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SS1: GOVERNMENT - 2ND TERM

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  1. Types of Government Continues, Federal and Confederal Systems of Government | Week 1
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    2 Quizzes
  2. Forms of Government: Presidential System of Government | Week 2
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    1 Quiz
  3. Forms of Government: Parliamentary System of Government | Week 3
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    2 Quizzes
  4. Structure and Organization of Government: Legislature | Week 4
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    1 Quiz
  5. Structure and Organization of Government: Executive Content | Week 5
    5 Topics
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  6. Structure and Organization of Government: Judiciary Content | Week 6
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    1 Quiz
  7. Basic Principles of Government: Political Participation and Political Apathy | Week 7
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    1 Quiz
  8. Basic Principles of Government: Rule of Law and Delegated Legislation | Week 8
    8 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  9. Basic Principles of Government: Centralization and Decentralization | Week 9
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    1 Quiz



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A confederation is a loose political union accommodating independent sovereign states, with the intention of coming together to co-operate in some vital areas e.g. sports, military, and trade with each state will retaining its sovereignty.

The centre is weak and the confederating units strong, especially in the performance of political or other issues e.g. Confederation of African Football, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), etc.

Features of Confederation:

(i) It has a weak centre. The component units exercise greater power.

(ii) Confederating units are nearly autonomous.

(iv) Secession of any component unit is constitutionally allowed.

(v) Exclusive lists are reserved for the confederating units.

(vi) Each confederating unit retains its identity.

(vii) The confederacy depends on the financial contributions of the federating units.

(viii) Component units develop at their own pace.

(ix) Component units cooperate in specific areas such as foreign affairs, currency, defence etc.

(x) Citizens pay more allegiance to the component units than to the centre.

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