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S. Barnes

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The government refers to the body with the power to make and enforce laws that control a country, area, people, or an organization. Government is determined by the population. In a country that practices democracy, the people that determine how the government is operated are elected into position by-election. The government manages the services offered to the general population. Service offered to the people is not for the purpose of profit-making.

The services are financed by tax paid by the people. Business is a specific commercial enterprise or establishment set aside for the purpose of profit-making. Businesses generate profit by offering goods and services to their target market. Businesses work by managing the needs of a smaller group of people, but the government manages the interest of the entire nation. The mode of operations, conduct, and activities of a business are determined by owners and shareholders of the establishment. I hope you find this information helpful.

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Head of government is the head of a parliamentary form of government while the head of state is the leader in the presidential form of government. Countries have varied powers, and different ways of running a nation, and the two among these are the head of state and the head of government. There is no stipulation of having a head of government when the presidential system is enacted.

Head of state maintains the power of passing legislation with itself in both the systems while the head of government does not have this power in the presidential order. Usually, ahead of government may or may not complete these activities. The responsibility of the head of government includes making policies, trade agreements, and the head of state has the responsibility to approve these actions in due course.

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Two of the most common ways whereby a country can be organized are the unitary and federal government. In the federal government, powers are shared within the local, regional, and central authorities; while in the unitary government, the concentration of the power is in the hands of the federal government. The unitary government aims at achieving a cohesive and unified nation, while the federal government lay down some rules and regulations to guide the operation of the governmental system of the country.

Both unitary and federal government can either operate a democracy or monarchy system of government, but the unitary government is often associated with the monarch system, while the federal government is often associated with the democracy style of government. Though there are several countries that practice the unitary government, about 27 countries have the federal government with the United States being the most popular of them all.

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B. Wright

Always excited to learn and talk about new topics

Communism and totalitarianism are ideologies that stand separate in their economics and political senses. Some might link the two together, but they are different in relatively every aspect. In totalitarianism, which term means total control, the society is having less power, while the concentration of power is on the state. On the other hand, the term communism refers to less power. This is a system whereby society is powerful, and they have a say in the affairs of the state.

Totalitarianism can be said to be synonymous to the term monarchism or authoritarianism where the society’s opinions or thoughts are not reckoned with at all unlike the communism where the people in the society make the major decisions. Totalitarianism system of government is right to wind, while the communism system of government is left-wing. In communism, the people are eligible to handle resources and can also be in ownership of properties while totalitarianism does not allow for people to handle resources, as the state is in charge of everything.

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T. Lopez

Let's see how far my knowledge stretches

Some people believe that monarchy and dictatorship governments are the same, but they are quite different. A dictatorship has a negative connotation because the dictator usually rules with an iron fist and controls all of the power against their citizens. A monarchy has a more positive connotation because it has a king and queen.

Today, governments that have a form of monarchies usually have kings and queens that do not participate in government issues as much. There is another group of people who do that. The dictator often makes all the rules and laws for that country. That is one big difference. Fewer countries have had dictatorships for their government, and more countries have had monarchies, especially in the past in our history.

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If a soldier or a civilian is detected in the DMZ, their fate is basically determined by which country catches the person. If South Korea catches the person, they will likely be deported, if they are not a Korean citizen. This happened in 2017 to a man from Louisiana who was caught trying to enter North Korea from South Korea.

He claimed he wanted to help resolve tensions on the Korean Peninsula. If a soldier or civilian is detected in the DMZ by North Korea, they are immediately shot. This too happened recently. A North Korean defector trying to escape was shot and wounded.

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The United Nations (UN) army is controlled by the UN’s Office of Military Affairs. The peacekeeping forces on the ground in various locations throughout the world are led in the field typically by a civilian Head of Mission (usually a Special Representative of the Secretary-General). The “UN has no standing army or police force of its own.

Military and police personnel, from UN member states… are members of their own national service first and are seconded to work with the UN. They wear their countries' uniform and are identified as UN Peacekeepers by a UN blue helmet or beret.”

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There are many examples of successful diplomatic efforts so it is hard to choose just one but I would suggest one of the more brilliant examples might be the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty of 1979. While there are still problems between Egypt and Israel today, the peace treaty did put an end to wars that had erupted between the two countries five times between 1948 and 1973.

Both Egyptian President Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Begin were awarded the 1978 Noble Peace Prize for their efforts. Unfortunately for Sadat, his efforts were not popular with other Arab leaders and he was assassinated by Islamic extremists in 1981.

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This is of course a question that asks an opinion so you may want to disagree with me but I think Barack Obama is the most successful United States President of all time. Interestingly, C-SPAN’s third Presidential Historians Survey ranked Obama 12th overall, which they said is quite impressive given it was his first time under consideration.

C-SPAN’s survey rates presidents on ten qualities: public persuasion, crisis leadership, economic management, moral authority, international relations, administrative skills, relations with Congress, vision, pursued equal justice for all, and performance within the context of his times. For me, the fact that President Obama led us out of the economic crisis and never had one scandal during his two terms in office make him the winner.

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