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Italy Government vs United States Government

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Cheyenne Stetson

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Republic of Italy vs. United States Government
Economic Systems
The Italian economy is driven by the manufacture of high-quality consumer goods produced by small enterprises.
The United States has a market oriented economy, in which private individuals and business make most of the decisions.
Governmental Organizations:
Banca D'Italia (The Bank of Italy): The central banking system of Italy, which is part of the European System of Central Banks and the Eurosystem .
Republic of Italy
Capital: Rome
Italy has 15 regions and 5 autonomous regions.
Located in Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia.
Total Area: 301,340 sq km (slightly larger than Arizona)

Types of Government
The United States and Italy are both run as a republic.
However, the United States has a Constitution- based republic.
The United States and Italy both have three branches of government:
United States: Dollar
Italy: Euro
United States
President: Barack Obama
Vice President: Joe Biden
President: Giorgio Napolitano
Prime Minister: Enrico Letta ( Referred to as the President of the Council of Members)
Ministry of Environment: It handles issues in the environment.
Governmental Organizations:
United States
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Handles similar environmental issues regarding climate change, chemical safety, and protecting our waters.
House of Representatives: Lower house of Congress, each of the elected representatives serves the people of a specific congressional district by introducing bills and serving on committees.
Italy and the United States have a Dual Citizenship. This means that you can be a citizen of both countries at the same time. The requirements for both countries are:
Citizenship Responsibilities
Pay taxes in the country in which you hold a job in.
Defend the constitution when necessary.
Serve on a jury.
In Italy, all citizens are required to serve in the military.
In the United States, you are not required to serve, however, men are required to sign up for the draft when they turn 18.

Citizenship Rights
Rights of a United States citizen:
Freedom to express yourself,.
The right to a prompt, fair trial by jury.
The right to vote.
The right to pursue life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Rights of an Italian citizen:
Constitutional liberties
Freedom of thought and communication.
Political rights
Economic rights
Social rights
Laws in the United States:
Laws in Italy:
There is a possible 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus. (Arizona)
Drivers may not pump their own gas. (Oregon)
In San Jose and Sunnyvale it is illegal for grocery stores to provide plastic bags. (California)
Striking someone with a fist is considered a felony.
The driving age is 18 years old, 17 with parental supervision.
Legal drinking age is 16 years old.
Role of the Media
The Italian media ensures that their media covers:
Historical problems
Recent innovations in journalism
The television world
The United States media :
Brings news to the public through internal and external sources.
It also serves as an intermediary between the government and the citizens and keeps the people actively involved in society and politics.
Freedom of the Press

The media plays a very important role in both countries by getting the ideas and actions of the country as a whole to the public.
Works Cited
"Central Intelligence Agency." The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency, 31 Oct. 2013. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.
"Bank of Italy." Banca D'Italia. Banca D'Italia, n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2013.
"Italian Dual Citizenship." Italian Dual Citizenship. Italiamerica, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2013.
"Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities." U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2013.
"Rights and Duties of the Citizen, Italy." Rights and Duties of the Citizen, Italy. Italy Link, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2013.
Demir, Muge. "The Role Played by Italy in Media History: Its Historical Problems and Its Recent Innovations in Journalism and Television World." Questia. Cross- Cultural Communication, 1 July 2012. Web. 05 Dec. 2013.

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