The United States of America and the United Kingdom are similar in some ways and very different in others when it comes to politics. The US uses a two-party system where the public can vote for either the Republican or Democratic party. Each of these have very different approaches to policy. In general, the more […]

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Women in Politics

Historically, women have been excluded from the political process. Until the suffrage movement they were not allowed to vote and until the latter half of the 1900s, no woman had ever held a top office in politics. Sri Lanka was the first country to have a female leader, a progressive move for the country. She […]

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The Future of Politics

Throughout the 1990s and 2000’s it seemed like there was a clear political direction the world was taking. We were to become more integrated, more civil and continue with economic growth. However, the financial crash of 2008, the election of President Donald Trump, the Brexit vote on the rise of the far right of all […]

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The United Kingdom is a parliamentary democracy and is a constitutional monarchy which means that the Queen is the official head of state, though in reality, she has little power. The UK political system is made of two houses of parliament which are the house of commons and the house of lords. Unlike in the […]

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The European Union

The European Union is a political collaboration between 28 European nations. The EU was formed in the 1950s in a bit to ensure peace and stability in the region after two world wars which had put an untold strain on the people, its governments and its finances. The union originally consisted of just 5 members […]

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The United States is classified as a federal republic. The elected President and both houses of Congress have a role in passing laws. Congress consists of two houses, the Senate and the house of representatives. The Supreme Court also plays a greater role in the American democratic process than it does in many other countries. […]

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Poltics in China

Chinese politics are dominated by the one-party state known as the Communist Party of China. The President of China is the leader of the county and the party and they also have representation on a regional and local level. The central government based in Beijing must build agreement between the municipal leaders and also between […]

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Politics on the Right

Just like left-wing politics, right-wing politics encapsulate the range of different parties and ideas. However, some key things include a neo-liberalist economic policy and advocating a social hierarchy which they claim is impossible to eradicate through government policy. They are also less likely to be supportive of progressive social policy such as legalizing abortion and […]

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Politics on the Left

While it may be a crude categorization most politics can be divided into left-wing and right-wing. Left-wing politics have a focus on egalitarian values and strive to help those who are disadvantaged. The term left-wing politics came from the French Revolution. Those who were against the monarchy were left wing and so the phrase was […]

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The History of Politics

Politics, as we understand it today, is generally thought to have begun in ancient Greece. They were the first society to formulate a democratic political system, and while they did have some differences to today, one can see the foundations which influenced our practices. One distinct difference was the idea of participatory democracy. For the […]

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