CMS6- Unit 8-Vocab
CMS6- Unit 8-Canada Today-Vocabulary Review
|is an intergovernmental organization of fifty-four independent member states who were formerly part of the British Empire. ||Commonwealth of Nations (British Commonwealth) |
|French-speaking citizens (of Quebec) ||“Francophone”|
|Francophones who want Quebec to become an independent country ||Separatists|
|a form of government in which power is held by one central authority || Unitary|
|a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities. ||Federal|
|voluntary associations (loose alliance) of independent states that, to secure some common purpose, agree to certain limitations on their freedom of action and establish some joint machinery of consultation or deliberation. ||Confederation|
|a government in which one person possesses unlimited power and the citizen has little if any role in the government.
|a government in which a small group controls power. ||Oligarchic
|a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections. ||Democratic
|- a system of government having the real executive power vested in a cabinet composed of members of the legislature who are individually and collectively responsible to the legislature. May have a Prime Minister elected by the legislature. ||Parliamentary
|a system of government in which the president is constitutionally independent of the legislature.
| a system of government in which a monarch is guided by a constitution whereby his/her rights, duties, and responsibilities are spelled out in written law or by custom. ||Constitutional monarchy|