I just read the following headline on the front page of Wikipedia: "The Dutch government collapses as the Democrats 66 party withdraws from Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende's coalition cabinet, citing opposition to the handling of the Ayaan Hirsi Ali affair."
I always get a kick out of reading about politics from countries with a parliamentary system because of the completely different use of the word "government," which in those countries means "all the people presently in power" rather than "the entire system." When they say "government," they mean what Americans would call "the 109th Congress," but we hear something that to us means "Congress." Plus there's the difference of having these events where the current Parliament starts over with new elections, etc. So we hear a headline that sounds to us like, "Congress has disbanded, the country must be in anarchy now," and it's really as simple as, "There will be some special elections and a new Speaker of the House." (Which is admittedly not trivial, but it always sounds more drastic to an American ear than it really is. It's particularly funny to hear it for such well-established countries with long histories. Imagine if you heard a headline that said that the United States government had ceased to exist.)