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  • Goal: 10.10.1 Identify key features of democracy & explain challenges faced in the creation of new democracies In-class: Research Paper, 19.1 Democracy Case Study Notes, Map Worksheet Warm-up: What is the difference between a direct and indirect democracy? Homework: Finish Worksheetdue: Wed.
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  • Common PracticesConditions That Foster Those Practices Free electionsHaving more than one political party Universal suffrageall adult citizens can vote Citizen participationHigh levels of education & literacy Economic security Freedoms of speech, press, & assembly Majority rule, minority rights All citizens equal before the law Shared national identity Protection of such individual rights as freedom of religion Representatives elected by citizens to carry out their will Constitutional government Clear body of traditions & laws on which government is based Widespread education about how government works National acceptance of majority decisions Shared belief that no on is above the law
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  • What contributes to democratic progress in a nation? Stable economy strong middle class, opportunities for advancement, citizen participation Belief in individual rights promotes fair and equal treatment of citizens Rule by lawprevents leaders from abusing power
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  • What actions did Brazilian leaders take to stabilize Brazils economy? Developed industrynew businesses, new capital city, Brasilia Encouraged foreign investmentsto help pay for development projects led to foreign dept & inflation Redistributed landgave land to peasants to ease economic & social problems
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  • How does Brazil continue to practice democracy? Brazil has economic problems, but continues on the path of democracy because they hold free elections Current President of Brazil Luis Inacio Lula de Silva Current President of Brazil Luis Inacio Lula de Silva
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  • What threatened democratic stability in Mexico? Massacre of protesters in Aztec ruins Students & workers protested for economic & political change Oct. 2, 1968protesters gathered, soldiers hid in ruins & opened fire, killing hundreds Economic decline following drop in oil prices 1980s economy dependent on oil & gas exports World oil prices fell & Mexico went into economic decline
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  • How did the election of 2000 advance democracy in Mexico? Election of Vicente Fox ended 71 years of PRI rule PRI (Institutional Revolution Party) Led way for multi-party rule Fox looked to reform police, end corruption, open free- market, etc. Vicente Fox
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  • After Juan & Eva Perons rule (a dictatorship), the military took control in 1976 Under military rule: Economy in ruins Increased acts of oppression & terrorism Brutal suppression of basic rights and freedoms Several Argentines disappeared, kidnapped by government
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  • How does Argentina continue to practice democracy? 1983Argentines had first free elections in 37 years 2002unemployment at 24 percent, massive dept ($132 billion) Struggled to regain political & economic footing, they held free elections in 2003 & 2007 Dec. 2010first female president (Christina Fernandez de Kirchner)

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