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Representation (politics)

In politics, representation describes how political power is given from a large group for a certain time period in the hands of a comparatively small group of its members. Representation usually refers to representative democracies, where elected ...

                                               

Republicanism

Republicanism is the ideology of governing a nation as a republic with an emphasis on liberty and the civic virtue practiced by citizens. Republicanism always stands in opposition to aristocracy, oligarchy, monarchy, and dictatorship. More broadl ...

                                               

Revolution

A revolution is a very sharp change made to something. The word comes from Latin, and is related to the word revolutio. Revolutions are usually political in their nature. Some people feel unhappy with their lives, some are not happy with whole sy ...

                                               

Shadow cabinet

A shadow cabinet is a term which applies in some parliamentary democracies based on the UK parliamentary tradition. It is a group of politicians who hold a political position in their party, but whose party is not in government. A member of the s ...

                                               

Silent majority

A silent majority is a large group of people who support something, but choose not to express their opinions publicly. This term was made popular by US President Richard Nixon in a speech he gave on November 3 1969, about the Vietnam War. Nixon s ...

                                               

Social justice warrior

Social justice warrior is a pejorative term for people who support feminism or have left-wing opinions. Originally the term Social Justice Warrior was used by people who generally supported left-wing politics to mean a person who was an activist ...

                                               

Sovereignty

Sovereignty is the right of a government to have complete control over its area. The idea that this right comes from doing good things for the people under control of the government is as old as Ancient Greece if not older. The exact meaning of S ...

                                               

Superpower

A superpower is a country that is one of the most powerful countries in the world. It is more powerful than a great power and less powerful than a hyperpower. Right now, only the United States is a superpower. However, China may become a superpow ...

                                               

Tehreek-e-Labaik

Tehreek-e-Labaik is a religious political party of Pakistan. Head of the party is Khadim Hussain Rizvi. He is a Muslim scholar. When Nawaz Sharif was de-seated, new elections were held to choose a new member for National Assembly of Pakistan, thi ...

                                               

Thermidorian Reaction

The Thermidorian Reaction was a coup detat inside the French Revolution. It was against the leaders of the Jacobin Club, who had dominated the Committee of Public Safety. It was triggered by a vote of the National Convention to execute Maximilien ...

                                               

Tributary state

A tributary state is a state that is subordinate to a more powerful neighbour. It was a form of subordination in pre-modern times. The tributary sent a regular token of submission to the superior power. This was a tribute, a substantial gift of w ...

                                               

Triumvirate

A triumvirate is a group of three men. A duumvirate is a group of two. The word is often used to mention a historical event or in talks of government. The word troika is Russian for triumvirate, and the term was used in the Soviet Union after V.I ...

                                               

Truthout

Truthout is a political website aimed at providing another choice to mainstream news sources. It was started after the 2000 presidential election with the idea of, in its own words, "hoping to reach a few people, have some small impact on the dia ...

                                               

Unilateral disarmament

Unilateral disarmament is a policy option, to renounce weapons without seeking equivalent concessions from ones actual or potential rivals. It was most commonly used in the twentieth century in the context of unilateral nuclear disarmament, a rec ...

                                               

Upset (competition)

An upset happens in a competition, mainly in electoral politics or sports, when the party popularly expected to win, either loses to or draws/ties a game with an underdog whom the majority expects to lose. It is often used in reference to beating ...

                                               

Welfare state

A welfare state is where the government has a duty to provide some level of basic support for welfare of its citizens, including Social Security. In politics, conservatives are against welfare states.

                                               

Whip (politics)

A whip is a person in a political party whose job is to make sure the partys members vote with the party. This happens in a legislature. Whips are a partys "enforcers", who talk to each member of the party to make sure that they vote according to ...

                                               

Secrecy

A secret is information or facts that only one person or group knows about. There are many reasons for not telling or sharing the truth with others. Some secrets are good. These are ones that should be kept secret. An example of a good secret is ...

                                               

Classified information

Classified information is sensitive information to which access is restricted by law or regulation to particular classes of people. A formal security clearance is required to handle classified documents or access classified data. The clearance pr ...

                                               

Doctor (title)

Doctor is an academic degree, awarded by a university or similar institution. "Doctor" is used to refer to a person with a doctorate. To obtain the degree, people need to pass a special exam, called a doctorate, or by writing a thesis. The requir ...

                                               

Emeritus

Emeritus is a title given to a professor, bishop or other person with an important office. The title says that these people, while still holding their title, no longer practice their function. Usually, this is done because of old age. Usually the ...

                                               

False titles of nobility

False titles of nobility are titles of nobility which are fake. They have been invented or taken by a person or family. They are not recognised by the present or past government of the country. There are a number of schemes that pretend to confer ...

                                               

Lord Mayor

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland it is a ceremonial position. This means the person is not in charge of the day to day work of the city, but represents the city at important events. These positions are given to a person by letters patent, w ...

                                               

Mirza

Mirza is a name of Persian origin. It is used as a surname or prefix to identify patriarchal lineage. It is derived from a historical Title role of Persian origin Mīrzā, denoting the rank of a royal prince, high nobleman, or a military commander ...

                                               

Altruism

Altruism is concern for the well-being of others. A truly altruistic act is something done completely for the benefit of another, without concern for the self. It usually involves sacrificing something, with no expectation of receiving anything i ...

                                               

Charity (practice)

Charity is the act of giving help to those in need of it. It is a humanitarian act. It involves giving money, goods or time and effort to those who need it. It is done without expecting something in return. Giving money or food to poor people is ...

                                               

Community service

Community service is work done by individuals or groups of people, to the benefit of their community. Community service is usually done at little or no pay. It is different from volunteering, as there are situations where it isnt done voluntarily ...

                                               

Consensus

Consensus is a term which describes general agreement among members of a group or community. It also means the theory and process of bringing a group together in agreement.

                                               

Epistemic community

Epistemic community is a large network of people who work towards a common knowledge-based goal - like the community of people who work together to create and maintain Wikipedia. An epistemic community is a group of people who do not have any spe ...

                                               

Marxism

Marxism is the name for a set of political and economic ideas. The core ideas are that the world is divided into classes, the workers and the richer capitalists who exploit the workers, there is a class conflict that should ultimately result in d ...

                                               

Class traitor

A class traitor is someone who is thought to be working against the interests of the particular social class. The term is often used by socialists to describe members of the proletariat class who work for the bourgeoisie. Some examples of those w ...

                                               

Communist Party of Cuba

The Communist Party of Cuba is the ruling political party in Cuba. It is a Marxist–Leninist communist party. The Cuban constitution describes the role of the party to be the "leading force of society and of the state". Since April 2011, the First ...

                                               

Impossibilism

Impossibilism is an idea for bringing about socialism. Impossibilism says that socialists should focus only, or at least mostly, on structural changes to society. They should not seek change through social or political reforms, because trying to ...

                                               

Leninism

Leninism is a way of thinking about how the communist party should be organized. It says it should be a dictatorship of the proletariat. It is thought to be one of the first steps towards socialism. It is one part of Marxism–Leninism, which empha ...

                                               

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong was a Chinese Communist leader. He is most notable for the resist of the Japanese invasion and unify China.

                                               

Maoism

Maoism is the communist idea created by the Chinese man Mao Zedong. Mao believed that peasants, not factory workers, should lead the communist revolution. China followed Maoism when he became leader, in 1949. This created differences with communi ...

                                               

Marxist economics

Marxist economics are based on the economic theories of Philosopher Karl Marx. Marxs theories explain the "laws of motion" of production and exchange under capitalism. This theory was used to argue against the middle class theories of economics c ...

                                               

Spartacus League

The Spartacus League was a Marxist revolutionary movement in Germany during World War I. The League was named after Spartacus, leader of the largest slave rebellion of the Roman Republic. Karl Liebknecht, Rosa Luxemburg, Clara Zetkin, and others ...

                                               

Trotskyism

Trotskyism is the form of Communism that is based on the ideas of Leon Trotsky. Trotsky described himself as an "orthodox Marxist". This is a different way of seeing the ideas of Karl Marx than the way other communists like Mao Zedong and Joseph ...

                                               

Operations and Checkout Building

The Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building is a factory located at Kennedy Space Center. The building was built in 1964, and made from reinforced concrete and steel. Its purpose is to make and test out rocket parts such as the Apollo Com ...

                                               

Space Station Processing Facility

The Space Station Processing Facility is a factory building at the Kennedy Space Centers industrial complex. It was built in 1994 to make parts for the International Space Station and test them for launch. Today, the SSPF is used to make and proc ...

                                               

List of cities in Ontario

This is an alphabetical list of cities in the Province of Ontario in Canada. It includes former cities such as Kanata, Ontario B Brampton, Ontario Belleville, Ontario Brantford, Ontario C Cornwall, Ontario G Guelph Greater Sudbury H Hamilton, Ont ...

                                               

List of U.S. cities named after their state

This is a list of U.S. cities named after the state they are in. Locations which are no longer functioning cities are marked with an asterisk. New Georgia, Georgia* California City, California Arizona City, Arizona* Colorado City, Colorado* Illin ...

                                               

List of U.S. states largest cities

Note 1: The only incorporated place in Hawaii is the City & County of Honolulu. A portion of it, the Honolulu District, is sometimes called the "city of Honolulu" for statistical reasons, although it has no government separate from that of the "C ...

                                               

List of U.S. state capitals

This is a list of United States state capital cities. Each city is the center of government for a state in the United States, in the capitol building. The capital city with the fewest people is Montpelier, Vermont, while the capital city with the ...

                                               

List of federal political parties in Canada

Other parties registered with Elections Canada Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada founded in 2005 - environmentalist, animal liberationist Christian Heritage Party of Canada founded in 1987 - social conservative United Party of Ca ...

                                               

List of political parties in Manitoba

Green Party of Manitoba New Democratic Party of Manitoba Communist Party of Canada - Manitoba Manitoba Liberal Party Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba

                                               

List of municipal districts in Alberta

This is an alphabetical list of municipal districts in the Province of Alberta in Canada. Ponoka Provost Smoky River Lesser Slave River Leduc Red Deer Smoky Lake Newell Brazeau Fairview Clearwater Birch Hills Vulcan Athabasca Starland Peace Saddl ...

                                               

Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is a regional district in British Columbia, Canada. It was created in 1966. For 40 years it was called "The Greater Vancouver Regional District", but now it is called "Metro Vancouver". The regional district includes 22 municipali ...

                                               

List of settlements in Ontario

B Barrie 128.430 Burlington 164.415 Brampton 433.806 C Cambridge 120.371 Chatham-Kent 108.177 G Greater Sudbury 157.857 Guelph 127.009 K Kingston 117.207 Kitchener 204.668 L London 352.395 M Markham 261.573 O Oakville 165.613 Oshawa 141.590 R Ric ...