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  Part 11 INDIA is a quasi-federal system combined with the feature of unitary governance. However, the Indian constitution establishes a Federal structure declaring a “union of states”. There are 29 states and 6 territories with a bi-cameral (Council of States & House of the people –Lower House) parliamentary democracy. Power is distributed in national, […]

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      Part 10 GERMANY is a federal government of 16 states, with Bavaria as a wealthy Southern state, with 1/5th land mass, second most populous, and a Catholic majority. Long gestating Bavarian nationalism has pushed for a ‘Free State of Bavaria’. An assertive Bavarian man filed a court case attempting to pressure a […]

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  Part 9 THE Federal Administration of Canada is 10 provinces e.g. Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, etc. and 3 territories with a constitutional monarchy under Queen Elizabeth II. Legislative powers are shared by federal and provincial governments with distinct authority reserved each under the constitution. Federal legislation may cover postal services, census, military, criminal […]

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  Part 8 THE precarious bent for ethnic, religious, economic self-determination, and depending on the ripening of issues, political independence, is a logical and ever-present danger in unions, confederations, federal governance e.g. former USSR, Canada, Germany etc. to include autonomous regions. Self-governance is the highest form of aspiration for ambitious separatists. When timing is most […]

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  Part 7 THE providence of Czechoslovakia is another foretaste on federalist questions. Located in Central Europe as one of sovereign successor states by several treaties post WW I, Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Treaty of Trianon, Treaty of Versailles, France. Originally, part of the vast Astro-Hungarian Empire (Constitutional Monarchy). Czechoslovakia is a multi-lingual collection of ethnic-nations […]

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  Part 6 BESIEGED with deep inter-ethnic tensions in Indonesia since its founding e.g. regions outside of Java, Aceh and Kalimantan (Borneo); historical discrimination/violence vs. the ‘Orang Tionghoa’ (Chinese descent) since 1740s; five notional separatist states struggle for independent republics — a unitary-single state under the Republic of Indonesia was the practical solution for the […]

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