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Comparison of the United States with Thailand

This research will compare the United States with Thailand, a country from the Third-World. Differences in government, economics, politics, and social structure will be highlighted.

The United States is a federal republic. Each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia exercises a measure of internal self-government. Defense, foreign affairs, coinage, posts, the higher levels of justice, and internal security are the responsibility of the federal government. The President is head of the executive and is elected for a four-year term by a college of representatives elected directly from each state. The President appoints the other members of the executive, subject to the consent of the Senate. The Congress is the legislative body and consists of 100 members of the Senate and 435 members of the House of Representatives. Two senators are chosen by direct election in each state, to serve a six-year term, and one-third of the membership is renewable every two years. Representatives are elected directly by the people in each state for a term of two years. The number of representatives of each state in Congress is determined by the state's population. Ultimate judicial power is vested in the Supreme Court, which has the power to disallow legislation and to overturn executive actions which it deems unconstitutional.

In contrast to the long-term stability of the United States, Thailand has had a short history of democracy. Thailand approved a new constitution on December 9, 1991, that provided for a national assembly, comprised of an elected house of representatives and an appointed senate. The cabinet is headed by the Prime Minister. On June 10, 1992, the National Assembly approved a constitutional amendment requiring the Prime Minister to be a member of the House of Representatives. Recently, Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai had to contend with a censure motion in parliament. This is the third time since September of 1...

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