The Purpose of a Transitional Government


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Which of the following is a possible objective of a transitional government?

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1. When a government employs a military force to ensure security, this is specifically known as:

2. Which of the following is a reason a country may need a transitional government?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of a system of law and leadership put into place during a change from one type of government to another. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include nation-building and martial law.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Identify the objective of a transitional government
  • Understand what happens when a government employs military force to ensure security
  • Know the reasons why a country may need a transitional government
  • Define state-building
  • Realize negative consequences of a transitional government

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the intent of transitional governments
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of different approaches to moving from an old system to a new one
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as nation-building and state-building
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding economic collapse, disaster, war and conflict or assassination by a foreign power

Additional Learning

To learn more about The Purpose of a Transitional Government, review the lesson that covers the following objectives:

  • Define transitional government
  • Understand government overthrows and dismantling by public pressure
  • Be aware of political and economic structures
  • Recognize that new constitutions can be established with new elections
  • Identify how justice can be restored to governments