Imagine you were to build your own country. What would it be like? Every student will be required to write a 1,500 -2,500 word paper whereby you will (on paper) create your own country. Your country should include at least the following components:
A) What type of country will it be? Will it be a democracy, democratic-republic, authoritarian, etc.? Will it be unitarian, confederal or federal? What are the advantages/disadvantages of the country being established in this fashion?
B) How will the economy be structured?
C) What will be the country’s foreign policy priorities be?
D) Will it have a constitution? If so, what will the constitution include? If not, how will citizens know the rules of the system?
E) What will the political process be like?
F) How will the justice be carried out?
G) What will be the social policy priorities? Are their things that will be legal/illegal in this country that are/aren’t in the U.S.?
H) Which country in the world is most similar to the country you are building?
I) Which country in the world is most dissimilar to the country you are building?
J) Where in the world is your country? What is the climate like? How might that impact your country?
K) What will your country be called?
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/opinion/how-to-build-a-country-from-scratch.html?_r=0 (Links to an external site.)
Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich (Links to an external site.)
Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ (Links to an external site.)
http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/ (Links to an external site.)