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Africa Government Intro

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Transcript of Africa Government Intro

Power Distribution
Unitary, Confederation, Federal Modern Governments of Africa Federal Unitary Confederation
Central government holds nearly all of the power.

Local governments such as state or county systems may have some power at certain times, but they are under the control of the central government. Essential Questions 1. How do the unitary, federal, and confederation forms of government distribute power?

2. How are the forms of government in Africa similar/different? The central government has the power to change the way state or county governments operate or remove them altogether. Some unitary governments have elected officials who, once elected, may make and enforce laws without taking the opinions of those at lower levels of government into consideration. A monarchy, where a king and his advisors make most of the decisions, would be a good example of a unitary government. -Some of the countries in Africa have unitary forms of government.
-Other African countries have kings,but most of them are kings of particular tribes or ethnic groups and do not play a major role in the day-to-day government of the countries. The local governments hold all of the power and the central government depends on the local governments for its existence The central government has only as much power as the local governments are willing to give it.

The United Nations is a good example of a confederation. The UN can only offer advice and assistance when themember nations agree to cooperate. - A political system in which power is shared among different levels of government.
- It is a government made up of an executive branch, a legislative branch, and a judicial branch. -Power is shared between the national government and the local governments. In a unitary government system who holds most of the power?
A. the individual voters
B. the local governments
C. the central government
D. both the central and local governments In a confederation government system who holds most of the power?

A. individual voters
B. local governments
C. central government
D. central and local governments In a federal system of government, who holds most of the power?

A. the president

B. the local governments

C. the central government

D. power is shared among different levels of government Who holds
the most
Power? Unitary Confederation Federal Who holds most of the power in a unitary system of government? Timed, pair, share Timed, Pair, Share Who holds most power in a confederation? Timed, Pair, Share Who holds the most power in a federal system?
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