Tag: history

66 Has politics always been so polarized? 2021-02-07T22:56:41.313

51 Do/did non-dictatorial Communist societies exist? 2012-12-24T15:48:05.417

36 Difference between nationalism and patriotism 2017-01-18T15:46:03.747

35 In the United States, why aren't both legislative chambers involved in the Supreme Court confirmation process? 2020-09-25T00:49:50.473

33 Were there any U.S. Presidents that were very unpopular when elected? 2016-11-02T13:27:01.250

32 Has a Nobel Peace laureate ever been accused of war crimes? 2019-04-22T20:00:01.757

31 Why is Japan more revisionist about its World War II era actions than Germany? 2013-04-13T13:28:47.377

29 What caused a massive shift in Republican ideological trajectories in the late '70s? 2018-01-16T01:22:33.030

29 Why is changing the size of the Supreme Court considered dangerous today, when it has been done in the past? 2020-09-22T17:09:07.963

28 In the Weimar Republic what was the role of the people sitting on the left side of the speaker? 2018-03-09T08:11:14.813

28 Has any government throughout history banned foreign currencies? 2020-06-17T10:01:58.023

28 The politicization of the supreme court 2020-10-18T23:29:47.430

27 When, how and why did the stars in the logo of the Republican Party get turned upside down? 2016-06-01T11:57:44.970

24 How many Federal officials have been impeached and convicted? 2017-10-25T04:04:20.830

24 Congressman Jeff Van Drew is switching parties over Trump impeachment: has this ever happened before? 2020-01-01T18:16:50.753

24 Does the motto “Don’t tread on me” have a specific political color? 2020-06-28T19:42:35.600

22 Why did the acronym GOP stick to the Republicans and not to the Democrats? 2020-07-23T14:48:46.237

20 How applicable is the "Biden rule" to McConnell's arguments? 2016-03-18T11:12:46.573

20 Why does New Mexico resolve election ties with a game of Poker? 2020-11-05T20:21:51.993

19 Must all democratic countries have a constitution? 2012-12-25T01:49:06.870

19 Did past presidential impeachment inquiries have basic defendant's rights? 2019-10-08T23:49:16.887

18 Why has Vermont been so reliably blue since 1992, despite being so white and rural? 2016-12-24T16:20:38.433

18 Why do Americans care so much about their constitution? 2017-12-03T15:30:16.380

15 In what sense did Jefferson consider the right to life "unalienable" in light of his support for capital punishment? 2016-04-02T07:00:43.003

15 Who coined the term "madman theory"? 2019-04-10T10:59:00.963

15 Did right-wing politician Franz Josef Strauss ever explain why he gave a 3 billion loan to East Germany in 1983? 2019-07-07T13:18:44.430

14 Why did Aristotle refuse democracy? 2016-10-14T09:24:32.710

14 Is the Russian legislature unusually enthusiastic about Trump's victory? 2016-11-15T10:42:55.217

14 Why do some countries recognise Taiwan as the sole legitimate government of China? 2016-12-28T03:23:44.333

14 Has any relevant American politician ever publicly admitted that the Gulf of Tonkin incident was a lie? 2018-05-23T08:08:39.393

14 Was the 1800 US presidential election the first intentional, peaceful transfer of national control? 2019-12-23T13:42:32.577

14 Is Iran missile strike the first unanswered strike to the US after Cuban crisis? 2020-01-09T11:12:56.767

13 Has a recount ever changed the winner of a state during a presidential election? 2020-11-04T19:53:40.873

12 How significant was Chernobyl in the collapse of the Soviet Union? 2013-06-24T08:35:50.833

12 Why do members of parliament address the speaker instead of speaking normally? 2017-06-23T20:42:39.633

12 Are there precedents for Congresspersons going in uninvited to closed-doors committee proceedings? 2019-10-23T17:54:32.950

12 Is there historical precedent for the US Senate to confirm a SCOTUS nominee from a POTUS of their own party in an election year? 2020-09-22T16:29:46.833

12 Under what circumstances has the USA invoked martial law? 2020-12-24T13:12:12.670

12 How many presidents had decided not to attend the inauguration of their successor? 2021-01-08T16:54:13.907

11 Why are US state (as opposed to federal) legislatures bicameral? 2018-02-18T11:36:35.267

11 Has a law or amendment been passed without a vote in Parliament because there were no tellers before? 2019-09-04T18:48:31.467

11 Has there ever been a true instance of unregulated capitalism? 2019-09-26T01:53:14.173

11 What are the concrete demands of Germans who want to "put an end to" (Schlussstrich ziehen) nazi commemorations? 2020-06-02T09:02:41.907

11 Did the Founding Fathers consider creating something similar to the current filibuster? 2021-01-21T18:41:59.057

10 Are/were there any countries where rich people have more votes? 2015-07-17T10:02:13.230

10 Have politicians' identicons been brute forced? 2019-04-30T06:18:52.553

10 Evidence of Democratic-Republican Party Realignment Circa 1950? 2019-12-31T06:54:50.430

9 Who are early critics of democracy? 2013-01-28T21:56:09.593

9 Did 'State' mean the same thing as today's 'country' during the time of the foundation of the USA? 2013-06-29T04:38:07.780

9 Who had more power in the Weimar Government? The President or the Chancellor? 2015-06-07T18:41:35.777

9 Have any politicians been elected to the government of two different countries during their career? 2017-10-21T23:39:30.680

9 Have a large number of Congressmen announced voluntary retirement like they did after the 2016 elections? 2019-01-10T11:34:59.270

9 What has been the historical trend of U.S. congresspeople voting as blocks? 2020-01-16T21:51:52.570

9 Has there ever been a presidential election where every state voted the same way as in the midterms? 2020-05-04T21:18:11.257

9 Have Texas voters ever selected a Democrat for President? 2020-12-07T17:03:59.027

9 Have there been any instances where both of a state's Senate seats flipped to the opposing party in a single election? 2021-01-11T15:05:13.217

8 Did the British government call American revolutionaries terrorists? 2013-07-11T08:32:38.613

8 Was there any war Russia has ignited that was NOT explained by its "support" of a newly-created "People's Republic"? 2014-10-28T14:17:17.597

8 Who swears in the Speaker of the House when the speaker-elect is Dean of the House? 2015-11-06T12:38:05.503

8 Is Obama the first American president to ever visit Hiroshima? 2016-05-28T13:37:13.697

8 History of the notion of "cryptarchy" ("secret government") 2016-08-04T02:45:44.027

8 Why do some muslim countries ban polygamy? 2017-06-29T21:01:21.503

8 What is a Republic? 2017-12-07T14:43:57.760

8 US presidents that weren't on every states' ballots 2019-03-19T02:46:36.357

8 Why won't UK Prime Ministers formally apologise for the Amritsar massacre? 2019-04-10T18:51:39.930

8 Why did 19th-cent. US presidents have less role in government than Congress or the states, and were more executives than leaders? 2019-04-19T04:59:54.000

8 Were there no leaked phone calls of US presidents before Trump's presidency? 2019-10-31T00:31:33.587

8 Why Is The U.S. Supreme Court Reviewing So Few Cases On The Merits? 2020-09-02T17:47:38.773

8 Has anyone gained power via election fraud? 2020-11-12T04:54:19.847

7 Why aren't the Jewish settlements legal under International Law, Canon Law, US domestic law, and historic rules for obtaining sovereignty? 2014-07-25T11:38:42.997

7 Why do many international organizations have their headquarters in Geneva? 2015-04-19T13:43:33.023

7 Could Bill Clinton have won a third term? 2015-12-24T15:57:34.750

7 Why are only certain professions able to countersign passport photos in the UK? 2016-05-07T10:46:35.193

7 Is the dispute over the naming of Macedonia unique in recent history? 2018-10-29T23:02:51.163

7 What are reasons for a country to apologise long after the fact? 2019-04-12T00:14:49.210

7 Federalist 57 suggests voting open to everyone in the early republic? 2019-09-11T10:55:43.600

7 Why does Russia bother to justify the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact? 2019-09-13T07:36:02.683

7 What happened at the Blackpool Labour Party Conference in 1980? 2021-02-01T20:16:29.237

6 What are the political challenges in defeating organized crime? 2013-01-01T16:26:19.083

6 Which country had the first constitution adopted by referendum? 2013-08-09T13:33:45.830

6 Was Conservatism Edmund Burke's child? 2016-09-11T15:43:14.933

6 Was Trump's focus on Clinton's emails beneficial to his 2016 presidential campaign? 2016-10-31T07:57:57.453

6 Are there any examples of contested elections held to elect a king? 2017-03-09T20:41:04.757

6 Why do NOAA and the USPHS have uniformed services? 2017-08-12T00:23:46.173

6 What exactly was the reason anti-Masonic party disliked Masons? 2017-10-16T01:56:30.020

6 Was the Corwin Amendment's use of the term "domestic institutions" intended to apply to more than just slavery? 2019-02-21T00:09:56.887

6 Has a leader ever been so successful the opposition "switched sides"? 2020-06-01T09:57:20.637

6 What are some cases of US politicians going back to more 'junior' positions? 2020-11-11T02:23:19.270

6 Have any Senators boycotted an impeachment vote? 2021-02-11T19:31:11.917

5 How did the Russian Politburo (Bolshevik) elect its leaders? 2016-03-05T07:48:51.443

5 Have any other Republican candidates for Congress accepted only the Democratic nomination? vice versa? 2016-08-16T19:20:59.137

5 Why has Article 50 of Brexit not been enabled yet? 2016-10-19T16:08:02.750

5 How does Oxford University influence the politics in the UK? 2017-03-07T15:39:33.330

5 Books for understanding the government of ancient Athens and the Roman Empire? 2018-02-26T03:53:02.843

5 How can communism be totalitarian? 2018-11-25T02:18:59.740

5 What were the names of political movements championing small institutions over large institutions (instead of conventional left vs. right spectrum)? 2019-03-05T15:01:23.250

5 Has a tied vote ever happened in a UK Parliamentary election? 2020-04-21T13:56:40.940

5 Have there have been confirmed cases of Unmasking Abuse? 2020-05-22T21:00:28.750

5 How do I find the full text of a bill from an early 1900s US Congress 2020-08-05T01:08:30.050