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For one thing there's this Gallup poll which headlines as "more veterans are Republican" but actually shows roughly equal numbers of Republican and Democrat registrations among the veteran population as a whole. There is more of a "partisan gap" when you add active duty personnel in particular, and this is largely due to how age plays. ...


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Practical feasibility in a pre-industrial society This is it. This is the reason why the US and England have this kind of system. Simply because it is practically feasible in the constraints of a pre-industrial society, where messages have to be relayed by horse or at best a telegraph line. What benefits does it have now? Well, as bert2000's answer points ...


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Keep in mind that the role of political parties varies a lot around the world. This post is based on my own experience as a member of a political party in Germany. The political cultures in other countries might be a lot different. A party basically has three unofficial "castes" of party members. The "silent members". Those who pay ...


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