4.05 Comparing Governments (100%)

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The unblocking of popular social media websites in Myanmar is an indication that

democratization is taking place

Which of the following is a true statement about Freedom House?

It is a non-governmental organization based in the United States that monitors and promotes democratization around the world.

Democratization describes

a process through which a country’s citizens gain greater access to and participation in government

Which of the following tends to increase when a country is becoming more democratic?

literacy

Democratization in a country

depends on both qualitative and quantitative data

The countries highlighted in this map are major producers of (Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, & Venezuela)

oil and are not likely to support international efforts to reduce reliance on fossil fuels

This map reflects countries that have decided to

collaborate with other countries to reach goals for reducing environmental emissions

What makes a parliamentary government different from the United States?

Its legislature has authority over the executive branch, with the ability to select and remove executive leaders.

How might several countries all described as federations differ in practice?

The state governments may vary in amount of power shared with the central government.

Canada and Mexico are similar to the United States because all three countries are described as

indirect democracies and federations

Canada has ten provinces that share power with the central government. Which of the following terms best describes this characteristic of Canada?

federation

A country with a government that deliberately places socialist principles into action is

communist, like China

In 2001, Mexico imposed a 20% tax on all soft drinks not made from cane sugar. High fructose corn syrup, which is made from corn, is often used in place of cane sugar to manufacture soft drinks. Based on the map, which nations would most likely be impacted by Mexico’s policy change?

Mexico and the United States

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