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3. What are the advantages of “small” state and local government? What are the advantages of a strong national government? What are the disadvantages of each? Does our federal system give us the best of both worlds or the worst of both worlds? Explain. Small state and local government is generally believed to lead to a more efficient and flexible system. States can address and fix their specific needs faster and effectively than the federal government, while smaller districting gives more representation to the individual. Local governments can be closer to make personal contact. They would also know more about local situations and requirements and can help accordingly. The advantages of a strong national government are that it can help regulate national affairs such as currency and laws. Moreover, it can help to unify the country under a single government, instead of a just a loose confederation of states bound together by their borders. Some of the disadvantages of having a local

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