Strong government Essay

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strong government



Why is it Important for a Country to have a Strong National Government?

Looking at governments of countries that are or were weak and what happened to those
countries can best emphasize the importance of a strong national government. For example,
because the government of Germany was weak after World War I, there was an opportunity for
the Nazis to take control. A madman like Adolph Hitler and the other members of the
dictatorship he established were easily able to take over the country. Another example of
a government that was weakened and then overthrown is Russia. When the people questioned
the Czar’s authority and the government was weakened, it was a perfect chance for the
Bolsheviks and later the Communists to take over.

With the recent controversy over who is going to be President of the United States, it
would seem that our government might be in danger. This is not the case since we have a
strong national government based on checks and balances. Our government has faced worse
problems than whether Mr. Bush or Mr. Gore will be President. For example, when President
John Kennedy was killed in 1963, Vice President Lyndon Johnson immediately became
President. Seventy-one-year old John McCormick, Speaker of the House and after him, Carl
Hayden age eighty-six were the next two men in line for the Presidency after Lyndon
Johnson. Even though the two men in line for the Presidency after Johnson were quite
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