A. Power Distribution

        This picture explains the levels of power distribution. It shows how Unitary has one level in its government, its national government. Unitary has no state government. Federal has two levels of government. Its levels are national and state. That means that the centralized governments have power, but so do the state governments or outliers. A confederation's power is split between the people united by the confederation. There is little to no power in any kind of centralized government.
        Some characteristics of Unitary are: one level of centralized government, they usually work best for small countries, and they are the most popular form of power distribution.
        Some characteristics of Federal are: power is split between the state and regional governments, they are the second most common form of power distribution, and an example is Germany.
Some characteristics of Confederation are: power is split between several of the regional authorities, it has an extremely weak central government, and it is the most uncommon form of power distribution. Two examples would be: Belgium and Switzerland.
           Now, please enjoy an animation of Einstein on the    moon, explaining power distribution. Made by Ethan and Justin.                            

 Quick Summary
  • Unitary is a centralized government with one level of power, the national government. EX. United Kingdom
  • Federal is a government where the central government has a large amount of power, but outlying governments also have a considerable amount of power. EX. United States
  • A confederation is a loosely allied group of countries or state joined to reach a common cause. EX. European Union.

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