US or Global? Which A2 option for Politics is better?

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I am more interested in global from a purely content perspective however, at my college the teachers for US appear better/safer and it is meant to compare well with UK politics and, in essence, be easier to revise and do well in. I do however, want to focus more on the international relations aspect of politics at Uni and feel that global will be more useful for that. It is a literal toss-up. If anyone has any experiences of doing either, I would be glad to hear it.
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Global politics....

American politics are really complex.... it gets dull quickly there is no real world correlation to be had with decisions held in places for example, the starr of the civil war in SC... or was it NC... or whats the difference between the two Carolinas...

In global politics you will talk about nations that are far easier to relate to for a european.

Im american and i didnt even enjoy us politics and i love politics in general.
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Global politics....

American politics are really complex.... it gets dull quickly there is no real world correlation to be had with decisions held in places for example, the starr of the civil war in SC... or was it NC... or whats the difference between the two Carolinas...

In global politics you will talk about nations that are far easier to relate to for a european.

Im american and i didnt even enjoy us politics and i love politics in general.
Yeah, I get what you mean. My main concern is the emphasis on structure of government in the US option, as that was the most tedious part of A1 politics and it appears to dominate when studying US. Global on the other hand, appears much more fluid and theoretical and just generally more interesting. I have heard that its quite difficult to revise for though.
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Yeah, I get what you mean. My main concern is the emphasis on structure of government in the US option, as that was the most tedious part of A1 politics and it appears to dominate when studying US. Global on the other hand, appears much more fluid and theoretical and just generally more interesting. I have heard that its quite difficult to revise for though.
A level is always going to be difficult...ultimately its up to you, but my advice would be lean global.
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