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unifying the british state
scots and welsh
unitary state
all power flows from center outwards. London=center
Royal Navy
important bc Britain is surrounded by seas
enclosure movement
resources and labor
make open lands private. farmers left and went to cities

if farmers wouldnt have left there wouldnt have been enough resources and labor in the city
imperial britain
traded with US, their natural resources.
class vs. status
class- who owns production
Status- owning land
objective vs. subjective class
objective- measuring data- income,house

subjective- people placing themselves
class solidarity
dont move from class to class
public schools
private school training for military, politics
comprehensive school
public
magna carta
limits the powers of the monarch
english bill of rights
parliament and monarchy relationship
Monarchy
no political power-(queen elizabeth)
cabnint
chosen by service to the party, not knowledge.
prime minister qualifications
leader of the party that has majority
voters of no confidence
people who vote for the other party
back benchers
majority party who doesnt work with the gov.
house of commons
*most powerful* elected for life.
speech from the throne
PM gives Queen a speech to read. all his ideas
question hour
questions from opposite party to make them look like fool
house of lords powers
delay things
hereditary lord
in the family
life peer
chosen people, does not pass on
electoral systems 2 theories
populism- will of the people

liberalism- control officials in office
plurality system- first past the post, block vote, majoritarian

3 effects
first past the post- need to win the most votes to win

block- # of votes as candidates


effects- hard for small parties to win
very clear majorities
people go to the center parties
proportional system and effects
x% of votes= x% of seats

effects- elections are less decisive
less stable gov