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Government Definiton

The governing body of a nation, state, or community.

Purposes of Government

Conflict Resolution



Parlimanentary Systems

the head of state is normally a different person from the head of government. This is in contrast to a presidential system in a democracy, where the head of state often is also the head of government,



a system of government in which sovereignty is constitutionally divided between a central governing authority and constituent political units (such as states or provinces).

Constitutional Structures

Constitutional government is defined by the existence of a constitution

Unitary Structures

most or all of the governing power resides in a centralized government. It contrasts with a federal system

What is the largest desert in the world?

The Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert is so large that it splits Africa into two regions which lie ...?

within and north of the Sahara or south of the Sahara

During the nineteenth century, China fought the 1st and 2nd Opium Wars to prevent...?

The British from requiring China to import British Opium from India

Mainland Europe's only active volcano, Mt. Vesuvius has not had a major destructive eruption in nearly 2,000 years. How should nearby cities react?

Improve warning and evacuation systems

Poorer countries produce agricultural crops called cash crops which are the help of foreign assistance that is most often in the form of...?

Bank Loans

Cartography is...

the art, science and technology of creating globes

The 18th Amendment does not allow cruel and unusual punishment, such as and including...

deprivation of a natural-born citizen of his or her citizenship

Well-developed Native American population living in the Arctic regions of North America is given what collective name.