As of 2014, countries that have a one-party system include the three communist states of North Korea, China and Korea, as well as Iraq. In the 20th century, one of the most prominent examples of a state with a one-party system was the Soviet Union. A common feature that is shared in countries with one-party systems is the banning of political opposition by law.Continue Reading
In a single-party state, the local constitution is commonly worded to ban the transfer of a power from the ruling party to another party by limiting either legal existence or participatory ability in elections and decision-making. The justification of the existence of single-party states most typically relates to national unity and a legitimization of the party's continued dominance of power by connecting their presence as part of the will of the people.
In the 20th and 21st centuries, a large portion of single-party states were established following the Marxism-Leninism ideology. Exceptions include Nazi Germany and Italy under Mussolini, which followed a fascist dogma. Some other single-party states that emerged after World War II originated from former colonies in which the ruling party played a major or complete role in achieving independence, such as Cameroon and Indonesia, though the period of single-party rule in these countries were generally brief.Learn more about Politics
Dozens of countries are located around the Pacific Rim, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Cambodia, Brunei, China, Indonesia, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Singapore and Vietnam. These countries lie on four of the seven continents: North America, South America, Asia and Australia.Full Answer >
As of 2014, nine countries — the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea — have nuclear arsenals. Together, they maintain a combined stockpile of roughly 16,300 nuclear devices, according to Business Insider.Full Answer >
Aggressive statements from North Korea were given in response to the United States issuing statements or sanctions against them, or supportive measures that favor South Korea. Threats against the United States also have political value in North Korea.Full Answer >
The Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco is located at 1450 Laguna Street, and the phone number is (415) 852-5900, as of October 2014. The consulate provides visas, passports, authentication documents, consular protection for Chinese citizens and cultural exchanges. The consul general is Yuan Nansheng; he has held that position since early 2013.Full Answer >