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Q: What forces work for and against supranational cooperation among nations? 3/3/17

There are quite a few forces that unite (work for) and divide (work against) supranational cooperation’s. Those forces are centripetal forces (they unite) and centrifugal forces (they divide). Two forces that unite the European Union are cultural identity, and the common market that the European Union has established. Cultural identity unites the European Union because by having a flag, a motto, an anthem, and a day to celebrate Europe/ the European Union, so it brings the countries together to celebrate a common holiday, and to have common things (anthem , motto, and flag). The common market unites the EU because goods can move more freely across borders, and citizens have more choices in what to buy. The common market benefits EU workers because they are able to travel countries freely to find work. Two forces that divide the European Union are national pride/ cultural traditions and that more than 20 languages are spoken in Europe.National pride/ cultural traditions divide the European Union because when countries join the EU, they have to give up some power, and some countries don't want to give power. In other words, some countries just want to free from the EU. Cultural traditions divide the EU because some EU laws may interfere with a tradition. For example cooked food cannot be served after 2 hours is a law of the EU, but some countries cultural dishes call for the food to be served more than two hours later. Another thing that divides the EU is that there are more than 20 languages spoken in Europe, so it is hard to communicate, and so it is harder to unite Europe. For example, if I need to by food at a foreign market, it would be hard to communicate, and so it would be hard to buy food. In conclusion, there are many forces that unite (work for) and divide (work against) supranational cooperation’s.

The European Union flag

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Q: What is the most effective style of government? 2/7/17

Representative democracy's (and democracy’s in general) are the most effective form of government because the limit a leader’s power, democracy's separate power, democracy's have rule of law, and most democracy's respect the rights of the minority. First, a democracy in general is an effective form of government for many reasons. Here are some reasons why a democracy is effective. A democracy separates the power among the government, a democracy respects the rights of citizens, in a democracy, no one is above the law, a democracy limits a leader's power, and a democracy is effective in making decisions for a country, state, community etc. There are two types of democracy, representative democracy and direct democracy. A representative democracy is better than a direct for quite a few reasons. A few reasons include, a representative democracy can make decisions faster than a direct democracy, today, most people do not have the time for what it takes to run a direct democracy, so people can elect representatives to represent their country or state, so citizens can live their lives without having to constantly participate in political affair! A representative democracy is the most effective form of government because it separates power, and it limits a leader's power, and democracy's respect the rights of the minority, and overall, a representative democracy is a great style of government.

A democracy in session

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Q: What,does it mean to be a good citizen?

A: A good citizen has rights and responsibilities, and a good citizen follows through with his/her responsibilities. As a good citizen, some responsibilities that you would have would be paying taxes to give money to the government to do projects and things, following the laws that the government makes, staying informed with what is happening in the country, and respecting the authorities. A good citizen has rights. Some rights are, freedom of speech, the right to vote in elections, the right to run for president, and to petition for something, so you can protest for things that you agree or disagree with. A good citizen is good to their country, state, community etc.. In conclusion, a good citizen understands his/her rights and responsibilities, and follows them.

A good citizen pays his/her taxes

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