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Apr
6
suggested suggested edit on Why did the Germans fall behind the Americans in the development of the atomic bomb after an initial lead?
Mar
25
revised What was the practical reason for East Germany to reunify with West Germany?
Spelling corrections.
Mar
25
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Jan
31
awarded  Informed
Jan
12
comment Is the USA Congress explicitly patterned after the British Parliament?
See also: politics.stackexchange.com/questions/36/…
Dec
20
comment Do most of today's democratic nations with two-party system exhibit a civil war in recent past?
@FelixGoldberg: wasn't that, in part, a consequence of the Great Compromise?
Dec
10
revised What did the end of the western front look like at the Swiss Border?
Minor corrections.
Dec
10
suggested suggested edit on What did the end of the western front look like at the Swiss Border?
Oct
29
revised What was the exact time of announcement of Indian independence?
Typo correction.
Oct
29
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Oct
17
comment Has the resignation of a political leader in a Westminster style parliament ever forced an election call?
@canadiancreed: can you clarify which election(s) you're referring to? I.e.: an election for his seat in Parliament (if he's resigned his seat); an election for leadership of his party (if he's resigned as leader); or a general election (if people think that it's inappropriate to have a change of premier without having the chance to choose the party in power).
Oct
10
comment What's the origin of valet parking?
A possible subsidiary question: why is valet parking so much more prevalent in the US than in the UK? I don't recall ever experiencing it here in Britain (though maybe I'm just going to the wrong kinds of establishments :-) ).
Jul
13
comment Can the Queen of England fire the prime minister of Australia?
Oh, absolutely.
Jul
13
comment Can the Queen of England fire the prime minister of Australia?
See also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Prerogative_in_the_United_Kingdom
Jul
13
comment Can the Queen of England fire the prime minister of Australia?
While it's true that most of the Queen's powers (or these days, HM Government's powers) are limited by law, the power to appoint or dismiss a prime minister is one of a dwindling number which is not. It's a prerogative power, which is governed not by law, but by convention. Hence why, in theory, the Queen can do this; but in practise, she doesn't.
Jul
11
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
Could some of this be related to geology, for example, London being built on clay vs parts of Manhattan being built on rock?
Jun
21
revised Lion in the european monarchies' flags
Demoted King of Wales to a Prince.
Jun
21
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Jun
12
comment Lion in the european monarchies' flags
The one labelled England above is the coat of arms of the Prince of Wales! It's based on the arms of the United Kingdom.
Jun
6
revised What is the basic structure of British Politics?
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