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What is the basic difference between Marxism, Socialism and Communism?

Along with the heading, it would be much appreciated if you paste useful links that go in depth of the differences. For this forums scope, I only need to hear the basic difference between these three ...
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Where does North Korea find scientists to develop its missiles?

Where does North Korea find scientists to develop its missiles in order to continue the development of their scientific research? Do they have any education background or they hire foreign ...
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Commercial Realestate, Utility Information Available Under Freedom of Information Act?

Would the person's name, for which a utility is under for a commercial property, be available under the Freedom of Information Act? Or would it not because of privacy?
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Training the unskilled

Are there any studies on programs/policies (anywhere on the world) that try to address the problem of missing life-long education? Some possible approaches to analyze: Making attending training ...
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How many people are necessary and for how long to form an Ethnic Minority?

Everything is in the title. For instance in Switzerland, the Romansh are considered an ethnic minority, even though only 36'000 people speaks the language (or I should say the languages since it is ...
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What is the name for a electoral system only some with special merits or assets can vote?

It would be system where only those that met certain standards can vote, higher than the standards of today western democracies (18 years old, resident, etc). Like having some amount of assets or ...
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Is there a rigorous way to compare how democratic organizations are?

Is there a rigorous way to compare how democratic organizations are? Can we say with any authority, for example, whether the parliamentary democracy of the UK, at some arbitrary point before european ...
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What is the political system where there is a 'friendly' dictatorship

Is there a style of governance where the common people are not allowed to vote for their leaders but the people in rule are not harsh or violent. People who are just and fair. Like a 'just' ...
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How solve a diplomatic dilemma like this? [closed]

Suppose, you are the premiere of a country 'A'. 'A' has a hostile relationship with 'D' and 'B'. 'A' also has a non-hostile, lukewarm relationship with the country 'S' who is also a superpower. ...
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What kind of jobs do illegal immigrants do in USA?

I am wondering two things: Is it worth for them to cross the border with all the implications?. Having in consideration that Latin American countries are corrupt but Democratic and the illegal ...
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Is lying fully part of left wing ideology (socialism, marxism, libertarianism, ecologist, …)? [closed]

I've noticed that there is a quite high correlation between a big lack of intellectual integrity and left-winged activism (to be more precise, I should say social liberalism and all ideology mainly ...
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Military face painting: is it connected to race issues?

The US military is known for their heavy face make-up. I wonder whether it has anything to do with racial issues, that is designed primarily to make everybody appear "the same" rather than comouflage? ...
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Why would an empire always be in search of an enemy (related to Gore Vidal quote)?

I came across this quote in the review of a biography of Gore Vidal that was published in the latest issue of The Economist: Vidal’s sympathy for Timothy McVeigh, responsible for the Oklahoma ...
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Why do we have borders? [closed]

From a Cameroonian refugee. Why do we have borders ? A reporter interviews a Cameroonian refugee. What he says in the video sounds like, "The sky is open and only one thing, why do we divide it ...
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Are countries required by law to accept refugees?

I hear about the migrant crisis in Europe every now and then. Recently in Macedonia, some undocumented migrants amassed at the border and they were trying to push through but they were blocked by ...
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Does association of age to political party imply changing of political affiliation as one ages?

within the US young, college aged, individuals are commonly thought of being more attracted to the democratic party, while it's also commonly believed that the elderly usually vote republican. I ...
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Are there advantages to my being registered as an independent in the US?

I'm registered currently as an independent. On social issues I mostly support one side, but I lean towards the other side on many other issues; and ultimately I have no strong allegiance to either ...
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When courts draw maps, do they gerrymander?

It's well known that when legislatures draw maps, the majority protects members of their own party. When courts do maps, do they do the same thing? If so, what are some modern-day examples where a ...
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In a district-based FPTP system, what is the point of participating in districts where one can't win?

The United Kingdom General Elections use a First Past the Post district-based system, where one candidate wins in each district. Some districts are safe seats for particular parties. For example, ...
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Libertarianism in European Union

What is the reason why libertarian and other economic freedom parties have not much support in European Union countries?
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Which religious groups have made use of the religious exemption under Obamacare?

In Islam, for example, conventional insurance is usually considered haraam (forbidden). Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare, those who fail to ...
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How does DW-Nominate determine whether a specific member of congress or vote is liberal or conservative?

The statistical methodology DW-Nominate is frequently seen as a more objective way of determining how liberal or conservative politicians are based on their voting record. Here's a few of many ...
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What percent of people killed by police in the US are unarmed?

The question title says it all. If possible, I'd prefer an answer that includes breakdowns by race, although I'm prepared to accept one that does not.
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Is Russia a threat to Poland?

Are there any political reasons why Russia could attack Poland or threat to attack? And another thing, would placing a NATO base in Poland might be received as a threat to Russia?
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Is there a correlation between protest size and public sympathy?

I wonder whether the scale of a political protest can be used as a proxy for public opinion on the protest issue. For example, a protest where 0.1% of the population attended. Can this be used to ...
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Why muslims hate israel so much? [closed]

Burma didn't treat their muslims well. The chinese government prohibit muslims from doing fast. ISIS are driving out christians out of mosul. And so on and so on. In Israel, arab muslims got ...
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27 views

Differences between Political ideologies [closed]

What is the basic difference between Anarchism & Communism?
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What public policy justifications exist for giving school boards direct authority over Charter School staffing?

In a conversation with a public school teacher about the restrictions on Charter Schools in Virginia, I was led to this line in a Virginia State statute on Charter Schools: E. Nothing in this ...
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37 views

What is the justification for FIFA's support of states with limited recognition? [closed]

FIFA recognizes several countries or rather I would say 'states' as a single federation unit like Kosovo, Guam, Gibraltar, etc. which are not recognized or partially recognized. Supporters of this ...
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Is Ted Cruz the only 2016 Republican candidate who's completely against government subsidies for private companies?

After doing some preliminary research on the 2016 field about their positions on subsidies I'm left with the conclusion that Ted Cruz is the only reliably anti-subsidy candidate. Even Rand Paul has a ...
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Has any respected conservative/libertarian/Republican writer, speaker, or officeholder in any way endorsed Donuld Trump as a serious candidate?

With the starting electoral debate for the 2016 USA elections Donald Trump has been high on the news. He's made many controversial statements and defies many standards of what would expected from a ...
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What has Maria Caulfield (UK MP or Lewes constituency) done recently in parliament? [on hold]

Does Maria Caulfield have a job in the Government or Shadow Government (Minister or Shadow Minister) or is she a member of a committee and what has this allowed her to do recently in parliament?
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Why did China create SCO while it is already a member of BRICS and there was CSTO?

Why did China create SCO while it is already a member of BRICS and there was CSTO? Why didn't China join CSTO and opened a new organization like SCO? If SCO a military alliance, there was CSTO. If ...
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61 views

Do the Democratic/Republican parties have any control over their membership and primary voters

Usually non-government organisations get to decide who their members are. For example, I can't become president of the local bowling club by getting a lot of my friends to register "bowling" and vote ...
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How are superdelegates chosen for the Democratic primaries?

I found a nice table on how many delegates are assigned to each state, along with where those delegates come from. For the superdelegates, there were four subcatagories, Governor, Senator, ...
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In the Democratic Party Presidential Primaries, how is the allotment of pledged PLEO delegates to each candidate determined?

I'm going to ask another question about the Democratic Primaries right after this (it's an absurdly complicated process if you ask me) but here goes this one first: in the primaries, some of each ...
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Why did Rand Paul vote for tobacco subsidies?

As I was recently attempting to determine which Republican presidential canidate was least in the pocket of Big Agriculture, I came across Rand Paul's record. It's mostly strongly anti-subsidy except ...
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What benefit did Iran gets out of signing nuclear proliferation treaty?

why is there no Israel nuclear talk? says that Iran signed that agreement while Israel didn't. What did Iran get out of that agreement?
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What did James Madison try to say when talking about agrarian reform?

In 1787, James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, traditionally regarded as the Father of the United States Constitution, in the debates on Constitution, declared the following: ...
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Are candidates usually asked in a debate if they'll rule out a third party run?

At the very beginning of the first 2016 republican primary debate the candidates were asked if any one of them would not commit to throwing their full support behind whichever candidate won the ...
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2016 Presidential candidates with some background in mathematics

My question is simple enough: are there any presidential candidates for the 2016 election that have some formal training in mathematics? What I'm looking for here is someone with at least a bachelors ...
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Why was the Bloc party not represented at the MacLeans 2015 Canadian leader debate?

This is a question about The first 2015 leaders debate held by Maclean’s magazine on August 6th. The debate included the party leaders for the Conservatives, NDP, Liberals, and Green (reference). ...
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What is the political justification for English students having to pay to go to Scottish universities whereas EU students go for free?

Currently, Scottish and EU students attending undergraduate courses at Scottish universities are not subject to tuition fees. English students however, are. In light of the fact Scotland and England ...
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Left Libertarion Party? [closed]

I took a quiz and found out I am mostly Left Libertarion. Is this a party? I don't know anything about this party, and I was wondering if anyone knew of it, and if they did, what are the major tenants ...
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Suppose somebody has won the majority in the parliament, he wants to select his cabinet

Suppose, a parliamentary democracy. Unitary country has 100 seats in the parliament. Four parties contested in the election. No party won the absolute majority. Party A won 30 seats, party B won ...
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Where does refused medicaid expansion money go? [duplicate]

Presumably, the money for medicaid expansion is there somewhere; i.e. the taxes for it have already been paid. If a state declines to take those funds, where do they go? Edit: Avi, if you'd like to ...
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168 views

why is there no Israel nuclear talk? [closed]

Iran is suspected of building nuclear weapons, then world powers hold Iran nuclear talks in order to prevent them from obtaining nuclear weapons. Meanwhile Israel most likely already has nuclear ...
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Why is the USA dollar the world reserve currency and what are the main consequences?

How would you tell your grandma why the USA dollar is the world reserve currency and what main consequences it has for the US and the world? Concerning why the dollar is the global reserve currency, ...
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Why have there been frequent ceasefire violations on the Indo-Pakistani border?

Many BSF and Pakistani Rangers personnel have been claimed to have been killed. This has been continuing for many years. Neither government has taken the responsibility for this violation which ...
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voting rights for mentally disabled people

Can someone enlighten me the rationale behind the fact that mentally disabled citizens are allowed to vote while a 17 year old doesn't have that right, no matter how smart or knowledgeable you are? ...

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