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Why is it possible for Bangladesh to hold staged elections but practically impossible in Western liberal democracies?

It's not that the Australian PM can't do this, it's that - at least in public perception - he will run into heavy opposition if he tries. When the Australian PM tells his party stooge "go stuff ...
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Why can the US ally India maintain an independent foreign policy but Australia cannot?

What makes you think Australia's foreign policy, at least with regards to China and Russia, aren't largely decided by Australian public sentiment? For example, there has been a recurring concern about ...
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Why aren't alliances and independent runs more common in the UK?

This question doesn’t even make sense in the context of UK politics. Party discipline is strong, and the agendas of individual MPs rarely matter. You’re asking why a third party wouldn’t support ...
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Why is it possible for Bangladesh to hold staged elections but practically impossible in Western liberal democracies?

Bangladesh is a young democracy. All democracies go through this phase where politicians find loopholes in the system to manipulate the elections. Good political parties then try to plug these ...
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How did the adoption of compulsory voting in Australia impact the partisan balance there?

Compulsory Voting has absolutely no impact on voters who were already commited to vote. No matter which party the majority of these voters were going to elect, Compulsory Voting would not change that ...
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Aukus deal. Was Australia called in to share ballooning development costs?

Almost Certainly Not What leverage does the UK have over Australia that could cause them to act against their own self interest? - especially in terms of military readiness, where states tend to be at ...
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