
One person who rules over all and does not allow for the people to have a voice (e.g. North Korea, Nazi Germany)
Rule by a king or queen (e.g. Saudi Arabia)
A government where people vote others to make decisions on their behalf. (e.g. Canada, U.S.)
Where people vote on every single law, issue, and people decide policy (e.g. Ancient Athens)
Rule by a religious class, all laws are decided by holy rules/books/codes (e.g. Iran)
Rule by a few over a majority, majority has little say and the government can make decisions quickly (e.g. South Africa)
A measurement of wealth of a nation through all goods and services produced
The wealth and resources of a country or region, in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services; the study of how countries use scarce resources
Countries which are wealthy and developed.
percentage of people who can read and write in a country.
A system in which individuals are free to compete, free to earn a living, free to earn a profit, and free to own property.
A system in which the government controls the country's economy and decides which goods and services are produced.
Tradition Based Economy
A system where production is based on customs and traditions.
The strong belief/support in a nation
Unifying force that enhances support for the state. (e.g. flags, anthems, pledges)
Hatred or fear of foreigners or strangers or of their politics or culture
Pros of nationalism
Nation coming together after a tragedy, a nation rationing food in a time of war, a nation rooting for a sports team
Cons of nationalism
The exclusion of others, discriminatory practices of 'minority' groups, belief one country is superior to another
The characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, food, etc...
People that share a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, etc...
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