The Body Politic

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Post  Minby_Aran on Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:48 pm

The spoiler effect is very real, and the voting system in America basically necessitates two parties dominating.

For a good explanation of this, and the alternatives, I recommend CGPGrey's politics in the Animal Kingdom videos. http://www.cgpgrey.com/politics-in-the-animal-kingdom/
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Re: The Body Politic

Post  Raya on Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:21 pm

This is quite an interesting watch...how the borders of Europe have changed over the last 1000 years. And you wonder why we have such odd relationships with each other Razz



(also what the hell Germany, what's going on with you)

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Re: The Body Politic

Post  Sahrimnir on Sun May 21, 2017 9:24 am

I think it's interesting how political words can change their meaning completely, depending on the political context.

- I am politically red.
- I am most definitely not a liberal.
- I am a republican.

Those three statements are all true, but to an American they would give a picture of me that is completely opposite to who I really am.

- In Sweden (as well as most countries I think, other than the USA), red means left-wing and blue means right-wing.
- A "liberal" in Sweden is someone who believes in the free market. I'd say it's closer to what an American would call a "libertarian". I'm a socialist, so this obviously doesn't describe me.
- A "republican" in Sweden is someone who thinks the monarchy is outdated and Sweden should become a republic. It has got nothing to do with the American republican party.
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