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What is the process for Puerto Rico if they wanted to become apart of the United States?

There has been talk for years of the United States becoming a 51 state nation with the addition of Puerto Rico. I wanted to know what the process was if Puerto Rico wanted to become apart of the ...
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What 8 U.S. Presidents Owned Slaves During Their Presidency? [on hold]

I would like to know which U.S. Presidents owned slaves while in office. I think the list I put together on The Politicus is correct, but wanted to make sure.
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15 views

If Scotland becomes independent, what will be its political system?

On September 18th, the citizens of Scotland will vote on whether or not they want the country to be its own state, independent from the United Kingdom. Should this referendum be successful and ...
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1answer
16 views

Is present-day nazism correlated with their countries' allegiance in WWII?

Although I've rarely heard it said explicitly, I've got a suspicion that some people assume that people in places that were Axis Powers (including Germany and Japan) during WWII are more likely to be ...
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1answer
8 views

Rajya sabha member and Election in India

How is rajya sabha member elected ? What is the process of Rajya Sabha election?
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29 views

Why is Theodore Roosevelt's time with the Rough Riders seen so positively?

As most historians have noted, Theodore Roosevelt lead his soldiers into a trap and suffered the most causalities during the Battle of Las Guasimas and San Juan Hill. It has been noted that he acted ...
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Tricameral system where third chamber's only power is to revoke legislation

Somewhere (I don't remember where) I read about a proposal for a tricameral parlamentarian system where the third chamber's only mandate would be to revoke (e.g. idle) legislation. This was presented ...
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Can the SNP and Plaid Cymru be accurately categorized as national socialists?

Can the SNP and Plaid Cymru be accurately categorized as national socialists ? They are nationalist parties with a left wing economic and social agenda. If this is the case how can the high level of ...
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Why is Scotland attempting to become independent?

I realize "Scotland" isn't trying to become independent; a group of politicians are trying to make Scotland independent, and a lot of people in Scotland (roughly half, depending on the poll and the ...
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1answer
25 views

Overall, what is the reaction of nearby countries to the Syria civil conflict?

What has been the general reaction of countries close to the Syria/Iraq civil conflict? Have they been trying to prevent the conflict from continuing? Are they merely supporting combatants with a ...
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What is John McCain's opinion on the Ngo Đinh Diệm assassination?

What is John McCain's opinion on the Ngo Đinh Diệm assassination?
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Is the United States of America a Democracy?

I've read various pieces arguing that the USA is not a democracy, but a (fill in the blank, ex., a Republic). Perhaps there is no perfect fit, but which form of government does the USA most closely ...
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34 views

Biases for/against voting of groups of people worldwide

What are biases for/against voting for specific groups of people? I'm specifally asking for DIRECT bias so basically everything that isn't "One person = one vote". (So no Citizens United; They ...
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2answers
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What is the origin of ISIS?

I would like to know when the group started and what they are fighting against. If people can add the ISIS leadership that would be appreciated as well.
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41 views

Why was there a sharp increase in the margin of support of independence in Scotland in August/September 2014?

Why was there a sharp increase in the margin of support of independence in Scotland in August/September 2014? (source)
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33 views

Why do independents choose a party to caucus with?

There's already a question about how an independent Senator chooses which of the two parties to caucus with, but it doesn't address why one would want to do so in the first place. Based on the ...
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1answer
35 views

Why is redrawing the artificial borders not a viable solution to conflicted states?

Multiple states in Middle East and Africa seem to be stuck in violent conflicts that seem to be reoccurring and nearly inevitable because of the unstable internal power balance of various ethnic or ...
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1answer
25 views

What are the current non-Westphalian states?

One non-Westphalian state is Monaco. But what are other non-Westphalian states in the world?
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54 views

Why did the israeli-palestinian conflict start?

I want to get a sense of why the conflict started. What was the major reason.
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10 views

What is the historical composition by party of Australian parliament (HOR & Senate)?

I know from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Senate#Historical what the composition the senate has been, but I would also like to know how many seats were for each member of the Coalition, and ...
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What is a public office for the purposes of the No Religious Test Clause

Under Article 6 of the Constitution, no religious test can be required for any "office or public trust." The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State ...
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What is going on with Erwin Proell? Facts please! [closed]

I am quite confused by rumors on our LH Dr. Erwin Proell, if I tipe his name on google.at it propose me http://www.raketa.at/datenkrake-google-erwin-proell-67-schwanger/ but no results. Can someone ...
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20 views

Is “non-white” politically incorrect in South Africa? [closed]

My sociology tutor claims that the word "non-white" is associated with apartheid values, and has requested us not to use it in essays. Do you agree with this? Some of the authors of the articles that ...
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Indian supreme court jurisdiction [closed]

Who made the statement that indian supreme court jurisdiction is the best jurisdiction than any other supreme court in the world?
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86 views

Why doesn't a conservative majority SCOTUS repeal Roe v. Wade?

I'm ignorant of the judicial branch, and I have a question, which I would like answered irrespective of the "pro-choice" or "pro-life" debate and focused on the workings of the courts. Given that ...
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1answer
58 views

Is the Indian Flag code of conduct enforceable?

I have been going through the Flag code of conduct (2002) from that, There shall be no restriction on the display of the National Flag by members of general public, private organizations, educational ...
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Has the Israeli Intelligence, or Army (Mossad, IDF) ever been implicated in human trafficking?

Given that the operatives of Israel are almost entirely self financed, and that Israeli crime groups often engage in Drug dealing, Prostitution,etc. It seems feasible that they may or may not have ...
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2answers
51 views

Africa's role in the U.S. efforts against terrorism?

I saw today on the Fox and CNN that almost 20,000 Nigerians are fleeing to Cameroon to escape a Islamist radical group I believe called Bokp Haram. I'm also aware that the U.S. and allies have been ...
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29 views

In India, can a cabinet ministry post be removed from the cabinet?

For example, assume that the position of Health Minister is corrupt has had issues with corruption in the past. Is it possible to remove the position of health ministry from the cabinet. If so, how? ...
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1answer
76 views

Are future people counted when considering how many people will be affected by a policy change?

When calculating the impact of policy, does the CBO/BLS/DHH or other government agency consider the number of future people who will be affected over the lifetime of the policy? Why/Why not? For ...
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2answers
101 views

Is there any position in the U.S. Government that is not required to answer to the president?

Other than the Supreme Court and Congress, Is there any position in the US Government that is not required to answer to the President of the United States?
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33 views

Is it legal to rape in india, and if not now has it ever?

I heard a while ago that India tolerates rape, is this true?
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42 views

Is it illegal for the police to use non-lethal, microwave weapons on a person in their own home? [closed]

Given that Energy Weapons can be used through walls, windows,etc. Is it illegal for Domestic, United States law enforcement to use these weapons on a person in their own home? To me, it seems ...
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1answer
42 views

Freedom of the press from corporate influence [closed]

Freedom of the press is generally interpreted to mean freedom of the press from the state. In other words, the state should not have monopoly on information. But why do we stop there? It seems equally ...
3
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1answer
57 views

Is the Naminara Republic recognized by any nation?

According to Wikipedia (citing http://www.namisum.com), the "Naminara Republic" declared itself as a country: the "passport" issued from Naminara is required in order to enter Namisum. It declared ...
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1answer
58 views

Is fluoridation practiced in the Palestinian territories?

Recently, Israel has stopped fluoridation of water. Does the Gaza strip or the West Bank have fluoridation of water?
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2answers
115 views

What is a “cruel and unusual” punishment?

Earlier in July, a California judge struck the death penalty as unconstitutional because it is "cruel and unusual." However, if the death penalty actually was what's legally defined as a "cruel and ...
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45 views

Are those with delayed reflexes/cognitive impairments allowed to drive? [closed]

Given that scientific research suggests that people with latent toxoplasmosis, fetal alcohol syndrome/effects, and other brain damaged individuals, have slower response times, and greater rates of ...
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1answer
48 views

Why are some groups saying that the US supports the Syrian Rebels?

As far as I know, the only support the US has sent to rebel groups is only non-military aid in the form of foodstuffs, GPS equipment, radios, etc. and training for personel of some rebel groups. But ...
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2answers
109 views

US Presidential salary

I heard once that a member of the US Congress who leaves Congress and later takes a position in the Executive branch cannot receive a salary amount that he/she voted on while in Congress. As a ...
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37 views

Criminal behavior by US Diplomatic appointees? [closed]

Aside from Obama fundraiser, Howard Gutman (Pictured Above, the one who is not a smurf) Anything along the lines of The Vaticans?. Are there any examples of sexual or criminal scandals amongst any ...
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2answers
356 views

Where does the right to refuse service come from?

I'm curious where this comes from, is it written law somewhere? Where is this right defined? It's normally written as we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone in restaurants or other ...
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2answers
104 views

What's going on in Crimea (Ukraine crisis) in simplest terms?

Simply put, what exactly is the whole Ukraine crisis about? I've read things about it, but I haven't really found anything concise and clear. EDIT: Also, how/why is the U.S. involved?
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1answer
73 views

Which sovereign states currently have nuclear power stations but no nuclear weapons programs?

Put another way, which sovereign states besides the following have nuclear power stations? China France India Israel North Korea Pakistan Russia United Kingdom United States
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1answer
349 views

World Map with Country Borders in the Oceans

Is there a world map that depicts the borders including territorial waters?
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1answer
38 views

Question regarding concessions during presidential elections

If I wrote my own name on the ballot while voting for the president, don't I also have to concede to the winning candidate on Election Day, like the other candidates do? Is there a rule that only ...
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1answer
41 views

If Democrats lose the Senate now, what are the chances of getting it back in 2016?

If Democrats lose the Senate now, what are the chances of getting it back in 2016? It seems that all the pollsters agree, Repubs have a better chance at gaining Senate control than not. It's tight, ...
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3answers
102 views

Was it technically possible for BUK system to crash an airplane in Ukraine?

I have read in another forum, that its impossible that BUK system destroyed that airplane in Ukraine. The reason he says is - the airplane looks like shot by 30×165mm bullets - its not like blown by ...
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1answer
67 views

What was the rationale behind cutting SNAP payments? when will it increase again?

SNAP decreased quite a bit nation wide. What was the rational behind cutting it? When will it increase again? What is the forecasted funding for the next 5 years of SNAP?
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2answers
189 views

Predominating world map centering by country

When buying a world map here, we have Middle East (and Europe) in the center with Bering straight and Alaska at the edges. In America, I suppose you have America in the center with the cut being ...

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