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    Constitutional Monarchy is the only way to govern a country? A constitutional monarchy is when both the Government’s and the Crown’s powers are restricted by the overriding statute referred to as the constitution. Australia serves as the best example of a constitutional monarchy, other examples include New Zealand, Canada and Denmark. The United Kingdom is slightly different with no single constitutional document but a prominent Monarchy. The USA however, consists of a constitution without a monarchy, crown or head of state, this is known as a Republic. Other examples of a Republics include Russia and Brazil. What is thought-provoking is that while Australia, the UK and the US have formed different types of government, they still abide by…

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    Background: British monarchy was established after the Glorious Revolution in 1688 and England is the first country which establish constitutional monarchy. Now, Queen Elizabeth II. is the head of State and as the monarch she is also the head of the church of England, commander in Chief, head of the commonwealth and head of executive, legislature and judiciary. Although she has many titles, she has no real political power, with “domestic and foreign policy are left to Parliament and, more…

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    After a short period of time, these inhabitants of the island develop relations with each other, and making laws becomes necessary. Thomas Paine then says that the people will coexist much better if they are accountable for the formation of the laws that govern them. Paine also is indirectly saying that a system of representation is better for the American people. Then the author continues on to unveil a assault on the system of government in Great Britain. Paine articulates that the English…

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    mankind. During the Age of Enlightenment, a group of brilliant scholars known as philosophes came together to discover the laws of nature. They sought to improve societal living. The Age of Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason, ranging from the 17th to 18th century, was a period of high intellect and new ideas. While each philosophe expressed a different area of concern in relation to the society, they all expressed a central theme of freedom and equality that will improve the…

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    His troubles with the French authorities were caused by his satirical writings. In 1726 he offended the Chevalier de Rohan and was exiled to England. Little did he know that living there would greatly influence his ideas. Because of his time in England, Voltaire developed an admiration for Britain’s constitutional monarchy and began to write about it while simultaneously antagonizing France’s political system. Voltaire wrote thousands of cynical poems and novels which included his most famous…

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    democratic institutions the two countries are virtually the same? A few possibilities come to mind, however, one stands among the rest, and that is the religious make-up of the two countries. Luxembourg’s historically Catholic tradition, and Sweden’s Lutheran following attempt to explain the significant disparity the Christian Democratic Party faces in each of the respective countries. Case Selection Sweden and Luxembourg share very similar characteristics across their governments. With…

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    Activity 2: 1. Name 2 political features of Dutch culture: Constitutional Monarchy Since 1815 The Netherlands has been a constitutional monarchy. Historically for centuries before, it had been the proud republic, a union of provinces. Since 1848, the Netherlands is also a parliamentary democracy. Dutch monarch has no real political power, but serves as representative head of state and a symbolic person uniting the divided parliamentary politics. The parliament The parliament consists of two…

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    New Zealanders are affected on a daily basis by the decisions the government makes. These decisions are made through a particular protocol that occurs within our parliamentary system (New Zealand Parliament 2014). This parliamentary system is embodied in constitutional law, and as a formal legal structure, it displays information in regards to the relationship between the three main branches of government. These three main branches are the judiciary (applies, sometimes makes law), the executive…

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    Stone, p. 8). Until the end of their reign, both monarchs attempted to maintain their power but lost to the revolutionaries wanting a reformed government. At the end of both revolutions, the political landscape changed for each country. After a decade of Republicanism instituted by Oliver Cromwell, England returned to having a monarch but with limited powers. The Glorious Revolution led to the formation of a constitutional monarchy in England. Similarly in France, after a tumultuous decade of…

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    Greece possesses all the political institutions of modern democratic states. However, these institutions have not operated in the fashion of their Western European counterparts like Denmark. One reason for this political instability is the sudden shifts of power and changes in the form of government that has taken place in Greece. The country has gone through many transformations form a republic to a monarchy, from a monarchy to a republic, and back again to a republic. Furthermore, the Greek…

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