The (Government Type) of (Your Country’s Name) Assignment Task • Your task is to create your own nation & government. • This assignment is worth a Test grade. Requirements • 1. Give your nation a NAME. • 2. Describe the GEOGRAPHY of your nation. (Landlocked, Coastal, or Island? Approximate size? Approximate population?) • 3. Describe your TYPE OF GOVERNMENT. (Federalist? Confederation? Unitary?) Explain why it works given size & population of country. Requirements • 4. Describe your FORM OF GOVERNMENT. (Authoritarian – Fascist, Communist? Democracy – Direct, Representative, Parliamentary? Monarchy? Oligarchy? Communism? Socialist? Others?) Explain why it works given size & population of country. • 5. Describe how the 3 POWERS of all governments (Make, Enforce, Interpret Laws) are distributed? Requirements • 6. Describe POLITICAL PARTIES in your nation. How many? What is their role & function? • 7. Describe your LEGISLATIVE & EXECUTIVE BRANCHES. Do you have a parliamentary style legislature and executive? Do you have separate branches? Is your legislature bicameral or unicameral? Is it something not listed here? • 8. Describe the LAWMAKING PROCESS in your country. Requirements • 9. Describe the civil rights and CIVIL LIBERTIES of your citizens. How are they guaranteed? Are they guaranteed? • 10. Describe your ECONOMIC SYSTEM. (Captialism? Socialism? Command? Mixed? Demand?) Explain why it works given size & population of country. Requirements • 11. Describe your nation’s FOREIGN POLICY. Is it Interventionist or Isolationist? (Military/Political, Economic, Humanitarian) • 12. Describe your government’s REVENUE SYSTEM. How does your government get money? (Sales Taxes? Income Taxes? Property Taxes? Inheritance or Estate Taxes? Business Taxes? License Fees? Borrowing?) Are taxes progressive, regressive, or a combination? Requirements • 13. Describe your nation’s GOVERNMENT SPENDING. On what does your government spend its money? (Military, Foreign Aid, Business or Personal Tax Breaks, Education, Health Care, Public Safety, Welfare, etc.) • 14. Create and depict your nation’s FLAG. Explain its symbolism. Format • The format of your project is Google Slide. • 5 slides • Create a BLOG • INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS • Left side will be for brainstorming • Right Side is for actual notes • This is how I will monitor your performance. Notes • For each requirement, describe that particular element of your government. Make sure to go into depth, comparing and contrasting with alternative options and discussing pros and cons of each. • Due Date: • We will take 3 full class periods to work on this project and 1 full class period to present.