Serbia Country Report
By: Esther De La Rosa
Serbia Country Location
Souorce: Google from Wikepedia
Legislative- The law-making body is called the National Assembly is composed of 250 members elected by the citizens using the secret ballot method. The National Assembly adapts and amends the Constitution, elects the cabinet membors for the executive branch, and appoints and dismiss the Constitutional Court of judges.
Executive- The Executive branch consists of 18 ministries, 2 vice presidents, and a prime minister and president. The ministers are nominated by the Prime Minister but approved by the National Assembly. The president is elected by the people and the term lasts for 5 years and at the most can have 2 terms. The president has a few responsibilities but the most power comes from the Prime Minister, which can be considered as Serbia's leader. Right now the Prime Minister is Aleksander Vucic ( it is spelled correctly without the accents), and the President is Tomislav Nikolic (with an accent on the c)
Judiciary- Consists of the Constitutional Court which has 15 judges chosen by the National Assembly and is chosen by the National Assembly
Serbia uses their own currency called Serbian diner, which it's current conversion rate is .0091 U.S dollar to 1 Serbian diner. They also import and export many resources. The top resources being exported includes fruit and nuts, rubber, plastics, and oil & mineral fuels. The top supplies being imported from other countries includes paper, iron & steel, and electrical machinery. And the average GDP per capita with USD is $6,350
My Opinion- Compare to the U.S Serbia is not a really wealthy country, because most people are able to make a living in the U.S with an average GDP per capita of $52,000, and Serbia is receiving foreign AID instead of giving foreign AID.
Religion, Language, Country Flag
Social and Ethnic Groups
Ethnic Group Information- Men and Women have the same freedom and basic rights in the country along with different ethnic groups. The top 3 most dominant ethnic group by population in Serbia are Serbs with 83.3%, 3.5% being Hungarians, and 2.1% of the population being Romanians. Literacy rate is high for both male and female with a total population of 98.1% literate, with male being 99.1% literate, and female being 97.2% literate.
Men and Women Freedoms- Men and Women are both equal and have similar rights as we do in Serbia Constitution. Some basic rights are forbidding discrimination for basic characteristics such as religion, race, national origin, social origin, culture age, and mental or physical disability, (note that these are the basic examples and not all of the examples). Slavery is also prohibited, along with being able to have the right of being respected and protected.
History/ Traditional Holidays or Festivals, traditional Clothing, and Food
History- Serbia's land was first inhabited by many different people, and this includes Alexander The Great Empire entering to the south of Serbia and it being part of the Roman Empire for a period of time. The first Serbian kingdom was founded by a warrior named Stefan Nemanja, but in the 14 century, the kingdom was taken over by the Ottoman Empire. After some time the serbians began fighting for independence, and in 1876, Serbia was no longer under the the Ottoman Empire by the congress of Berlin and was finally and independent country. The Serbia country was soon no longer Serbia after WW1, when the victors formed a new country called Yugoslavia. It contained Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Slovenia, Macedonia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Traditional Festival- One famous and traditional festivals that had been going on for 56 is the Guca Trumpet Festival. It's a festival that occurs every year in the small town of Guca in August. The festival is filled with traditional orchrestas, dances, food of the Serbian culture, and of course many trumpets performances!
Traditional Clothing and Food- If you're a girl and performing a folk dance at the Guca festival, you might wear something like this (picture shown in the middle down). A white traditional dress with a beautifully embroided apron with silver threads and cords, along with woolen socks to complete the outfit.
Guca Trumpet Festival
Guca Trumpet Festival
Data Graph/ Conclusion
Note: That I type all of the words on google docs and took a photo of it, but all the information is completely from the CIA World Factbook.
Conclusion- based on the information presented here, one conclusion that you can make is that Serbia has a diverse amount of people due to the information presented in the ethnicities, religions, and languages. And also with Serbia per capita income of being $12,480, the U.S will probably be more and may be concluded that there are higher expenses in Serbia than the U.S