The World According To Samantha G

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What makes a good citizen?

To be a good citizen means that although you have certain rights they all come with responsibilities , for example U.S citizens have the right to vote. but in order to vote it is a responsibility to stay informed. Also if you are not responsible with your rights it may affect other people like if someone blasts music in the middle of the night they could be affecting their neighbors if they want to sleep. This means that you need to follow both political and social laws, an example of a political law is paying taxes, where as a social law would be not to yell fire if there is no fire, (although you have the freedom of speech.) In conclusion A good citizen is respectful with their rights.

Limited v.s. Unlimited

What is the difference between limited and unlimited forms of government?

The difference between limited and unlimited governments is how much control or power that the government gets. Limited governments have limits on what they can and can't do, they do not have a lot of control or power over the citizens. Limited governments has more restraints on what it can and can't do, such as the five limits of government. The government would have to stay within these limits. Democracy and constitutional monarchy are two forms of governments that are limited. Unlimited governments have total control because their are no limits, and have a lot of power over the citizens. Unlimited governments have no limit to their power or control and no constitution to follow. An unlimited government could basically do whatever they want. Unlimited governments also don't usually respect the citizens rights and often citizens fear unlimited governments. In conclusion unlimited governments get all of the control and overrule the citizens whereas limited governments don't get a lot of control and consider the citizens.

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What forces work for and against supranational cooperation among nations?

In a supranational cooperation there are forces that work both for and against it. A centrifugal force is a force that works against the supranational cooperation (the European Union.) The Euro would be an example of a centrifugal force because not everyone gets to use the Euro which brings up a lot of conflict for the people that can't and would like to use the Euro, another example of a centrifugal force is the fact that there are so many different languages and cultures in the European Union which would make it hard for people to communicate with people in other countries that speak different languages, also each country has a different way of life and adding on to that some laws may not work with another country's culture, for example the law that you can't serve food too long after it has been cooked made a country that's best dish was served a day after being cooked, and more conflict hurts the EU. A centripetal force is a force that works for the Supranational cooperation (the European Union.) A trade block would be an example of a centripetal force because it is the countries that work together to promote trade with one another, and by doing that it brings the countries together. Another centripetal force for the EU is citizenship because when the separate countries feel as though they all belong to one common region which brings them together as one. In conclusion a Centrifugal force will work against a supranational cooperation such as the EU and start to pulls the countries apart whereas a centripetal works for a supranational cooperation such as the EU and brings the countries together.

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