Unitary System

The ones in charge are in charge of all

How it works . . . and what it is.

In a Unitary System; central government has all the power. The central government being the highest person or people in power for that form of government, and they make the laws and decide everything. Then the local governments enforces what the central government decides on, but have very little power other than that
The pic below shows what I was just saying. . .
  • Central Government has the power over all
  • Local Government has little power (sometimes none, they just enforcement)


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Pro of a Unitary

One of the best the advantages is that there are uniform policies, laws, and enforcement. Fewer conflicts between local and national governments. Greater unity and stability is also an advantage of unitary government.


The Pro that are Cons

Large bureaucracy
Slow government response
Loosing track of local issues
Power balance can be very unbalance


Where did the term/idea come from you might ask?

Well John Locke first used the term in his 2nd Treatise of government. The 2nd Treatise is essay/book that Locke wrote. Which I found it on SparkNotes if you want to read it. (It's longer then you may think)


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All Unitary state ^ ^ ^