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questions explaining concepts (e.g. sovereignty), organisations (e.g. the EU) or events (e.g. Brexit) in simple terms without assuming much prior knowledge of the subject

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What happened in the trials on “France's Watergate” on Mitterand's security wiretapping journalists etc.?

The Guardian reported in 2002: Twenty years after the event, the full truth of the scandal known as France's Watergate may finally come out following a decision this week to send for trial 12 men ...
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Why is Argentina in a near-perpetual economic and/or financial crisis?

I might be getting the wrong impression but Argentina seems to be in a perennial or at least often repeated sequence of economic and/or financial crises. Just the latest: the country is in a deep ...
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Have the EU countries been diverging economically for the past two decades, despite rules convergence?

By divergence or convergence I don't mean in terms of rules, they clearly have been trying to converge in those terms. But was that fast enough to translate into economic convergence? I mean, have the ...
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What is the mid-term election in India?

I just wanted someone to explain me in a simple manner what the mid-term election in India is. What are the requirements and how is it conducted ?
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How is Qatar v. Bahrain relevant to the form or definition of an agreement in international law?

Wikipedia mentions that As was obvious[citation needed] in Qatar v. Bahrain, disputes may arise concerning the status of the document once one of the parties seeks to enforce its provisions. "The ...
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What is the point of Germany's 299 “party seats” in the Bundestag?

This question about Bundestag elections (How does the German Bundestag election system work?) does a good job at summarising Bundestag elections. Long story short: 299 directly-elected candidate from ...
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What was the 2016 presidential scandal in South Korea about?

In 2016, the president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, was caught up in a scandal with allegations of her being controlled by a religious cult. I have also heard rumours of her jailing or otherwise ...
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Can somebody explain Brexit in a few child-proof sentences?

I find the whole Brexit thing impenetrably difficult to understand. My main points of confusion: What exactly does leaving the EU entail? Just writing some letter announcing that EU tariff ...
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How to explain the importance of European Parliament elections to a regular folk living in Eastern Europe?

European Parliament elections are coming in 2019 and on several occasions I have heard various public figures arguing about their importance and that it is very important to show up and vote. However, ...
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How does the German Bundestag election system work?

Can someone describe for me if this election system is a majoritarian system or a system of proportional representation? And how does it work?
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USMCA vs NAFTA, what's different?

Breaking news: "Today, Canada and the United States reached an agreement, alongside Mexico, on a new, modernized trade agreement for the 21st Century: the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement," US ...
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What is Antifa?

I've seen a lot of people across the political spectrum mention this thing called "Antifa" by name, usually to criticize it, and present it as the "other equally bad side" in the eternal left vs right ...
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How do I explain democratic socialism to an American?

Assuming that an American has preconceived cultural bias against certain words, what is the best way to educate (and not inflame/trigger) Americans about Democratic Socialism? My intention is to ...
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How would one explain the E.U. to a 5 year-old?

As the European Union is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, it would be interesting to have an explanation of the E.U. which a 5 year-old would understand. Is there anybody who can give such an ...
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How does Single Transferable Vote work?

I've heard that some elections use single transferable vote. What is this and how does it work? How does it differ from a standard majority vote election?