Practice Test 1-3 - Claims - #5 Answer

Practice Test 1-3 - Claims - #5 Answer - China. The unitary...

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Test: A unitary system was rejected by our founding fathers because structurally it grants too much power to the central government. A unitary system of government is a centralized governmental system in which local or sub divisional governments exercise only those powers given to them by the central government. As nations grow larger, it is often desirable to divide the nation into smaller units, such as provinces, as in Canada, or states as in the United States or Brazil. With smaller nations, division is not always necessary. With this division comes three typical systems for dividing power. The first is the unitary system, where there is no actual division of power. Unitary systems include Britain, France, and, oddly for its size,
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Unformatted text preview: China. The unitary system is by far the most common in the modern world. It is simple, with only one level of government to contend with. Many larger nations, however, have adopted a federal system, where the nation has certain powers, but smaller political divisions enjoy a certain degree of autonomy and sovereignty. The United States is the classic example, but Canada, Australia, Russia, and Brazil all also have federal systems. Other nations not quite so large, such as Nigeria, Switzerland, India, and Mexico, opted for federal systems to ease tensions in various ethnic, linguistic, or regional groups within the nation....
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