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Nepal's government is a federal democratic republic. This newest form of government replaces the previous monarchy, which Parliament voted to remove in 2007.

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  • What kind of government does Russia have?

    Q: What kind of government does Russia have?

    A: Russia is a federation with a prime minister and a president as head of state. The legislature is a bicameral body that includes the State Duma and the Federal Assembly. The judicial branch includes Supreme Arbitration, Supreme and Constitutional bodies.
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  • What year did Fidel Castro die?

    Q: What year did Fidel Castro die?

    A: As of March 27, 2014, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro is still alive. He was born Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz on Aug. 13, 1926 near Biran, Cuba to Angel Castro and Lina Ruz Gonzalez.
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  • What type of economic system does Nigeria have?

    Q: What type of economic system does Nigeria have?

    A: Nigeria operates a mixed economic system that is a blend of socialism and capitalism. The various private freedoms are still government regulated and are included in centralized economic planning.
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  • What kind of government does the Philippines have?

    Q: What kind of government does the Philippines have?

    A: The Philippines is a democratic republic with an executive, legislative and judicial branch. The elected president serves as both the head of state and the head of government. The legislative branch has two bodies; the upper chamber is the Senate and the lower chamber is the House of Representatives.
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  • What is Sheikh Mansour's net worth?

    Q: What is Sheikh Mansour's net worth?

    A: Sheikh Mansour, owner of the Manchester City Football Club, is reported to be one of the wealthiest men in football with a net worth of about 20 billion pounds. He topped the 2011 and 2010 lists of the FourFourTwo "Rich List" of wealthy football owners.
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  • What type of government does Venezuela have?

    Q: What type of government does Venezuela have?

    A: Venezuela has a federal republic style of government. It is under a constitution and has an elected president who serves as both head of government and head of state. The nation has a 167-seat unicameral National Assembly. There are 23 states, 11 federally controlled island groups and a government district that includes parts of Caracas.
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  • Can I travel abroad if I have a criminal record?

    Q: Can I travel abroad if I have a criminal record?

    A: The ability to travel abroad depends on the nature of the offense and the country to which the person is travelling, according to USA Today. Countries individually create standards for entry. A person currently on probation who has travel restrictions is unable to go abroad.
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  • Why does the Queen face one way on stamps and the other on coins?

    Q: Why does the Queen face one way on stamps and the other on coins?

    A: Queen Elizabeth II's likeness faces to the right on coins and to the left on stamps due to traditions within the Royal Mint and Royal Mail. Ever since the reign of Charles II, portraits of British monarchs on coinage alternate the direction they face based upon their immediate predecessors. The Royal Mail always shows monarchs facing to the left on standard postage stamps.
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  • What is the difference between Mi5 and Mi6?

    Q: What is the difference between Mi5 and Mi6?

    A: The Mi5 seeks to protect the United Kingdom, its citizens and interests from internal and external threats while the Mi6 focuses exclusively on external threats. The Mi6 is officially known as the Secret Intelligence Service.
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  • Where did Nelson Mandela grow up?

    Q: Where did Nelson Mandela grow up?

    A: Nelson Mandela grew up in his mother's household in the village of Qunu. Qunu is located about 20 miles south of Mvezo where Mandela was born in 1918.
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  • Why is Ghana a less economically developed country?

    Q: Why is Ghana a less economically developed country?

    A: InterNations claims that various factors impede Ghana's economic development, including insufficient infrastructure, a weak educational system, high levels of illegal immigration, drug trafficking and a disproportionate growth rate of jobs compared to population growth. Although Ghana has made significant economic improvement, even being classified as a lower-middle income country in 2010, there is still widespread poverty and unemployment. This economic stagnation stands in contrast with Ghana's vast natural resources.
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  • Who is the President of Canada?

    Q: Who is the President of Canada?

    A: Canada does not have a president. The head of government in Canada is the Prime Minister, and, as of 2016, that position is held by Justin Trudeau. The federal government sits in the country's national capital, Ottawa, Ontario.
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  • What is Prince William's last name?

    Q: What is Prince William's last name?

    A: Prince William's last name is Mountbatten-Windsor. The royal family, typically, does not need to use a last name. However, this last name is used by direct descendants of Queen Elizabeth II, when they have an occasion to need one, such as upon marriage into the family.
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  • What are current United States protectorates?

    Q: What are current United States protectorates?

    A: Protectorates, officially called "insular areas of the United States," are jurisdictions administered by the United States that aren't part of a state or a federal district. Freely associated states administered by the United States include the Marshall Islands, Federal States of Micronesia, Palau and others.
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  • Who is the current leader of Egypt?

    Q: Who is the current leader of Egypt?

    A: As of April 2014, the President of Egypt is Adly Mansour, who is acting as the interim leader until the government drafts a new constitution and organizes the next election. A new leader is likely to be elected in 2014.
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  • What are the negative effects of the caste system in modern India?

    Q: What are the negative effects of the caste system in modern India?

    A: Negative aspects of the caste system in modern India are political, educational and social discrimination as well as adverse effects on individual's self-esteem. Additionally, even in integrated caste systems, there is very little communication or interaction between castes. Although India's rising economy has created a depression in the caste system, it is still used to determine matters such as marriage and social status.
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  • Who is the current chairman of ECOWAS?

    Q: Who is the current chairman of ECOWAS?

    A: As of September 2014, John Dramanl Mahama of Ghana is the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS. He was elected to the position in March 2014, succeeding Alassane Ouattara of the Ivory Coast.
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  • Why was the Haitian Revolution unique?

    Q: Why was the Haitian Revolution unique?

    A: While the Haitian Revolution was not the only one of its day, it was the only revolution in modern history, and perhaps all of world history, where the revolutionary population was comprised almost entirely of slaves who successfully ousted their former masters to form an entirely new society.
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  • What kind of government does Cuba have?

    Q: What kind of government does Cuba have?

    A: Cuba has a totalitarian communist state government. It is headed by President Raul Castro. Raul succeeded his brother, Fidel Castro, as president in 2008. Castro is the president, chief of state and commander of the armed forces of Cuba.
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  • Who are Israel's allies?

    Q: Who are Israel's allies?

    A: As of 2014, Israel's closest diplomatic relations are with the United States. The country has diplomatic ties with 157 other countries including Egypt, Jordan and much of the European Union.
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  • Why does Bolivia have two capital cities?

    Q: Why does Bolivia have two capital cities?

    A: As of 2014, Bolivia has two capital cities, La Paz and Sucre, in order to split up administrative, legislative, and judicial headquarters and duties. The administrative capital is La Paz, and Sucre is the legislative and judicial, or constitutional, headquarters.
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