How is the us government different from governments in other democratic nations?
The United States created three main branches of government and gave them checks and balances so that no one branch has unchecked power.
What key practices among the colonial governments became a part of your nations system of government?
After World War II, anti-democratic governments rose to power in numerous nations in Europe and in Asia for a variety of reasons. In part, these governments gained power due to support from the anti-democratic governments of the Soviet Union and China. In addition, many of these governments gained power due to the fact that stressful post-war conditions could be dealt with more efficiently by autocratic (non-democratic) governing powers than by democratic governing bodies.
From the viewpoint of any democratic nation that is a UN member, the abundance of non-democratic member-states can be considered a major problem. Very often nations with governments that are not democratically elected cast votes based on the view of totalitarian governments. Their votes are cast with impunity from the populations of their own nations. It can be debated that governments that do not respect the rights of their own people, will not respect the…
Is a democratic government ever justified in using non democratic means to protect itself and ensure its survival?
All nations attempt to justify whatever it takes to protect the nation and ensure survival. That is just true about nations. But democratic governments have the added responsibility of doing so in the open and justifying their actions to the people. That it is the people who are important is what makes a democracy a democracy. In a democracy the government is not the nation, the people are the nation.
How would you compare and contrast the different forms of government adopted by the four nations of The United States India Iran and Saudi Arabia?
Tribal governments usually consist of one main body. These governing bodies are usually responsible for a group that is uniquely tied by culture, geography and language. Depending on the state, these governments are considered unique, sovereign nations. Though most abide by US democratic principles, this is not required.
US President Woodrow Wilson, saw the main World War One allies, France and England to be "democratic" nations, even if there were some flaws in how their governments operated. Clearly, not all of the allies had the democratic freedoms of the US. With that said, the main enemy, Germany, was a monarchy run by the Kaiser. There were few democratic features in Germany's government, and with other nations allied with Germany. With that said, it…
There are a great number of differences. Totalitarian governments are evil & repress their citizens, and often are aggressive predators in the international community. Democratic or representative governments have a much better chance of not repressing their citizens & not threatening other nations without cause.
Why do you think the nations of The United States India Iran and Saudi Arabia adopted different styles of government?
Technically yes; pragmatically no. Part of the technical definition of a nation is that it has a governing body or bodies. If nothing else, governing bodies of that sort are needed to enter into treaties with other nations and gain recognition as a nation from other nations. However, some nations (Somalia and Afghanistan, for example) have very weak governments and strong regional forces that produces a more-or-less anarchic state, and other nations are in the…
How did some Eastern European nations try to solve problems caused by the dissolution of the Soviet Union?
In nations such as great Britain identify and explain how government responsibilities are divided among varying levels?
The main difference between a democratic government and an autocratic government is who controls. In a democracy the government is controlled by the people either through elected representatives or directly by the people. In an autocracy one person, or a group of people have full control, without the participation or consent of the people. For example the US has a representative democracy where we elect representatives to vote on all decisions and North Korea and…
There are very few similarities between Spain and Japan. Each is part of a different continent, its peoples are of different races, and they speak totally different languages. Geographically, Japan is an island and Spain is part of the Iberian Peninsula. In economics, Japan is a strong industrial technology based economy while Spain is not known as such.Perhaps one similarity is that both nations have democratic governments.
Moral diplomacy is a system created by Woodrow Wilson in which support is given only to countries whose moral beliefs are similar to that of the U.S. (i.e. democratic governments.) It was created as a means of economically injuring non-democratic countries (seen as possible threats to the U.S.) and hopefully increasing the number of democratic nations, particularly in Latin America.
Political parties in democratic nations are said to be slowing down their governments, in some cases based purely on "party politics". In most cases however, the democratic process is better served when government actions are examined by various republic or parliamentary committees and the process of having executive branch appointees be approved by a US Senate as example or by some other approval system in other governments. Political parties are essential in governments in order…
In most democratic nations, it is the people to whom a government must serve. Only he citizens of any given nation can control the activities of their governments by way of the secret ballot box. Governments must adhere to a written constitution or a standard set of rules that have traditional values. In the US, for example many states and cities have laws that allow citizens to take a political leader out of office for…
At the conclusion of WW 2, the Western allies sought democratic governments for Eastern Europe and basically for all of Europe. The Soviets under Joseph Stalin had other ideas. Their armies essentially occupied the Eastern nations where they had driven out the Nazi armies. The Soviets had an expansionist ideology and installed communist governments in the nations of Eastern Europe. This included East Germany.
No. Canada and the United States currently do not have Communist governments. Canada's current Party in power is the Conservative party of Canada, with the Liberal party as the opposition. The United States Currently are lead by the Democratic party, with the Republican party as the opposition. note that both Nations have Communist parties, Canada actually has two, but neither has a seat in the Government.