Essay On Political Systems

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Political Systems: How They Work The world is made up of hundreds of nations, all with cities and towns and villages that work through their own individual systems of politics. Laws, regulations, and ordinances are different for each nation. The way a government rules overs its citizens varies. These political systems can change as a result of revolutions or riots urged by the people of nations who are not satisfied with the state of their country. For example, before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Egypt was generally ruled by an abusive military and a government that did not believe in free elections. Police brutality took over the citizens of Egypt until enough was enough. The revolution successfully over through the dictator, Hosni Mubarak,…show more content…
For starters, unlike democracies like Norway, authoritarian systems push citizens into blindly submitting to their rulers. They are given no freedom to believe, think, or act as they wish. Leaders of authoritarian governments exercise selfish power with no regards to their peoples’ individual liberties. An extreme example of an authoritarian government is North Korea. The “President”, mostly recognized as a dictator, is Kim Jong Un. Unlike Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Kim Jong Un rules through an authoritarian political system that does not give North Koreas the option of replacing him. Unlike the people of Norway, North Koreans cannot vote, join opposing political parties, or even protest, write, or speak against the government. Similar to Norway’s democracy, North Korea’s legal system is also composed of executive, legislative, and judicial branches. However, they do not work the same way. They do not “balance” each other and instead are all ruled in favor of the President Kim Jong Un. Another difference between the democratic system of Norway and the authoritarian system of North Korea is the economic system. North Korea, unlike Norway, suffers chronic economic problems because they are not directed or open. Along with democracies and authoritarian systems are anarchic political
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