The unity of a country can be achieved by :

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Only equal opportunity to work and earn can lead to the growth of all sectors, and bring prosperity and peace. This is possible only when equal representation is given to all groups within the country.

Which group constitutes the majority group in Belgium?

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The Dutch constitute the majority group in Belgium.

What is majoritarianism?

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A system that gives preference to the interests and aspirations of the majority of the population of a country is known as majoritarianism.

What is the percentage of German-speaking people in Belgium?

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There are only 1 per cent German-speaking people in Belgium.

Which of these countries has a federal arrangement of power?

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India has a federal arrangement of power.

Pressure groups consist of:

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Pressure groups consist of farmers, workers and industrialists. These groups form a major part of the population, who can achieve their objective by sheer commitment and bring about major changes in the governing system.

What is the capital of Belgium?

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Brussels is the capital of Belgium.

"Tyranny of the majority" refers to:

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"Tyranny of the majority" refers to majoritarianism. When the government and one dominant group of population demands and achieves supremacy, it is known as "tyranny of the majority."

Which is the better-off group in Belgium?

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The French-speaking group is better off in Belgium.

A system of checks and balances entails that:

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A system of checks and balances makes one organ/department the watch dog for another, reducing the burden of work for the government. It avoids the need to set up an entire department for this purpose, which saves expenditure, too.

What is the third government, apart from the central and state governments, in Belgium elected by people belonging to one language community?

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Apart from the central and state governments, there is a kind of third government in Belgium, called the community government, which is elected by people belonging to one language community.

The term ‘coalition government’ refers to a government run by:

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The term ‘coalition government’ refers to a government run by two or more political parties. When a single party does not attain a majority in an election, two or more parties come together to form a government, which is known as a coalition government.

What is the percentage of French-speaking people in Belgium?

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The percentage of French-speaking people in Belgium is 40.

In what region of Belgium do the French-speaking people live?

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The French-speaking people live in the Wallonia region of Belgium, which is the colloquial name given to the Walloon region.

In which form of government is power shared at different levels?

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Power is shared at different levels with complete independence in the federal form of government.

''Power sharing is always desirable.'' Why?

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Power sharing is always desirable because it reduces conflicts, and ensures stability and unity of the country.

Belgium shares its boundaries with:

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Belgium is surrounded by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.

In which of these countries is power-sharing practiced in the true sense?

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Power-sharing is practised in the true sense in Belgium. The Belgians reached this solution after amending their constitution four times. The present format works perfectly for them.

What form of power-sharing is practised between different organs of the government in India?

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Horizontal power-sharing is a convenient and suitable pattern for easy running of the government in India.

How many times has the constitution of Belgium been amended?

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The constitution of Belgium has been amended four times.

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