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How do constitutions abroad differ between domestic traditions?

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How do constitutions abroad differ between domestic traditions? The Constitution of the United States of America is unique in many ways. It is also has various similar qualities from the constitutions of other countries around the world. The constitutions of Switzerland, Poland, and Germany have commonalties with that of the United States' constitution because they all talk about freedom and personal liberty, use the separation of powers as an effective way to run the government, and the elections process. Article 2 of the Swiss Constitution states that, "The Swiss Confederation protects the liberty and rights of the people and safeguards the independence and security of the country." This article is very similar to that of the First Amendment of the United States' Constitution. ...read more.

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Other countries such as Poland have the effective system of the separation of powers working with them, as does the United States. We all know that the separation of powers was established so that no one specific group in the government would be able to dominate our country. This concept is very much like Poland's way of keeping the power out of one single unit. Article 10 of the Polish Constitution states: The system of government of the Republic of Poland shall be based on the separation of and balance between the legislative, executive and judicial powers. Legislative power shall be vested in the House of Representatives and the Senate, executive power shall be vested in the President of the Republic of Poland and the Council of Ministers, and the judicial power shall be vested in courts and tribunals. ...read more.

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They are representatives of the whole people, not bound by orders and instructions, and subject only to their conscience. Anyone who has attained the age of eighteen years is entitled to vote; anyone who has attained majority is eligible for election. Details are regulated by a federal statute. This law is very similar to a part of our system of law because of the way in which elections are conducted In conclusion, the Constitution of the United States of America contains several related qualities from the constitutions of other countries around the world. The constitutions of Switzerland, Poland, and Germany all have some similar aspects as that of the United States' constitution. Each one talks about freedom and personal liberty, use the separation of powers as an effective way to run the government and the elections process. ...read more.

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