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Enforce is the wrong word to use here, because while the idea may have began with the US government, formally speaking the decision to participate or not rested with each National Olympic Committee. The US, and other Western governments in general, simply persuaded (pressured) their respective NOCs into supporting their foreign policy. Thus the USOC was ...


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You will see from the Oath of office WP page that this pattern of two inaugurations always has the first ceremony labeled as "private". The POTUS has to be sworn in on the first day of office. But having a public ceremony where people could actually attend (instead of watching on TV), where parades could be held and such, is not always possible on ...


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The 20th amendment says "The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January ... and the terms of their successors shall then begin". The body of the constitution (article II, section I) says: "Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: [the oath]&...


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According to these notes from an International Olympic Committee(IOC) executive meeting, it seems the United States Olympic Committee(USOC) agreed to the boycott mostly on their own due to safety concerns: After the April 24 session, USOC Exec Dir. Miller said that the USOC explained to the IOC/EC that it had taken its decision after obtaining all ...


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Conference Footage Footage of Legasov's address does exist -- but perhaps not the whole address. The relevant passages in Higginbotham's 'Midnight in Chernobyl' with respect to the Vienna Conference say: Two weeks later, on August 25, Valery Legasov, wearing a gray suit and striped tie, his face puffy and haggard behind thick glasses, took the floor on the ...


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Not 100% sure, but here is something to look into. Hungary had a regime change in 1989, moving to a non-communist government. During the revolution, protests frequently occurred at state TV headquarters. Furthermore, this could be a very Hungarian thing to protest, as in 2018 these anti-state TV sentiments happened again. Sources: Wikipedia:Revolutions of ...


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