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Characteristics of the German parliamentary government in comparison to the British model

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The British system is a result of a rich and complex history that began from the thirteenth century. It has undergone many changes to reach its current form. It continues to evolve and adapt to the society that it governs. The German system has been introduced before 1949, and Germany was governed by a political regime that was less liberal (has succeeded the German Empire (1871-1918), a constitutional monarchy with authoritarian tendencies. The Weimar Republic (1919-1933), which was more centralized in the Third Reich (1933-1945), and finally allowed Hitler to power. After the defeat of Germany at the end of the Second World War, it was divided into four zones occupied by its so-called ?allies' of France, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the USSR. The first three allies participated actively in the drafting of the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), which was due to start a draft text in lieu of constitution for Germany.

Adopted on May 8, 1949, the Basic Law only applied to the FRG, but nevertheless contained provisions that could be extended to Germany. This text covers the organization of the German government, which now represents itself as a rationalized parliamentary system. The system appears as a British parliamentary system which is rather unorganized. What distinguishes these two regimes and why are both regimes are so-called ?parliamentary'?

The British system of government is based on an oral constitution and customary. There was never any written text value solemn resuming the constitutional regime. Having no written text, the constitutional amendment is therefore more easily. This is called flexible Constitution, which can be revised without special procedures. Written laws that affect certain constitutional matters are ordinary laws (such as the Bill of Right off 1688).

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