Democratic Countries List & Flashcards

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France is a _____ Republic.
Semi-Presidential - France has a president who leads their country.
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The United Kingdom is a democratic country. They practice the parlimentary constitutional _____.
Monarchy - the United Kingdom has a queen who is recognized as the constitutional monarch but the people elect a prime minister to rule their nation.
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The first form of democratic leadership was recorded in 500B.C. in the city-state of _____ in Europe.
Athens in Greece has the first recorded form of the democratic leadership dating back to 500B.C., but it was only open to wealthy men.
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_____ _____ is the most popular form of democracy in South America.
Presidential democracy is the most common variation of democracy in South America. Countries such as Brazil and Argentina have this form of government.
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Federal Parliamentary Democracy
A Prime Minister is elected by the people to the head of government. This political power also has a constitutional monarchy but they have no real power. Canada has this kind of leadership.
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Electoral College
Used in federal presidential republic governments, an electoral college is a group of representatives elected by the people who vow to vote for a specific candidate.
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Federal Presidential Republic
The president is the leader and head of government. Countries such as the United States and Mexico have this leadership.
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A non-democratic country controls their people under the guise of a democratic system and/or their people have little _____ freedom.
Civil - in non-democratic countries, people are controlled by the government and have little power or freedom to influence their choice of leader.
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A _____ democratic country has a low degree of civil or political freedom or both.
Partial - a partial country may have an electoral system; however, the people may not have complete civil or political freedom to vote for their rulers.
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A _____ has a high degree of political and civil freedom.
Democracy - because a democratic country has a free electoral system to vote in their rulers, there is a high level of political and civil freedom.
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Define: Democratic Country
A country with a free electoral system, which has voted a person or group of people into power.
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Do you know the difference between a presidential and parliamentary democracy? Are you familiar with some of the major countries with democratic governments? This flashcard set has been designed to review the differences between democratic government variations and provide examples of countries with different democracies.

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Define: Democratic Country
A country with a free electoral system, which has voted a person or group of people into power.
A _____ has a high degree of political and civil freedom.
Democracy - because a democratic country has a free electoral system to vote in their rulers, there is a high level of political and civil freedom.
A _____ democratic country has a low degree of civil or political freedom or both.
Partial - a partial country may have an electoral system; however, the people may not have complete civil or political freedom to vote for their rulers.
A non-democratic country controls their people under the guise of a democratic system and/or their people have little _____ freedom.
Civil - in non-democratic countries, people are controlled by the government and have little power or freedom to influence their choice of leader.
Federal Presidential Republic
The president is the leader and head of government. Countries such as the United States and Mexico have this leadership.
Electoral College
Used in federal presidential republic governments, an electoral college is a group of representatives elected by the people who vow to vote for a specific candidate.
Federal Parliamentary Democracy
A Prime Minister is elected by the people to the head of government. This political power also has a constitutional monarchy but they have no real power. Canada has this kind of leadership.
_____ _____ is the most popular form of democracy in South America.
Presidential democracy is the most common variation of democracy in South America. Countries such as Brazil and Argentina have this form of government.
The first form of democratic leadership was recorded in 500B.C. in the city-state of _____ in Europe.
Athens in Greece has the first recorded form of the democratic leadership dating back to 500B.C., but it was only open to wealthy men.
The United Kingdom is a democratic country. They practice the parlimentary constitutional _____.
Monarchy - the United Kingdom has a queen who is recognized as the constitutional monarch but the people elect a prime minister to rule their nation.
France is a _____ Republic.
Semi-Presidential - France has a president who leads their country.
Germany is a Federal _____ Republic.
Parliamentary
Direct Aemocracy
In a direct democracy, citizens vote directly on issues at a local and national level and can propose changes to the constitution. Switzerland is the best example of this form of leadership.
South Africa, which is a federal parliamentary republic, elects their leader through the _____ _____, which is similar to the United States electoral college.
National Assembly - South African citizens elect their leader indirectly through representatives in their national assembly, much like the electoral college for the United States.
_____ is like Canada. They are a parliamentary democracy and are under a constitutional democracy.
Australia - This country has a similar form of government as Canada. They have a monarchy who does not directly influence the government and a prime minister who is the head of the government.
The United States has a _____ Republic.
Federal Presidential - Citizens vote indirectly for their leader through a group of representatives in the electoral college.
Mexico has a similar government to the United States. They have a Federal _____ Republic.
Presidential - Citizens vote indirectly for their leader through a group of representatives.
Canada and Australia have a similar form of government. They are a Federal _____ Democracy.
Parliamentary - both Canada and Australia have the UK monarchy as head of state but they do not have any real power. The people elect a prime minister to lead their government.
Brazil and Argentina in South America have similar forms of government. Both are Federal _____ Republics.
Presidential - This is the most common form of democracy in South America and is similar to Mexico and the United States. The leader of their government is indirectly chosen by their people.
_____, the second most populated country in the world, is also a federal parliamentary republic, similar to Canada and Australia.
India - the second most populated country in the world is similar to Canada and Australia. They have a monarchy which has no real power and elect a leader to the head of their government.
United Kingdom, Germany, and France are examples of _____ _____.
Democratic Countries - the United Kingdom, Germany, and France are examples of democratic countries in Europe.
Brazil and Argentina are _____ _____ _____.
Brazil and Argentina are examples of South American democratic countries. Both have a Federal Presidential Republic.
The two most popular democratic variations world-wide.
Presidential and Parliamentary Democracies are the two most popular democratic variations and can be found on almost every continent.

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