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For the US, there's an article on Constitution Daily which says something about this. First it says: At the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, there was little public debate about the age requirements and no discussion about the age requirement for the presidency. Then it gets more helpful when it refers to James Monroe. James Monroe also ...


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The Portuguese version of the Wikipedia article probably gives the most realistic reasons why and where the book was banned: Ferdinando, o Touro (Portuguese) Even then, supporters of dictator Francisco Franco classified it as a pacifist book, being banned in many countries that adopted fascist models of government. On the other hand, due to the ...


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A History of World Societies contrasts Zbigniew Brzezinski (et al) (wikipedia on totalitarianism definition of totalitarianism with the classical authortarian conservative as a totalitarian dictator wants/demands/requires controlling the life of everyone in a country while a classical authortarian conservative (king) didn't have the ability and bureaucracy ...


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Leonid Brezhnev addressed the American public on radio and television the 24th of June, 1973. His speech can be read here and also here. There is a clip of the speech (seemingly wrongly dated 25th of June) on YouTube. He begins with: I highly appreciate this opportunity of directly addressing the people of the United States on my visit to your country. ...


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Yes, but I think you got it the wrong way around: They all knew that there was an office of propaganda. It was literally broadcast on the only radio channel. It was their name and totally normal. But back then "Propaganda" did not have the negative connotations it has today. If you look at the word itself, "to propagate" there is nothing negative about it. ...


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