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What are the benefits for the Canadian government to cede natural resources to the people of Nunavut?

This has been a longstanding aspiration of the Nunavut people. Since the fundamental role of government is not to profit itself, but to profit its people, the benefit to the government is that this ...
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What are the benefits for the Canadian government to cede natural resources to the people of Nunavut?

What are the benefits for the Canadian government to cede natural resources to the people of Nunavut? If you want to be more cynical, it makes Canada/Trudeau/Liberals/Harper/Conservatives look good. ...
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What other European countries are experiencing independence movements?

The current vitality of independent movements is greatly exaggerated. You cannot assume that opinion polls and speaking about independence are the same thing as actually trying to get independence. ...
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If India got independence in 1947, how come there were governments by Indians before then?

The British Empire controlled many different territories under different rules, and the rules changed over time as well. The Indian Councils Act 1861 was an early step towards involving Indians in ...
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Secessionist / Regionalist political parties in Germany

The Bavaria Party (Bayernpartei) advocates for Bavaria's independence from Germany. It does not have any representation at the federal or state level, but it does have four seats at the local level. ...
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Does the increased localization of government control provide a solution to the stalemate caused by two party politics?

Localization of government control is a partial solution and already provides some ability for Americans to choose the kind of government they want. However in a country where free trade and free ...
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What other European countries are experiencing independence movements?

Quite a few European countries have separatist movements. Countries with notable ones include: Spain (Catalonia, Basque country - and others) The UK (Scotland - and others) Russia (Chechenia - and ...
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If India got independence in 1947, how come there were governments by Indians before then?

This is a complicated issue, and I don't know a lot about it, but the outlines are in Wikipedia's article on the Government of India Act 1935 Indians had increasingly been demanding a greater role ...
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Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

According to Wikipedia's article on Azad Kashmir: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (Urdu: آزاد جموں و کشمیر‎ Āzād Jammū̃ o Kaśmīr, translation: Free Jammu and Kashmir), abbreviated as AJK and commonly known ...
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Secessionist / Regionalist political parties in Germany

There are several dozen political parties in Germany. There are several significant regional parties, but I don't think there are significant separatist parties. The largest party in Bavaria, the CSU,...
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Is there a non-independent country with “full fiscal autonomy”?

The example is in the UK itself. Most of the British overseas territories have full fiscal autonomy. However there is a problem. Most of those territories exploited their position to become tax havens,...
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Did the Iraqi central government explicitly object to (or approve of) any deals by Russian oil & gas companies with the Kurdish Regional Government?

Yes, subsequent to the judgement of the Iraqi court invalidating KRG's Oil and Gas laws, Baghdad has threatened legal action against oil companies in the region. It has threatened to block vessels ...
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How does the Barnett Formula work?

The Commons library briefing paper is a good starting point for the history, mechanism and issues if you are interested in some of the detail. In short, the Barnett Formula is used to adjust the ...
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If India got independence in 1947, how come there were governments by Indians before then?

Sir, before the British granted complete independence to states such as Canada, Australia, India, etc. they set up governments. Talking about India, some semblance of a government came with the ...
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