Political Parties

Political parties are organizations within a government that nominate candidates for political office. Political parties differ in ideology and goals.

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Political Parties

What is the political symbolism behind the donkey and the elephant?

The Democratic Party’s donkey can be traced back to the 1828 presidential campaign of Andrew Jackson, whose opponents referred to him as a “jackass.” Jackson embraced the image and featured the donkey on his campaign posters. Years later, a political cartoonist named Thomas Nast helped popularize the donkey as a symbol for the whole Democratic Party.

Nast was also responsible for promoting the elephant as a symbol for the Republican Party. He first used it in an 1874 drawing titled “The Third-Term Panic” featuring an elephant labeled “The Republican vote.” He continued to use the elephant as a symbol for the party, and other cartoonists followed suit, cementing the association.

Political Parties

What did Populist Party argue for?

they wanted the rich to pay more taxes

History, Politics & Society
Political Parties

Which group is to the right of center with its views?

Republicans, or other "small-c" conservatives are considered right of center in their ideologies.

Political Theory
Political Parties

What is one reason the US has a two-party system?

The battle over ratifying the Constitution resulted in the formation of two political parties.

Political Parties

Is the BNP a communist party?

On some issues the BNP is on the left on some others right.But its not a communist party.

US Senators and Representatives
Political Parties

What percentage of US congress members are lawyers?


Entertainment & Arts
Political Parties

Who is the current rail Mantri in India?

Mr,Suresh Prabhu

US Civil War
Republican Party
Political Parties

Why did the Republican Party break from the Whigs?

They didn't, exactly. The Whig Party evolved from the National Republican Party (a splinter of the Jeffersonian Democratic-Republicans established around 1824), then split into the Free Soil and Know-Nothing Parties in the 1840s. The new Republican Party was established around 1854, and consisted largely of former Whig, Free Soil and Know-Nothing Party members.

Politics and Government
Comedy TV Shows
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Is Stephen Colbert a Democrat or Republican?

In 2004 he said: "Listen, it's a secret ballot. Yeah, I'm a Democrat. I'm not asking anybody to vote for Democrats or Republicans. I say everyone should vote for both candidates -- except me. Just let me vote for Kerry. Then we'll be fine."

And in 2005.

Colbert, whose office is adorned with a 1972 Richard Nixon campaign poster, admits to being a Democrat. But, he says, "I'm not someone with a particular political ax to grind. I'm a comedian. I love hypocrisy."



Yes Stephen Colbert is a Democrat.

Mohandas Gandhi
History of the United States
Political Parties

What was one action Progressives took to help poor people?

Progressives worked for a national income tax to help poor people.

Political Parties

50 political parties and their chairman in Nigeria?

Names of Political Parties and their chairman in Nigeria



National Chairman

Chief Odigie Oyegun


African Peoples Alliance

National Chairman



All Progressives Grand Alliance

National Chairman

Chief (Sir) Victor C. Umeh


Democratic Peoples Party

National Chairman

Maj. Gen. Magashi, B.S.


Labour Party

National Chairman

Barr Dan Nwanyanwu


National Conscience Party

National Chairman

Yunusa Tanko


New Nigeria Peoples Party

National Chairman

Dr. B. O. Aniebonam


People For Democratic Change

National Chairman

Alhaji Mudi M. Waziri


Peoples Democratic Movement

National Chairman

Bashir Yusuf Ibrahim


Peoples Democratic Party

National Chairman

Aih. Ahmed Adamu Muazu


United Progressive Party

National Chairman

Chief Chekwas Okorie


Unity Party of Nigeria

National Chairman

Dr. Fredick I. Fasehun


United Democratic Party

National Chairman

Dr. Umaru Dikko


Social Democratic Party

National Chairman

Chief. Olu Falae


Peoples Party of Nigeria

National Chairman

Acting National Chairman Alh. Lawal M. T. Adamu


Progressive Peoples Alliance

National Chairman




National Chairman

Hon. Mohammad Lawal Nalado


Action Alliance

National Chairman

Tunde Anifowose Kelani


Advanced Congress Of Democrats

National Chairman

Yusuf Buba


Allied Congress Party of Nigeria

National Chairman

Engr. Olu Okunriaboye


Alliance For Democracy

National Chairman

Chairman, AD Senator Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa


African Democratic Congress

National Chairman

Chief Ralph Okey Nwosu


Citizens Popular Party

National Chairman

Acting National Chairman Chief Sam Eke



National Chairman

Edozie Madu


Kowa Party

National Chairman

Alh. Umar Mustapha

PDC People For Democratic Change National Chairman Alhaji Mudi M. Waziri

UDP United Democratic Party

National Chairman

Dr. Umaru Dikko

Political Parties

Which leader was against the formation of political parties?

George Washington spoke out against them in his farewell address.

Political Parties

Is The Progressive Party a example of a splinter party?


Political Parties

What was the name of debs political party?

Germany in WW2
Adolf Hitler
Political Parties
Nazi Party

How were Hitler and the Nazi Party able to consolidate their position in Germany between January 1933 and August 1934?

Consolidation of the Nazi dictatorship, 1933-34When Hitler was nominated Chancellor on 30 January 1933 it was partly on the basis that he headed the largest party in the Reichstag, having gained 196 out of 584 seats (just under 34%) in the general election of November 1932. He was in coalition with the German Centre Party (Zentrumspartei) but still didn't have an overall majority. When Hitler became Chancellor, Goering became Interior Minister of Prussia, the largest of the German states and head of the Prussian police.

Hitler persuaded Hindenburg to call a fresh general election for 5 March 1933, arguing that the NSDAP had been unable to form a coalition with the Centre Party. At the end of February the Reichstag burned down. Hitler immediately blamed the Communists, whipped up anti-Communist hysteria and banned them from taking part in the forthcoming elections. (It was widely believed that the Nazis were responsible for the fire).

On 23 March 1933 the Reichstag passed the Enabling Law by a two-thirds majority (444 out of 647 - only the SPD voted against (94)) and enabled the Chancellor to rule by decree without even the need for approval by the President. In effect, the Reichstag then dissolved itself.

The first permanent concentration camp had been set up at Dachau the day before! The SA was unleashed on political opponents and several semi-official concentration camps were set up all over Germany. (Most of these were later closed).

April 1933-February 1934. A series of measures abolishing the federal structure of Germany and massively stengthening the powers of the central government.

May 1933. Decree issued banning all parties except the NSDAP (Nazis). Independent labour unions also banned at the same time.

- Also appointment of an official 'Reichsbischof' ('Reich bishop') who was put in charge of the Protestant churches, which were ordered to preach 'positive Christianity', free of 'Judaistic servility' ...


Second half of 1933. Further measures to strengthen the party and the central government. (Partial merger of state and party).

1933-34 Growing demands from Roehm and the SA. Roehm overreached himself by demanding that the armed forces (Reichswehr) be made subordinate to the SA. Hitler had Roehm and the leadership of the SA slaughtered in June 1934.

August 1934. Death of President Hindenburg. Hitler was declared President with the asistance of the military and declared himself "Fuehrer". No presidential election was held.

Also important: in 1934 the SS became fully independent of the SA. Himmler and Heydrich were put in charge of the entire terror apparatus.

Elections and Voting
Information Technology
Political Parties

What is the advantages and disadvantages of information technology?

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= Some advantages and disadvantages of information technology =

Before we can know about all the advantages and disadvantages of information technology, it is essential that we know what information technology is exactly, and why it has it come to play such a important role in our daily lives. Today information technology involves more than just computer literacy; it also takes into account how computers work and how these computers can further be used not just for information processing but also for communications and problem solving tasks as well.

Our world today has changed a great deal with the aid of information technology. Things that were once done manually or by hand have now become computerized operating systems, which simply require a single click of a mouse to get a task completed. With the aid of IT we are not only able to stream line our business processes but we are also able to get constant information in 'real time' that is up to the minute and up to date.

The significance of IT can be seen from the fact that it has penetrated almost every aspect of our daily lives from business to leisure and even society. Today personal PCs, cell phones, fax machines, pagers, email and internet have all not only become an integral part of our very culture but also play an essential role in our day to day activities. With such a wide scope for the purpose of this article we shall focus on the impact of the internet in information technology.

Globalization - IT has not only brought the world closer together, but it has allowed the world's economy to become a single interdependent system. This means that we can not only share information quickly and efficiently, but we can also bring down barriers of linguistic and geographic boundaries. The world has developed into a global village due to the help of information technology allowing countries like Chile and Japan who are not only separated by distance but also by language to shares ideas and information with each other.

Communication - With the help of information technology, communication has also become cheaper, quicker, and more efficient. We can now communicate with anyone around the globe by simply text messaging them or sending them an email for an almost instantaneous response. The internet has also opened up face to face direct communication from different parts of the world thanks to the helps of video conferencing.

Cost effectiveness - Information technology has helped to computerize the business process thus streamlining businesses to make them extremely cost effective money making machines. This in turn increases productivity which ultimately gives rise to profits that means better pay and less strenuous working conditions.

Bridging the cultural gap - Information technology has helped to bridge the cultural gap by helping people from different cultures to communicate with one another, and allow for the exchange of views and ideas, thus increasing awareness and reducing prejudice.

More time - IT has made it possible for businesses to be open 24 x7 all over the globe. This means that a business can be open anytime anywhere, making purchases from different countries easier and more convenient. It also means that you can have your goods delivered right to your doorstep with having to move a single muscle.

Creation of new jobs - Probably the best advantage of information technology is the creation of new and interesting jobs. Computer programmers, Systems analyzers, Hardware and Software developers and Web designers are just some of the many new employment opportunities created with the help of IT.

Unemployment - While information technology may have streamlined the business process it has also crated job redundancies, downsizing and outsourcing. This means that a lot of lower and middle level jobs have been done away with causing more people to become unemployed.

Privacy - Though information technology may have made communication quicker, easier and more convenient, it has also bought along privacy issues. From cell phone signal interceptions to email hacking, people are now worried about their once private information becoming public knowledge.

Lack of job security - Industry experts believe that the internet has made job security a big issue as since technology keeps on changing with each day. This means that one has to be in a constant learning mode, if he or she wishes for their job to be secure.

Dominant culture - While information technology may have made the world a global village, it has also contributed to one culture dominating another weaker one. For example it is now argued that US influences how most young teenagers all over the world now act, dress and behave. Languages too have become overshadowed, with English becoming the primary mode of communication for business and everything else.

From: http://www.smallbusinessbible.org/advan_disadvan_informationtechnology.html

History of the United States
Political Parties

What was true about the Whig Free-Soil and Know-Nothing parties?

dissolved into the 1850s

Politics and Government
Political Theory
Political Parties

What is one advantage minor parties have over the major parties?

In almost any democratic nation with both major and minor political parties, there is no clear advantage of minor parties. In fact it's just the opposite. Minor parties have few members and less weight than the major ones. And taking stands on controversial issues is something a major party often does. The fact that a minor party may do it is of little or no value. Thereby the minor party's "issues" have no currency in the mainstream political world of today.

Germany in WW2
History of Germany
Adolf Hitler
Political Parties
Nazi Party

Why was the Nazi party more popular when Hitler was released from jail?

He just became leader because he wanted it. He told Dreschler that he wanted power and that if he didn't get it, then he'd form his own party. Hitler's philosophy was if you want something take it, Don't ask!

AnswerHitler became the leader of Germany through the parliamentary electoral system. In the elections, Hitler's party, the National Socialist Workers' Party, won the largest number of seats in the parliament (though not a majority of all seats). Since Hitler was the leader of that party, he was appointed by the President as Chancellor (a position similar to Prime Minister).


Well, because Hitler was released, Nazis were happy!Also because Hitler wrote a book in prison called Mein Kampf (My Struggle) to show what he has been through to get this far!

Political Office Holders
International Government
Political Parties

Who are the Presidents and Prime Ministers of all countries?

The current heads of state and government are listed at the related link below.

Human Rights
Political Parties

Why should government put a check on media?

The government should put a check on media to control rumors and fake issues that disappoints the nation and our society environment.

Political Parties

Who were the patriots and the tories?

The Patriots and the Tories were two groups of people during the American Revolution. The Patriots were a group of "rebels" against the King(George III) and wanted freedom and independence in America. The Tories were "loyalists", that is, loyal to the King. They were against independence in America and were proud of being British. They most likely just didn't want conflict with Britain during this time.

History of the United States
Politics and Government
Political Parties

What are the two major political parties in the United States?

The Republican Party and the Democratic Party are the two major US political parties. Sometimes the latter party is called the Democrat Party inasmuch as democrats are its members.

Political Parties

Witch political party was in 1998?

Democratic and Republican

Political Parties

What reforms did the populist party make?

Free silver


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