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Is Venezuela an example of socialism?

I've been hearing a lot about Venezuela in the news lately. And it seems there is a big debate over whether it was socialism or not, or whether it was implemented properly. Is it safe to assume that ...
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How does transportation and security of high ranking officials differ in the EU and US? [closed]

Do high ranking members of parliament and other state institutions travel in armoured vehicles and have armed personal security in the EU and UK? If so, which bodies protect them? How does this ...
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Which policies has Trump enacted that has (possibly) influenced the GDP and economy positively?

I was talking to a Trump supporter who claimed that Trump is politically and economically competent, pointing to this article showing how Trump has caused the GDP to reach a record high level (or, at ...
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Why does India follow a 'No First Use Policy' for nuclear weapons?

I want to know why India follows a "No First Use Policy" for nuclear weapons. Is there any special advantage for doing so? Or it is done only to project an 'adult in the house'-like image to the world?...
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Stepping up military action against Syria or writing a letter to the youth? [closed]

Which approach - in the aftermath of Paris terror attacks- is more likely to successes in the fight against terror? After the terrifying terror attacks in Paris, the common reaction of western ...
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What does classification reason 1.4(B) and 1.4(D) mean?

The weekly standard had a sensationally titled piece that was picked up and linked to by the Drudge report that claimed it was proof that Hillary Clinton knew she sent classified info over her ...
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Could the main accountable at Volkswagen for the recent scandal go to jail? [closed]

It seems to me that a fine, no matter how big, would not be enough. Mainly because a big fine would harm many innocent Volkswagen workers, who would be fired. Is there any policy, regulation or law ...
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Where do the Green Party and NHA differ on NHS policy?

Both the British Green Party and the National Health Action (NHA) Party stand for an end to privatisation of health service provision and support services. The NHA is a single-issue party while the ...
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Why do parties wait to release their election year policies?

It's election year here in New Zealand, and we're about 2 months out from voting day. The election year build up as been in the media for a few months now, but parties appear to be holding on to ...
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Utah State Teacher Sexual Conduct

Recently Ms. Jarrel a former Utah high school teacher was found guilty of sexual relations with a student. The student was expelled from school and as for the teacher. She was sentenced to 18 months ...
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Transit zones problems

I have a question about transit zones and their laws. Do individual countries control transit zone law? or are they covered by international law, since they are international zones? Second, is one ...
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Does the increase to the Government Contractor minimum wage have no real effective impact?

The President of the United States recently announced that all new government contracts would have a minimum wage rate almost $3 an hour above the Federal Minimum Wage. I have heard several claims ...
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A county's development (in a developing country) [closed]

KENYA being a third world country has recently devolved it's government (following a new constitution) and we have 47 counties . My county having a population of well over 250,000 people has been ...
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What are the arguments for and against charities engaging in political campaigning?

In the UK, there are heavy restrictions upon the level of political campaigning which can be undertaken by charities. Increasingly, there are calls for this restriction to be eased. However, many ...
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Has the US President ever been denied entry to a foreign country?

Shortly after the awarding of temporary asylum to Edward Snowden by Russian President Putin, the relationship with the US President became contentious, to the extent that it was announced that the two ...
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Does standard of living correlate with higher education?

This question aims at the correlation between a societies standard of living and standard of formal education. For example, over the past century, America has had the fortune of being a place with a ...
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Which Arab countries grant immigration to non-Arabs?

I would like to know which Arab countries in the Middle East and the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) grant immigration (residency and/or political rights) to non-Arabs. What are the policies and ...
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Can a sportive competition convey a political message too?

Reuter reports: The United States, Iran and Russia may be at odds over issues including Syria's civil war and Tehran's nuclear ambitions, but on Tuesday their wrestling teams formed an unlikely ...
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Did any country introduce a tax specifically on meat?

The consumption of meat is one of the largest contributors to emissions of greenhouse gases worldwide. This is partly indirect because 80% of for-agriculture deforestation is for the growing of fodder ...
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Has declaring an official language ever tangibly benefited a country?

In the United States, some feel very strongly that English should be declared the official language. One of the arguments in favor of this is that a common language is a powerful common ground that ...
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Are there any proposed systems of running the government like a corporation?

Has there ever been a legitimately proposed system whereby either the entire government or the executive branch of it was run the way a corporation is usually supposed to - more specifically, with set ...
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What alternatives have been proposed for prison sentences for violent crimes?

According to one point of view, prisons are schools of crime. This viewpoint holds that when someone gets a prison sentence for a small crime, they will meet bigger criminals and build a social ...
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Why does Cuba have two presidents?

I can see that Cuba has its own parliament system - National Assembly of People's Power. However, Wikipedia says Ricardo Alarcón is President of the National Assembly of People's Power, yet Raúl ...
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Who was the last US President to oversee a reduction in debt?

As of 2012, the United States currently has ~16 trillion in debt. The last five presidents have all added to the overall debt*. Who is the last US president to decrease the total amount of debt ...
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What is meant by the “left” and the “right”?

When discussing political issues and parties, I often hear mention of a party being "left", "centre-left", "right" or "extreme right". In broad terms, what do these designations mean?