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

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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Congressman Jeff Van Drew is switching parties over Trump impeachment: has this ever happened before?

New Jersey Representative Jeff Van Drew has switched parties from Democrat to Republican over the House of Representatives' vote to impeach President Trump, citing its partisan nature and the ...
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What were the names of political movements championing small institutions over large institutions (instead of conventional left vs. right spectrum)?

I recall reading about a political movement in the U.S. that, rather than being defined by contemporary left-right cleavages, was about championing small institutions (smaller, more local governments ...
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What is a “government by techology” called?

What is the technical term for a "government by technology" called? By "by technology" I mean that, for example, a computer program's decisions form the basis of governance. Is this "technocracy"?
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Have a large number of Congressmen announced voluntary retirement like they did after the 2016 elections?

What seems to be an abnormal number of Congress members mostly in the GOP announced voluntary retirement after Donald Trump was elected in 2016. I was unable to find another example of this strange ...
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How can communism be totalitarian?

I'm quite a newbie to history and politics so a sentence from Huxley surprised me (it might not be surprising for you). In Brave new world revisited (1958) he writes: It is a pretty safe bet that, ...
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Is the independent streak in the Dniestrian countries due to their Phanariot heritage?

I have always been puzzled by the independence of the people along the Dniester River and their various countries such as Moldova, Transnistria and Bessarabia. Why aren't they a natural part of ...
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Why was Muhammad Ali Jinnah once called “Kafir e Azam”?

Why was Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Quaid e Azam of Pakistan, once called "Kafir e Azam"?
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How to start and continue studying world's politics [closed]

Over last years I started to develop strong interest in politics and the way world works. I'm 23 year-old student of engineering, so I don't really get in touch with these topics in University. I had ...
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How many Federal officials have been impeached and convicted?

How many Federal officials have been impeached, convicted, and removed from office unwillingly? To qualify a federal official must have been: impeached by the House convicted by the Senate then as a ...
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What exactly was the reason anti-Masonic party disliked Masons?

Wikipedia article on anti-Masonic party seems to suggest a combination of "accused them of disappearing a former Mason critic", and "anti-Elite sentiment, since Masons were usually prominent" as a ...
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Are there any notable white nationalists that aren't white supremacists? [closed]

Using the Wikipedia definition, white nationalism is: White nationalism is a type of nationalism or pan-nationalism which holds the belief that white people are a race and seeks to develop and ...
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Why do NOAA and the USPHS have uniformed services?

Most Americans (and likely many folks around the world) think of the US military as comprising the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. However, there are also the United States ...
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Are there any examples of contested elections held to elect a king?

Are there any examples of contested elections that were held to elect a king? Target Fact Patterns By this, I mean two main fact patterns. A king is elected from multiple candidates in a country ...
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How does Oxford University influence the politics in the UK?

People from History.SE told me to ask my question here. I have to make a presentation for English class about this question. I found if very interesting because a lot of prime ministers of the UK ...

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