institutions, individuals who shape history and economics, as well as the major
institutions that has guided the world for millennia.
Institutions constantly change, just like individuals and their personal interests. As a
result, nothing is constant and stagnant in Comparative Politics. This makes figuring out
what to compare and contrast very difficult, even messy sometimes due to the various
factors involved in shaping global political culture.
• Political goals/objectives
• Labour markets
• Foreign policy
• Military strength/capabilities
• Industry and Manufacturing
• Monetary supply
• Financial instruments (Wall Street and Bay Street)