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Firstly, it's not quite correct to say that UK Government departments were traditionally named Ministries. The common use of the term Ministry to describe government departments was mostly introduced in the first half of the 20th Century. To take your examples: Ministry of Transport: established in 1919, assumed duties of the Road Board, and transport-...


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Did the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) created by Congress in 1971 define what a PAC is? Yes. The definition is in Section 301 as: (d) "political committee" means any committee, association, or organization which accepts contributions or makes expenditures during a calendar year in an aggregate amount exceeding $1,000; Additional ...


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"Revisionist" in its most basic meaning just means "believing in change". But a country may want to change one thing and not another. To quote the FT America and China are therefore both revisionist powers. And they are also both status quo powers. America is the status quo power on geopolitics, so it has become the revisionist power ...


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The daodejing reference to left and right (and other similar references you'll find, such as in the Arthurian tales) have less to do with political philosophy than with court etiquette within old-school kingdoms. Most humans are right-handed, meaning that kings wielded a weapon in their right arm and a shield on their left. Metaphorically then, the person ...


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