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March 9, 2011
Hypothesis Regarding the Democratic Uprising in the Arab world
(Rise of democratic movements)
Hypothesis 1 (weakest):
Hypothesis 3 (strongest):
Urban working & middle class uprisings
Major Characteristics of Canadian Democracy Today
•Large, persistent, wealth-based inequalities in political influence & political
•Widespread political apathy
•A little left of centre
(average Canadian vs. average American chart)
How do Canada’s political parties vary from left to right?
•Tendencies for certain classes, religions, & regions to favour certain parties that
favour the interests of those populations
•Most important that determines the percentage of voting in particular classes
depends on how powerful they are (not just economic categories, organize themselves
politically by varying degrees)
•A war is a violent, armed conflict between politically distinct groups who fight to
protect or increase their control of territory.
•Wars may take place:
•Between countries (interstate war)