Germany By Brianna Grigsby
Population is 82.8 million (2010) Germany’s capitol is Berlin.
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.
Horst Koehler Angela Merkel CHANCELLOR PRESIDENT
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.
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.
2 MAJOR INDUSTRIES: • Machinery manufacturing • Electronics industry 2 MAJOR EXPORTED RESOURCES:
Protestant and Roman Catholic are the predominant religions
LIFE EXPECTANCY • MEN – 76 • WOMEN – 82 • LITERACY RATE • MEN – 99% • WOMEN – 99%
2 CITIZENS’ RIGHTS • Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association • Freedom of Speech and Press
CITIZEN’S DUTIES • PAY TAXES • SERVE IN WAR • OBEY LAWS
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/