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 1) the governing style of your government and the principles that govern your leaders (see rubric); 2) the functions of various branches of government; 3) how to maintain public good in domestic areas through at least two programs; 4) an economic structure that is most beneficial to your citizens; 5) ways to create national unity; 6) ways to combat terrorism and violence; and, 6) international organizations to join.
See rubric for specific ways to meet the requirements of the paper.
Paper headings: (Use of APA paper format with headings required!)
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)
An ideal state is one that normally exists in the realm of ideas and is not likely to exist in the current material world. Given a chance, everyone would have their own concept when it comes to an “ideal nation-state” (Bolarfinwa, 2011). The paper aims at addressing how an ideal state could be formed after a country has overthrown a dictatorial president. The domestic concerns entail identifying the appropriate governing style, programs that ought to be developed, and the appropriate economic structure. Foreign concerns, on the other hand, include the appropriate international organizations to join in order to boost the country’s security and economy and appropriate ways to deal with the inherent terrorism.
Given that the country is coming out of a dictatorial reign, a democratic governing style will be appropriate in helping shape things in a positive way. A democratic government bases its legitimacy on people’s participation. Despite democratic governments existing in different varieties, they are [cmppp_restricted] normally characterized by a high degree of civil liberties or individual freedoms, competitive elections and the principle of legal and political equality, the rule of law, checks and balances, and consent of the governed.
The branches of government to be included are the judiciary, legislature and executive. The legislative branch will be responsible for making, altering and repealing laws through the powers vested by the country’s constitution (Magstadt, 2017). It will also have the responsibility to regulate foreign commerce, spending policies, declare wars and control taxation. The executive branch, on the other hand, will be responsible for carrying out or enforcing relevant laws. The judicial branch on its part will be tasked with the interpretation of the laws. It will be the branch responsible for settling controversies, among other things.
The public good domestic programs to be developed will include education reform program and social welfare program. Education reforms will ensure that the citizens are getting quality education to help develop varied skills that will promote economic development. This will result in poverty eradication in the long-run. Social welfare program, on the other hand, will help to protect the citizens from the adverse effects emanating from the dictatorial government. This includes things like insecurities of life and economic risks.
The best economic structure to implement will be the market economic system. A free market allows households and firms to determine what goods are going to produced and how resources are likely to be allocated (Bolarfinwa, 2011). The inherent competition will result in the efficient usage of factors of production and appropriate investment in research and development to help make people’s lives even better.
Socializing citizens will help the people develop values, attitudes, opinions, behaviors and beliefs that are regarded conducive to become good citizens more so in this era of transition from the dictatorial regime.
With the advent of globalization, countries have become dependent on each other in one way or another. This is why it has become important to join international organizations to ensure the interests of the country are taken care of on the international level. As a result, the two international organizations to join will be the United Nations (UN) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). UN will come in play to help with security aspects while IMF will be involved with the economic aspects. UN works with the objective of maintaining international peace and security. This is achieved by preventing conflict, helping conflicting parties make peace, enhance peacekeeping and creating conditions that make it possible for peace to hold and flourish (Niglia et al., 2017). This aspect will enable the ideal state to fight terrorism with ease. IMF works with the objective of ensuring member countries attain balanced economic growth. As a result, the organization will aid in the participation in the global markets hence gaining positively in the economy. The rationale to join these organizations stems from the benefits that the country stands to gain both in the short-run and long-run.
In order to join the UN, a state first ought to be recognized as a state. The relevant state has to declare that it is ready to adhere to the prescribed UN Charter by submitting a formal letter to the secretary-general. The General Assembly makes the decision of admitting new members upon the security council recommendation. To join the IMF, the country ought to be ready to pay a quota subscription, agree to IMF’s articles of agreement code of conduct, enhance free exchange of currencies and liberalize its policies and economy.
In order to prevent the neighboring country and domestic terrorism threat, the government ought to improve on law enforcement and border control, and protecting the vulnerable targets in the society. These strategies will be effective since border control will ensure that neighboring terrorists do not have an opportunity to settle in the border areas that are loosely controlled and administered as they are ungoverned spaces. Terrorists also capitalize on unemployment, poverty and the people’s feelings of marginalization and neglect to recruit domestic terrorists (Niglia et al., 2017). As a result, protecting vulnerable targets would help curtail domestic terrorism.
It is apparent that attaining an ideal state is not a walk in the park. A lot of things ought to be put in place; starting with the governance structure. The democratic governing style would be appropriate for a country that is coming out of the dictatorial regime. It is a style of governance that would make it possible to institute the legislature, executive and judicial branches of government to help address domestic concerns. There is also the need to join international organizations in an attempt to address the inherent foreign concerns.
Bolarfinwa, O. (2011). An Evaluation of Plato’s Ideal State. GRIN Verlag.
Magstadt, T. M. (2017). Understanding politics: Ideas, institutions, and issues (12th Ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage
Niglia, A., Sabaileh, A., & Hammad, A. (2017). Countering terrorism, preventing radicalization and protecting cultural heritage: The Role of Human Factors and Technology. IOS Press. [/cmppp_restricted]