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AP comparative Unit 1
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How do authoritarian states typically deal with opposition and separatist movements?
How does China deal with opposition/separatist movements?
Police, military crackdowns, detention of Uighars
How does Russia deal with opposition/separatist movements?
mass arrests, detention of opposition leaders, exile assassination of regime opponents abroad
How does Iran deal with opposition/separatist movements?
Special militia units to counter protests
Why do authoritarian regimes use methods other than force?
Force doesn't create legitimacy
How does China establish legitimacy?
allows limited protests, occasional arrests of low-level officials for corruption, China has implemented elections for village and town leaders
How does Russia establish legitimacy?
Arrests low-level officials "little fish" for corruption
A state where regional governments and the national government share some powers and have specific powers that belong to them exclusively, in accordance with a constitution. This is the system we have in the United States, Nigeria, and Mexico. (Russia has a borderline federal system)
In a unitary state, the national government voluntarily gives up some of its powers to regional governments (but not though a constitution). We can see this in the UK, where parliament has permitted regional governments to create unique policies to suit regional needs.
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