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1. What is the “state” and what are its primary features? 

2. How is a regime different from a government? What are the components that make up the regime of the United States? 

3. Describe Weber’s three forms of political legitimacy. Is one of them more associated with the modern state than the others? Briefly describe how each form of legitimacy is represented in the U.S. government. 

4. Do you live under a weak or strong state? How do the concepts of autonomy and capacity help in thinking about the categories of strong and weak?