The Positive Effects Of Colonialism And Its Effect On The Caribbean

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A political system can be defined as a system of politics and government that runs a country or state. It therefore consists of the formal and informal structures that organize the way in which countries affairs are carried out. The political system of a country or region usually reflects the legal, economic, cultural and social systems that are in that society. According to Kohn 2012 colonialism is a practice of domination which involves the subjugation of one people to another. It is the complete control and this control therefore disturbs the peace and causes a new set of problems for not only the people currently living in the colony but also for those to live there in years to come. Colonialism has had a great impact on the Caribbean's…show more content…
The European nations brought a strong influence of Christianity into the region. Christianity then has different denominations such as Anglicans, Baptists, Adventists, et cetera. According to Gordon 1998 the religious practices adopted from the period of colonization have greatly influenced the norms, values as well as morals of Caribbean societies. Religion influences the idea of what is right and wrong and this then affects the decisions made in the country. Religious institutions have a lot of influence in society. The dominant religious group therefore has the power to influence the laws, punishments as well as how it is appropriate for one to act. Due to the historical background most of the Caribbean countries display similarities when it comes on to values and traditions in…show more content…
This involves judges, court, the Supreme Court, as well as the Privy Council; this system is used in countries such as Grenada, Guyana, Dominica and Jamaica. The structure of the Jamaican Judicial System is based on several levels. The lowest level would be the Petty Sessions Court then the Resident Magistrates' Court. The next level in the court system would be the Supreme Court which is the highest first instance court. There is also the Court of Appeal, created in 1962. The decisions of the Courts of Appeal may be subject to appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. The Privy Council, which sits in England, is the highest tier of the Jamaican court

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