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Democratic Process

TermDefinition
Socialism Government owns major industries.
Communism Government owns things that are used to make and transport products and no privately owned property or companies.
Fascism Dictator controls people no disagreement with government.
Anarchy State of disorder bc no authority.
Political Ideology Ideas about ruling or government. How you rule.
Liberalism Belief in political and social change in order to achieve progress.
Conservatism Belief in the value of established and traditional practices in politics and society.
Government The people who rule; create and enforce policy.
Regime A general system of ruling.
Regime types Military,Authoritarian/totalitarian,Theocratic,Democratic,Constitution,Caucus
Military Army would be in power; Make key decisions.
Authoritarian/totalitarian One strong ruler;Make key decisions.
Theocratic System based around a core religion.
Democratic Citizens determine Government; Government rules for people.
Constitution Blueprint of a Country that forms the base or foundation for the future.
Caucus The members of a political party who have been elected to government.
First Past the Post (FPTP) Voting takes place in groups of voters who live in a particular area that elect a single MP each. Voters put a cross on a ballot paper next to their favourite candidate. candidate with the most votes in the area wins other votes don't matter
Single Transferable Vote (STV) Produces a proportional parliament with local representation. Voters put numbers next to candidates in order of preference. To get elected, candidates need to reach a set share of the votes. STV ensures that very few votes are wasted
Proportional Representation (PR) A type of electoral system that decides the style of a parliament by distributing seats on the number of votes each party received. Rather than the winner-take all approach of other systems, PR ensures that votes carry equal weight.
Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) A hybrid voting system that combines elements of (FPTP) where voters mark an X next to the candidate they want proportional representation, where voters mark an X next to a party who have a list of candidates to represent a larger regional constituency.
Why does Canada have a FPTP system? Canada uses the First past the post system due to Great Britain using it and the a being part of the BNA act.
Created by: Austin Owens
 

 



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