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What Makes a Good Citizen?

In order to be a good citizen, you must be aware that you have responsibilities and rights. Some of their responsibilities could be things such as: staying informed, following laws, and paying taxes. Citizens also have rights such as: the right to vote, freedom to petition, and freedom of speech. When being a good citizen, you have many rights and responsibilities.


What is the most effective form of government?

Democracy, because the people can control the government. Society would be able to elect their leaders, and the leaders decide on laws, that are created to treat every citizen equally. In the US, it's a representative democracy, and the citizens vote on their leaders, and it works well. Also, everyone can participate in democracy which is rights of minority. Also in democracy, there isn't only one leader, and nothing is forced. For example, in North Korea the government is dictatorship, and everything is forced, and the citizens have no say. Democracy is the most effective government for these reasons.


In the EU there are forces that work for and against supranational cooperation. The Euro is an example of a centripetal force because it is a common currency. A common currency provides easier trade, and it makes easier travel because you don't have to pay the fee to exchange different currencies. The wealth difference between Eastern Europe and Western Europe is a centrifugal force, because Western Europe doesn't want to pay for things in Eastern Europe. Western Europe is much wealthier than Eastern Europe, so it works against supranational cooperation. Western Europe also does not want to pay for the jobs in Eastern Europe. There are forces that work for and against supranational cooperation in the EU.

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