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What Are The World’s Most Powerful Militaries?

What Are The World’s Most Powerful Militaries?

In September 2015, China celebrated their World War Two victory over Japan with a massive military parade. Roughly 12,000 troops marched through Tiananmen Square, a small fraction of China’s total military manpower. Military size often correlates with global influence, so we wanted to know: what are the world’s biggest militaries? Well, military strength can be measured in a number of different ways. In terms of total troop levels, China takes the lead, with roughly 3 million armed forces personnel. That’s…

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Is Denmark Really A Socialist Utopia?

Is Denmark Really A Socialist Utopia?

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has repeatedly praised the socialism-based political and economic system of Denmark. Sanders himself is running on democratic socialism, with the promise that it’ll dramatically improve the United States, just like in Denmark. But IS Denmark really some sort of socialist utopia? Well, not at first. During the 1930s Great Depression, Denmark was struggling. Exports fell and unemployment went through the roof. In 1933, the Danish prime minister signed an agreement to establish state welfare services, in…

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How Morals Influence If You’re Liberal Or Conservative

How Morals Influence If You’re Liberal Or Conservative

So I was trained as an experimental social psychologist. I do work on human judgment decision-making particularly the errors and biases that people show when they make judgments and really what changed my research was in this hyper partisan political environment and just looking at that and saying well what’s going on there and what a great example of how people’s emotions are affecting their judgment. How is it that our sort of moral feelings and our moral visions change…

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How Powerful Is The United Nations?

How Powerful Is The United Nations?

The UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution that quote “condemns in the strongest terms”, the attack that brought down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. They also demanded unfettered access to the crash site. But they haven’t yet listed this resolution under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, so the resolution is not enforceable. And they gave in to pressure from Russia and changed the phrase “shooting down” to “downing” so they didn’t even use the “strongest terms”…

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How Effective Is The United Nations?

How Effective Is The United Nations?

70 years ago, the United Nations charter was signed and ratified, creating the world’s most comprehensive global leadership organization. The UN’s main goals include improving education, child mortality rates, maternal health, gender equality and many other initiatives. So, can they do it? Exactly how effective is the United Nations? The United Nations emerged after World War 2, with the objective of achieving a global balance of peace between world powers. Today they have 193 member states. And they have roughly…

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What Is Socialism?

What Is Socialism?

What do Scandinavia, Bernie Sanders, and the Soviet Union have in common? Arguably the most misused theory of all time: socialism. The word is thrown around in popular culture and political discourse as both a pejorative and a compliment. But how can the same system be behind both the Nazi Party and Finland’s world-class education system? What exactly is Socialism? Well, in it’s most simple form, socialism is when a population collectively owns and controls the means of production, and…

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What Is Communism?

What Is Communism?

As diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States improve, we wanted to look at the political philosophy behind the long embargoed nation. Cuba is one of the last communist dictatorships left in the world, and since extreme anti-communist sentiments in the mid 20th century, the philosophy has been a regular fixture in political discussions. So we wanted to know, what exactly is communism? Well, there are a number of overlapping philosophies and socioeconomic systems that can be described as…

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Who Are The Kurds?

Who Are The Kurds?

In Iraq right now, the Sunni Militant group ISIS is fighting against the Shiite run government for control of most of the country. But those aren’t the only groups in Iraq. There is a whole other section of people called the Kurds, who are involved in the dispute, the politics, and pretty much everything else going in in the country. So, who are the Kurds and what do they want? Well, let’s look at a map of Iraq. The Kurds…

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How Powerful Is The Philippines?

How Powerful Is The Philippines?

Since 2012, the Philippines and China have gone head to head over the ownerships of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. These islands are important stopover points along nautical shipping lines, and both countries have bolstered their navies in preparation for a fight over these territories. Recently, a Chinese coast guard vessel even reportedly used a water cannon on a Philippine fishing boat for operating in the disputed region. This got us thinking, could the Philippines actually defend…

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Report: Rightwing Populism Becoming the New Normal!!!

Report: Rightwing Populism Becoming the New Normal!!!

hey there everyone great to be back with you a new report states that the right-wing populism is becoming the new normal with no end in sight for its surge that's what we'll be talking about on today's video look one of the things that's so interesting about this mass turn to the political and traditionalist right that we're seeing all over Europe in the United States is that its detractors those who champion secular globalist corporatist values believe generally…

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