States 4 - States#4 Heads of State Everything that the head of state in one state does to another state affects every state in the world President vs

States 4 - States#4 Heads of State Everything that the head...

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States #4 Heads of State Everything that the head of state in one state does to another state affects every state in the world President vs. Prime Minister o President Elected directly every few years – citizens vote o Prime Minister Not directly elected – political party wins general election North America US – President Barack Obama; just center left, liberal o Most popular politician on the planet, everybody follows the US presidential election every year o Most powerful military Big economic, political, and military power Can change attacks policy, can declare war/end war, give monetary aid Canada – former Prime Minister; Stephen Harper o Just center right, much like George Bush (conservative) o 2016 – snap election where he got voted out of office Justin Trudeau – son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau Just center left, liberal Mexico – President Enrique Pena Nieto – just center left, liberal o Previous leader (Felipe Calderon) – just center right, conservative Conservative Liberal – much like the US South America – governments have been moving center left Venezuela – Former President (deceased) – Hugo Chavez o Self-proclaimed socialist, Bolivarian leader – extreme left o Current President Nicolas Maduro Cannot fill the shoes of Hugo Chavez – because Chavez was so revolutionary US hated Chavez – don’t like Maduro Chavez took over US oil industries – Chavez also hated US Maduro is keeping up with this Cuba – ex-President Fidel Castro, President Raul Castro o EXTREME left, full on communism o Communist revolution in 1959 Think Cuba is communist but Socialist is a better description Failure is best description
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Bolivia – President Evo Morales o Extreme left o First indigenous president in Bolivia Argentina – President Kirchner – lost election in 2016 o Very far left o Response to long time that leftist party was in power – rightist guy took over New President Mauricio Macri Chile – President Michelle Bachelet o Closer to center, but definitely on further left
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