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Week 06 Assignment Packet Complete the Week 06 assignment packet according to the directions listed in I-Learn. Record your answers directly below each question. When you have finished your packet, save it and upload it to the W06 Worksheet: Political Parties page on I-Learn. Part 1: Report on a Foreign Party Report Write your report here. Remember, this is should be a formal report with an introduction, a body, a conclusion, and citations. The report should answer all of the questions in Part 1 of your packet without having to write out the question itself. Is there a certain aspect of the political system in the country you chose that you prefer over the system in the US? Why or why not? There are 195 countries in the world today. And each one of those countries has different factors that determine how they are run; a form of governmental power. Each country has different fundamental approaches on how to run government, and though they are often very different in how they are executed, you may find it surprising that they also share many similarities. With that being said, I would like to take a moment to discuss that foundations of the Norwegian government, and its similarities and differences held in comparison to the United States of America. In Norway, they currently have a Constitutional Monarchy which is a form of government in which a non-elected monarch functions as the head of state within the limits of a constitution. The political power is then divided between Parliament and a Prime Minister, and the monarch. In the government, they have a multi-party system and in the 2013 election were eight political parties represented prior to the election. “The Labour Party had 55 seats in parliament, the largest party of the 2013-2017 parliament” (2017 Norwegian parliamentary election, Wikipedia). The current major party is The Conservative Party. Currently, the Conservatives hold the majority of seats in Parliament with 48 of the 169 seats. The part holds fluctuate during from election to election. Comparatively, Norway’s Parliament has similarities to America’s Congress. Individuals are voted into positions and work with a higher power, like a monarch or executive power, and adhere to constitutional ideals. According to the research I found it seems as those politically the people are quite happy with the current conditions of their government. Ne of the main reasons for the high success is that Norway is, “actually known for being the place with the highest living standards, and its rich economy... It is fueled by oil and gas exports which not only makes it extremely efficient and stable, but also helps it to be one of the richest countries for many many more years to come” (Top 5 Reasons Why Norway Has A High Standard Of Living, freetouroslo.com). Because the country is successful in economics as well as in a low unemployment rate, the approval is fairly high.

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