University of Windsor
Department of Political Science
Fahad Ahmad Khan
Student no # 103016607
Country Comparative Report
France and Nigeria
France is located in Western Europe and third largest country in Europe. Roughly hexagonal in shape, France shares boundaries with Belgium and Luxembourg to the northeast; Germany, Switzerland, and Italy to the east; and Spain and Andorra to the southwest. In the northwest, France bounded by the English Channel. At the Strait of Dover, the narrowest part of the channel, France and England are separate by just 34 km. France faces three major seas: the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the North Sea to the north, and the Mediterranean Sea to the southeast.
Republic of Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa and located in Western Africa, with a coast along the Atlantic Ocean on the Gulf of Guinea. Most of Nigeria consists of a low plateau cut by rivers.
It shares border with Chad to the northeast, Cameroon to the east, Benin to the west, Niger to the northwest. People in Nigeria belongs to different ethnic groups and for that reason the country is very rich in culture but they pose major challenges to nation building since it gained independence.
The Governments: Structure and Function
French Republic, considered a semi- presidential representative democratic republic, with the seat of government centred in the capital. The country became independent in 486 AD, joined NATO in 1948 and is one of founders of EU and United Nation. Its governmental system divided in three branches: legislative, executive and judicial branch. (CIA fact book: France)
The French parliament divided into two houses, the National Assembly and the Senate. Parliament deals with meeting and discussion, how to adopt into new laws. Its parliament duty to observe...