Communism and the Cold War

The defining political battle in the 20th century was the clash of ideologies which occurred between the capitalist West and the communist East. After the end of the second world war, much of eastern Europe was occupied by the USSR. Berlin was divided into two, with the east being controlled by Soviet forced while the […]

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Politics as a Field of Study

The study of politics is known as political science. It deals with a range of different issues from analysis of history to predicting future outcomes. Political scientists are experts in not only the facts of a political event but also understanding the motivations which underlie such occurrences. While it is ostensibly an academic field there […]

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The United Nations

The United Nations is the world’s most prominent nongovernmental organization. It is mandated with promoting cooperation between different countries across the world and trying to alleviate and also prevent conflict. When it was founded it consisted of 51 member states and today there are 193 participating countries. It is also concerned with social development and […]

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Since time immemorial, Americans have been divided when it comes to matters that revolve around healthcare systems, marriage, abortion, capital punishment, immigration, and national security. Americans have grown accustomed to two major ways of thinking, namely liberal and conservative approaches, which are totally contrasting. Healthcare Conservatives are of the idea that the government should never […]

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What are Identity Politics?

Identity politics play a huge role in the political system and even more so in modern society than has historically been the case. In essence, identity politics is political affiliation based on one’s religion, class, race, and sexuality. While class has always played a role in politics, the idea of your sexuality or gender influencing […]

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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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