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BHS Civics

Match each person with the correct statement below.
Single-party State
Parliamentary Democracy
Presidential Democracy


You want a form of government where the political leader of the country is elected by the people, and which has an elected legislature. Which one do you pick?


You want to get things done in your country as fast as possible, with as little dialogue as possible to slow things down. You engage in a coup.  What form of government do you have?


You want to govern your country the way Benito Mussolini did. You want everyone serving your country, loving the military, you want to control all of the news, and you will have your opponents beaten, bombed and terrorized. You have a police state, also known as ________.


You believe your ethnic group is superior and you persecute other ethnic groups like the Jews. You allow only one political party. You aggressively expand your territory.  What kind of totalitarianism do you have?


Only the Vatican and Iran have the kind of government you want.  You want God’s laws obeyed.  You want people punished who do not follow God’s ways.  What kind of government do you want?


You love the writings of Karl Marx because you want equality and economic security for everyone in your country. So you want the government to control everything and brutally suppress those who oppose you. What government do you want?


You like the government of Vietnam which has only one political party. You want to be one of the elite leaders that control the party because you do not want to concern yourself with what the people may want.  What kind of government do you want?


You want to be one of the legislators of your country, so you can choose your political leader. You want to be able to vote the prime minister out with a vote of no confidence when you want to. What kind of government do you want?
Which is it? Indicate which of the choices below align with a Market Economy and which align with a Command Economy.
Market Economy
Command Economy


A country with a mixed economy


A traditional economy where decision making is by custom.


In this kind of economy people’s incomes are about equal.


A weakness of this kind of economy is that is has greater unemployment.


Private ownership of property and production equipment is the heart of this kind of economy.


There is little if any competition among producers for customers in this kind of economy.


People that have this kind of economy enjoy a higher standard of living.


The government makes the decisions in this kind of economy.


Producers and consumers determine what kind of goods are produced in this kind of economy.

Short Answer


Do you think we should use force to stop Iran from developing a nuclear bomb?

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