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ministerial responsibility

principle that chief executive officer (prime minister) was responsible to elected legislative body, not king/president

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Duma

legislative assembly of Russia, unwillingly created by Nicholas II

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(a) crucial

"This principle is called ministerial responsibility and it is CRUCIAL for democracy."

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(a) compensation

"Other reforms provided a small pension for workers over age 70 and COMPENSATION for workers if they were injured on the job."

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(p) Otto von Bismarck

helped unify Germany in 1871. German prime minister/chancellor. want to keep power of king. created favorable alliances--->fired in 1890 because William II want to control foreign policy personally

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(p) William II

emperor of Germany from 1888-1918

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(p) Francis Joseph

emperor of Austro-Hungarian Empire. ignored parliamentary system with ministerial responsibility.

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(p) Nicholas II

grandson of Alexander II. absolute power. froced to give civil liberties and create Duma. later ignore Duma and use army and bureaucracy to rule Russia

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(p) Queen Liliuokalani

monarch of Hawaii. U.S. overthrew monarchy 1893 and annexed Hawaii 1898