Create your ideal state
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapter 15, 16, 17
Magstadt, T. M. (2017). Understanding politics: Ideas, institutions, and issues. Australia: Cengage Learning.
Your country just overthrew its dictator, and you are the newly elected President. Unfortunately, due to the divisions in the country and the years of war, economic, military, and political structures are non-existent. A group of loyalists to the old dictator have been detonating bombs, murdering civilians, assassinating leaders, and terrorizing towns with help from a neighboring country's dictator.
Create a comprehensive plan for your new government. While creating this government identify the governing style, functions of various branches of government, principles that govern leaders, the maintaining of public good, which economic structure is most beneficial to your citizens, at least two domestic programs, ways to create national unity, ways to combat terrorism and violence, and international organizations to join. (See rubric for specific ways to meet the requirements of the paper.)
Introduction (1 paragraph)
Introduce your country
Briefly outline all of the parts of the paper
Domestic Concerns (1-2 pages)
Identify governing style and principles that correlate to this style
Identify the branches of government and its functions
Development of two public good domestic programs and how they will meet the public good
Economic structure and reason why this should be used
Socializing citizens is noted with rationale for how it creates national unity
Foreign Concerns (1-2 pages)
Two international organizations are noted, one for economics and one for security
Descriptions of both organizations
Rationales for joining these organizations
Steps to joining
Two ways your country will combat the neighboring country's terrorist threat and the domestic threat
Two ways these will be effective
Conclusion (1 paragraph)
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 3-4 pages (not including title page or references page)
12-point Times New Roman font
References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources)
This activity will be graded based on the essay rubric.
Course Outcomes (CO): 8, 9
Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday
Week 7 Assignment: Essay - Creating Your Ideal State
Week 7 Assignment: Essay - Creating Your Ideal State
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Governing style and principles of the government.
The governing style is understandable and the principles support the choice of the governing style.
The governing style is unclear, the principles are unclear, or the governing style and principles do not support each other.
Missing one part of the governing style and principles.
Missing both parts of the governing style and principles.
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Branches of government and its functions.
Explains each branch of government and the function of the particular branch and how they support the governing style.
The branches of government and their functions do not match, or the branches are discussed without talking about their functions AND how they support the governing style.
Only minimally discusses branches, and their functions or the branches do not support the governing style chosen.
Does not discuss the branches and their functions.
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Maintaining public good through at least two domestic programs
Two domestic programs are created clearly explaining how public good is maintained with these programs.
Two domestic programs are noted, but it’s unclear how they benefis the public good.
Only one domestic program is noted, or it is unclear how the public good is maintained.
No domestic program is noted.
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Economic structure
The economic structure is named and supports the governing style with a rationale for using the structure.
The economic structure is named and supports the governing style, but the rationale is unclear.
The economic structure is named but does not support the governing style, and the rationale is unclear.
The economic structure is not addressed.
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Political socializing to create national unity
There is at least one method the new government will use to socialize citizens to create national unity and rationales for using these methods.
The method described will create national unity, but rationale is not provided.
The method described will not create national unity and rationale is not provided.
No method for national unity is addressed.
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome International organizations
At least two different international organizations, one economic and one for security, were identified with brief descriptions of the purposes of these organizations and steps on how to join.
Only one international organization is noted, obut descriptions and rationale are unclear andit is nclear on the steps to join.
Only one international organization was noted and no rationales and descriptions were given.
International organizations were not addressed
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Combatting terrorism and violence
Two ways were offered to combat terrorism and violence (one to deal with international threat and one with domestic).Effective rationale for solutions were offered.
Two ways were offered to combat terrorism and violence (one to deal with international threat and one with domestic). Effective rationale for one or both solutions were not offered.
Only one way to combat violence and sound rationale on why to use that solution was offered.
Ways to combat violence is not noted.
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Scholarly resources
Uses both the book and, at least, one outside scholarly source.
Uses only the book or a scholarly source.
Uses only a scholarly source and the source is not scholarly.
Does not use the book or scholarly source.
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome APA
All sources are properly cited and referenced according to APA standards.
Sources are either properly cited or referenced, missing one of those elements.
The citation and/or reference are incorrect.
No APA format was used.
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Writing
Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).
Presents information using understandable language but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).
Presents information using understandable language but is very disorganized (many errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).
Presents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).
Total Points: 160.0
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