Can't tell Mexico apart from Nigeria…or, uh, the United Kingdom, Russia, Iran, and China? Shmoop's guide to AP Comparative Government & Politics will have you comparing their politics (not to mention their governments) in no time at all.
Specifically designed for mastering the AP Comparative Government & Politics Exam. Learn the difference between comparing governments and comparing politics, what political scientists really mean when they talk about cleavages in politics (hint: not what you think), and the nitty-gritty on the six countries you'll need to know.
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