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What do countries gain from UN peacekeeping deployment?

Tl;DR: Although it makes sense for countries, local to the region, but still objectively, politically, separate from it, to take part in peacekeeping missions near their geographical location, ...
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What are the reasons behind a strong anti India sentiment in Bangladesh?

While it is true that India did play a huge role in giving Bangladesh freedom, history is not derived from one act or event alone. To understand the sentiment today it can be broadly broken down into ...
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Why is Pakistan eager to strengthen bilateral ties with Bangladesh?

At risk of stating the obvious, nations typically do not make diplomatic overtures to nations with which they have good relations. And diplomatic thaws typically do not begin when both nations ...
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Why does Bangladesh have a smaller military per capita than its neighbors?

Background facts Bangladesh has a population of 163 million. It has about 205,000 active duty soldiers and spends $4 billion USD which is 1.1% of its GDP on the military. Its only land borders are ...
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What do countries gain from UN peacekeeping deployment?

In addition to blobbymcblobby's answer about direct financial benefits to poor countries, I also hold the hypothesis - not sure where to find corroboration - that contributing soldiers to UN missions ...
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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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What can the USA do if the current regime in Bangladesh holds a 'staged' election for the third time?

what can the USA do to stop this government from continuing the regime? Nothing. As a practical matter the USA can express its strong objections and reduce diplomatic cooperation, but it has no power ...
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Why does the Bangladesh Awami League have a UK chapter?

Why does the Bangladesh Awami League need a UK chapter? I mean, what does BAL, as a political party, have to do with the UK? The U.K. has many immigrants from Bangladesh due to historic ties between ...
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Why didn't the US government sanction the people at the helm of the government of Bangladesh?

This type of sanctions against individuals and companies, rather than against top government officials and/or the whole country is common with the US. Coming to mind: a number of Russian persons and ...
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How can a dictator be removed when they don't have any challengers?

How do leaders get removed? External "regime change" That means an outside power takes violent action to remove the current regime. This requires a sufficient consensus of the international ...
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Do Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, or Indonesia consider overpopulation to be a problem?

Until now, the governments of Nigeria, Bangladesh, Indonesia think population problems already appeared in their country. Pakistan should do more to solve it. Actives: Nigeria: free contraception, ...
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International Crimes Tribunal (Bangladesh)?

Because the crimes it investigated were the international crimes of "Genocide", "Crimes against humanity" and "Crimes against peace". These crimes are part of the ...
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Is India able to annex full or part of Bangladesh?

There are three questions here. The first is the military practicability. I'm not prepared to offer a final opinion on that, but consider how the United States failed to occupy either Iraq or ...
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Why are India and Bangladesh not members of ASEAN?

The simple answer is their geographical location. India (and Bangladesh which is surrounded by India), is a part of South Asia while ASEAN is an organization of South-East Asian Nations. South East ...
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Has India ever threatened Bangladesh 'officially' with military invasion?

Officially, no. Minor skirmishes were there at the border sometimes. Further reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Bangladesh%E2%80%93India_border_clashes
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What power does a president possess in a parliamentary form of government?

So there are two systems of government where a President exists: Presidential System Governments and Semi-Presidential System Governments. In the former, the President is both the head of state and ...
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Is corruption the root cause Bangladesh is stranded in "developing nation" status?

Something like this is the sum of positive factors, the sum of negative factors, and various feedback loops. A low elevation and flood risks from rivers hinders development. This can be overcome by ...
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Why are India and Bangladesh not members of ASEAN?

This is because the countries that formed the nucleus of ASEAN in 1967, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand & the Phillipines generally had a pro-USA line, especially after the vicious anti-...
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Why didn't the US government sanction the people at the helm of the government of Bangladesh?

We actually have the official reasoning in EO 13818. "The United States seeks to impose tangible and significant consequences on those who commit serious human rights abuse or engage in ...
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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 can a dictator be removed when they don't have any challengers?

There were many very strong empires in the history but there are factors that make them weak over time: Cost. Empires are very expensive to run (army, police, propaganda, political goals force sub-...
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What influence does India have on Bangladesh?

Is Bangladesh living in India or Chinese sphere of influence? If India, how much influence is India able to exert on Bangladesh? These questions are a false choice. To begin, below I have the ...
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What is the difference between a BRICS member and a BRICS-bank member?

all members of the United Nations could be members of the BRICS bank, however the share of the BRICS member nations can never be less than 55% of voting power. BRICS alliance is an alliance of "...
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Why is Pakistan eager to strengthen bilateral ties with Bangladesh?

After the Bangladeshi War of Independence in 1971, Pakistan only recognised Bangladesh three years later after coming under pressure from other muslim countries. Relations then thawed with the then ...
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Why are India and Bangladesh not members of ASEAN?

India: hard to really pin down motivations, but ASEAN was originally founded, in 1967, to counter regional Communism. The creation of ASEAN was motivated by a common fear of communism. At the time, ...
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Has India ever threatened Bangladesh 'officially' with military invasion?

Has India ever threatened Bangladesh 'officially' with the military invasion? India has never officially declared the military invasion after Bangladeshi independence. The Indian Army even helped ...
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What power does a president possess in a parliamentary form of government?

Depends on the country. The president may be head of state without being head of government. A bit like the Queen in the UK, who mostly gets to shake hands while the Prime Minister actually governs. ...
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