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Conservatives Win Shock Majority in UK Elections

With the polls contentious and showing a close result between the Conservatives and Labour and a near certainty of a long government formation ahead, the night of May 7 was expected to be an exciting night. However, the predictions for … Continue reading

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With the UK General Election in Two Days, a Smooth Government Formation Appears Unlikely

In the United Kingdom, the general election that will decide all 650 seats in Parliament and the next British government is drawing to a close. The elections are less than one week away, and the parties’ campaigns are in their … Continue reading

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The UK Seven-Party Election Debate

With just one month left before the British general election, the election campaign is now in full swing. On April 2, the parties competing for seats in England, Wales, and Scotland held a landmark debate featuring all seven major parties … Continue reading

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In the UK, the Beginning of Five or Six Party Politics?

The British political system appears to be headed for a massive shakeup ahead of the coming parliamentary election in May.  For nearly the past century, Britain has been dominated by the Conservative and Labour parties, with only two incidents of … Continue reading

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Historical Oddities: The Shortest War

European expansion in Africa during the 19th century was often done through declaring the native societies protectorates of the European country while keeping the local rulers in charge as figureheads. The French, British, Germans, and Portuguese all used this tactic … Continue reading

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Historical Oddities: The Samoan Civil Wars

The wave of imperialism in the 19th century affected many countries as the European great powers and later the United States and Japan conquered or intervened in local affairs of nearly every other country around the world. One area of … Continue reading

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