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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
    6 Topics
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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
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    1 Quiz
  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
    5 Topics
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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
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz



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Merits of Confederation:

(i) It promotes unity in diversity.

(ii) It protects the individuality and identity of the component units as they cooperate to achieve their goal.

(iii) It allays the fears of denomination or marginalization of any unit.

(iv) There is no controversy over where the loyalty of the citizens lay.

(v) It promotes cooperation and healthy competition among the confederating units.

(vi) It leads to rapid development as the units compete to make the lives of their citizens better.

(vii) A confederating unit that desires to break away from the confederating units can easily do so as the constitution permits that.

(viii) It enables each unit the opportunity to make diverse laws for the effective administration of the state, putting into confederation the peculiarities of that unit.

Why Confederation is Unpopular:

(i) Confederal system of government is a loose political union with a weak government at the centre which cannot control the confederating units.

(ii) Citizens pay more allegiance to the units than to the centre. There may be an absence of patriotism.

(iv) This system is fragile and can easily disintegrate/break away. It may cause political instability.

(v) It may be difficult to promote national unity as each unit retain its own identity.

(vi) The constitution of a confederation is flexible and can be amended without getting the support of all the units. This may cause friction. 

(vii) There is uneven development as units develop at their own pace.

(viii) Decision making and implementation waste a lot of time.

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