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Ch 26: CBASE Social Studies: Political & Economic Structures

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The online lessons in this chapter emphasize domestic and international political and economic structures. Study the videos and complete the short quizzes if you anticipate taking the College BASE examination soon.

CBASE Social Studies: Political and Economic Structures - Chapter Summary

Look to this chapter for information about political and economic structures. Presented online, its video lessons explore political cooperation, treaties and alliances between world powers. They also examine economic capitalization and the reasons behind capital flight. Accumulate knowledge about the gross domestic product and political protocols as well as the powers of a local government in preparation for taking the social studies part of the College BASE examination. The online videos could provide assistance with:

  • Exploring the concept of a state
  • Discovering how states got their shapes
  • Discussing political and economic cooperation among states
  • Exploring the local governments and boundaries of the world's nations
  • Learning about international religious movements and protocols
  • Distinguishing between capitalism, fascism, communism and anarchism
  • Studying the positive and negative aspects of a global economy
  • Understanding the circular flow model of economic activity
  • Examining the gross domestic product and its effects on the population's lives
  • Exploring the regulation of domestic economies
  • Discussing international trade practices and agreements
  • Learning about trade policies

This chapter's online video lessons can be watched 24/7 when you utilize your Internet-connected technology. The lessons will help you to brush up on familiar topics or introduce you to entirely new information on political and economic structures. Qualified teachers present the educational video lessons with the goal of helping you prepare for the College BASE examination's social studies section. Work through the self-paced lessons by pausing or re-watching them, and quickly go from one main subject to another when you use the video tags under the timeline link. The chapter also includes written transcripts and brief quizzes.

CBASE Social Studies: Political and Economic Structures Chapter Objectives

Political and economic structures, social science procedures and geography are subareas of the social studies subject area of the College BASE examination. Other test sections test your knowledge of mathematics, English and science. Recall the topics in this chapter's video lessons and your previous studies as you answer the 180 multiple-choice questions that span all four subject areas.

15 Lessons in Chapter 26: CBASE Social Studies: Political & Economic Structures
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State as a Concept: Definition, Development, & Size

1. State as a Concept: Definition, Development, & Size

This lesson will seek to explain the concept of a state. In doing so, it will highlight legitimate power, traditional authority, rational authority, and a federal system of states.

Shapes of States: Compact, Prorupted, Perforated & More

2. Shapes of States: Compact, Prorupted, Perforated & More

This lesson will seek to explain and identify the many shapes that states can be found in. In doing so, it will define the word state and the importance of sovereignty.

Cooperation Among States: Political, Military & Economic Alliances

3. Cooperation Among States: Political, Military & Economic Alliances

This lesson will seek to explain the political cooperation among states. In doing so, it will define the terms 'treaty' and 'state,' as well as explore military and economic alliances.

Local Government Boundaries: Cultural & Political Influence

4. Local Government Boundaries: Cultural & Political Influence

This lesson will explain the characteristics of local governments. In doing so, it will define the terms delimitation, redistricting, constituency, and gerrymandering as well as the role these terms play in local governance.

International Protocols in Global Politics

5. International Protocols in Global Politics

This lesson will explain the different uses of the word 'protocol' within political science. In doing this, it will highlight protocol as rules of courtesy, as well as focusing on agreements like the Kyoto Protocol.

The Role of Religious Movements in International Politics

6. The Role of Religious Movements in International Politics

Religion has reentered the world of international relations with religious-based terrorist groups. However, religious movements are not limited to acts of terror. You'll learn about the role of religious movements in international politics.

Comparing Anarchism, Capitalism, Fascism & Communism

7. Comparing Anarchism, Capitalism, Fascism & Communism

In this lesson we will learn about the differences between anarchism, capitalism, fascism, and communism. We will compare and contrast the key elements of these philosophies, and cite examples from history.

The Global Economy: Advantages, Expansion & Impact

8. The Global Economy: Advantages, Expansion & Impact

This lesson will explain the concept of economic globalization. We will look at both its positive and negative effects while also highlighting the terms 'import,' 'export,' and 'capital flight.'

Circular Flow of Economic Activity: The Flow of Goods, Services & Resources

9. Circular Flow of Economic Activity: The Flow of Goods, Services & Resources

Learn about the simple model used to describe where money goes and what it is exchanged for in a market economy. The circular flow model of economic activity shows you the basic relationships between households, firms and the government.

Gross Domestic Product: Definition and Components

10. Gross Domestic Product: Definition and Components

Learn how economists measure the total production of an economy using gross domestic product (GDP). This lesson also outlines the components that make up a GDP. How do we calculate the economic value of a nation?

How Real GDP per Capita Affects the Standard of Living

11. How Real GDP per Capita Affects the Standard of Living

Have you ever wondered why some countries are better off than others? In this lesson, explore the concept of real GDP per capita, an economic measure of a nation's standard of living, and discover how population, productivity, and the savings rate effect the standard of living.

Global Regulation of Domestic Economic Activity & Wealth

12. Global Regulation of Domestic Economic Activity & Wealth

This lesson will explain how different domestic economies are regulated. In doing this, it will explain traditional, market, command, and mixed economy systems as well as subsistence living and communism.

The Economics & Politics of International Trade

13. The Economics & Politics of International Trade

We will discuss the economics & politics of international trade through the definition of open trade and its benefits and drawbacks. In addition, the ideas of competitive advantage and political patience will be shown as key indicators of global success.

International Trade Organizations and Trade Agreements

14. International Trade Organizations and Trade Agreements

International trade organizations and trade agreements have enormous power in the global trade environment. In this lesson, you will learn about the roles of the GATT, NAFTA, and the World Trade Organization.

National Trade Policies: Economic Impact & Market Share

15. National Trade Policies: Economic Impact & Market Share

This lesson will explain national trade policies. In doing so, it will highlight reciprocity and most-favored-nation status. It will also explain non-tariff restrictions and market share.

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