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Germany

By Brianna Grigsby


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Population

is 82.8

million

(2010)

Germany’s capitol is Berlin.


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Government type:

FEDERAL REPUBLIC

The central government is restricted in which the states, colonies, or provinces retain a degree of self-government; ultimate sovereign power rests with the voters who chose their governmental representatives.


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Horst Koehler

Angela Merkel

CHANCELLOR

PRESIDENT


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ELECTION PROCESS

The Basic Law guarantees the right to vote by secret ballot in direct and free elections to every German citizen eighteen years of age or older. To be eligible to vote, an individual must have resided in a constituency district for at least three months prior to an electionsheld every four years. The chancellor serves four year terms, and the president serves five year terms.


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Germany is a Social

Market Economy

This means that the state guarantees the free play of entrepreneurial forces, while at the same time endeavoring to maintain the social balance.


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2 MAJOR INDUSTRIES:

  • Machinery manufacturing

  • Electronics industry

2 MAJOR EXPORTED RESOURCES:


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Protestant and Roman

Catholic are the

predominant religions


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  • LIFE EXPECTANCY

  • MEN – 76

  • WOMEN – 82

  • LITERACY RATE

  • MEN – 99%

  • WOMEN – 99%


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2 CITIZENS’ RIGHTS

  • Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association

  • Freedom of Speech and Press


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CITIZEN’S DUTIES

  • PAY TAXES

  • SERVE IN WAR

  • OBEY LAWS


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GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT

GDP (2008 nom.): $3.673 trillion.

SOURCES

http://www.wikipedia.com/

http://www.state.gov/p/eur/ci/gm/

http://www.countryreports.org/

http://www.tatsachen-ueber-deutschland.de/

http://www.jihsin.com/news/hot_new/

http://germanculture.com.ua/



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