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What's the reason for overusing of the word “revolution” in 1969?

According to this Ngram there had been a rise in using the word "revolution" through 1986 and 1969. What could be the reason? Any answer is appreciated!
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Legacy commitment of a new government

A commitment is made by a political party's ministry in power to a segment of people through an agreement. Then the party is voted out in election. What happens to commitments and contracts earlier ...
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How many superdelegates have endorsed voting for the plurality delegate winner to be the nominee?

On Wednesday’s Democratic Presidential Debate in Nevada, candidates were asked if they think that whoever gets a plurality of the pledged delegates should ultimately become the Democratic nominee, ...
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Books on judicial activism in the UK

In line with Increase judicial oversight of the UK executive?, I want to read books on UK judicial activism, the more recent the better because of Miller II [2019] UKSC 41. I found just piecemeal ...
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What happens in a brokered convention? Why is the prospect of one seen as a threat to Sanders' presidential hopes?

With six (technically eight including Tulsi Gabbard & Tom Steyer) candidates currently still in the field for the Democratic presidential candidate nomination, it seems increasingly likely that no ...
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Is it a concern to the US, that leading their leader in handcuffs out of the White House would look weak to other countries? [closed]

I am wondering how for example something like the "Nixonian Deal" (Nixon leaving office "voluntarily" in exchange for being pardoned later) could occur. What kind of leverage does a President have in ...
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Does the US president have more power over their country than any other elected person has in their own country? [closed]

I was having an argument with a friend over the following question. Does the US president have more power over the US than any other elected person on Earth has over their own county? The ...
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What is the freezing hypothesis, and is it still applicable today?

I came across the term, which seems to refer to a theory initially introduced by Lipset & Rokkan in 1967. It appears to refer to a way of categorising voters into 'frozen' blocs that don't shift ...
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How binding is a sentencing recommendation by the Department of Justice? [closed]

Regarding the sentencing of Roger Stone, the original recommendation, which had been made according to official guidelines, was for a sentence of 7-9 years in prison. Then it was changed, and ...
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What is the difference between totalitarianism and authoritarianism?

Both ideologies seem to have a dictatorship-like system of governance, no tolerance of dissenting opinions, and an executive which holds absolute power. What is the difference between these two ...
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Why does “the central irony of Brexit” make “constitutional reform more necessary and less likely”? [closed]

The next crisis - The Brexit referendum and the British constitution. May 30th 2019 Briefing, The Economist. You can read the text for free. The possibility of a crisis in the House, like the ...
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Can a US President realistically pardon enough people to sway an election?

Slightly inspired by this question, is there a limitation on the number of pardons a president could offer, such that it could sway the outcome of the next election? Take for example, Florida, ...
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Why did the life expectancy in Libya decline even before the Libyan civil war?

I've stumbled on the weird fact, that the life expectancy at birth declined in Libya from 2008 to 2012. Which was a trend that isn't reflected in neighbouring countries. http://data.worldbank.org/...
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Increase judicial oversight of the UK executive? [closed]

Brexit has proven that the UK Parliament can't adequately safeguard against the abuse of executive power - Miller II [2019] UKSC 41 is case in point! Thus don't we need MORE JUDICIAL, not just ...
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What are UK executive's abuses of executive power, barring Boris Johnson's prorogation in 2019 voided by UKSC? [closed]

What are abuses of executive power that the UK Parliament and parliamentary oversight failed to adequately safeguard against, judicial oversight ought to be increased for? Please list multiple ...

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