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Other than with Hungary, the conflict between Poland and Russia starts not just after World War 2, when both Poland and Hungary were forced to become satellites of the USSR, but goes centuries back. Already in 1612, there was a war between Russia and Poland, which were both regional powers at that time. Decades later, part of Poland was completely occupied ...


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It is confused because this isn't nearly as "black and white" as the foreign media reports describe. There isn't a "pro-mining" and "anti-mining" party in Greenland, it is a question of what mining, where, and how it is regulated and taxed. IA is a "red-green" party with a pro-independence edge. So for IA, mining can ...


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One example is the People's Republic of China. Essentially all aspects of elections are run by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Elections are held at local levels to pick the representatives of the local People's Congress. These bodies then elect mayors, governors, and other similar office holders. And they also elect the reps to go to the next higer ...


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Secret voting is no longer routinely used in any other European Parliament. (With partial exceptions for votes on appointments in some countries). The reason for this is clear. If you don't know how your representative voted, how do you know if they have represented you or not? So this circumstance hasn't arisen in any other country. The range of ...


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The Alba Party in Scotland to some extent used this strategy in the 2021 elections to the Scottish Parliament. Elections use an additional member system with separate votes for constituency members and party list members. Constituency members are elected first past the post and party list (regional) members are subsequently allocated so that the overall ...


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A point none of the other answers have addressed is that in a typical one party state, not many people are party members. In a typical case, 1%-5% of eligible voter are members of the sole recognized political party, which is along the same lines as the percentage of people in multi-party democracies who actively participate in person in the activities of a ...


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One of the things people seem to forget is that even in single party states, you can have people with a variety of different policies that fit within the framework of a particular parties' ideology, so an election will still serve some kind of purpose. While authoritarian, the USSR had local elections that mattered to decide who could even be a part of the ...


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No major political party of that type exists in the United States, and so called "third-parties" are largely irrelevant in the U.S. political system, with the "Libertarian party" being the most stable right leaning third-party, and the "Green party" being the most stable left leaning third-party and the closest to the ideals ...


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