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What makes a good citizen?

A citizen has responsibilities, one of them is jury duty which is a law. A citizen has rights, some of them are freedom of speech, in addition to the right to vote. To become a United States citizen the person should take a test so the United States knows that you know the laws and won’t break them.

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What do you think is the most effective style of government and why?

The most effective style of government is representative democracy. Representative democracy is the most effective style of government because all citizens have a chance to be involved with the government. That is important because if citizens didn't have any control over the government, they may not have any responsibilities or the government could do whatever they wanted and if the government was bad then they could hurt people. Another reason why representative democracy is the most effective style of government is because their isn't one leader. This is important because if one person was in charge it would be more like a dictatorship or a monarchy. Those are bad because the person in charge may be bad or unpopular and the citizens can’t get them out of power. The reason why I think representative democracy is the most effective style of government is because people are in control of their government and their isn't one leader.

The home of the U.S. congress.

What forces work for and against supranational cooperation among nations?

Within supranational cooperation, there are often centrifugal forces that divide nations. One centrifugal force is that people in the supranational cooperation most likely speak different languages. That is bad because if there are different countries and everyone spoke in different languages than you wouldn't be able to travel and communicate to people in your supranational cooperation. Also it will make government much harder. Another centrifugal force is that people in Western Europe are wealthier than people in Eastern Europe. This can be bad because what the EU tries to do is they try to take some of the wealthy people’s money and give it to the Eastern Europe people for projects. So citizens of Western Europe complain because they did all this hard work for the money and then lose it. I think that within supranational cooperation, there are often centrifugal forces that divide nations. Because people will usually be speaking different languages and people in Western Europe are wealthier than people in Eastern Europe.

This relates to my last post because people can't understand each other if they speak different languages.

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