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Government of Europe
Transcript of Government of Europe
Government of Europe
How is power distributed?
Parliamentary System of United Kingdom
Parliamentary system – Democracy
a. House of Commons – Most powerful
b. House of Lords – little power
Monarch – duties are ceremonial
Prime Minister – elected from House of Commons
Parliament – makes laws
Parliamentary vs. Presidential
the central government has all the power
How is Power Distributed?
Who Is In Control?
a group of states or communities that come together to support each other (formed by a treaty-a loose alliance)
has a constitution-power is divided equally between the central government and the state a federal governement
small group of people
Leaders are head of the military and run the government
Prime Minister can dissolve Parliment
Legislature-law making body
Common in Europe
Has Prime Minister
May have a "head of state" but they have little power (King or Queen)
Citizens elect Law makers
Common in America
President is the leader
President gets elected
President does not make laws.
President is head of state.
House of Lords and House of Commons
House Of Commons
House of Lords
elects the Prime Minister
has little power
Federal System of Germany
Most powerful out of these 2.
Think about it this way....
The Bundestag has more swag!
The German Parliament is made up of 2 houses
The citizens of each German state elect the members of the Bundestag.
Federal Republic of Germany
Chancellor –(like prime minister) powerful head of government-elected by House of Parliament
A.) Bundestag (elected by voters) B.) Bundesrat (mainly state laws)
Constitution – basic laws
Welfare State – guarantees benefits: unemployment, poor, disabled, sick, & old