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comapare /contrast USA and PR

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in history

USA and Puerto Rico

It is a matter of fact that USA is one of the most powerful countries situated in North America , whereas Puerto Rico is only the territory of the USA , although with a status of Commonwealth . Puerto Rico is situated in the northeastern Caribbean . It is necessary to underline that the nature of political debates between USA and Puerto Rico is ongoing subject not only within two states , but also in United Nations (Morris 1995

The USA is a constitutional republic having the oldest constitution in the world [banner_entry_middle]

. USA government is representative democracy and operates through the congressional system specified by Constitution . The government is thus represented by three branches : legislative (Congress is made up Senate and House of Representatives , executive (the President and the Cabinet , judiciary (the Supreme Court (Scott 1983 Puerto Rico has approximately the similar government , however differences are evident . Puerto Rico ‘s government is Republican system made up of three branches as well as the USA : legislative (Senate and House of Representatives , executive (governor , judiciary (court . The difference : executive branch in USA is president , whereas in Puerto Rico is governor (Morris 1995

USA economic system is capitalist mixed economy presented by corporations , private firms and individuals performing macroeconomic decisions (Scott 1983 ) Puerto Rico ‘s economy can be described as agricultural , whereas in USA the agriculture plays a minor role . USA largest economic sector is services employing three quarters of labor force . The country is rich in natural resources such as precious metals petroleum and coal (Scott 1983 ) Puerto Rico doesn ‘t have so strong economic potential and its main contributor is crops , especially sugar However , the economic conditions in the country have been improved due to investments in technology , petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals (Morris 1995

In conclusion it is necessary to say that USA compared with Puerto Rico has stronger economic and political potential and more significant influence on global scale (Morris 1995

References

Morris , Nancy (1995 . Puerto Rico : Culture , Politics , and Identity Westport , CT : Praeger Publishers

Scott , John Anthony (1983 . The Ballad of America : The History of the United States in Song and Story . Carbondale , IL : Southern Illinois University Press

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