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First, allow me to make a distinction between terms that are often conflated: A state is a political unit that controls a more or less well-defined physical territory, such that all the people who live there are subject to the laws set out by the state, and all the resources of that territory are 'owned' by the state (and by extension, the citizens and ...


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Let's limit this question to the modern era (post 1995, say)... The general liberal/conservative dynamic over this period can be summed up as: Conservatives becoming increasingly angry and frustrated at the way 'liberal' sociocultural changes are being written into law and policy, breaking down traditional social roles and encouraging (to the conservative ...


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