Politics of Western Europe
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This paper explores the development and similarities of the political system in the nations of Western Europe. The paper discusses how the United Kingdom and much of Continental Europe has adopted the parliamentary system as opposed to the Presidential system, while France and a few other countries have adopted a mixture of these two systems known as the hybrid system. The paper explains how the main differences amongst these systems lie in the distribution of powers amongst the branches of the government. The paper also shows how the World Wars had an important part in molding the politics of Western Europe of today.
From the Paper:"Europe has been a dominant force in world development at different periods of history and in the late 1980's once again gained attention as Communism crumbled and Western Europe's economic and monetary union took shape. The continent consists of 40 independent countries, including five small monarchies, principalities, and duchies. Geographically it can be divided into four main regions. Politically however it is divided into Eastern and Western regions on the basis of Communist rule in nearly all the central and eastern parts of Europe. [Inglehart, 1997]
"Northern Europe includes Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland. Theses Norden countries have strong historical, linguistic, and racial ties. The Lutheran state religion dominates, and the governments are socialist democracies with figurehead monarchies in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark."
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