Q & A
What forces work for and against supranational cooperation among nations?
There are several centrifugal forces that work against the supranational cooperation among nations. One example of a centrifugal force is that not everyone in the EU speaks the same language. It is hard to communicate with other countries, and when one country has to make a big speech, they would have to translate it into 24 different languages in order for everyone to understand it. Another example of a centrifugal force is that political cooperation in the EU is hard. Some countries don't like the idea of having to give up some of their power, and if they do join the EU, countries don't always agree on the economic decisions made. There are many challenges when people try to take many different countries and make the countries into a union.
Centrifugal forces divide nations.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIMITED AND UNLIMITED FORMS OF GOVERNMENT?
A limited government is when there are certain rules in place that limits the power of the government, and an unlimited government is the opposite, there are no limits on the government so they can do whatever they want. For example, North Korea has an unlimited government because the one leader, or dictator, has all the power and control, and there are no rules that limit what he can or cannot do. This could lead to chaos, or anarchy, because the dictator could do something dangerous to the citizens and they would not have any way to stop the dictator. On the other hand, Brazil had a limited government because they put certain rules in place that limits the power of the government. The government cannot do certain things because the constitution, a rule book for the country's government, does not permit them to do. Since there are limits on what the government can do, it is highly unlikely that any sort of chaos can break out because of something the government did. In all, it is important to limit the power of the government so that anything unnecessary or dangerous will not happen.
There are many different types of government.
What does it mean to be a good citizen?
Being a good citizen means many different things. One example is that citizens have the responsibility to pay taxes to the government. This is good because the government has authority over citizens, and if citizens don't do what they say, they could punish them. Also, the money in taxes go to good things that will help the community, like fixing roads, new schools, and others. Another example of being a good citizen is to vote. Voting is good because citizens have the right to vote for whoever they want, and other people can see citizens’ opinions and take them in consideration.
A good citizen makes a difference in their community.