Political And Economic Systems - Demo
The following is a sampling of questions from our Political And Economic Systems testbank.
Examine the continuum below before answering questions # 19 to 22.
Examine the passages below before answering questions # 30 to 39.
"Democracy means the organization of society for the benefit and at the expense of everybody indiscriminately and not for the benefit of a privileged class. A nearly desperate difficulty in the way of its realization is the delusion that the method of securing it is to give votes to everybody, which is the one certain method of killing it. It takes all sorts to make a world; and to maintain civilization some of these sorts have to be killed like mad dogs whilst others have to be put in command of the state. "Until the differences between the mad dogs and reasoned voters is determined, "any attempt at democracy will defeat itself as it has already done."
-George Bernard Shaw
"The aim of government should be the greatest possible happiness of the greatest number, in a word, the common good, is the right aim of government and the proper task of a lawmaker is to discover regulations designed to bring about the greatest good for the greatest number of people"
"Every citizen, it is said, must have equality, and therefore in a democracy the poor must have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme."
"Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike."
"Government, without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives"
Political & Economics Systems File II
Examine the statements below before answering questions # 64 to 67.
World Affairs Since WWII
Examine the passage below before answering questions # 27 and 28.
One problem the Soviet Union experienced during the Cold War was the appeal of materialism and the consumer culture of the West. This led to the Soviets attempting to suppress information about the West from their citizens. It also led to the Soviets having to limit the movement of their citizens, to avoid a mass emigration or exodus of its citizens to the West. Needless to say, this created much tension and conflict between the USSR and the West. Throughout this period, as part of the Cold War, the West detailed the human rights violations seen in the Soviet Union and emphasized the greater freedom practised in the West.
Examine the source below before answering questions # 91 and 92.
World Population And Development
Examine the passage below before answering questions # 12 to 14.
Third World states have complained in recent years that as the recession deepened, the Western World has increased their tariff wall and introduced quotas against them. This, in turn, has only served to place these nations in an even more desperate position, thereby increasing the gap between rich and poor.
In Canada a organization, the North-South Institute, was established to study and promote Canada's relations with developing nations. This group has put forward the argument that it is actually in Canada's best interest to cultivate Third World markets. The Conference Board of Canada, for example, in 1988 estimated that 135,000 Canadians lost their jobs due to the inability of Third World states to purchase Canadian goods.
It is argued that Canada needs to cultivate future markets in the Third World to offset the loss of our traditional markets. It is argued that we have lost two large markets. First, due to the movement towards an integration of economies of Western Europe, these states have limited the purchases they previously would have made from Canada. Second, with the end of the Cold War, in an attempt to show good faith, this former American rival has begun purchasing goods from the United States, rather from Canada.
It is also argued that Canada needs to cultivate markets elsewhere because of the amount of trade we conduct with the U.S.. It is estimated that up to 80% of our exports are sold to the United States, thereby creating a need for us to diversify our market.
Finally, it is argued that the Third World will be the key market of the future. If Canada begins establishing better relations with the developing world as they become developed, we will reap the economic benefits of this relationship established once these nations begin purchasing consumer goods. Currently approximately 80% of the world's population are found in the developing world, this part of the world represents the future market given the shortage of consumer goods currently found there coupled with the sheer size of the market. Further, the Third World market is growing rapidly; nine out of every ten children born each year are born in the Third World.
Examine the statistics below to answer questions # 40 and 41.
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