I. World Political Systems a. The Political Left and Right Who controls the state Republicans support strong central government Republicans want government out of economics Liberals respect rights and liberties of individuals; keep the government out of people’s personal lives (political and economic equality via government) Republicans: Political power is more concentrated and conserved into fewer hands and people serve the government b. Types of Government Extreme Left: Little/no government control; power in hands of everyone; anarchy Extreme Right: Complete government control; power in hands of few; dictatorship; fascism There is no anarchic state in the world Anarchy is a chosen system; we don’t want any government Anarchy would allow humans to beating eachother; pure chaos Communismpeople think of horrible dictators (i.e. Lenin, Stalin, Mow, Castro, Kim Jong) We associate communism with dictatorship but ITS NOT Communism is supposed to be power distributed to all the people o Every time it’s been tried it gets so screwed up it turns into dictatorship Communism is a political AND economic system rolled into one (only government that does this) Communism: government wants to control everything FOR the people; distributes wealth equally Communism FAILS in the transition stage because a small group of people try to hold all the power temporarily but it never happens
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- Fall '15
- Democracy, japan, Communist state, Communist party, Military government, multi-party states/representative democracy