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What did Oliver Cromwell ban in England?
Oliver Cromwell banned music because he thought it was sinful. He was a fervent Quaker of the time, and also banned Christmas festivites dancing and everything that made life at that time bearable. ...
Asked in Politics and Government, Communism
How can you summarize communism?
Marxist viewpoint on History and Economy: History revolves around class struggle and violent revolution against the ruling class by the lower class. Economy, "from each which he is able, to to each according to need." Dictatorship of the proletariat: The rule by people who is the best option for the working class (if they knew what was best for them). Command economy: The government controls the factors of production and makes all economic decisions. Idea of belonging to a global movement: Marxist History is prospective,...
What is the Elastic Clause?
The elastic clause provides flexibility for our government. The elastic clause in the US Constitution grants Congress the right to pass all laws "necessary and proper" to carry out the powers specifically granted to Congress by the Constitution....
What is the meaning of 'Faith and begorrah'?
'Faith and begorrah' means "sure and by God". This is in the dialect of English called Hiberno-English, not in Irish Gaelic, although there are several features of this dialect owing to the Gaelic. ...
What are questions about the Prime Minister of the United States?
There is not a Prime Minister in the United States. The head of state and head of government in the United States is the US president. Currently, this is Barack Obama. The executive branch of the US is elected separately from the legislative branch, although they are related by their political parties. It is possible to have a President whose party does not hold a majority in Congress. Americas' Prime Minister Each country in North America and South America has its own political structure,...
Asked in Politics and Government, Botswana
What is the largest political unit in San society?
Are you referring to the San people, who live in Botswana, in Southern Africa? If so, they are not very political (they generally do not vote or participate in politics), and their kinship bonds and cultural traditions are the most important to them. ...
What is Christianphobia?
Christianphobia (usually called Christianophobia or Christophobia) is the irrational fear or hatred of Christians or Christianity. It mirrors the use of the word Islamophobia by Muslims. The extent of Christianphobia in the UK is debatable. One view: In many parts of the UK there is a new aggressive atheism that for the last decade has been sweeping all areas of UK society. It is being led by a number of aggressive academic atheists; who are encouraging the persecution, ridicule and mocking of Christianity and Christians....
Which country was the first to give women the right to vote?
At a national level, Grant Duchy of Finland(1883) was first to declare universal suffrage and allow anyone to participate in politic, women included, although it was a autonymous part of Russian Empire at that stage. The first independent country to give women the right to vote in national elections (not local or provincial) was New Zealand in 1893. Previous bills or amendments only narrowly failed in New Zealands parliament as early as 1878. Places with similar status which granted women the vote include Wyoming Territory...
Asked in Politics and Government, Communism
Was communism a threat with the domino theory?
The Domino Theory, as stated by President Eisenhower in regard to Southeast Asia, stated that the practice of Communism in one country would cause nearby countries to fall to the "spread" of communism, like a series of falling dominoes. However, the accuracy of this theory is still under debate, even today. On one hand, the theory is supported by the fact that South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos all became Communist nations after America pulled troops out of Vietnam, thereby "preventing" the proliferation...
What is the color of the New Democratic Party of Canada?
The New Democratic Party (NDP) main colour is orange. However, green is their second colour. ...
How can one create a government recognized religion?
That depends on the country you live in, how powerful you are and how much money you have. The US government doesn't "recognize" religions in any official manner other than, perhaps -- and I stress "perhaps" -- by the IRS granting religious groups and their legal entities tax-exempt status, pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Granting tax-exempt status, though, does not amount to official government recognition, as that phrase is most commonly understood; and, in fact, the US government officially "recognizing"...
Who becomes president if the president dies?
If the president Obama dies then Joe Biden is the president. See if the president dies then the vice president will be president. The answer depends on the country/organization. In the case of the President of the United States, the Vice President becomes president if the president dies or resigns. In some countries the Vice President becomes acting president. In other countries a new election must be held, or a new president appointed. In other countries, the Speaker of the House of elected representatives...
What were two key elements of the Madisonian model?
To keep most of the power outside of the majority and to separate the power into different institutions. ...
Is conservapedia.com a joke?
Oddly enough it is not. It is a forum for conservatives to spread their take on the world. It seems to be information filtered through the glasses of conservatism. Much like Fox News vs MSNBC (conservative politics vs liberal politics) it is merely a website boasting a standpoint. While I would not use their articles as unbiased report, I would use them as informative and an insight into how today's conservative culture is seeing the world around them. **But I do know that...
How is the number of electoral votes determined for each state?
Electoral votes in the Electoral College determine the President of the United States. Every state and DC are awarded a certain number of electoral votes with which to elect the President. Each state has electoral votes equal to the total of the 2 representative the state has in the U.S. Senate plus the number of representative the state has in the House of Representatives. ...
Asked in Politics and Government
What was a cause of the Yamasee War in Carolina?
Yamasee War in Carolina The cause of the Yamasee War was that the colinists were taking to much land and never gave any back. Correct Answer: It is a little more in depth than that. The South Carolina government known as the Lord Proprietors had a agreement with the Yamassee in a form of a treaty to keep all of their coastal land in between the Combahee and the Savannah river. No one was to encroach on the Yamassee land or pass...
Asked in Politics and Government
What does geography literacy mean?
Geography literacy refers to the ability of someone to generally know the locations of places on a map. It is generally referred to in order to show the inadequacies of education as children are unable to locate well known countries on the map, such as India. ...
Asked in Politics and Government, Monarchy
What countries have a king or queen?
Monarchies around the world Africa Lesotho - King Letsie III Morocco - King Mohammed VI Swaziland - King Mswati III Asia Bhutan - King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck Brunei - Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiiah Cambodia - King Norodom Sihamoni Japan - Emperor Akihito Malaysia - Tuanku Abdul Halim Thailand - King Bhumibol Adulyadej Europe Andorra - Princes Nicolas Sarkozy and Joan Enric Vives Sicilia Belgium - King Albert II Denmark - Queen Margarethe II Liechtenstein - Prince Hans Adam II Luxembourg - Grand Duke Henri Monaco - Prince Albert II Netherlands - King Willem-Alexander Norway -...
Asked in Politics and Government, Bill Clinton
Which political party was in power in1999?
The Democratic Party controlled the White House in 1999. However, the Republican Party controlled both chambers of Congress. In other words, the Republican Party had a majority in the House of Representatives and in the Senate. ...