Germany and the United Kingdom

1400 WordsApr 23, 20196 Pages
Germany and the United Kingdom All countries in our world share many similarities and differences. This allows each country to learn from one another’s failures and successes. Two of the countries that have similar and different ways that they run their country is Germany and the United Kingdom. These countries each have their own style of how they choose to run their countries. Both Germany and the United Kingdom are democracies in the world, however they have many differences between the two. Germany has a constitution, simple branches of government, a complicated electoral system, and interactive local government. On the other hand, the United Kingdom has no written constitution, a complex branches of government, an intricate electoral…show more content…
The political institutions in the United Kingdom are very different of those in Germany. The United Kingdom does not have a written constitution (The British Constitution). This means that unlike Germany and the United States, the United Kingdom does not have a tangible paper that has the basic laws and rights written down on them for all citizens. “The constitution is generally understood to include a number of written documents and unwritten rules that most British citizens view as inviolable” (O’Neil, Fields, Share). The United Kingdom bases their constitution on documents that have developed in the past. Power lies with Parliament in the United Kingdom, so without a written constitution, the people of the state truly do not get much of a say. Therefore, from a political institution standpoint, these two countries could not be any more different from one another. Branches of government vary from country to country. In Germany, there is a chancellor, a president, the Bundestag, and the Bundestrat. The chancellor is in charge of the whole executive branch, and the president is just the chief of state (The British Constitution). The chancellor is also the prime minister and runs basically everything in the government, while the president tends to just do a few important things, but does not make important decisions. Germany has a bicameral legislature which includes
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