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Trading on WTO Rules

Many Countries are a member of some Regional Trading Organization, which facilitates trade within a particular continent, or have bilateral trade deals with other Countries. Are there any examples of ...
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Can red state legislature automatically give Trump a second term? [duplicate]

Their are some people online (Greg Palast) saying that if Trump loses the election, he will claim fraud, have the results thrown out and have state legislature use the 12 amendment to give him a ...
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Can Trump stay in offices if he loses the election? [duplicate]

A Newsweek article: “How Trump Could Lose the Election– and Still Remain President.” Is it possible for Trump, if he loses the election, to claim election fraud and have the results thrown out so ...
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If Vietnam and the USA have normal relations, why doesn't Cuba-USA relationship improve?

If Vietnam and the USA have normal diplomatic and business relations, why doesn't Cuba-USA relationship improve? Why doesn't the USA normalize its diplomatic relations with Cuba?
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What is known about pressure on Klobuchar and Buttigieg to drop out and endorse Biden?

Before 2020 Super Tuesday, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and Joe Biden were seen as ‘splitting the center democratic’ vote. At the same time, Bernie Sanders had the largest consolidated block of left-...
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Do EU heads of government do less sport than the general population or is this information not accessible? [closed]

The present Estonian PM, Jüri Ratas, is an avid basketball player. In fact, all Estonian PMs at least since 2003 have been actively practising sports (mostly cycling or running) while in office. There ...
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Was the Wilmès government intended only as a temporary government for the crisis period?

The Wikipedia article for Sophie Wilmès writes this: On 16 March 2020, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, she was nominated by the King to form a permanent minority government by default. The ...
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If a US state secedes from the Union, what would happen to the state's citizens enlisted in the federal military? [closed]

For instance, let's say we have a young adult named Steve, a resident of some state (let's call it "Alexandria" - I don't intend to speculate on actual secession candidates here) who enlists ...
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Why do countries go to the UN rather than lobbying to the super/great powers?

Super/great powers have the ability to bend/flout international laws. For instance, (1) in Libya, GNA is the UN-recognized govt. But France is backing Haftar, (2) Israel is annexing the West Bank with ...
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What does “staging rights” refer to, in the context of war?

Quotes from, The Politics of Military Coalitions By Scott Wolford, August 26, 2015. "coalition members may contribute military forces directly, as the United Kingdom did during the 1991 Gulf War,...
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What is the argument for granting statehood to the District of Columbia, but not to larger cities such as NYC?

According to statistics, there are ~19 million people living in the NYC metropolitan area. In comparison, there are only ~2.8 million people in the DC/Baltimore metropolitan area, which is ~7 times ...
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Who are China's allies?

The US has NATO/EU and other South/East/South-East Asian countries as its direct allies either by ideology or by pacts. Also, most US allies are either high-income countries or technologically/...
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Why does South Africa support Nicolás Maduro?

After going through this article on Wikipedia I have learnt that South Africa supports Nicolás Maduro, while most African nations have made no statements and few have maintained neutrality. What is it ...
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Do Democrats in general not perform better than Republicans in handling US economy?

In recent US general election polls, I found that despite that Republicans (Trump specifically) are behind in almost all aspects, they are always leading in being trusted in handling US economy over ...
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What happens if the UK government loses your only Hong Kong BN(O) passport? [migrated]

Some Hong Kong friends asked me this today and I have no clue. Hypothecate you're Hong Konger. You've hung on to your just 1 BN(O) passport, now expired, that you never renewed. Now you want to renew ...
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Has there been any serious push to make New York City it's own state?

Seeing as it has a population larger than many states and an area larger a few depending what you include, has there ever been a serious push to make New York City (and possibly Long Island) it's own ...
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Why does DC want to become a new state rather than merging into Maryland?

According to the list of US states and territories by area, DC is 22 times smaller than the smallest state (Rhode Island). Despite this fact, there is currently a push to turn DC into an independent ...
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Has the Democratic Party expressed support for the removal of the Lincoln Emancipation statue?

Washington D.C.'s non-voting representative, Elanor Holmes Norton, has stated The designers of the Emancipation Statue in Lincoln Park in DC didn’t take into account the views of African Americans. ...
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Have any polls surveyed the opinion of Brexit supporters on the recent decision on Hong Kong BN(O) passport holders?

On July 1st, the UK Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, & Home Secretary, Priti Patel, announced that a 'path to full British citizenship' would be opened to Hong Kong British National (Overseas) ...
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Voter registration total in California by party?

I am wondering what the total voter registration is in California. I want to know because I am curious about what it is and what it was. I would like to know what the trend in registration was over ...
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If D.C. were to be granted statehood, what would it be called?

If the District of Columbia would be granted statehood, what would become its name as a state? Its official name does not include "Washington", that's the city's name. And one of the United ...
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What would the costs be of a civil war in America? [closed]

We may well end up in a situation where we have increased unpunished mob violence while at the same time having crippled those who provide law and order to us all. As a result this country is on the ...
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How are residents of the Australian Capital Territory represented compared to other states and territories?

Every once in a while, the discussion of statehood for Washington D.C. flares up, with the argument made, that residents of Washington D.C. are less represented in Congress than residents of other US ...
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Is Dick Cheney still supporting Donald Trump for re-election in 2020, given his recent public support for wearing face masks?

Dick Cheney supported Donald Trump in 2016 (in the general election), and indications were that he was going to support Trump in 2020 as well. In August 2019, he appeared at a fundraiser for Trump's ...
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Why do the Palestinians in Gaza not declare an independent state?

The Palestinians want an independent state over the entire land of Israel, but cannot have it, as most of it is controlled by Israel. However, the Gaza strip has been abandoned by Israel over 15 years ...
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What were the reasons for creating special districts for a nations capital? And how many are there?

Both in Australia and the US, the capital is located in a special district, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the Dictrict of Columbia, respectively. What were the reasons for creating a ...
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Are there any other “Nine-dash lines” out there?

Wikipedia's Nine-dash Line says: An early map showing a U-shaped eleven-dash line was published in the then-Republic of China on 1 December 1947. Two of the dashes in the Gulf of Tonkin were later ...
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Are NY primary results expected to be released on Tuesday or Wednesday? [closed]

I am wondering which day the mail-in votes are expected to be released. I ask because I am anxious about a race that has not been called yet (NY-12). This race looks like a nailbiter to me. When are ...
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Does the motto “Don’t tread on me” have a specific political color?

According to the following extract, the expression has in recent decades been associated with conservative groups: Don’t tread on me: Originating as a motto on an iconic Revolutionary War flag, don’...
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Are US persons subject to mandatory isolation if they have tested positive for COVID-19? [closed]

(This is a edited version of a prior question that was considered "unfocused" so I am attempting to make the Q clearer) Context: On Friday 6/26/2020 447 new cases of COVID 19 were reported ...
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What prevents DC residents from registering and voting elsewhere?

This Question has covered the recent news about a push for statehood for DC to redress the issues with lack of representation for residents. What prevents people living in DC registering to vote ...
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Do the leads of left-leaning candidates tend to grow as more votes are counted in US elections? [duplicate]

I have seen that Hillary Clinton's pop vote lead grew as more votes were counted. For the first example, in a video by Fox News, Clinton won the popular vote by 1.7 million votes, and she won by 2.9 ...
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What do Democrats gain from pushing for DC statehood?

The House just voted for Washington DC to become a state, almost exclusively along party lines. While the arguments for statehood aren't new, equality for ethnic minorities is a greater concern ...
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Has AKP ever failed to pass any bill after losing majority in Turkish Parliament?

In the 2018 Turkish parliamentary election, Justice and Development Party (AKP) won 295 seats out of 600 and lost majority in the Turkish Parliament. On the other hand, the People's Alliance they ...
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Does the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom work to prevent violation of or improve religious freedom in the US?

According to the official website of United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission, the first of its ...
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Did India's democracy affect it's economy? [closed]

I was listening to this debate on India vs China. Professor Dr. Kishore Mahbubani posed this question (watch from 17:21). Let us see the following graph: India has a population comparable to China. ...
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Was Ruben Diaz presumptively defeated?

Ruben Diaz appears to have been defeated in the primary. Ruben Diaz is a highly conservative Democrat who rolled eyebrows by running in what is said to be the bluest district. I am calling the race ...
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Why the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, when the US already enacted the HK Human Rights and Democracy Act?

On Nov 27 2019, Pres. Trump signed into law the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. On 25 June 2020, US Senate passes Hong Kong Autonomy Act. The Hong Kong Autonomy Act, introduced by United ...
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would making the Police a branch of the Military meet the demand of abolishing the police? [closed]

during a conversation with my family yesterday, an idea came to me of merging the Police and military as a potential solution to the demand of abolishing the police, but at the same time retaining a ...
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What are efficient approaches to counter drug trafficking?

I recently heard that for a City/State it might be better to educate people and help them get away from drugs rather than fighting the drug dealers with more and more police force. Based on the ...
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What's the COVID-19 quarantine plan in the U.S.? [closed]

We've had this thing for a while... It's been 7 months since the initial outbreak, 5 months since it came to the U.S., and 4 months since politicians started quarantines. We now have tests and ...
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Why the waning likelihood that Congress will approve legislation this year to address racial bias?

Two policing bills were put to a vote in the last two days: This one that was blocked by Senate Democrats yesterday and this one that was passed by the House last night but will be blocked by the ...
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Is there empirical evidence that institutional racism still plays an important role today [closed]

Institutional racism definitely played its role in the 19 & 20th century, is there empirical evidence it still plays an important role today? I like this question to attract a collection of ...
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Why is the amount of training for police officers in the United States so low compared to other developed countries?

In the wake of current events the U.S. police have once again come under immense public scrutiny, putting the focus on various aspects such as police brutality, racial discrimination, qualified ...
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Are moderate voters less reliable than nonmoderate voters?

I am curious about the bipartisan divide in this country. But there is an additional segment that Gallup says makes up about 36 percent of people: moderates. Is this segment less civically engaged ...
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Does a country need a head of state?

Several Western-European countries are monarchies (Belgium, United Kingdom, Netherlands). All these countries have from time to time some discussion on if this system should be kept. So far, the side ...
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Why are there currently only 25 Lords Spiritual?

According to the Parliament.UK website, 26 bishops are granted places in the House of Lords. The membership of the House of Lords includes 26 Church of England Archbishops and Bishops who sit on an ...
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Are Democrat-led states handling COVID-19 better than Republican-led states?

If Democrats are more pro-science than Republicans, and if science helps control COVID-19, then it sounds logical that US states with a Democratic governor will handle COVID-19 better than those with ...
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Why do voters in the US not approve of atheist politicians?

At least in the presidential area of government (from the president down), there are no out atheists. I don't know if there are no out atheists in all of government, but I do know that there are no ...
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Where do the democratic and republican matched animal logos come from?

The democrats are commonly represented by a donkey and the republicans by an elephant and there's many articles that will explain which cartoonist created the associations in the 1870s. What I haven't ...

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